Celebrating 30 Years of Wild and Scenic Music


There is something different about making music in New Mexico – its endless vistas and open landscapes infuse creativity with a sense of spaciousness and possibility. For the past thirty years the Taos Chamber Music Group has tapped into the Land of Enchantment by presenting the imaginative and inspirational performances for which it has become known. Programs often reflect the beauty of our surroundings as well as the unique cultural diversity of the Taos area, earning TCMG a reputation as one of Northern New Mexico’s most innovative and successful music series.

Historically, TCMG has sought out programming and partnerships that go beyond the classical music concert formula to redefine and enhance the very concept of chamber music. Its varied repertoire spans the Baroque to the Contemporary and has combined classical masterpieces with lesser known and contemporary chamber music works, including compositions by Latin American, Spanish, Native American, Baltic, Middle Eastern, women and jazz composers. 

The group has commissioned several new works, been joined by composers-in-residence, and collaborated with writers, poets, dancers, artists, filmmakers, photographers and music historians. Distinguished artists from around the world often grace TCMG’s roster which includes some of New Mexico’s finest musicians, both classical and beyond. In addition to its concert series in Taos, TCMG’s commitment to music education continues to bring programs to hundreds of Taos County school children.

Check out highlights from past concerts at the Harwood Museum below! 

 Imaginary Companions by Pascal Le Boeuf commissioned by the Taos Chamber Music Group 
Art by Maja Ruznic
Flutist Nancy Laupheimer performing at the Harwood Museum
, March 21, 2021

Faded Aura by Takuma Itoh
Taos Chamber Music Group presents Hub New Music, November 11, 2019
Michael Avitable, flute (arr. from shakuhachi), David Dziardziel, clarinet, Alyssa Wang, violin, Jesse Christeson, cello with TCMG flutist Nancy Laupheimer

Pan (excerpt) by Marcos Balter
Taos Chamber Music Group presents Claire Chase, January 20, 2018
True Kids 1, video

Saint Saens -Piano Trio No. 2, Andante
Taos Chamber Music Group, Joyeux Noel Concert, December 2017
LP How, violin, Sally Guenther, cello, Gleb Ivanov, piano, Robin Marlowe, video

Viaje – Zhou Tian
Opening concert of 25th Anniversary Season, September 30, 2017

American String Quartet with Nancy Laupheimer, flute
Robin Marlowe video

Season Finale highlights, May 2017
Nancy Laupheimer & Gretchen Pusch, flutes, Eliana Yazzino Yang, cello, Michelle Cann, piano, Ethan Jackson, media, 
True Kids 1, video

Trio – Nino Rota
Taos Chamber Music Group, October 2016 “Parting the Veil”
Nancy Laupheimer, flute, Laurie Carney, violin, David Friend, piano

Piano Quartet in G minor – Gabriel Faure
Taos Chamber Music Group, May 2016 “In a Dream”
Debra Ayers, piano, David Felberg, violin, Shanti Randall, viola, Sally Guenther, cello 

Light Screens –  Andrew Norman
Taos Chamber Music Group March, 2016 “Into the Light”
Sasha vom Dorp
, artist, Nancy Laupheimer, flute, Espen Lilleslåtten, violin, Ilze Klava, viola, Sally Guenther, cello

“East” from Unimagined Bridges – Andrea Clearfield
Taos Chamber Music Group, April 2015
Lenny Foster, Photography Copyright

Lisamarie McGrath, Native flutes, Nancy Laupheimer, concert flute

I Will Not Be Sad In this World – Eve Beglarian
Taos Chamber Music Group, February 2011

Nancy Laupheimer, alto flute
Photography, Geraint Smith