Santa Fe Symphony; The Met: Live in HD presents Les pˆecheurs de perles; punk popsters Surfer Blood; organist James David Christie
Now entering the home stretch of its search for a principal conductor, the Santa Fe Symphony is inviting several guest conductors of recent concerts to return for further appearances this season to get better acquainted. Ryan McAdams earned his master’s degree in conducting from The Juilliard School a decade ago, and since then he has built a résumé that includes appearances on the podium before quite a few orchestras of stature, including the Israel Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Maggio Musicale Orchestra of Florence. On Sunday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.), he will lead the Santa Fe Symphony in orchestral movements from Bizet’s Carmen, Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 (featuring flutist Jesse Tatum), and Shostakovich’s ever-popular Symphony No. 5. Tickets ($23-$80, discounts available) can be arranged from the Symphony directly (505-983-1414) or through the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org). A 3 p.m. lecture is free to ticket holders.