Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival's Mission is:  

  • To provide an outstanding summer music festival for our surrounding and greater northern New Mexico community;

  • To bring world-class artists from around the globe, performing from the wealth of the classical chamber music repertoire;

  • To engage and interact with audiences, the community, and youth through educational outreach programs which foster a greater appreciation of the richness of classical music;

  • To promote appreciation of and experiences with new music through the performance of and commissioning of new musical works;

  • To interact with artists throughout our community in other mediums in artistic collaboration;

  • To enhance the economic well-being of the surrounding community by the attraction to visitors from throughout the country and;

  • To provide the finest musical experiences in magnificent natural and intimate surroundings on the Rio Chama.                                                                                                                                   

  • ACMF is fiscally sponsored by Luciente, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit and charitable community-based organization whose mission is to foster education, economic development, and the arts throughout a defined service area in Northern New Mexico.

2018 Season Highlights

ACMF's 11th season features the WORLD PREMIERE of GARY GACKSTATTER'S Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit written for preeminent artist R. CARLOS NAKAI, Native Flute, and ACMF Ensemble in TWO special performances.  Additional living composers being performed this season are: Ofer Ben-Amots, Peter Garland, Pierre Jalbert, R. Carlos Nakai, Steve Reich, and  Bruce Wolosoff. ACMF also pays a heartfelt musical tribute to the musical life of composer RUTH LOMON (1930-2017) with selected works throughout the season. 

ARTIST ROSTER

Debra Ayers, Piano

Emanuele Arciuli, Solo Piano

David Felberg, Violin

Gary Gackstatter, Conductor

Sally Guenther, Cello

Conor Hanick, Piano

Keith Lemmons, Clarinet/Saxophone

Ruxandra Marquardt, Violin

R. Carlos Nakai, Native Flute

Scott Ney, Percussion

Doug Nottingham, Conductor/Percussion

Shanti Randall, Viola

Brett Stephens, Percussion

Madeline Williamson, Piano

Joseph Wytko, Soprano Saxophone

ENSEMBLES

Crossing 32nd Street

Montage Music Society

Trio Arriba (Resident Piano Trio)

 

 

 

 

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