Celebrating 30 Years of Wild and Scenic Music
2022-2023 CONCERT CALENDAR
2022-2023 CONCERT CALENDAR
New Pathways with Hub New Music
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Grammy-nominated ensemble Hub New Music returns to Taos to launch its tenth anniversary in 2023. The trail-blazing quartet of flute, clarinet, violin and cello is marking the milestone by commissioning ten new works, including a co-commission with TCMG by rising star, Sage Shurman (b. 2005). They will also perform previous Hub commissions, Michael Ippolito’s Capriccio, James Diaz’s Lines of acid dreams and Dai Wei’s how the stars vanish . . ., as well as Julius Eastman’s Joy Boy and, with TCMG flutist Nancy Laupheimer, Efrain Amaya’s Pathways.
A Love Affair
Sunday, Mar. 5, 2023, 5:30 p.m. (one performance only!)
A multi-disciplinary program of music informed by art, poetry and letters that reflects love in its many forms, including Georgia O’Keeffe’s deep connection to the New Mexico landscape, Maya Angelou’s poem of human unity, and Robert and Clara Schumann’s immortal love affair. The program features Libby Larsen’s Black Birds, Red Hills for clarinet, viola and piano based on O’Keeffe paintings; Judd Greenstein’s A Moment of Clarity for flute and piano; Jesse Montgomery’s Peace for clarinet and piano; Valerie Coleman’s Fanmi Imnen (Human Family) for flute and piano with the poem by Maya Angelou; and a unique biographical portrait of Robert and Clara Schumann’s tragic romance that combines readings of their letters with performances of Robert Schumann’s Fairy Tales and Max Bruch Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano.
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Song for Taos with Robert Mirabal and ETHEL
Saturday, Jun. 3, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jun. 4, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
TCMG celebrates the culmination of their 30th Anniversary Season with a ground-breaking commission. GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, actor, artist, storyteller, Taos Pueblo Elder and longtime TCMG collaborator, Robert Mirabal, comes together with his longtime collaborator, the GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-defying, New York-based string quartet, ETHEL, to compose and premiere a new work for string quartet and Native American Flute, Song for Taos, a deeply personal tribute to the spirit and history of Robert’s ancestral home.
The world-premiere of this commission will be presented as part of a larger program of the same name. The quintet offers a unique expression celebrating twelve years of friendship and collaboration, as Mirabal and ETHEL come together gratefully to, yet again, reimagine the concert experience. Drawing from their previous programs, Music of the Sun, and The River, as well as selections from ETHEL’s vast library of contemporary masterworks, Mirabal & ETHEL offer a new ceremony full of original music, movement, and wisdom, in honor of Taos Pueblo and the greater Taos community.
2022-2023 SEASON PAST CONCERTS
2022-2023 PAST CONCERTS
30th Season Opener!
Sounds of Shakespeare
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
A multimedia program that combines some of Shakespeare’s most powerful words with music connected to them. Featuring Taos thespian David Garver reciting from the plays. Music includes Erich Korngold’s Much Ado about Nothing Suite for violin and piano, Christoph Gluck’s Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice for flute and piano, David Lang’s wed for solo piano, Michael Torke’s Sprite for flute and piano and Benjamin Britten’s Gemini Variations for flute, violin and piano four hands.
World Journey with Suzanne Teng & Gilbert Levy
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Performing original global music compositions, the award-winning, married duo of Suzanne Teng and Gilbert Levy will take listeners on a journey around the world from a Chinese bamboo flute prayer to a Gypsy Serenade, an ecstatic Arabic-flavored trance dance, and back home with an homage to New Mexico, Kingdom of Mountains played on Native American bass flute. Also in Teng’s array of instruments are silver alto and bass flutes, Chinese flutes, Indonesian flutes and Arabic winds. Levy plays global drums and percussion as well as the bass dulcimer, Turkish saz and metal hand pan drums. They will be joined by flutist Nancy Laupheimer and cellist Mark Dudrow.
Winter Scenes with Gleb Ivanov
Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
The astonishingly talented pianist, Gleb Ivanov, is featured in a recital of solo piano works that includes Tchaikovsky’s Dumka in C Minor, Op. 59 (Scenes from a Russian village), Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Respighi’s Notturno, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau and, festively capping it all off, Grünfeld’s Soirée de Vienne, a paraphrase on Johann Strauss’s Fledermaus.
Gleb Ivanov, piano
Journey into Winter
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
A program replete with sparkle and sorrow features pianist Gleb Ivanov with TCMG musicians in Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Six Morceaux Op. 11 for piano four hands, Philippe Gaubert’s Flute Sonata #2 and Bedřich Smetana’s impassioned Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15.