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welcome to our 2020 2021 season! Thanks to our wonderful patrons and generous donor family, Performance Santa Fe continues to bring the world to a stage near you. Our 2020-2021 season is no exception as we present extraordinary international performing artists in numerous venues all across Santa Fe. We are truly excited about this year’s lineup. You’ll see some of the world’s most renowned performers like Joyce DiDonato and Pinchas Zukerman, along with several new and sensational surprises like Piaf ! The Show and global cabaret phenomenon Meow Meow. From classical superstars to international dance companies, from Latin rhythms to French chansons, we are privileged to offer something for everyone throughout the year. We are excited to announce our return to the Santa Fe Opera after more than a decade with a very special performance by Il Divo in September. We’re also thrilled to be collaborating with other local arts leaders such as The Santa Fe Symphony and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum on several exciting projects this season. This is all part of our commitment to make this season our best ever, and we thank you for your support.

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theater

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2020 2021 calendar

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Sep te mb e r

Nov e mb e r

special engagement

special engagement Il Divo

classical

Lara Downes: Holes in the Sky Sunday, July 19, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 8 pm Santa Fe Opera

Friday, November 6, 2020 | 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

festival of song

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Jack Swanson, tenor Benjamin Taylor, baritone

Ray Chen, violin Julio Elizalde, piano

Theatre Re: The Nature of Forgetting

Sunday, July 26, 2020 | 4 pm Scottish Rite Temple

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Augu s t

O c tob e r

chamber

festival of song

dance

Scott Conner, bass Alexandra LoBianco, soprano

More Forever Caleb Teicher & Company Conrad Tao, piano

VOCES8

Marc-AndrĂŠ Hamelin, piano

Sunday, August 2, 2020 | 4 pm Scottish Rite Temple

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

De c e mb e r

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

dance

Stars of American Ballet 10th Anniversary

theater

Rhythmic Circus: Holiday Shuffle

Friday, August 7, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

dance

Piaf ! The Show

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

jazz festival of song

Audrey Luna, soprano Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone Sunday, August 9, 2020 | 4 pm Scottish Rite Temple

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad Friday, December 11, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center


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M a r ch

May

classical

special engagement

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Eighth Blackbird: Mixtape

Martha Graham Dance Company 75th Anniversary of Appalachian Spring

Chanticleer featuring The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus Maxine ThĂŠvenot, organ

Saturday, January 9, 2021 | 7:30 pm St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Friday, March 5, 2021 | 7:30 pm Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

chamber

Alisa Weilerstein, cello The Complete Bach Cello Suites

theater

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 7:30 pm St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Friday, March 26, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Friday, May 21, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

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A pr il

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jazz

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CĂŠcile McLorin Salvant

Los Romeros featuring Isabel Leonard

dance

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Meow Meow: Pandemonium

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

special engagement

jazz

Vijay Iyer Sextet

Charlotte Ballet Cinderella: A Fairy-Tailored Classic Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 7:30 pm Sunday, June 6, 2021 | 4 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Joyce DiDonato: Songplay

chamber

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Beatrice Rana, piano

special engagement

Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 7:30 pm St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Birds in the Moon: A Chamber Opera

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Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center

Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 8 pm Milner Plaza at Museum Hill

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Festival of Song T O A S TA G E N E A R Y O U


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JACK SWANSO N, tenor B E N J A M I N TAY L O R , b a r i t o n e sunday, july 26, 2020 | 4 pm Scottish Rite Temple $95 / $75 / $45

Almaviva and Papageno together at last! Former Santa Fe Opera Apprentices Jack Swanson and Benjamin Taylor return this season in two of opera’s most iconic roles. Following recent principal debuts with Los Angeles Opera, Norwegian Opera, and Glyndebourne, Jack Swanson will present Schumann’s Dichterliebe to kick off this year’s Festival of Song Series. With a distinctive high lyric voice, perfectly suited to the acrobatic arias of Rossini, he is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young tenors in the opera world. Joining Swanson is booming baritone Benjamin Taylor, who is making his Santa Fe principal debut as Papageno in The Magic Flute after two successful seasons as an Apprentice Artist. A recent graduate of the prestigious Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program, Taylor returns to Pittsburgh this season for his principal debut in Carmen. bringing festival of song to a stage near you

