Art and Cultural Goings-On in Taos and Northern New Mexico

August 17 - September 1, 2018

Music From Angel Fire Summer Music Festival

Northeast New Mexico: Angel Fire, Taos, Raton & Las Vegas
Music From Angel Fire Summer Music Festival

The 35th season of Music from Angel Fire is a two-week festival offering thirteen concerts featuring world-class musicians performing chamber and classical music. Music from Angel Fire is a touring organization serving the rural Northern New Mexico Rocky Mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. This year's theme composer is Mozart, with his music performed by many musicians at multiple venues.

The 2018 concert schedule is:

Angel Fire Opening Night Concert
August 18, 7pm - Angel Fire Community Center
Mozart Two by Two and the Marvelous Mirabal
  MOZART  Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
  MOZART  Sonata in B-Flat Major for Bassoon and Cello, K. 292
  MOZART  Sonata in B-Flat Major for Violin and Piano, K. 454
  ROBERT MIRABAL, Native American Flutist, with MFAF musicians (works TBA)

Taos Opening Night Concert
August 17, 7pm - Taos Center for the Arts
The Miracle of Mirabal
ANDREA CLEARFIELD (2018 MFAF Composer-in-Residence, shown above)  Compass Kaleidoscope for MFAF Young Artist Woodwind Quintet, The Triacanthos Quintet
MOZART  Trio in G Major for Piano and Strings, K. 564
ROBERT MIRABAL, Native American flutist, with MFAF musicians (works TBA)

Fanfares and the Sublime Viola Quintets of Mozart, Part 1
The first of a series of three programs covering all six iconic viola quintets of Mozart.
Angel Fire Baptist Church

August 19, 2pm - Musical Conversations with Jonathan Coopersmith

August 19, 2:30pm - Concert
JENNIFER HIGDON  Celebration Fanfare
MOZART  Quintet in B-Flat Major for Strings, K. 406
MOZART  Quintet in G Minor for Strings, K. 516

First Hearing, Andrea Clearfield World Premiere
August 22, 7pm - Angel Fire Community Center
MOZART  Quartet in G Minor for Piano and Strings, K. 478, OPUS ONE
ANDREA CLEARFIELD  World Premiere, 2018 MFAF Composer-in-Residence
DOHNÁNYI  Quintet in C Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 1

The Stars of Tomorrow
Music from Angel Fire Young Artists from the Curtis Institute
August 23, 7pm - Taos Center for the Arts
DEBUSSY  Syrinx for Solo Flute
IAN CLARKE  The Great Train Race for Solo Flute (1993)
ANDREA CLEARFIELD  World Premiere, 2018 MFAF Composer-in-Residence
MOZART Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452, by Triacanthos Quintet

Fanfares and the Sublime Viola Quintets of Mozart, Part 2
The second of a series of three programs covering all six iconic viola quintets of Mozart.
United Church of Angel Fire

August 24, 7pm - Musical Conversations with Jonathan Coopersmith

August 24, 7:30pm - Concert
DOUGLAS LOWRY  Five Minutes at a Very High Altitude
MOZART  Quintet in C Minor for Strings, K. 406
MOZART  Quintet in E-Flat Major for Strings, K. 614

Happy 100, Leonard Bernstein!
The 100th Anniversary of the birth of the great American maestro and composer Leonard Bernstein is the centerpiece of this program.
August 25, 3pm - Taos Center for the Arts
ANDREA CLEARFIELD  Tse Go La, Tibetan Suite for Voice, Flute, String Quartet, Percussion and Piano;
2018 MFAF Composer-in-Residence
BERNSTEIN (arr. Raimundo Penaforte)  Selections from West Side Story Suite for Violin and Piano
MOZART  (arr. Carl Czerny)  Concerto No. 20 in D Minor for Piano and Chamber Ensemble, K. 466, by Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Music for All Seasons
August 26, 3pm - Ilfeld Auditorium, Las Vegas
MOZART  Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
BARBER  Summer Music for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 31, by Triacanthos Quintet
BRAHMS Sextet in B-flat Major for Strings, Op. 18

A Little Night Music
August 28, 7pm - Shuler Theater, Raton
BRUCE ADOLPHE  I’m Inclined To New Music
MOZART Serenade in G Major, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik
BEETHOVEN  Septet in E-flat Major for Strings and Winds, Op. 20

Free Young Artists’ Concert
Program to be announced

August 29, 10am - Taos Center for the Arts
August 30, 10am - Eagle Nest Elementary School, Eagle Nest
 

Fanfares and the Sublime Viola Quintets of Mozart, Part 3
The third in a series of three programs covering all six iconic viola quintets of Mozart.
United Church of Angel Fire

August 30, 7pm - Musical Conversations with Jonathan Coopersmith

August 30, 7:30pm - Concert
BRUCE ADOLPHE  Angel Fanfare for Two Violins and Viola
(2003, commissioned by Music from Angel Fire)
MOZART Quintet in D Major for Strings, K. 593
MOZART Quintet in C Major for Strings, K. 515

Annual Salon Concert
September 1, 2pm - Angel Fire Community Center
Skits, Surround Sound, World Premiere and general shenanigans!
Program to be announced from the stage

Please check the website for additional information about each event and to reserve your tickets. Tickets go on sale June 1, and are available at the MFAF office on July 1.

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