Santa Fe Chamber Music Series

Thursday's at 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Kerry Frumkin

   Join the WFMT Radio Network on a musical journey to the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains as we present thirteen new, music-filled hours from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Over half a century, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals, earning both critical praise and dedicated audiences for its lasting commitment to tradition, artistic excellence, and vision. Our series reflects the Festival’s high standards by offering a varied repertoire of superbly recorded concerts by today’s greatest classical artists.
     The 2019 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series features performances from the Festival’s 2018 summer season. Each broadcast hour typically contains two full-length works representing chamber music’s masterful repertoire. The Festival celebrates well-known, core works, and remains dedicated to lesser known composers and compositions, and to commissioning new works
     The series host is veteran WFMT announcer Kerry Frumkin. Composer and pianist Marc Neikrug, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s artistic director, provides insightful commentary. Many of the performers share remarks about their experiences at the Festival and the music they’ve played here.

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Airs Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Series. This week violinists pianist Shai Wosner joins with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Eric Kim for a concert featuring two brilliant pianio trios. The Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost" by Beethoven and the Brahms Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101.

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Airs Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Series. This week violinists Benny Kim and Daniel Phillips are joined by violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellists Mark Kosower and Peter Stumpf for the String Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 63 (1944-45) by Walter Braunfels. The concert opens with the Piano Sonata No. 1 by Pierre Boulez featuring Haochen Zhang.

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Airs Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Series. This week the pianist Gloria Chien opens the program with two Etudes by György Ligeti, and then pianist Haochen Zhang is joned by violinist Benny Kim and cellist Mark Kosower team up for a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, “In Memory of a Great Artist.”

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Airs Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Series. This week the Orion String Quartet is joined by harpist June Han and Tara Helen O’Connor on flute fo the Ravel Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & String Quartet. Then violinist Ida Kavafian and violist Steven Tenenbom join cellist Peter Stumpf bassist Peter Lloyd with clarinetist Laura Ardan, bassoonist Ted Soluri, and Jennifer Montone horn for Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20.

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Airs Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Series. This week the Dover String Quartet brings us the String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15 by Zemlinsky and we'll also hear selections from Façade by William Walton.

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