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.

Performance of Brahms Sextet with Benny Kim, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Daniel Phillips, Mark Kosower, & Peter Stumpf
Steve-Ovitsky / Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Thursday, January 23, 2020, 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 final concert in the series features Henri Dutilleux's Les citations for Oboe, Harpsichord, Bass & Percussion featuring harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon. Next, we'll hear the Waltzes for Piano, Four Hands by Brahms and the concert concludes with the Fantasy in C Major for Violin & Piano by Brahms featuring Daniel Phillips, violin and Haochen Zhang, piano.

Performance of Brahms Sextet with Benny Kim, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Daniel Phillips, Mark Kosower, & Peter Stumpf
Steve-Ovitsky / Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Thursday, January 16, 2020, 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 we feature to chamber masterworks, opening with Stravinsky's Octet for Winds from 1923, followed by the String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 by Dvořák.

Performance of Brahms Sextet with Benny Kim, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Daniel Phillips, Mark Kosower, & Peter Stumpf
Steve-Ovitsky / Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Airs Thursday, January 9, 2020, 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 Martin Beaver and Jennifer Frautschi and joined by violist Hsin-Yun Huang for the Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 by Dvořák. Then pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, violinist Alan Gilbert, violist Manabu Suzuki, and cellist Eric Kim present the Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15 by Fauré.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
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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.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
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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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