Music from Angel Fire presents its 29th season

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In the Northern New Mexico mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas, Music from Angel Fire’s 29th Season will entertain audiences with chamber music through Sept. 2, in 15 concerts featuring works from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods.
Included among the 2012 artists are Ida Kavafian, artistic director, violin; Ani Kavafian and Pamela Frank, violin; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Peter Wiley, cello; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Karen Lindquist, harp and Guillermo Figueroa, violin/viola among many others. Steven Stucky is the 2012 composer-in-residence.
Stucky is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for his “Second Concerto for Orchestra,” he is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Two themes will run through the 2012 Season of Music from Angel Fire. La Musique de la France — A Season Celebrating Great French Composers honors the 150th anniversary of the birth of the impressionist composer Claude Debussy and the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Jean Françaix.
Audiences can expect to hear works by French composers Debussy, Françaix, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Fauré and Franck as well as compositions by masters from the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary periods.
The Las Vegas concert will be in the Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University on Friday for an evening of music by Debussy and Mozart. A number of season concerts will be performed at the Taos Center for the Arts.
A diverse program will be offered Saturday, which includes works by the 2012 composer-in-residence alongside Ravel, Françaix, Elgar and Vaughn Williams. The all baroque concert will be Aug. 29 and the final Taos concert of the Season will be Sept. 1.
For more information and updates on all events, visit musicfromangelfire.org. Tickets are $20-$35, and are available online or at 888-377-3300.