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, September 19, 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 will open the concert with Haydn's String Quartet in F Minor, Hob III:35, Op. 20, No. 5. Then clarinetist Anthony McGill is joined by violinists Harvey de Souza & Jennifer Gilbert, violist Manabu Suzuki, and cellist Eric Kim for a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581.

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, September 12, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Sanat Fe Chamber Music Series. This week we pianist Soyeon Kate Lee presents her rendition of Chôro No. 5 for Piano, “Alma brasileira” by Heitor Villa-Lobos and then the Orion String Quartet takes the stage for Schubert's String Quartet in G Major, D. 887.

Orion String Quartet is Daniel Phillips & Todd Phillips on violins, Steven Tenenbom on viola, and Timothy Eddy, cello.

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, September 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us each Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2019 season of concerts from the Sanat Fe Chamber Music Series. In our opening program we feature Mozart's sweet & lyrical Adagio & Rondo in C Minor for Celesta, Flute, Oboe, Viola & Cello, K. 617 followed by the Brahms's String Sextet in G major, Op. 36.

Below are listings from past seasons of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

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Airs Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concludes this week as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes countertenor David Daniels for a perfromance of Vivaldi's Stabat Mater. Also on the concert the Miami String Quartet will present Five Pieces for String Quartet by Schulhoff and Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott joins violinist Ida Kavafian and cellist Peter Wiley for the Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 121a by Beethoven.

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Airs Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes countertenor David Daniels for American Folk Songs by Steven Mark Kohn. The Dover String Quartet will also appear for a performance of Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 and we'll also hear Telemann's Concerto in C Major for Four Violins.

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Airs Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes the Johannes String Quartet for a performance of Mozart's String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat Major, K. 589, “Prussian No. 2” and then the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo are joined by percussionists Daniel Druckman & Greg Zuber for Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion.

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Airs Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Jennifer Frautschi, and cellist Mark Kosower for a performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3. Then the Orion String Quartet will be joined by violinists Martin Beaver & Owen Dalby, violist Ida Kavafian, and bassist Mark Tatum for the String Octet by Maz Bruch.

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Airs Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin host a program featuring the String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39 by Glazunov and Marc Neikrug's Prisms: four pieces for solo piano; also on the concert Massenet's Élégie: “Ô doux printemps d’autrefois and Rachmaninoff's Spring Waters,” Op. 14, No. 11.

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Airs Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes the Johannes String Quartet for a performance of Bartók's String Quartet No. 3 and then we'll hear Shostakovitch's Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 with pianist Inon Barnatan joined by the Dover Quartet.

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