Aug 19, 2017 - Taos Chamber Music Group announces its 25TH Anniversary Season

Sunday, 20 August 2017 19:00

http://www.taoschambermusicgroup.org

The Taos Chamber Music Group has announced its 25th anniversary season of “wild and scenic” music, which will run from late September, 2017 through late May, 2018. What began as the dream of flutist Nancy Laupheimer for chamber music to be a year-round presence in her hometown, has taken its place among the area's world-class summer music festivals that have made Taos a nexus for classical music.The Taos Chamber Music Group has announced its 25th anniversary season of “wild and scenic” music, which will run from late September, 2017 through late May, 2018. What began as the dream of flutist Nancy Laupheimer for chamber music to be a year-round presence in her hometown, has taken its place among the area's world-class summer music festivals that have made Taos a nexus for classical music.

 

Over the past quarter century, TCMG has presented an incredibly diverse scope of performances and has gained a reputation for artistic excellence, with its roster of talented musicians from New Mexico and around the country. As TCMG’s Artistic and Executive Director, Laupheimer is known for her creativity in coming up with compelling musical story lines, and her conversational approach with artists keeps TCMG’s vision fresh and varied. An accomplished flutist and wilderness enthusiast (despite having MS), Laupheimer often programs works that reflect the physical beauty and unique cultural diversity of the Taos area.

The 25th season at the Harwood Museum of Art, where TCMG is the Resident Chamber Music Group, will continue the series’ signature mix of chamber music classics and more contemporary compositions, and promises to take audiences on an incomparable musical journey. The American String Quartet opens on September 30 and October 1, and the fall season continues with an all-women composers program in November and virtuoso pianist Gleb Ivanov in French holiday time concerts in December. 

In January, TCMG presents international flute phenom and performance artist Claire Chase in a mind-blowing show that includes works recently written for her. February’s “Storm & Stillness” program explores the power of music to depict the natural world. April's annual "Play it Forward" concerts, in which TCMG features younger musicians, showcase the astounding abilities of 17-year old violinist and Santa Fe native Phoenix Avalon, and Memorial Day weekend brings an encore performance by multiple cellists, a TCMG favorite that this time will feature four "Cello Chicks!” 

Concerts begin at 5:30 so audiences can enjoy dinner afterwards at one of TCMG's participating restaurants, Doc Martin's, Lamberts, Martyrs and the Gorge Bar & Grill. Visit www.taoschambermusicgroup.org for more information. Tickets are on sale on the website, and season tickets are available at a discount. Individual tickets may also be purchased through the Harwood Museum, where there is a discount for Alliance members, 575-758-9826.

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