Opus 50, the Taos School of Music’s special concert season to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the prestigious summer music school brought internationally-known ensembles to Taos including the Shanghai, Jupiter and American String Quartets, plus the Borromeo and Brentano String Quartets.
Music world luminaries Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, Christopher Constanza, Thomas Sauer and Robert McDonald also performed and served as faculty.
In addition, 19 young artists, graduates and students of the nation’s leading music conservatories, played an extraordinary series of concerts at Taos Community Auditorium and the Hotel St. Bernard.
Founded by Taos rancher, ski instructor and amateur cellist Chilton Anderson, the school, which trains gifted young classical musicians in the art of performance, is based at the Hotel St. Bernard in Taos Ski Valley and offers low-cost and free concerts during the summer.
“We’ve reached new audiences from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Colorado,” Executive Director Kathleen Anderson Knox said. “We’ve broken our attendance record.”
For more information, visit www.taosschoolofmusic.com .