Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents ‘Holy Week’ Featuring Diderot String Quartet In Historic Loretto Chapel April 14-16

Santa Fe Pro Musica presents ‘Holy Week’ featuring the Diderot String Quartet April 14, 15 and 16 in the historic Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. Courtesy/SFPM


Santa Fe – Santa Fe Pro Musica commemorates the joys and sorrows of the Easter season
with its stirring “Holy Week” concerts, 7 p.m. April 14, 15 and 16 in the historic Loretto Chapel.

The Diderot String Quartet performs Haydn’s ‘The Seven Last Words of Christ’, a musical meditation on each of the seven last words or utterances of Christ. The core of the work is a sequence of seven prayerful, meditative instrumental sonatas framed by an introduction and an explosive conclusion (The Earthquake).

Haydn remarked to a friend in 1787 that, “Each word is expressed by purely instrumental means in such a way as to make the most profound impression on even an inexperienced listener’s soul.”

Named after the 18th-century French philosopher, the Diderot Quartet brings a fresh approach to works of the classical period masters. They came together in 2012, having first met at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School.

The four musicians share a background in historical performance and a passion for the string
quartet genre—they found the thrill of exploring the quartet repertoire on period instruments
to be irresistible. They have performed for concert series and music festivals across the U.S.,
served as faculty for Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute, and for five years were the
quartet-in-residence at the Washington National Cathedral. Read more:

Tickets are $20-$85 at Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office 505.988.4640.

Note: Santa Fe Pro Musica continues to require masks and proof of full vaccination at its concerts.

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