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festival of song 8 /2 /20 SCOTT CONNER, bass ALEXANDRA LOBIANCO, soprano sunday, august 2, 2020 | 4 pm Scottish Rite Temple $95 / $75 / $45

Dramatic soprano Alexandra LoBianco makes her Santa Fe Opera debut this season as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka. Lauded for her versatility and musicality, LoBianco recently stepped in as Leonore in Fidelio with the Wiener Staatsoper while simultaneously performing the title role in Turandot. She returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago this season for Wagner’s Ring Cycle before making her Metropolitan Opera debut in Der Rosenkavalier. Internationally acclaimed bass Scott Conner made his Santa Fe Opera debut in 2018 as Mustafa in The Italian Girl in Algiers and returns this season as Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville. Regularly appearing with many of the world’s greatest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Paris National Opera, and Covent Garden, Conner is often praised for his rich, robust bass notes, elegant stature, and magnetic presence.

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AUDREY LUNA, soprano RYA N M C K I N N Y, b a s s - b a r i t o n e sunday, august 9, 2020 | 4 pm Scottish Rite Temple $95 / $75 / $45

Renowned for singing the highest note ever performed on the Metropolitan Opera stage, Grammy Award-winning soprano Audrey Luna returns to the Santa Fe Opera this summer to reprise her signature role as Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. Sought after for her “power and blazing coloratura facility that most lyric sopranos can only dream of” (Opera News), Luna regularly performs on the world’s greatest stages, including Houston Grand Opera, Vienna State Opera, and Covent Garden. Bassbarihunk Ryan McKinny has become a Santa Fe favorite since his Salome debut in 2015. With a “voice that drips with gold” (Opera News), McKinny is one of the finest singers of his generation, consistently appearing with the world’s finest opera companies and orchestras. A perfect close to this year’s Festival of Song! bringing festival of song to a stage near you

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Chamber T O A S TA G E N E A R Y O U


chamber 9 /29 /20 R AY C H E N , v i o l i n with JULIO ELIZALDE, piano tuesday, september 29, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

World-renowned violinist Ray Chen redefines what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Chen's remarkable musicianship reaches a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Chen was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15, and was recently featured in Forbes’ list of the 30 most influential Asians under 30. With an online presence that reaches millions through his unprecedented social media following, Chen’s regularly sold-out appearances continue to draw an entirely new demographic to the concert hall. Chen plays the 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius violin, once owned by famed Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.n Music Foundation. bringing chamber to a stage near you

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chamber 11 /18 /20 MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, piano wednesday, november 18, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $105 / $85 / $65 / $55 / $35

Legendary Canadian pianist Marc-AndrĂŠ Hamelin is celebrated worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique. Hamelin is known for his renditions of the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, earning him status as a true icon in the world of classical music. With 11 Grammy Award nominations, Hamelin makes his highly-anticipated return to Santa Fe with a critically-acclaimed solo program that includes masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Ravel.

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chamber 1 /26 /21 ALISA WEILERSTEIN, cello T h e Co m p l e t e B a c h Ce l l o S u i t e s tuesday, january 26, 2021 | 7:30 pm St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art $95 / $65 / $45

Perhaps the leading cellist of her generation and a commanding, nuanced interpreter of an impressive range of repertoire, Alisa Weilerstein performs a marathon three-hour concert of Bach's six complete cello suites in her Santa Fe recital debut — 36 movements, entirely from memory. In addition to her extensive discography and demanding international concert schedule, Weilerstein became a MacArthur Fellow before the age of 30, is a recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Prize, and has been honored with an Avery Fisher Career Grant from Lincoln Center. This program will have two intermissions.

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chamber 4 /17 /21 B E AT R I C E R A N A , p i a n o saturday, april 17, 2021 | 7:30 pm St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art $95 / $65 / $45

Twenty-seven year old Italian pianist Beatrice Rana took the classical music world by storm when she won the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then, Rana has skyrocketed to international fame, arousing admiration from conductors, concert goers, and critics alike. Already having performed in most of the world’s major concert halls and festivals, Rana has garnered a slew of international awards, including the BBC 2015 New Generation Artist Award, Gramophone’s 2017 Young Artist of the Year, and a coveted spot on The New York Times’ Best Classical Music of 2019 list. Rana makes what is sure to be her unforgettable Santa Fe recital debut at the intimate St. Francis Auditorium with a program featuring works by Ravel, Scriabin, and Chopin.

