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, April 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes the Orion String Quartet for a program that features the String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105 by Dvořák. The concert opens with the Sonata for Horn, Trumpet & Trombone by Poulenc and countertenor David Daniels will join pianist Finghin Collins for a performance of À Chloris; Quand je fus pris au pavillon; Chanson au bord de la fontaine; and Paysage by Reynaldo Hahn.

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Airs Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes pianist Juho Pohjonen for a performance of the Vingt-septième ordre from Pièces de clavecin (Book 4) by Couperin, and then the FLUX quartet will present the world premiere of Of embers and Aspen Leaves, the String Quartet No. 2 of Phil Taylor.

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Airs Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin presents a program featuring the Concerto for Violin & Wind Orchestra, Op. 12 by Weill and Verdi's String Quartet in E Minor.

Airs Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes guitarist Łukasz Kuropaczewski form a performance of the Sonata in E Minor, Op. 3, No. 6 by Paganini. Then pianist Stephen Gosling is joined by the Flux Quartet for the Quintet for Piano & Strings by Elliott Carter and the program concludes with Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violnist Daniel Hope, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist Clive Greensmith.

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Airs Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano for a performance of Three Songs for medium voice, viola & piano by Frank Bridge. She will be joined by violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Jon Kimura Parker. Then the Johannes String Quartet featuring violinist Soovin Kim & Julianne Lee, violist Choong-Jin Chang, and cellist Peter Stumpf will present Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826).

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Airs Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. The new season of concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival continues as host Kerry Frumkin welcomes Violinists Daniel Hope and Jennifer Frautschi along with violists Paul Neubauer and Eric Kim, and pianist Inon Barnatan to the stage. We'll hear Dvořák's Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 and the Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major by Brahms.

Airs Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us for a new season of concerts from the Sanata Fe Chamber Music Festival hosted by Kerry Frumkin. In this opening concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker will join violinist Daniel Hope and Cellist Mark Kosower for Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49. Also on the program Handel's “Voi che udite il lamento” from Agrippina with David Daniels, countertenor; Liang Wang, oboe; L.P. How & Kathleen Brauer, violin; Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola; Alastair Eng, cello; Leigh Mesh, bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord. And in the center, Vivaldi's Oboe Concerto in C Major, RV 447.

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