Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
MOZART & SAARIAHO
The Festival’s season-opening program features debuts by conductor James Gaffigan, music director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Spain, and Nicolas Namoradze, winner of the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition, as well as return appearances by pianist Zoltán Fejérvári and the Escher String Quartet. In addition to pioneering works by Mozart and Franck, the program includes the New Mexico premiere of a Festival-commissioned work: Kaija Saariaho’s Semafor for Eight Instruments.
KAIJA SAARIAHO Semafor for Eight Instruments (Festival Co-Commission, New Mexico Premiere)
MOZART Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
FRANCK Piano Quintet in F Minor
James Gaffigan, Zoltán Fejérvári, Nicolas Namoradze, L. P. How, Paul Huang, Che-Yen Chen, Joseph Johnson, Peter Stumpf, Leigh Mesh, Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Brendan Speltz, Pierre Lapointe, Brook Speltz), Bart Feller, Todd Levy, Ted Soluri
Sunday approximate length: 2 hours (with presentation)
Festival artists and programming are subject to change.
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