THE PERFORMING ARTS

It's been said many times, and it's true: No other American city of comparable size can even approach the array of cultural offerings available in Santa Fe. All year long, but especially in the summer, New Mexico's capital city is an ongoing festival of music, dance, theater, film and other lively arts. From the world-famous Santa Fe Opera to the oldest home-based community theater in the West, Santa Fe has it all-and then some. As the Convention and Visitors Bureau puts it succinctly, "Santa Fe IS culture."

Presented here as a service to SFAOL visitors is a listing of many of the performing arts of Santa Fe. For more information, call the organizations directly or visit their Web sites.

Greer Garson Theater. College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505. A professional theater venue, for performances of the College of Santa Fe, and various other organizations. Call for schedule. 505-473-6511.

Lensic Performing Arts Center. Versatile, well-equipped, a grand and majestic theater built in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Soon to be Santa Fe's premier performing-arts venue, for local, national and international presentations, year-round. 505-982-1237.

New Mexico Pro Coro Ensemble. 2001 season TBA. Performances in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. P. O. Box 2682, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Call for schedule. 505-820-7711.

Paolo Soleri Outdoor Amphitheater. Concerts in spring, summer and fall. Santa Fe Indian School campus. 1501 Cerrillos Road. 505-989-6300. Director's mobile phone: 505-670-7255.

Plan B Evolving Arts. Monthly performances TBA. Year-round contemporary art, performances, ongoing film series. 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. 505-982-1338. www.planbart.org.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Concerts in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. P. O. Box 4462, Santa Fe, NM 87502. 505-662-9717. chorale@trail.com.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Spring/summer seasons. Performances in St. Francis Auditorium in the Museum of Fine Arts, on the Santa Fe Plaza. P. O. Box 853, Santa Fe, NM 87504. 505-983-2075. www.santafechambermusic.org.

Santa Fe Community Orchestra. Concerts in St. Francis Auditorium in the Museum of Fine Arts on the Santa Fe Plaza. Call for schedule. 505-466-2516.

Santa Fe Concert Association. Concerts in St. Francis Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts on the Santa Fe Plaza. Call for schedule. 505-984-8759. Protix: 800-905-3315. www.musicone.org.

Santa Fe Council for the Arts. Community arts exhibits, arts/crafts shows, lectures.     P. O. Box 8921, Santa Fe, NM 87504. 505-424-1878.

Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Season TBA. 219 Shelby St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. 505-988-7505 or 800-244-4011. www.desertchorale.org.

Santa Fe Film Festival. Community-wide celebration of cinema, guests, talks, concerts, parties. Late autumn, schedule TBA. 505-988-5225. www.thesantafefilmfestival.com.

Santa Fe Opera. Seven miles north on Highway 84/285. 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654. www.santafeopera.org.

Santa Fe Performing Arts/Armory for the Arts Theater. Performances on weekends at Armory theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, P. O. Box 22372, Santa Fe, NM 87502. Call for schedule. 505-984-1370.

Santa Fe Playhouse. Year-round community-based performances. 142 E. DeVargas St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. 505-988-4262.

Santa Fe Pro Musica. Performances in James A. Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf, and in Loretto Chapel downtown. P.O. Box 2091, 87504-2091. Call for schedule. 505-988-4640 or 800-960-6680. www.santafepromusica.com.

Santa Fe Symphony. Concerts at Sweeney Center unless otherwise noted. Children under 6 not admitted. 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 505-983-3530. www.rt66.com/santafe_symph.

Santa Fe Women's Ensemble. Spring concerts at Santuario de Guadalupe, Christmas concerts at Loretto Chapel. 424 Kathryn place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 505-954-4922. www.sfwe.org.

Serenata of Santa Fe. Season TBA. P. O. Box 8410, Santa Fe, NM 87504. 505-989-7988.

Shakespeare in Santa Fe. July-August performances at St. John's College, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Grass/ground free, seats cost. 301 N. Guadalupe, Suite 204, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 505-982-2910. www.shakespearesantafe.org.

Southwest Children's Theater. Season TBA. Performances at Santa Fe Playhouse. 2537 Camino Estribo, Santa Fe, NM 87505. 505-984-3055.

Santa Fe Summerscene. Thursday summer concerts on the Plaza.

St. Francis Auditorium. In the Museum of Fine Arts on the Plaza. Various musical events, plays and other performances. 107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501. 505-476-5072. www.museumofnewmexico.org.

Theaterwork. Year-round season of new plays, local artists, workshops. 1336 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe, NM 87505. 505-471-1799. thwork@newmexico.com.

20th Century Unlimited. Performances at St. Francis Auditorium and the James A. Little Theater. Call for schedule and tickets at Nicholas Potter Bookseller, 211 E. Palace Ave., P. O. Box 2631, Santa Fe, NM 87504. 505-820-6401.


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