History

 

There is something different about making music in New Mexico - its endless vistas and open landscapes infuse creativity with a sense of spaciousness and possibility. For the past twenty-four years the Taos Chamber Music Group has tapped into the Land of Enchantment by presenting the imaginative and inspirational performances for which it has become known. Programs often reflect the beauty of our surroundings as well as the unique cultural diversity of the Taos area, earning TCMG a reputation as one of Northern New Mexico's most innovative and succcessful music series.

Historically, TCMG has sought out programming and partnerships that go beyond the classical music concert formula to redefine and enhance the very concept of chamber music. Its varied repertoire spans the Baroque to the Contemporary and has combined classical masterpieces with lesser known chamber music works, including compositions by Latin American, Spanish, Native American, Baltic, Middle Eastern, women and jazz composers.

The group has commissioned several new works, been joined by composers-in-residence, and collaborated with writers, poets, dancers, artists, filmmakers, photographers and music historians. Distinguished guests from around the world often grace TCMG’s roster which includes some of New Mexico’s finest musicians, both classical and beyond. In addition to its concert series in Taos, TCMG’s commitment to music education continues to bring programs to hundreds of Taos County school children.

Check out a few videos from some of TCMG's many collaborations and performances below!

Viaje - Zhou Tian
Opening concert of 25th Anniversary Season, September 30, 2017

American String Quartet with Nancy Laupheimer, flute




Season Finale highlights, May 2017
Nancy Laupheimer & Gretchen Pusch, flutes
Eliana Yazzino Yang, cello
Micelle Cann, piano
Ethan Jackson, media



Trio - Nino Rota
Taos Chamber Music Group, October 2016 "Parting the Veil"
Nancy Laupheimer, flute
Laurie Carney, violin
David Friend, piano



Piano Quartet in G minor - Gabriel Faure
Taos Chamber Music Group, May 2016 "In a Dream"
Debra Ayers, piano
David Felberg, violin
Shanti Randall, viola
Sally Guenther, cello 



Light Screens -  Andrew Norman
Taos Chamber Music Group March, 2016 "Into the Light"
Sasha vom Dorp
, artist 
Nancy Laupheimer, flute
Espen Lilleslåtten, violin
Ilze Klava, viola
Sally Guenther, cello

 

"East" from Unimagined Bridges - Andrea Clearfield
Taos Chamber Music Group, April 2015
Lenny Foster, 
Photography Copyright

Lisamarie McGrath, Native Flutes 
Nancy Laupheimer, concert flute



I Will Not Be Sad In this World - Eve Beglarian
Taos Chamber Music Group, February 2011

Nancy Laupheimer, alto flute
Photography, Geraint Smith