Classical Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden performs Sunday, Jan. 16 at The Lensic. Courtesy/SFO
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2021‒2022 season continues with a celebratory program to ring in the new year featuring works by Mozart, Haydn, Glinka & Fung.
The first concert is 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.
The Symphony partnered with a consortium of seven orchestras and universities across the U.S. in 2019 to co-commission the JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung and her Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra.
Written for trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, the concerto originally was inspired by a conversation about Bowden’s journey in her solo career in general, and as a woman in a male-dominated field. Ideas of striving, overcoming challenges, frustration, passion, and ultimately joy and celebration are all explored in this piece.
This is the first concerto written by a North American female composer for a female trumpet soloist and was awarded a New Music USA grant.
More details are available here.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its variants, The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus will continue to monitor CDC guidelines. Facemasks are required for all patrons. For patrons 12+, photo ID and proof of vaccination OR negative COVID test within 6 hours of the performance (or PCR test within 72 hours of the performance) are required. View The Symphony’s COVID-19 Protocols at santafesymphony.org/covid-19 for details.