Principal player: Santa Fe Symphony
As the Santa Fe Symphony continues its search for a principal conductor, it entrusts this week’s test run to Ryan McAdams, who from 2007 to 2012 served as music director of the New York Youth Symphony and since then has appeared as a guest conductor with the Israel Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of Nancy, France, and Turin, Italy, among others. He has garnered considerable notice as an advocate of new music, although his program here sticks to the tried-andtrue: Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, selections from Dvorˇák’s Slavonic Dances, and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto (with the young American violinist Alexi Kenney as soloist). The concert takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.). A preconcert lecture at 3 p.m. is free to ticket holders. Tickets ($11 to $72) can be obtained directly from the symphony (505-983-1414) or through Tickets Santa Fe (505-988-1234; www.ticketssantafe.org). — J.M.K.