Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Seasonal, Sundays 2 to 3pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at classical915.org
- Hosted by Marc Neikrug and Kerry Frumkin
This celebrated New Mexican music festival is known for its commitment to tradition, artistic excellence, innovation and vision. Our weekly radio series reflects the Festival’s high standards and varied repertoire by presenting superbly recorded concerts and recitals by some of today’s greatest musical artists. The Festival remains dedicated to lesser known composers and compositions, and to commissioning new works. Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug joins host Kerry Frumkin to provide commentary about the festival the musicians and the music they perform.
Listeners will be taken on a musical journey to the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains for 13 concerts from the 2017 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. The season features two world premieres: the FLUX Quartet presents Phil Taylor’s Second String Quartet, of embers and aspen leaves; the other Prisms: four pieces for solo piano written especially for pianist Kirill Gerstein.