Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Series ends at emotional peak.(Final)

Byline: Joanne Sheehy Hoover For the Journal

CRITICS' CORNER

REVIEW

The Santa Fe Music series 20th Century Unlimited closed down its season and its existence Tuesday night in the St. Francis Auditorium on a spectacular note, lots of them in fact, from the Polish contralto Ewa Podles.

The adjective "phenomenal" is often tossed out to hype singers, but in Podles' case, it is no exaggeration. Her voice sweeps the listener up like a force of nature.

It was a glorious way for Eleanor Eisenmenger, the founder, executive director, chief supporter and artistic guide of 20th Century Unlimited, to turn out the lights on this unique series. In her own fashion Eisenmenger has been a major musical force in Santa Fe. …

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