Santa Fe Pro Musica: Jacobsen Brothers Jan. 27

Conductor Eric Jacobsen, left and violinist Colin Jacobsen. Courtesy photo


Santa Fe Pro Musica presents The Jacobsen Brothers 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

The program opens with Jessie Montgomery’s Records of a Vanishing City, inspired by her multicultural experiences living in Brooklyn; followed Mozart’sViolin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” where the puckish composer juxtaposes the well-behaved violinist playing a courtly minuet with its alter ego playing fiddle in a Turkish bazaar. The concert then concludes with Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 7.

Eric Jacobsen (“interpretive dynamo,” New York Times) conducts the Pro Musica Orchestra and his brother Colin Jacobsen (“born to the instrument and its sweet, lyrical possibilities,” New York Times) will be Mozart’s violinist and fiddler.

The Jacobsen brothers  are the sons of Edmund Jacobsen, a violinist and former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Ivy Jacobsen, a noted flutist. His brother is violinist The Jacobsen brothers were largely exposed to music through their parents, whose late night chamber music soirees in part influenced the brothers to study music and inspired them to believe in, and later promote, classical music.