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JERUSALEM QUARTET with PINCHAS ZUKERMAN and AMANDA FORSYTH tuesday, april 20, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

One of the foremost ensembles in the world today, the acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet makes their Santa Fe debut with two very special guests — Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth. With a celebrated international career encompassing five decades, Zukerman reigns as one of the world’s most sought-after and versatile musicians. He is renowned as a violin and viola virtuoso and admired for his expressive lyricism, singular tonal beauty, and impeccable musicianship. Rounding out this extremely rare sextet is Canadian Juno Award-winning cellist and Zukerman’s wife Amanda Forsyth, one of North America’s most dynamic cellists. With a powerful program of richly expressive works for string sextet by Bruckner, Dvorak, and Brahms, this will undoubtedly be an evening to remember.

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Classical T O A S TA G E N E A R Y O U


classical 11 /6 /20

VOCES8 friday, november 6, 2020 | 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi $95 / $75 / $65 / $55 / $45 / $35

Touring internationally to many of the world’s greatest concert halls, British vocal ensemble VOCES8 performs an extensive repertoire through both a cappella concerts and collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors, and soloists. Versatility and the celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and educational ethos. A Decca Classics exclusive artist, VOCES8 has released multiple acclaimed recordings that have all reached the top of the classical music charts. The ensemble demonstrates the sheer beauty of voices in harmony through a vast range of repertoire written for churches, courts, and concerts halls alongside folk, jazz, and pop arrangements. The result is a rare mix of the ethereal and pure, toe-tapping fun.

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EIGHTH BLACKBIRD Mixtape saturday, january 9, 2021 | 7:30 pm St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art $95 / $65 / $45

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Four-time Grammy Award-winning new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird makes its Santa Fe debut with an eclectic program of career highlights spanning 25 years. Regarded as “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune), Eighth Blackbird first gained international attention in 1998 as the winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition. Over the last two decades, this Chicagobased sextet has earned its status as a brand name defined by adventure, vibrancy, and quality. They were named Musical America’s 2017 Ensemble of the Year and in 2016 were the inaugural recipients of Chamber Music America’s Visionary Award, as well as the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.


classical 4 /13 /21 LOS ROMEROS featuring ISABEL LEONARD tuesday, april 13, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” Los Romeros celebrate 60 years as a veritable institution in the world of classical guitar music, dazzling audiences and winning rave reviews worldwide. Joining the quartet in celebrating their anniversary is multiple Grammy Awardwinning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who continues to thrill audiences in the world’s most prominent opera houses and concert halls. Together, Leonard and Los Romeros present a breathtaking Latin-inspired program, including works by Federico García Lorca, Lorenzo Palomo, Manuel de Falla, and the world premiere of “La Cita” by Douglas Cuomo.

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CHANTICLEER f e a t u r i n g T H E S A N TA F E SYMPHONY CHORUS with M A X I N E T H É V E N O T, o r g a n saturday, may 8, 2021 | 8 pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi $95 / $75 / $65 / $55 / $45 / $35

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Applauded as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, San Francisco-based Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer presents a newly-commissioned masterpiece from composer Nico Muhly, one of the most highly-regarded young American composers of our time. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass, and its original interpretations of vocal literature from Renaissance to jazz, pop, and contemporary compositions. This powerful collaborative project, written especially for Chanticleer, church pipe organ, and a large SATB chorus, will feature The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus and internationallyrenowned organist Maxine Thévenot.


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Jazz T O A S TA G E N E A R Y O U


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SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA Salsa Navidad friday, december 11, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

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There’s no easing you in with Spanish Harlem Orchestra — they come at you full force from start to finish. Led by pianist Oscar Hernández, this three-time Grammy Award-winning Latin Jazz band sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York-style, hard-core salsa. Now celebrating their 15th year, SHO is dedicated to the sounds of the barrio and their holiday show Salsa Navidad is no exception. With an unwavering respect for tradition, this 13-piece ensemble of world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled holiday spectacular with salsa-fied Christmas standards and patented rhythmic panache.


jazz 2 /9 /21 CÉCILE M C L O R I N S A LV A N T tuesday, february 9, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $105 / $85 / $65 / $55 / $35

She's back! Today's reigning jazz vocalist returns to Santa Fe after her smash debut in 2017. The irrefutable heiress to the "Big Three" — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — Cécile McLorin Salvant has been making waves in the jazz world since she won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010. Over the last decade, Salvant has skyrocketed from a favorite of jazz critics and dedicated fans to a multi-Grammy Award winner and one of the most important and fearless voices in music today. As Wynton Marsalis aptly put it, "you get a singer like this once in a generation or two."

