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 SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 40th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL


The WFMT Radio Network and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival are pleased to provide you with a special program to celebrate their 40th anniversary in August 2012.  This program will be available on August 8th, 2012 thru July 31, 2013.

This special concert will include the following repertoire:

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493 (Harvey de Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Kajsa William-Olsson, cello; Joyce Yang, piano)
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 9 (Alan Gilbert, conductor; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Liang Wang, oboe; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Michael Rusinek, alto clarinet; Stephen Ahearn, bass clarinet; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Lewis C. Kirk, contrabassoon; Julie Landsman, horn; Philip Myers, horn; Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Marji Danilow, bass)
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Alan Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; John Dalley, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Eric Kim, cello)

Since it was founded in 1972, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the
world's preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic
excellence and innovation.  Contributing to its magic is the Festival's unique Santa Fe setting,
nestled amid the timeless splendors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

With legendary cellist Pablo Casals as honorary president, the Festival's 1973 inaugural season
hosted 14 artists performing six Sunday concerts in Santa Fe and additional appearances in other
New Mexico and Arizona communities.  Today, 40 summers later, under the spirited artistic
leadership of composer/pianist Marc Neikrug, the Festival invites scores of distinguished
musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-wek season.  Thousands of
enthusiastic patrons, young and old, return year after year to enjoy the more than 80 concerts,
recitals, master classes, youth concerts and open rehearsals, including an Albuquerque Series
that made its debut in 2008.  In addition, in the off-season, the Festival reaches out to adults and
young people in Santa Fe schools with innovative and inspiring musical adventures. The Festival
also maintains a strong tradition of community service, including the Music in our Schools
program - a music education series for grades K-8 in the Santa Fe Public Schools.

Concerts take place in the intimate, historic St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum
of Art, the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, and at Simms Auditorium at Albuquerque
Academy.

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has garnered enthusiastic acclaim not only from music
lovers, but also from art aficionados with its 20-year series of collectible posters and program
book covers of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings, the tradition continues with other artists, including
Dan Namingha, William Lumpkins, Harry Fonsecca, Nils Hogner, Laura Gilpin, William
Penhallow Henderson and Emmi Whitehorse.

More about the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's 40th anniversary season, taking place from July 15 through August 20, 2012, is available at www.sfcmf.org.

Playlists for the WFMT Radio Network's full season of thirteen 1-hour radio broadcasts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's 2011 season can be found at www.wfmt.com/santafe.

This one-time special is available free of charge to all stations from August 8, 2012 thru July 31, 2013.  For more information, please contact Tony Macaluso at 773-279-2114, email: tmacaluso@wfmt.com or Carol Martinez at 773-279-2112, email: cmartinez@wfmt.com