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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

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The WFMT Radio Network invites your listeners to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sounds of thirteen new one-hour radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Now in its ninth season, the program has been broadcast across the United States and around the world.

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This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for two broadcasts through March 28, 2017.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112 Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114

Full program listings and sound samples, along with artist biographies and photos, are available at www.wfmt.com/santafe

The WFMT Radio Network invites your listeners to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sounds of thirteen new one-hour radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Now in its eleventh season, this radio series has been broadcast across the United States and around the world.

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. 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 2016 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series features performances recorded in 2015, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during this celebrated music festival's 43rd summer season. Each broadcast hour typically contains two full-length works representing chamber music's core repertoire. The Festival also remains dedicated to lesser known composers and compositions, and to commissioning new works.

Veteran WFMT announcer Kerry Frumkin hosts the series along with Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival artistic director, composer Marc Neikrug. Many of the performers provide descriptive commentary about their experiences at the Festival and the music they've played here.

Here are some highlights from the 2016 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series:

• This 13-week radio series celebrates many of the gems of the chamber repertoire. These include performances of Dvo?ák's Terzetto, Op. 74; the Sonata No. 1 in G Major for Strings by Rossini; the Franck Piano Quintet in F Minor; the Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26; and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

• Conductor Alan Gilbert is the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's 2015 Artist-in-Residence, and in week 12 he leads an all-star ensemble of Festival musicians in a performance of Mozart's Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major for Winds, K. 361, the “Gran Partita.”

• Each year, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival helps to ensure the longevity of the art form by commissioning new works from living composers. For example, Sean Shepherd composed his 2nd String Quartet on a Festival commission, and we will hear the FLUX Quartet bring that music to life in week 10. In week 4, duo-pianists Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee perform Alexander Goehr's Seven Impromptus for two pianos, Op. 96. And in week 5, guitarist ?ukasz Kuropaczewski collaborates with the Orion String Quartet in a performance of Acequias Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet by the Festival's artistic director, Marc Neikrug.

• And the music continues. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins forces with the Johannes String Quartet to perform Leo Ornstein's Piano Quartet, Op. 92. Clarinetist Todd Levy shares the stage with pianist Haochen Zhang for the Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano by Claude Debussy. The Miami String Quartet returns three times to play the Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2; Smetana's String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life”; and the Haydn String Quartet No. 27 in D Major. Lastly, the brilliant young musicians of the Dover String Quartet bring the series to a close with the String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804, “Rosamunde,” by Franz Schubert.

Other repertoire comes from composers Mauro Giuliani, Paul Ruders, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Joaquin Turina, Alberto Ginastera, Béla Bartok, and others.

Some of the many outstanding performers heard during these 13 radio programs are violinists Benjamin Beilman, Harvey de Souza, Jennifer Gilbert, Jessica Lee, Kathleen Brauer, L. P. How, Cathy Meng Robinson, Todd Phillips and William Preucil; violists Choong-Jin Chang, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt; Hsin-Yun Huang and Steven Tenenbom; cellists Clive Greensmith, Keith Robinson, Camden Shaw, Felix Fan, Eric Kim, Joseph Johnson, Peter Stumpf, Kajsa William-Olsson and Timothy Eddy; clarinetists Katherine Kohler, Michael Rusinek and Todd Levy; bassoon players Ted Soluri and Nancy Goeres; pianists Anne-Marie McDermott, Haochen Zhang, Marc-André Hamelin and Kirill Gerstein; double bassist Kristen Bruya; and ensembles such as the Dover Quartet, the FLUX Quartet, the Johannes String Quartet, the Miami String Quartet, and the Orion String Quartet.

Music production for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series is by Grammy award-winning recording engineer Matthew Snyder. The series producer is Louise Frank, whose Studs Terkel: Montage of a Life garnered the Gold World Award as well as the Grand Award, the top honor at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. Hide full description

Please login to PRX.org to preview program audio.

This series is available free of charge to all affiliate stations for two broadcasts through March 28, 2017.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact: Estlin Usher at eusher@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2112Tony Macaluso at tmacaluso@wfmt.com (p) 773-279-2114

Full program listings and sound samples, along with artist biographies and photos, are available at www.wfmt.com/santafe

The WFMT Radio Network invites your listeners to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sounds of thirteen new one-hour radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Now in its eleventh season, this radio series has been broadcast across the United States and around the world.

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