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V I J AY I Y E R S E X T E T friday, may 21, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $105 / $85 / $65 / $55 / $35

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Jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer (pronounced VID-jay EYE-yer) has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific, and shape-shifting presence in modern music. Iyer has been voted Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times — 2018, 2016, 2015, and 2012 — and Jazz Times’ 2017 Artist of the Year. Additionally, Iyer was named a United States Artists Fellow in 2017, a MacArthur Fellow in 2013, and a Doris Duke Performing Artist in 2012. He also holds a lifetime appointment at Harvard University. Iyer’s sextet of virtuoso improvisers (Downbeat Magazine’s 2018 Jazz Group of the Year) brings a wealth of jazz history to music ranging from the thrillingly explosive to the cathartically elegiac, with entrancing hooks, rhythmic muscle, and an elemental spirit.


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Dance T O A S TA G E N E A R Y O U

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dance S TA R S O F AMERICAN BALLET 1 0 th A n n i v e r s a r y friday, august 7, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

Celebrating ten extraordinary seasons with Performance Santa Fe, Daniel Ulbricht and the Stars of American Ballet return to the Lensic stage for one night only, this time with a jam-packed program of unforgettable highlights and unquestionable audience favorites from the last decade. This astounding ensemble, comprised of principals and soloists from the nation’s most renowned ballet companies — including New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre — continues to be an audience favorite and is sure to sell out quickly.

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dance MORE FOREVER CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY w i t h C O N R A D TA O , p i a n o

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tuesday, october 13, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

Caleb Teicher, one of the brightest lights in the dance world, joins forces with innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao in More Forever, a full-length collaborative project that took Jacob’s Pillow audiences by storm this past summer. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms including tap, vernacular jazz, and the Lindy Hop, all set to Tao’s contemporary score for piano and electronics. Led by Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer,” Caleb Teicher & Company is known for its unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Performing live on stage, Conrad Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist hailed as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated ensemble work will leave you spellbound. bringing dance to a stage near you

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dance 12 /8 /20 RHYTHMIC CIRCUS Holiday Shuff le tuesday, december 8, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $105 / $85 / $65 / $55 / $35

There’s tap dancing and then there’s Rhythmic Circus — an internationally-renowned, 12-member live music and tap dance ensemble. Experiencing one of their adrenaline-filled performances feels like witnessing the rebirth of an art form. Winner of the Edinburgh Festival “Spirit of the Fringe” Award, this percussive dance phenomenon is electrifying audiences around the globe with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap and earth-shattering energy. After a successful off-Broadway run and multiple national tours, Rhythmic Circus brings its signature style to Santa Fe for the first time ever with their new show, Holiday Shuffle. This holiday season, don’t miss out on a wildly imaginative “not-so-silent night” of upbeat holiday classics the whole family can celebrate together.

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dance 6 /5 /21 6 /6 /21 CHARLOTTE BALLET C i n d e r e l l a : A Fa i r y -Ta i l o r e d C l a s s i c saturday, june 5, 2021 | 7:30 pm sunday, june 6, 2021 | 4 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

Following the triumphantly successful world premiere of Charlotte Ballet’s “fairy-tailored” Sleeping Beauty last season, British choreographer Matthew Hart returns with another iconic storybook ballet. Like the title character herself, Cinderella: A Fairy-Tailored Classic undergoes a magical transformation for this masterful production. Featuring all of the classic characters and a score by Prokofiev, this abbreviated two-hour tale will make its world premiere in Charlotte in March 2021 before making its way to Santa Fe in June.

