Music from Angel Fire Summer Music Festival 

Music from Angel Fire celebrates its 33rd Summer Festival from August 19 through September 3. Twelve concert performances and numerous festival events will take place in the beautiful New Mexico mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. The 2016 season explores a rich history of literature and music combined to create the theme, “Storytelling – poetry and literature in music.” Artistic Director and violinist Ida Kavafian hand-selected the season’s programs which bring stories to life through music performed by a host of nationally renowned artists. 

The opening week includes concerts in Angel Fire and Las Vegas, and a performance at the Taos Center for the Arts. The season kicks off with the return of festival-favorite ensemble Time for Three, the genre defying string trio that includes Nikki Chooi, a 2010 and 2011 Music from Angel Fire Young Artist alumni. Time for Three will perform at the Angel Fire Community Center on August 19 and at the Taos Center for the Arts on August 20. Also featured this opening week is the world premiere of Iberian Songs by Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank and performed by the GRAMMY-nominated soprano Tony Arnold, on August 24 at the Angel Fire Community Center.

Tickets | $35 and $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at;  and at the door (subject to availability).


On August 23rd, Music from Angel Fire presents Viva la Musica!, a benefit event that includes an evening of traditional Spanish cuisine and the passion of Flamenco dance and music at Old Martina’s Restaurant and Hall in Taos. The dinner tickets have sold out, but we invite you to join us for the silent auction and spectacular entertainment featuring the return of Yjastros: the American Flamenco Repertory Company alongside the music of Gabriela Lena Frank. 

Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at;  and at the door (subject to availability)


The popular Musical Conversations, a 3-part series, takes place on August 21, 26 and 31, at the United Church of Angel Fire. Festival host Jonathan Coopersmith joins Ida Kavafian to guide the audience through a musical journey of Baroque and Classical concertos. Chamber Music 101, consisting of two free sessions, will be led by Mr. Coopersmith on August 22 and 26 exploring music performed throughout the season. Chamber Music 101 will inform and enlighten seasoned audiences as well as those new to classical music.

Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at;  and at the door (subject to availability).


2016 News


MFAF Announces
Organizational Change 

Music from Angel Fire announced that the previously disclosed collaboration discussions with Santa Fe Pro Musica have been terminated. Judie Hass, President of Music From Angel Fire, stated “As the discussions moved to the specifics of a possible permanent arrangement for combining functions, it became clear that the goals and aspirations of the two organizations were similar in many respects but different in a number of critical areas. Read more....

MFAF seeks new
Executive Director

Visit our Employment page for the job advertisement.


Composer-in Residence
Gabriela Lena Frank, 2016 Composer-in-Residence

Gabriela Lena Frank


2016 Summer Festival
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2016 Festival Calendar

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