Ran­dom Acts

Guillermo Figueroa takes the ba­ton at Santa Fe Sym­phony; The Met: Live in HD beams Roméo et Juli­ette to the Len­sic; or­gan­ist James David Christie plays Bach; and New Mex­ico School for the Arts presents Win­ter Dances 2017

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Guillermo Figueroa, se­lected last spring as the Santa Fe Sym­phony’s prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor, be­gins his ten­ure with a pro­gram that com­prises Si­belius’s Fin­lan­dia, Mozart’s Bas­soon Con­certo (fea­tur­ing Ste­fanie Przy­byl­ska, the orches­tra’s prin­ci­pal bas­soon­ist), and Brahms’ Sym­phony No. 4. Al­though it is a new ap­point­ment, Figueroa is a fa­mil­iar fig­ure here­abouts, hav­ing served as mu­sic di­rec­tor of the New Mex­ico Sym­phony Orches­tra (based in Al­bu­querque) from 2000 un­til its demise in 2011. He was for­merly mu­sic di­rec­tor of the Puerto Rico Sym­phony Orches­tra, con­cert­mas­ter of New York City Bal­let, and a found­ing mem­ber and con­cert­mas­ter of the Or­pheus Cham­ber Orches­tra in New York. Figueroa is the third artis­tic leader in the his­tory of the Santa Fe Sym­phony, fol­low­ing Ste­wart Robert­son (mu­sic di­rec­tor from 1986-1996) and Steven Smith (mu­sic di­rec­tor from 1999-2013). The con­cert takes place on Sun­day, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m., at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 211 W. San Fran­cisco St. Tick­ets ($22-$80) are avail­able di­rectly through the sym­phony (505-983-1414) or by call­ing 505-988-1234 or vis­it­ing www.tick­etssantafe.org. — James M. Keller

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