Concerts & 2021 On-Demand Festival

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

We are pleased to announce Taos School of Music will present 13 On-Demand video performances, which will soon be available for pre-purchase in our online shop!

Our summer season will include five faculty artist concerts and eight young artist concerts. All concerts will be recorded in-person and then posted for online viewing a week later to allow for post-production work. Those who purchase tickets will have on-demand access to the performances for 30 days after each video is initially shared.

This is a new and exciting venture for the school and a perfect time to enjoy performances from faculty at the pinnacle of their careers and from students on the cusp of their professional orbits. Our deepest wish is to bring these musical treasures to a widening audience!

Please join us for impeccable chamber music concerts and be transported to another world!

Tonight’s livestream was breathtaking. Nicholas and the Borromeo String Quartet and the seminar format was at it’s very best. It was so wonderful and comforting to feel as though we were back among friends at the lovely St. Bernard. There is one more chance to experience their artistry.”

David & Carol Farmer

TAOS, NEW MEXICO

David and Carol Farmer from Taos, New Mexico

You can’t know how substantive your videos have been in filling the [pandemic] void from the dearth of musical and artistic events aqui in Taos. I will make a more substantive donation at the end of the series and hope this is one of a deluge. Because of the intimacy of chamber music, it seems particularly well suited to video–especially from the St Bernard.”

Bob Fies

TAOS, NEW MEXICO

“Thank you all – from a truly golden evening in Taos – sitting in our living room looking west after showers so much moisture in the air at sunset turned gold – matches your golden performance!

Blessings to you all and thanks for filling my world with beauty!”

Gael Minton

TAOS, NEW MEXICO

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

We are pleased to announce Taos School of Music will present 13 On-Demand Video performances, which will soon be available for pre-purchase in our online shop!

Our summer season will include five faculty artist concerts and eight young artist concerts. All concerts will be recorded in-person and then posted for online viewing a week later to allow for post-production work. Those who purchase tickets will have on-demand access to the performances for 30 days after each video is initially shared.

This is a new and exciting venture for the school and a perfect time to enjoy performances from faculty at the pinnacle of their careers and from students on the cusp of their professional orbits. Our deepest wish is to bring these musical treasures to a widening audience!

Please join us for impeccable chamber music concerts and be transported to another world!

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Beethoven at the St. Bernard!

In previous years, the Hotel St. Bernard serves as both the residence and venue for several of our chamber music concerts. Watch this lovely performance of Beethoven’s Trio Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost” – II. Largo assai ed espressivo.

2015 Young Artists Brandon Garbot, violin; Zachary Mowitz, cello; Sahun “Sam” Hong, piano

Find out more about our 2021 Chamber Music Festival

Violinist performing chamber music in Taos, New Mexico

The last year posed several challenges as we navigated without students and faculty in Taos for the first time in 57 years last summer. Our commitment to excellence in performance and world renowned classical music coaching is stronger than ever before!  

hands of pianist performing in Taos, NM

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

George Frideric Handel

Be Transported!

Individual and Season Tickets go on sale in Spring of 2021