Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

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The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is a six-week-long summer Festival of chamber music held annually in July and August and located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was founded in 1972 and presented its first series of concerts in 1973. Well-known musicians and young performers appear each season in concerts presented in the St. Francis Auditorium and the restored Lensic Theater.

In its inaugural year Pablo Casals acted as honorary president. The Festival has contributed to the contemporary chamber music repertoire by commissioning 38 pieces from well-known composers, including Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and John Harbison. The festival's executive director is Steven Ovitsky. Marc Neikrug has been artistic director since the late 1990s.

Participating musicians in the festival's history included Walter Trampler and Andre-Michel Schub.[1]

A radio series from the festival is broadcast by the WFMT Radio Network.[2]

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  1. ^ Jamison, Bill (1982). Santa Fe : An Intimate View. Santa Fe: Milagro Press. pp. 80–81. ISBN 0960850406.
  2. ^ Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival - WFMT