Serenata of Santa Fe concert and Soirée descriptions for 2018 and 2019. Concerts take place at the First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant Ave., unless otherwise noted.
Tickets/Subscriptionss available online, Aug. 1.
‘Preview Soirée’ (private home) – 3 p.m., Sunday Aug. 26
Delight yourself with an overview of Serenata’s new season, followed by bon vivant refreshment and drinks. With cellist Dana Winograd and Artistic Director, Pamela Epple. Space is limited. Request an invitation at Serenataofsantafe@gmail.com.
‘Fall for Bach’ – 3 p.m., Sunday Sept. 30
A dancing, animated ode to Johann Sebastian’s international styles featuring a French Ouverture, the Italian Concerto and a portion of the German Organ Mass. A contrast between sublime, musical symbolism and bewitching simplicity, featuring harpsichord and organ. With Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord & Ron McKean, organ.
‘Worlds Apart’ – 3 p.m., Sunday Oct. 21
Join us in a risky adventure with a mashup that waivers between rhythmic elemental Czech melodies of Martinu, the precise clarity of Frenchwoman composer
Germaine Tailleferre and culminates with richly colored musical voices of three living Americans, Joan Tower, Kevin Puts and Ron Strauss. Martinu, Tower (Big Sky), Puts, Tailleferre, Strauss (A La Luna) with Ruxandra Marquardt, violin; Allie Norris, viola; Sally Guenther, cello; Pamela Epple, oboe; Gail Springer, soprano; Debra Ayers, piano.
‘Inside Bach’ – 3 p.m., Sunday Nov. 18
Monumental acts of imaginative creation spell Bach… this masterful exploration of organ genius captures the virtuosic panache, commanding counterpoint, impressive poise, and exuberant excess of this towering master. With Ron McKean, organ.
‘Sounds of Light’ Soirée (private home) – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 5
Be with us for our wintry, musical foray of crystalline music by Ravel, Somei Satoh, Ned Rorem, Violetta Parra, Astor Piazzolla, and Kenji Bunch. Our annual Special Event takes place at a private home and with offerings of opulent hor d’oeuvres, wine, bubbly drinks and epic desserts. Space is limited.” With David Felberg, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; Pamela Epple, oboe; Gail Springer, soprano; Nathan Salazar, piano.
‘Old, New, Borrowed and Blue’ – 7 p.m., Saturday eve Jan. 19
Experience woodwinds and piano in a wave of sonic delight with Riegger’s rare, Sextet, Jennifer Higdon’s fluid ‘Legacy’, a premiere of John Steinmetz’s gem ‘What’s Going On’ and Beethoven’s masterpiece Quintet for Piano and Winds. With Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute; Pamela Epple, oboe; James Shields, clarinet; Scott Temple, horn; Toni Lipton, bassoon; and pianist, Yi-Heng Yang.
‘Next Voices’ – 3 p.m., Sunday Feb. 24
A sunny new direction is upon us as exciting vocalist James Onstad conspires with pianist Nathan Salazar in varied selections by Puccini, Boulanger, Hahn, Gounod, Aaron Jay Kernis, John Corigliano, Gabriel Kahane’s breakout work ‘Craigslistlieder’ and timely contemporary sounds of Tom Cipullo. Enchanting and intimate with an edge.” With James Onstad, tenor and Nathan Salazar, piano.
‘Night Songs’ – 7 p.m., Saturday eve April 6
The pristine 1979 classic ‘Snow Country’ for oboe and strings by American composer John Harbison sets the stage for Alexandra du Bois’ poignant, tightly woven 2005 quartet ‘Night Songs’ and closes with Dvorak’s refreshing String Quintet , opus 77 that features the double bass.” Harbison, du Bois (Night Songs), Dvorak With David Felbergd & Ruxandra Marquardt, violins; Allie Norris, viola; Dana Winograd, cello; Patrick Neher, double bass and Pamela Epple, oboe.
‘Red Tango’ – 3 p.m., Sunday May 5
Rachmaninov’s heavenly Piano Trio No. 1 opens the door to the inner world of Siberian minimalist composer Pavel Karmanov’s trio ‘Birthday Present to Myself’ and frames Carter Brey’s ‘Tango para Ilaria’ for solo cello. The smoldering follow up twists into Russian Tangos by Stravinsky and Jacob Gade, finishing with searing milongas by Alfred Schnittke and Astor Piazzolla.” Rachmaninov, Piazzolla, Karmanov, Schnittke, Stravinsky, Carter Brey. With David Felberg, Ruxandra Marquardt, violins; Dana Winograd, cello; and Nathan Salazar, piano.