Concerts & 2020 Virtual Festival

EXQUISITE CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCES!

Streamed live! 

For over 50 years Taos School of Music has provided outstanding chamber music performances to Taos residents and visitors alike.

This year, we’re doing it virtually !

This summer between mid-June and early August, Taos School of Music will simulcast all 16 public events Facebook, YouTube, and most important – right here on our website!  We’re excited to meet you virtually online at the same time our concerts would have taken place in person – everything will be streamed live with opening comments and introductions by a live host, allowing you to share the concert experience in the safety of your homes as well as with family and friends across the globe on social media;

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2020 Virtual Festival Schedule

Programs TBD. Watch this space for program updates

Sunday, June 21
Borromeo String Quartet faculty artist concert

Saturday, June 27
Young Artists Concert

Sunday, June 28
Young Artists Concert

Thursday, July 2
Seminar with the Borromeo String Quartet

Sunday, July 5
Borromeo String Quartet faculty artist concert with Robert McDonald< and Ara Gregorian

Saturday, July 11
Young Artists Concert

Sunday, July 12
Young Artists Concert

Thursday, July 16
Seminar with the Shanghai Quartet

Sunday, July 19
Shanghai Quartet faculty artist concert

Wednesday, July 22
Robert McDonald Piano Recital with the Brentano String Quartet

Saturday, July 25
Young Artists Concert

Sunday, July 26, Young Masters Concert

Thursday, July 30
Seminar with the Daedalus String Quartet

Sunday, August 2
Daedalus Quartet visiting faculty artist concert

Saturday, August 8
Young Artists Concert

Sunday, August 9
Young Artists Concert

NOTE: The above concerts will be available for 24 hours once they are posted here on our website.  However, we are excited to announce that all concerts will be free of charge on Facebook and YouTube, with donations greatly appreciated.

I’m looking forward with great excitement to engaging with you LIVE online!

Elizabeth Baker
Executive Director

We always look forward to the next season with the Taos School of Music because it means more beautiful chamber music is coming back to Taos, and it happens every summer! The music each year is a sheer delight, with world-class quartets in residence and master students here to study with them. All of the performances are superb and keep us longing for more!

David & Carol Farmer

TAOS, NEW MEXICO

David and Carol Farmer from Taos, New Mexico

To experience a performance by the Young Artists of Taos School of Music is to be entranced by the display of talent and exhilarated by the possibilities of joy inherent in beauty. Their focus, discipline musicianship renews our highest hopes for the future of what we value most.

Sharon Niederman

NEW MEXICO AUTHOR

testimonial from Sharon Niederman

What makes the Taos School of Music so special is its unique blend of youthful energy with exceptional musicianship. I’ve attended many concerts by the National Symphony Orchestra and Kansas City Symphony, but none of these performances delivered an experience as hopeful, educational and inspiring as the student performances. Taos is so lucky to host such talented musicians. These concerts are not to be missed!

Susan J. Preston

DESIGNER, SANTA FE

Susan J. Preston, santa fe web designer

Summer would not be summer without attending the Taos School of Music concerts! An evening with music from such impeccable artists is completely transporting. The musicians, with their nuanced, sensitive performances, evoke a full range of emotion and I enjoy hearing both my favorite classical selections as well as the more contemporary numbers with which I am not familiar. I love hearing both faculty and student musicians talk about the music they are playing–it’s always an educational experience. I am so grateful to be able to support this remarkable organization.

Martha Grossman

TAOS AUTHOR

Taos concert goer, Martha Grossman

Join our chamber music family!

Classical Music for Everyone!

Finding classical music audience members under the age of 50 can be rare.  Chamber music sometimes has a reputation of being pretentious, stuffy or elitist and going to a concert may entail getting dressed up and paying a small fortune for a ticket. That is precisely the mold Taos School of Music is breaking. Our concerts are accessible, affordable and welcoming. 

On the Cusp of the World Stage

Over 800 alumni have participated in our program and advanced to successful careers in classical music. Alumni of Taos have become founders or members of quartets such as Brentano, St. Lawrence, Jupiter, and Muir to name just a few. They’re members of classical groups such as Eighth Blackbird and A Far Cry and served in all of the major orchestras in the US and abroad. They have also gone on to teach at major music conservatories around the world. 

Impeccable Performances

Experience the power of chamber music. Connect and communicate with the musicians in a way that is unattainable with other media. The remarkable faculty perform five concerts throughout the season and the talented young masters charm audiences with eight different performances over the eight weeks.

Affordable

Taos School of Music performances are accessible to everyone. Where else can one hear the country’s premier string quartets for just $25? Young Masters concerts, $15, are a favorite for audiences because of the vitality and energy the students bring to a piece. Don’t miss the free Hotel St. Bernard concert and seminar series where concerts are performed in an intimate setting the way chamber music should be heard.

Make a Difference in Young Musicians' Lives

Many take a personal interest in our Young Artists. Help support these young musicians by donating to the Young Artist Scholarship Fund which will go directly to reducing their room and board fees.  

“I should be sorry if I only entertained them. I wish better to make them better.”

George Frideric Handel

 

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