The Santa Fe Chamber Music Series

Saturday's at 2:00 p.m.
  • Hosted by Kerry Frumkin & Marc Neikrug

Red River Radio is proud to bring back another season of radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Each of the 13 one-hour programs will feature performances from this celebrated New Mexican music festival, now in its 40th season. One of the world’s leading performing arts festivals, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is known for its enduring commitment to tradition, artistic excellence, innovation, and vision. The 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. Each program contains two or three works, most of which represent the core chamber music repertoire. The Festival also remains dedicated to lesser known composers and compositions, and to commissioning new works. Veteran broadcast announcer Kerry Frumkin hosts this dynamic radio series along with Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival artistic director, . Many of the performers provide additional commentary about the festival and the music they've played here.

Airs Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m. This week on the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival we present a Selection of Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini; the world premiere of Snow and Snow for Clarinet, Viola & Piano by Helen Grime; the Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67 by Amy Beach featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and the Orion String Quartet; and George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm with pianist Kirill Gerstein.

Airs Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. This week from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, pianist Jon Kimura Parker returns along with violinists Jennifer Frautschi and William Preucil, violist Aloysia Friedmann and cellist Gary Hoffman for a performance of Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, op. 1. The concert opens with the Requiem: Songs for Sue, Op. 33 by Knussen.

Airs Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m. This week on the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival it Bach and Bartok with a performance of J.S. Bach's Piano Concerto No. 7 in G Minor and Bartok's Violin Sonata No. 1 in C-sharp Minor with violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist violin Jon Kimura Parker.

Airs Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. On this week's concert from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival we'll hear the World Premiere of Lindberg's Acequia Madre featuring Chen Halevi as clarinetist and Magnus Lindberg on piano. Then pianist Jon Kimura Parker is joined by violinist William Precil with violist Aloysia Friesmann, cellist Gary Hoffman and Marji Danilow on bass for a performance of the "Trout" Quintet by Schubert.

This week on the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Tokyo String Quartet will present Haydn's String Quartet No. 27 in D Major, Op. 20, and then the Festival Chamber Ensemble takes on Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 2 in E-flat Minor. Kerry Frumkin will host this week's concert from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on Red River Radio.