Join us this summer for more great chamber music when we present our 2022 season from July 17 through August 22.
Four renowned ensembles—the Dover, Escher, FLUX, and Miami string quartets—return to the Festival to perform a wide range of repertoire, while the Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio makes their highly anticipated debut playing a cycle of the groundbreaking Beethoven Piano Trios.
John Storgårds, chief guest conductor of the BBC Philharmonic and principal guest conductor of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducts Knussen’s Requiem: Songs for Sue, featuring soprano Tony Arnold, and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony in E Major, and he also plays violin in Shostakovich’s Piano Trio in E Minor. Conductor James Gaffigan, whose numerous appointments include serving as music director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Spain, and principal guest conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, makes his Festival debut on the 2022 season-opening program. Additional debuts include pianist Nicolas Namoradze, the Beijing Guitar Duo, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet YaoGuang Zhai.
As the Festival heads toward its 50th anniversary season in 2023, the celebration begins this summer with premieres of Festival-commissioned works—written in honor of this very special occasion—by three of the world’s leading composers: Kaija Saariaho, Shulamit Ran, and Detlev Glanert. The Festival also premieres commissioned works by Benjamin Scheer and Marco-Adrián Ramos, the two participants in our 2022 Young Composers String Quartet Project, and presents the New Mexico premiere of a piano quintet by Artistic Director Marc Neikrug, performed by pianist Haochen Zhang and the Dover Quartet.
Details plus subscription and ticket information will be available on our website beginning in late January, so please stay tuned. We look forward to seeing you this summer!