Concerts at San Miguel
401 Old Santa Fe Trail, downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tickets at the door
Free parking in Santa Fe Visitors Center parking lot off Old Santa Fe Trail
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The University of New Mexico’s Summer Music Institute chamber music festival will be presenting works of Brahms, Dvorak,Mozart and others. UNM faculty artists will perform with young artists (ages 15 to 25) who come from across the US and South America to make music for the week. In addition, the musicians will collaborate in two works with orchestra members from St. Michael’s high school. ADMISSION IS FREE.
Admission: $15-$20 donation, children free
Tickets sold at door- cash or check only
Arrive early to ensure seating.
Sevda Choir returns to the stage for our much-anticipated Spring Concert at the acoustically gorgeous and richly historic San Miguel Mission, Friday May 31st, 7:30pm. The 17-member mixed choir, led by Grammy-Award-winning vocalist Willa Roberts, stretches its legs to perform songs of spring and summer from the Balkans/Eastern Europe, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the far reaches of Russia in this enchanting evening of song.
The word Sevda stems from the Turkish word for love, which spread throughout the Balkans during the 500-year Ottoman reign. It alludes to love in the deepest and most passionate sense; that which aches or tugs at a person inextricably, an overwhelming yearning or longing, simultaneously leading to feelings of both joy and melancholy. Sevda’s members are compelled by the profound storytelling, tight harmonies, complex rhythms and vocal acrobatics found in this music. The choir will perform spring calling songs, ballads of love, loss, and bliss, tales of resistance and sagas of epic heroes and gods, transporting its audience to another place and time. Join us in discovering commonality across continents on this musical odyssey!
THE LASCIVIOUS LOW ROAD: Currying favor in Medieval France
F.A.U.V.E.L: Flattery, avarice, vileness, variability, envy, laziness. These are the character traits of Fauvel, a medieval hybrid creature, part human, part equine. He is the incongruous “hero” of a late medieval French satire, The Roman de Fauvel. Fauvel, despite his utter incompetence, rises to the heights of political influence, with the aid of Lady Fortune and her vacuous daughter, Vainglory. Toadies rush to his side to “curry fauvel,” the original form of the term “curry favor”, which is still in use today. This early critique of the abuse of power is razor sharp, appalling and very funny. The fabulous early Fourteenth Century manuscript which preserves Fauvel includes thousands of lines of poetry, brilliant illustrations, and every kind of music, from drunken song-refrains to cutting-edge motets by Philippe de Vitry. Our concert-length performance will be illuminated by images from the manuscript.
Performing are Drew Minter, voice and harp; Shira Kammen, Medieval fiddle; Mark Rimple, citole and gittern; Mary Springfels, citole and vielle; Tracy Cowart, harp and voice; Spiff Wiegand, hurdy-gurdy and percussion.
Elemental Concerts held at San Miguel Church in Santa Fe NM featuring Lauria & Kott and special guest, TREVOR BAHNSON. The element ASTATINE is explored as it relates to human qualities.
Doors open at 7:30pm.
The HOTH Brothers are releasing their first album “Workin’ and Dreamin'”
The HOTH Brothers are songwriters Boris McCutcheon, Bard Edrington V and Sarah Ferrell. This will be an intimate show at one of the oldest churches in the US. The San Miguel Mission is a beautiful historic church near the plaza in Santa Fe, located at 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, next to Upper Crust Pizza. There will be free parking in the NM Tourism parking lot.
Music starts outside at 7:00 with Little Birds of Sound from Dixon, NM. The HOTH Brothers go on inside the church at 8:00. Tickets are $10 advance or $12 at door.
SASSY SISTER INDIE FOLK
An intimate evening in the historic San Miguel Chapel with the T Sisters, a refreshing brew of indie-folk/Americana music. Blood sisters Erika, Rachel and Chloe Tietjen flow seamlessly between styles and moods, from roots to pop and sassy to sincere, captivating listeners with their eclectic sound and soaring harmonies.
$25 advance, $28 at the door
The Metamorphics (Tito Rios, Brian Nelson, Juan Aniceto) in Concert, with Fernando Barros Lirola, performing Federico Garcia Lorca’s poetry as revealed in Leonard Cohen’s melodies!
$25 advance, $27 day of the show and at the door.
Kim Richey is a traveler. Musically, physically, emotionally. Not merely restless or rootless, it’s who she is. Willing to follow where the music leads, she’s landed in Los Angeles, Nashville, London, working with a who’s who of producers—Richard Bennett, Hugh Padgham, Bill Bottrell, Angelo, Giles Martin. She’s attracted a coterie of top-shelf genre-definers—Jason Isbell, Trisha Yearwood, Chuck Prophet, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Wilco’s Pat Sansone—for her critically-lauded projects. She has also sung on records for Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, Isbell, and Rodney Crowell.
Elemental Concerts held at San Miguel Church in Santa Fe NM featuring Lauria & Kott and special guest, WESTIN MCDOWELL. The element YTTERBIUM is explored as it relates to human qualities. Doors open at 7:30pm.
…ethereal songs with opening sets by Angelica Rockne and Melas Leukos.
Mariee Sioux was raised in a small gold mining town in Northern California and is of Indigenous and Polish Hungarian ancestry. She prefers to be known as an abstract storyteller, and a voice for the natural world and trials of humanity through song. For the past 10 years she has been sharing songs she often hardly remembers writing and explains them more as gifts passing through from the Creator. Growing up going to Bluegrass festivals, and with a father in a bluegrass band, she was exposed to melody, harmony, and the way music brought community together since childhood. She deeply values the medicinal qualities of music and believes that gathering to share her songs is ultimately for healing purposes. Her finger picking guitar has been compared to the greats of Nick Drake and Bert Jansch and her high ethereal voice bends in realms of the sacred and aches with haunting sensitivity. Her music has been described as medicinal, hallucinatory, and deeply emotional with a trance like performance. Mariee Sioux has extensively toured Europe and the US, and opened for acclaimed artists like Mazzy Star, Buffy St. Marie, Frank Black, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, and Joanna Newsom. She is preparing to release her 3rd studio album in June 2019.
Members of the Santa Fe Opera orchestra present a series of Saturday afternoon concerts at historic San Miguel Chapel. Details forthcoming.
Elemental Concerts held at San Miguel Church in Santa Fe NM featuring Lauria & Kott and special guest, JOE WEST. The element SILICON is explored as it relates to human qualities. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Concerts at San Miguel—a project to benefit San Miguel Chapel’s historic preservation—is made possible in part through the generosity of the LaSallian Christian Brothers, St.Michael’s High School of Santa Fe, and the San Miguel Chapel.