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PIAF! THE SHOW tuesday, october 20, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $105 / $85 / $65 / $55 / $35

With a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries, Piaf ! The Show, a musical celebration of the life and work of the legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf, makes its way to Santa Fe as part of an extended world tour. Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as Edith Piaf’s unparalleled musical heiress, Piaf! The Show premiered in 2015 on the centennial of Piaf’s birth and was inspired by the award-winning movie "La Vie En Rose." Performed entirely in French, the show narrates the ragsto-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and captivating projections of famous Parisian landmarks from the Piaf era. bringing theater to a stage near you

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theater 11 /13 /20 T H E AT R E R E T h e N a t u r e o f Fo r g e t t i n g friday, november 13, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $105 / $85 / $65 / $55 / $35

Theatre Re brings their award-winning physical theater piece The Nature of Forgetting to Santa Fe for one night only. Based in London, Theatre Re strives to create tangible and poignant productions examining the fragility of life in a captivating style that embraces movement, theater, and live music. At the intersection of art and science, The Nature of Forgetting bursts with creativity, joy, and heartache. Through intensely physical choreography and a compelling musical score, The Nature of Forgetting tells the story of Tom, a middle aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. The piece is a life-affirming journey into a weakened mind, where broken does not have to mean defeated. It is a journey of shining humanity and a celebration of a life well-lived.

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theater 3 /26 /21 MEOW MEOW Pandemonium friday, march 26, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $105 / $85 / $65 / $55 / $35

At last, an evening of pure CHAOS! Internationallyacclaimed siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow brings her glorious brand of subversive and sublime cabaret performance to Santa Fe audiences for the very first time. The spectacular crowd-surfing queen of song creates an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and mayhem. Prepare for Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel, and even Radiohead alongside original chansons. Meow Meow is a worldwide phenomenon, from Shanghai to the dives of Berlin, from London’s glittering West End to Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House, and was last seen with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall. You’ll laugh so hard it hurts.

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Special Engagements T O A S TA G E N E A R Y O U Special Engagements are not eligible for purchase with subscriptions. Single tickets to these events go on sale Wednesday, June 3 rd.


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P E R F O R M A N C E S A N TA F E & THE GEORGIA O'KEEFFE MUSEUM P R O U D LY P R E S E N T

7 /19 /20

LARA DOWNES & FRIENDS H o l e s i n t h e S k y : A Ce l e b r a t i o n o f P h e n o m e n a l Wo m e n sunday, july 19, 2020 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

Inspired by a quote from Georgia O’Keeffe, trailblazing American pianist and collaborator Lara Downes surrounds herself with an impressive lineup of some of today’s leading female artists for a multi-genre, star-studded concert event. A thoughtful collection of works celebrating the contributions of women to the past, present, and future of American music, Holes in the Sky tells the story of what women and girls can contribute to the world when they are given a chance — their dreams can make holes in the sky. This extraordinary program will feature two world premieres inspired by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum collection.

LARA DOWNES

ALICIA HALL MORAN

SIMONE DINNERSTEIN

MAGOS HERRERA

IFETAYO ALI-LANDING

As a special add-on experience, join us for an exclusive reception and private preview concert at the O’Keeffe on Saturday night before the mainstage event at the Lensic on Sunday. Tickets available for $150 each. Seating is limited to 60 people.

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9 /19 /20

IL DIVO saturday, september 19, 2020 | 8 pm Santa Fe Opera

After more than a decade, Performance Santa Fe returns to Santa Fe Opera for a very special evening with recordbreaking classical crossover supergroup Il Divo. The multinational operatic pop foursome was discovered by music mogul Simon Cowell in 2003 and has since become the world leader in the genre they arguably pioneered. With six sold-out world tours and more than 30 million records sold, the global phenomenon takes the Santa Fe Opera stage for the very first time in this unforgettable concert event. Tickets go on sale June 3rd and must be purchased through the Santa Fe Opera box office at www.santafeopera.org.

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2 /24 /21 J O Y C E D I D O N AT O Songplay wednesday, february 24, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $125 / $105 / $85 / $65 / $45

Internationally-acclaimed opera megastar and multiple Grammy Award-winner Joyce DiDonato is a master when it comes to mixing things up. Known for her flawless conveyance of bel canto music, technical agility, and ability to thoroughly inhabit her roles on stages worldwide, she has never limited herself to one particular style. Winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, Songplay mixes jazz and Latin rhythms into arrangements of Italian Baroque arias, jazz standards, and selections from the Great American Songbook. Joining her for this genre-bending performance is a stellar group of renowned musicians including Craig Terry on piano, Patrick Mulcahy on double bass, Jimmy Madison on drums, Lautaro Greco on bandoneon, and Charlie Porter on trumpet.

