SANTA FE ― New Mexico School for the Arts will celebrate one of its long-time supporters, Mara Robinson, with an evening of Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, honoring Mara for her unending contributions to the music program at NMSA, as well as music education in Santa Fe and throughout the Southwest.
Robinson and her late husband Charles were long-time patrons of the arts, arts education, and the well-being of children and youth in New Mexico. In January 2014, they were memorialized as “Living New Mexico Treasures” by the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Robinson, 85, graduated from St. John’s College, of which she eventually became a Trustee, founded Opera-West in San Francisco, and served on the Advisory Council of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
The Robinson moved permanently to New Mexico in 1978 and since then devoted themselves to improving the quality of life in the state for all residents.
The concert honoring Robinson is 6 p.m., Nov. 17,
at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at ticketssantafe.org
NMSA is accepting applications for school year 2016-2017. The application cycle closes in mid-January and information on admission policies and the application process may be found on its website