Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Making sweet music.(Special Section)

Byline: Emily Van Cleve For the Journal

Chamber festival brings diverse selection to season

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents such a diverse set of programs it is hard to imagine how artistic director Marc Neikrug finds ways to continue expanding the offerings.

The Schubert and Piano Recital concerts are two new series being presented during the festival's 31st season, which runs July 20 through Aug. 25 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center and St. Francis Auditorium. Ideas for both series have been formulating in Neikrug's mind for several years.

"Schubert is very interesting in terms of chamber music," says Neikrug. "He didn't write a ton of it but he did write some pieces which form the cornerstone of the chamber music repertoire.

"Through the years I've been programming bits of Schubert here and there but I've purposely avoided presenting an all-Schubert concert. …

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