Grammy-nominated violinist Andrés Cárdenes is the Santa Fe Symphony’s guest conductor for its March 18 concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. On the program are Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4,” Rossini’s dramatic “Overture to L’italiana in Algeri “(The Italian Girl in Algiers), David Stock’s passionate “Suenos de Sefarad” and Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major” featuring Cárdenes on violin.
On March 16, GIG Performance Space hosts Lone Piñon, an acoustic ensemble from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity of the region’s cultural roots. Jordan Wax, Noah Martinez and Leticia Gonzales play the violin, accordion, quinta huapangera, bajo sexto, guitarrón and tololoche and sing in Spanish, English, Nahuatl and P’urépecha.
Singer/songwriter Eryn Bent, who has been performing since the age of 14, plays at Cowgirl Santa Fe on March 20. A native of Montana who now calls Santa Fe home, Bent recorded her first studio album “Firefly,” which won a 2015 New Mexico Music Award, in 2014 at The Kitchen Sink Recording Studio.
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Santa Fe Arts Journal thanks Santa Fe artist Christopher Benson for allowing use of an image of his 11” x 14”, oil on linen painting “Small Hypnotic Seascape.” Christopher’s work can be viewed at his website bensonstudio.com.
Emily Van Cleve