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P E R F O R M A N C E S A N TA F E & T H E S A N TA F E S Y M P H O N Y P R O U D LY P R E S E N T

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY 7 5 th A n n i v e r s a r y o f Appalachian Spring friday, march 5, 2021 | 7:30 pm saturday, march 6, 2021 | 7:30 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center $115 / $95 / $75 / $55 / $35

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The Martha Graham Dance Company has been recognized as a primal artistic force since 1926. Thirty years after Graham's ashes were ceremoniously scattered at El Santuario de Chimayó, the company she built into the world's finest example of modern dance makes its long-awaited return to Santa Fe. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Aaron Copland's most famous ballet Appalachian Spring, the dancers will be accompanied live by members of The Santa Fe Symphony playing the original 13-piece chamber orchestration. The program also includes The Auditions by choreographer Troy Schumacher and composer Augusta Read Thomas. This new work has been carefully designed to complement Graham’s classic and offers ways to consider the themes of Appalachian Spring in the modern world.


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Special community event! BIRDS IN THE MOON: A CHAMBER OPERA

6 /12 /21

saturday, june 12, 2021 | 8 pm Milner Plaza at Museum Hill $35 vip seating area / $10 general admission

From acclaimed opera producer and director Cath Brittan comes Birds in the Moon — a traveling chamber opera staged in a mobile, state-of-the-art, self-sufficient… shipping container? Yes! Featuring a musical score by Mark Grey, one of the most unique aspects of this chamber opera is the set itself. Premiering in September 2020 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, the sides and top of the container open up as the story unfolds, exposing the lights, sound, set, live video and props, all powered by solar batteries — a real-life music box! Accompanied by San Francisco’s Friction Quartet, the libretto is loosely based on 17th century scientist Charles Morton’s eccentric theory that birds migrate to the moon. Milner Plaza opens at 6 pm for local food trucks, live music, and more! bringing special engagements to a stage near you

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BRAVO CIRCLE SALON SERIES

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YOU ASKED. WE LISTENED. SALON CONCERTS ARE BACK!

With deep appreciation for your generous support, Bravo Circle Annual Fund Members are invited to attend four exclusive catered salon concerts in private Santa Fe homes throughout the season. For more information on how to join the Bravo Circle, please contact Kathy Fletcher, Director of Development at 505 984 8759 or kathy@performancesantafe.org.

R AY C H E N monday, september 28, 2020 Generously hosted by Leah Gordon

ANNE CARRERE Star of Piaf ! The Show monday, october 19, 2020 Generously hosted by David & Sandra Marion

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN tuesday, november 17, 2020 Generously hosted by Linda Cohen

P H O E N I X AV A L O N & EZRA SHCOLNIK Performance Santa Fe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

sunday, may 23, 2021 Generously hosted by Tim & Mary Mitchell

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Enjoy exclusive offers when you attend one of our events! pre-performance dinners We partner with some of Santa Fe's best hotels and restaurants to give you exclusive pre-performance dinner experiences. A week before each performance, look for an email from us with all the delicious details!

festival of song artist receptions After each of our Festival of Song recitals, you're invited to meet the artists over drinks and dessert at a special reception held in the Grand Ballroom at the Scottish Rite Temple. It's a great opportunity to connect with fellow opera lovers, too!

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Your exclusive sponsorship helps Performance Santa Fe fulfill its commitment to excellence in entertainment and performing arts education. Show Sponsors receive exclusive benefits, including:

• 10 premier orchestra seats • Private champagne and dessert reception following the performance • Exclusive meet and greet with the artist • Autographed artist merchandise when available • Recognition in TV, radio, and print advertising • Recognition in the lobby and in the program book • Special public recognition from stage • Invitation to annual sponsor appreciation event For more information on how to become a show sponsor, please contact Kathy Fletcher, Director of Development at 505 984 8759 or kathy@performancesantafe.org.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Support the Annual Fund! For more than eight decades, Performance Santa Fe has enriched the lives of Santa Fe audiences with hundreds of world-class performances throughout the community. But, did you know that ticket sales account for only 40% of our annual operating budget? The remainder must be raised philanthropically each year from generous donors like you. By making a taxdeductible contribution to the Annual Fund, you are investing in Santa Fe’s quality of life and ongoing artistic vitality. Your gift makes a profound difference. Support the Annual Fund and enjoy an eclectic array of donor benefits based on giving level. For more information on how your annual support makes a difference, go to PerformanceSantaFe.org or contact Kathy Fletcher, Director of Development at 505 984 8759 or kathy@performancesantafe.org. Performance Santa Fe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Annual Fund Donor Benefits advance ticket buying ahead of single ticket sales vip experiences waitlist privileges for sold-out performances invitations to special events complimentary ticket exchanges (subject to availability)

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N

PARKING

ACCESSIBILITY

Parking varies by venue. We suggest arriving 20 minutes before any scheduled start time to park and locate your seat.

