About the Program

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival–among the oldest in the nation and considered among the world’s preeminent such festivals–is renowned for its innovative spirit, inspirational performances, and commitment to artistic excellence.

To find out more, visit the Official program Web site


Broadcasts

September 19

Quintet and Sextet
The Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds kicks off this program. Then the string players come on-stage for a sextet by Bohemian composer Ervin Schulhoff.
Quintet and Sextet
The Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds kicks off this program. Then the string players come on-stage for a sextet by Bohemian composer Ervin Schulhoff.

October 3

Piano and Strings II
This program tests the mettle of festival pianists Haochen Zhang and Jeremey Denk. Zhang opens with Three Movements from Stravinsky's Petrouchka. Then Jeremy Denk takes the stage with two string players for a Trio by Brahms.
Piano and Strings II
This program tests the mettle of festival pianists Haochen Zhang and Jeremey Denk. Zhang opens with Three Movements from Stravinsky's Petrouchka. Then Jeremy Denk takes the stage with two string players for a Trio by Brahms.


Past Programs

July 11

Lush Romantics
International artists gather to play music by teacher to Rachmaninoff, Anton Arensky; also a two-cello serenade by Italian Romantic Alfredo Piatti; and American baritone Matthew Worth sings Mahler with conductor Lawrence Foster and friends in a chamber orchestra arrangement by Arnold Schoenberg
July 18

Lush Romantics
International artists gather to play music by teacher to Rachmaninoff, Anton Arensky; also a two-cello serenade by Italian Romantic Alfredo Piatti; and American baritone Matthew Worth sings Mahler with conductor Lawrence Foster and friends in a chamber orchestra arrangement by Arnold Schoenberg
Commedia dell'arte
A hundred years after its premiere, Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire continues to surprise in its boldly modern treatment of the antique art form, commedia dell'arte. Hear the work sung by Lucy Shelton with Lawrence Foster and friends. The program also promises a much-loved Dvořak Piano Quartet.
Commedia dell'arte
A hundred years after its premiere, Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire continues to surprise in its boldly modern treatment of the antique art form, commedia dell'arte. Hear the work sung by Lucy Shelton with Lawrence Foster and friends. The program also promises a much-loved Dvořak Piano Quartet.
July 25

Mendelssohn and Dohnanyi for Strings featuring Miami String Quartet!
Marvelous string players dig into the 6th Quartet of Mendelssohn, and a string Serenade by the gifted Czech conductor and composer Ernst von Dohnanyi.
Mendelssohn and Dohnanyi for Strings featuring Miami String Quartet!
Marvelous string players dig into the 6th Quartet of Mendelssohn, and a string Serenade by the gifted Czech conductor and composer Ernst von Dohnanyi.
August 1

A French Connection
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents its artist-in-residence Garrick Ohlsson in a solo work by Chopin, and the Concert by Ernest Chausson with the Orion String Quartet and violinist William Preucil.
A French Connection
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents its artist-in-residence Garrick Ohlsson in a solo work by Chopin, and the Concert by Ernest Chausson with the Orion String Quartet and violinist William Preucil.
August 8

Breaking Ground
The Festival celebrates composition as a living art with a new Piano Quartet by Frenchman Marc-Andre Dalbavie (b. 1961). The program also offers a sextet played by Garrick Ohlsson and friends by Austrian Romantic composer Ludwig Thuille.
Breaking Ground
The Festival celebrates composition as a living art with a new Piano Quartet by Frenchman Marc-Andre Dalbavie (b. 1961). The program also offers a sextet played by Garrick Ohlsson and friends by Austrian Romantic composer Ludwig Thuille.
August 15

Piano and Strings
Santa Fe makes a sweet summer getaway for a number of east coast chamber players, including Daniel Hope, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Ida Kavafian. Hear a trio by Mozart and a String Serenade by the son-in-law of Dvořak, Josef Suk.
Piano and Strings
Santa Fe makes a sweet summer getaway for a number of east coast chamber players, including Daniel Hope, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Ida Kavafian. Hear a trio by Mozart and a String Serenade by the son-in-law of Dvořak, Josef Suk.
August 22

A Poet's Love
A program that brings together a string quartet: Ainsi la nuit (Thus the Night) by Henri Dutilleux played by the Johannes String Quartet, and Robert Schumann's song cycle, Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love), with baritone Matthew Worth and pianist Shia Wosner.
A Poet's Love
A program that brings together a string quartet: Ainsi la nuit (Thus the Night) by Henri Dutilleux played by the Johannes String Quartet, and Robert Schumann's song cycle, Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love), with baritone Matthew Worth and pianist Shia Wosner.
August 29

Bach and Beethoven
This program gets back to basics, presenting works by two composers who continue to challenge and inspire players through the duration of their careers: Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 and a String Quintet by Beethoven. Players include William Preucil and the Orion String Quartet.
Bach and Beethoven
This program gets back to basics, presenting works by two composers who continue to challenge and inspire players through the duration of their careers: Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 and a String Quintet by Beethoven. Players include William Preucil and the Orion String Quartet.
September 5

Marc Neikrug as Composer
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival celebrates the range of talents of its artists including those of program host and artistic director Marc Neikrug. This program features his 4th String Quartet played by the FLUX Quartet, along with a Piano Quartet by Schumann.
Marc Neikrug as Composer
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival celebrates the range of talents of its artists including those of program host and artistic director Marc Neikrug. This program features his 4th String Quartet played by the FLUX Quartet, along with a Piano Quartet by Schumann.
September 12

Souvenirs
Italy has long been a popular tourist destination, even for composers. This program features Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, and an Oboe Concerto by Australian Arthur Benjamin that borrows themes by the 18th-century Italian Cimarosa.