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The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival kicks off in July

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival kicks off this month.
Image courtesy of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

The 2015 season of the celebrated Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival launches on July 19 and runs through Aug. 24 with 42 performances in Santa Fe and Albuquerque concert halls.

Festival concerts this summer by more than 75 world-renowned ensembles and musicians include the return engagement of Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, as artist-in-residence.

Acclaimed musicians from across the world will perform nearly 90 brilliant compositions from Bach to Tchaikovsky to highly regarded composers of today.

“We are continuing our long-standing tradition of presenting the finest in chamber music – from iconic masterworks to cutting-edge works being created today and new compositions we are commissioning to expand the body of chamber music,” says Marc Neikrug, who is in his 18th year as artistic director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. “Heading that impressive list of performers is Alan Gilbert, who helped us celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary in 2012.”

If you go:

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concerts will take place at three venues in Santa Fe and Albuquerque: the St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, W. Palace Ave. and Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe; the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe; and the Simms Auditorium at Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

Individual ticket prices range from $12 to $78, depending on series, venue and seat location. Special discounted pricing is available at $10 for youths ages 6-18 and $15 for patrons ages 19-35.

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