Music from Angel Fire Summer Music Festival 

Music from Angel Fire celebrates its 34th Summer Festival from August 18 through September 3. Numerous festival events will take place in the beautiful New Mexico mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. The full program will be available shortly on our website, so please check back! 



2016 Festival Highlights

The opening week included concerts in Angel Fire and Las Vegas, and a performance at the Taos Center for the Arts. The season kicked off with the return of festival-favorite ensemble Time for Three, the genre defying string trio that included Nikki Chooi, a 2010 and 2011 Music from Angel Fire Young Artist alumni.  Also featured during opening week was the world premiere of Iberian Songs by Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank and performed by the GRAMMY-nominated soprano Tony Arnold.

 


On August 23rd, Music from Angel Fire presented Viva la Musica!, a benefit event that included an evening of traditional Spanish cuisine and the passion of Flamenco dance and music at Old Martina’s Restaurant and Hall in Taos. 

 

 

 

The popular Musical Conversations, a 3-part series, was hosted by Curtis Institute Chair of Music Studies, Jonathan Coopersmith. Joined by Ida Kavafian he guided the audience through a musical journey of Baroque and Classical concertos. Chamber Music 101, consisting of two free sessions were also led by Mr. Coopersmith exploring music performed throughout the season.





 





2017 News

 

2017 MFAF Art Competition

Music from Angel Fire launches its third annual juried art competition. One artist from Colfax County will be selected and the winning work will be featured on the cover of the Summer Festival program book, a publication distributed at all festival concerts, August 18-September 2.  They will also have the opportunity to display and sell their work throughout the Festival. 

Submission deadline March 20. 

Download competition guidelines and submission instructions. 

 

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.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2017
COMPOSER-IN RESIDENCE
2017 Composer-in-Residence Kenji Bunch

Kenji Bunch

Kenji Bunch has emerged as one of the most prominent, prolific, and versatile American composers of his generation. His music has been performed by over forty orchestras, in premiere venues on six continents. 

Widely recognized for performing his own groundbreaking works for viola, Mr. Bunch is a versatile musician with a deep interest in vernacular American traditions and improvisation. He also plays bluegrass fiddle, sings, and is a frequent guest performer with many prominent rock, jazz, folk, and experimental artists.

For more information visit kenjibunch.net

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