Concert Calendar

Contributors Thank You Concert

  1. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:00 pm

Aurafitness

This free special event features guitarist Colin McAllister, a versatile performer as well as historian, who will share his musical perspectives with audiences. Music from across the ages and around the world include Colin's arrangements of late Medieval polyphony, Cuban composer Leo Brouwer's evocative El Decameron Negro based on African love stories, Spanish and Brazilian-flavored tunes for flute and guitar by Gary Schocker, and Steve Reich's mesmerizing Electric Counterpoint which pairs live electric guitar with a pre-recorded virtual orchestra of 12 guitars and 2 electric basses! The concert and reception will take place at Aurafitness, 1337 Gusdorf Road, a light and airy space whose beautiful wood floor, cloth hangings and Pat Pollard paintings on the wall make for a "downtown" feel that is just right for this eclectic program followed by wine and hors d'oeuvres. Click here to contribute!
Colin McAllister, guitar   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute

Rhapsodic Reverie

  1. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 5:00 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

The twenty-second season of the Taos Chamber Music Group opens with a colorful palette of music, featuring Beethoven’s Quintet in Eb, Op. 16  for piano and winds, Schumann’s Three Romances for oboe and piano, Joseph Jongen’s Rhapsodie for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano, and Hypnosis for flute and piano by Ian Clarke.
Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Kevin Vigneau, oboe   |   Keith Lemmons, clarinet   |   Scott Temple, horn   |   Toni Lipton, bassoon   |   Robert Tweten, piano

Time Change

  1. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:00 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

This program marks the actual time change (turn your clocks back!) as well as changes in musical meters and styles. From Brahms’ Trio in A minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, cello and piano to Judd Greenstein’s Change for electric guitar, flute, clarinet, bass and piano, to more recent compositions influenced by music from the Renaissance (Gary Schocker’s Dream Travels for flute and guitar and Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal for solo guitar), TCMG takes you on a time travel treat!
Colin McAllister, guitar   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Sergei Vassiliev, clarinet   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Patrick Neher, bass   |   Kim Bakkum, piano

Remembering Ralph

  1. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 pm

Home of Sally Guenther, Des Montes

TCMG pays tribute to Ralph Guenther, composer, professor, flutist and Taos School of Music board member for over twenty years, in honor of his 100th birthday. Guenther’s Two Shakespearean Sonnets for voice, flute and cello, Sonata for Violoncello and Improvisation for flute and piano will be performed along with Beethoven’s “Ghost” Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1, Eugene Ysaye's Ballade for solo violin and Henryk Gorcki’s haunting Good Night for voice, flute and  piano, based on the line "Good night . . . flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." from Hamlet.

Christina Martos, soprano   |   Jeannie Wells Yablonsky, violin   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Debra Ayers, piano

A Russian Holiday

  1. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:00 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

TCMG takes you on a holiday tour from the mountains of Azerbaijan to the splendor of St. Petersburg, featuring the extraordinary Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov in solo piano works by Rachmaninoff as well as Tchaikovsky’s monumental Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, and the folk-inspired Six Pieces for flute and piano by Fikret Amirov.

Gleb Ivanov, piano   |   LP How, violin   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute

Jazzin' Around

  1. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 11, 2015, 5:00 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

TCMG joins with the Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Scholarship Fund in commissioning a new work for flute, saxophone and cello by the young, up-and-coming composer Corey Dundee for this jazz-inflected program. Dundee will also be featured on his composition for solo saxophone, Star Bits. Other works include Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 (inspired by American blues and jazz), Russian composer Nikolai Kaputin’s improvisatory-sounding Trio for flute, cello and piano, and Kenji Bunch’s Swing Shift for violin, cello and piano, a nighttime jaunt through New York City.
Corey Dundee, composer / saxophonist   |   LP How, violin   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Debra Ayers, piano

Ravel-ation

  1. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 5:00 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

TCMG celebrates one of its favorite composer's birthdays as Maurice Ravel turns 140! A program that traverses his ravishing music includes the Habanera arranged for cello and piano, La Flûte Enchantée from Shéhérazade for voice, flute and piano, the Sonata for violin and cello, Pavane for a Dead Princess arranged for flute, cello and piano, Mélodies Populaires Grecques for voice and piano, and the Piano Trio in A minor.

Kirsten Lear, mezzo soprano   |   David Felberg, violin   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   Robert Tweten, piano

Unimagined Bridges

  1. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 5:00 pm

Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art

Taking its cue from the eponymous Rilke poem TCMG’s season finale explores "unimagined bridges" from Bach (Trio Sonata in G Major for two flutes and keyboard) to Brahms (Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 101 in C minor), as well as Kevin Puts’ soaring Arches for solo violin, and Unimagined Bridges for flute and Native flutes by Andrea Clearfield, based on the Four Directions of the Native American Medicine Wheel with photographs by Lenny Foster.
Lisamarie McGrath, Native & silver flutes   |   Nancy Laupheimer, flute   |   David Felberg, violin   |   Sally Guenther, cello   |   Debra Ayers, piano