If you need wheelchair seating or any other special assistance, please specify your needed accommodation when purchasing tickets.

DRESS Santa Fe is a casual town and there is no set dress code. Most people wear clothing appropriate for a cocktail party to business casual. Please refrain from wearing any strongly scented products and be mindful of jewelry and accessories that make noise.

L AT E S E AT I N G Late seating will be allowed only after the conclusion of a complete work or movement, or at the discretion of the artist.

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EXCHANGES + REFUNDS Tickets will not be refunded. Only subscribers may exchange tickets for another performance. Tickets purchased directly from Performance Santa Fe can be returned to Performance Santa Fe as a taxdeductible contribution. Programs and artists are subject to change.


SCOTTISH RITE TEMPLE

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LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Jul 26

Scottish Rite Temple

Festival of Song

Jack Swanson, tenor & Benjamin Taylor, baritone

EVENT

NO. TIX

PRICE LEVEL (circle one) $95, $75, $45

$________

Aug 2

Scottish Rite Temple

Festival of Song

Scott Conner, bass & Alexandra LoBianco, soprano

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$95, $75, $45

$________

Aug 7

Lensic

Dance

Stars of American Ballet

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

Aug 9

Scottish Rite Temple

Festival of Song

Audrey Luna, soprano & Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone ________

$95, $75, $45

$________

Sept 29

Lensic

Chamber

Ray Chen, violin

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

Oct 13

Lensic

Dance

Caleb Teicher & Conrad Tao: More Forever

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

Oct 20

Lensic

Theater

Piaf! The Show

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$105, $85, $65, $55, $35

$________

Nov 6

Cathedral Basilica

Classical

VOCES8

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$95, $75, $65, $55, $45, $35

$________

Nov 13

Lensic

Theater

Theatre Re: The Nature of Forgetting

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$105, $85, $65, $55, $35

$________

Nov 18

Lensic

Chamber

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

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$105, $85, $65, $55, $35

$________

Dec 8

Lensic

Dance

Rhythmic Circus: Holiday Shuffle

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$105, $85, $65, $55, $35

$________

Dec 11

Lensic

Jazz

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

Jan 9

St. Francis Auditorium Classical

Eighth Blackbird: Mixtape

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$95, $65, $45

$________

Jan 26

St. Francis Auditorium Chamber

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

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$95, $65, $45

$________

Feb 9

Lensic

Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant

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$105, $85, $65, $55, $35

$________

Mar 26

Lensic

Theater

Meow Meow: Pandemonium

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$105, $85, $65, $55, $35

$________

Apr 13

Lensic

Classical

Los Romeros featuring Isabel Leonard

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

Apr 17

St. Francis Auditorium Chamber

Beatrice Rana, piano

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$95, $65, $45

$________

Apr 20

Lensic

Chamber

Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

May 8

Cathedral Basilica

Classical

Chanticleer

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$95, $75, $65, $55, $45, $35

$________

May 21

Lensic

Jazz

Vijay Iyer Sextet

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$105, $85, $65, $55, $35

$________

Jun 5

Lensic

Dance

Charlotte Ballet: Cinderella: A Fairy-Tailored Classic

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

Jun 6

Lensic

Dance

Charlotte Ballet: Cinderella: A Fairy-Tailored Classic

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$115, $95, $75, $55, $35

$________

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TOTAL

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CALCULATE YOUR TOTAL  SUBTOTAL $__________

20+ Subscription - Subtract 20% $__________

15-19 Subscription - Subtract 15% $__________ 10-14 Subscription - Subtract 10% $__________

Lensic Preservation Fee* - Add $3 per ticket $__________

SUBSCRIPTION TOTAL $__________

DONATION (thank you!) $__________ GRAND TOTAL $__________

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