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Join us for Music from Angel Fire’s
34th Summer Music Festival
August 18 - September 3, 2017
Kenji Bunch, Composer-in-Residence


Introducing the 2017 Summer Festival

Mary Kay Robinson, MFAF Executive DirectorI’m thrilled to introduce season 34, “Around the World.” Culture is one of the most defining attributes of a society and its greatest export. Music has no borders, it’s history you can dance to! What a Herculean task for a small village to put on a world-class Chamber Music Festival, one thing I know from my brief time here, this is one extraordinary village! Music from Angel Fire has earned the reputation as one of our country’s elite music festivals. At the same time, it’s a well-kept secret; with your help, I’d like to change that. It starts with you, your family, friends and neighbors; volunteer and see what we’re about, patronize our advertisers and tell them we sent you. Let’s make Angel Fire a cultural destination…it takes a village! How excited I am to be here in this spectacular place and part of this prestigious festival. Please come introduce yourself and share your favorite adventures: hikes, restaurants, parks and more. I’m so looking forward to becoming a member of this inspiring community! Mary Kay Robinson, Executive Director


Ida Kavafian, MFAF Artistic DirectorI would like to invite you all to Angel Fire, Taos, Las Vegas and Raton to take a trip “Around the World” with us for our 2017 season! Our festival theme this year features concerts that revolve around individual countries of significance in the history of chamber music. The music spans four centuries and will take us from Europe to Russia and to the Americas. The incomparable Imani Winds return for our opening week and our Composer-in-Residence is the amazing Kenji Bunch, whose World Premiere will be featured on August 23 in Angel Fire. The Curtis Institute’s Brass Project will be back by popular demand, along with other students that comprise our beloved Young Artist program. I look forward to sharing this amazing season with you. Pack your bags and get ready to soar around the world with us! Ida Kavafian, Artistic Director


The popular, free Chamber Music 101 series will be hosted again by Curtis Institute Chair of Music Studies, Jonathan Coopersmith. and explores music performed throughout the season.



On Saturday, July 29 hear chamber music in the intimacy of the recital hall and mingle afterward in the warm, evening air of the outdoor courtyard at Robertson & Sons Violin Shop in Albuquerque for our 8th annual benefit event.  On Tuesday, August 22 You can show your support for music in northern New Mexico attending the Viva Pops! Benefit Event. Join us at Old Martina’s Restaurant and Hall, an historic adobe landmark in Ranchos de Taos. More information to come!

Continuing its commitment to education, the Festival presented the Music from Angel Fire Young Artist Program. Since 1998 this ever popular educational outreach program features performances by students from the famed Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. These gifted young artists participated in the Festival's Music in Our Schools rural residency program presenting nearly 40 interactive hands-on classroom programs in the public schools of Northern New Mexico. The students also benefit from performing along side world-class artists with established careers during the festival.


Angel Fire Resort

Jean and David McLaughlin

Adrienne Atkinson

Ellen Nadler and Robert Cubitto

Robyn and Beck Atkinson

National Endowment for the Arts

June and Kay Fancher

New Mexico Arts

Margaret Fowler Endowment Trust

Waite and Genevieve Phillips Foundation

Robert Goodfellow

Albert I. Pierce Foundation

Janet Gregory

Robertson & Sons Violin Shop

Bruce E. Howden, Jr. AmericanComposers Project

Harold N. Tenenbom Educational Fund

Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation

Thistlewood Foundation

Paul L. King

Rosalie and Frank Turner

Lange Family Foundation

KUNM- From the University of New Mexico

Phil Long Toyota of Trinidad &
Phil Long Ford of Raton


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