You can rely on the classics: Santa Fe Pro Musica
Santa Fe Pro Musica’s annual Classical Weekend features pianist Per Tengstrand in a return visit, appearing as both a recitalist and a concerto soloist. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m., he takes to the stage of St. Francis Auditorium (New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.) to play Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas No. 7 and No. 8 (the latter being the famous Pathétique), selections from Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, and Liszt’s Après une lecture du Dante. On Saturday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m., the mini-festival’s concerts take place at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.), where Thomas O’Connor leads the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra in Haydn’s Oxford Symphony, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks orchestral concerto, and Mozart’s C-minor Piano Concerto (K. 491), with Tengstrand at the Steinway. Tickets for the above events ($20 to $65, with discounts available) may be purchased through Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org). O’Connor and the orchestra (without Tengstrand) also appear at the Peterson Student Center of St. John’s College (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca) in a free performance on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m., playing Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks plus Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. — J.M.K.