Welcome to Kachina Concerts!  We exist to present classical music in Santa Fe, featuring artists that may not be so well-known in this city, although they may be well-known elsewhere.  Santa Fe has a long history and tradition of classical music and we hope to make a small contribution to that.

Our first presentation will be a concert on Sunday March 11, 2018, at 3:00pm, at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe.  We will be welcoming Alexander Paley, a virtuoso Russian (Moldovan) pianist on his first visit to Santa Fe.

image_zoom_50Alexander Paley is widely acclaimed for his dazzling technical prowess, his exceptionally broad and extensive repertoire of concerti, solo piano works and chamber music, and the depth of his unique and personal interpretations.

The Washington Post called Paley’s 1991 debut with the National Symphony a “flawless performance,” and since then, he has earned similar accolades for performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and the St. Louis, San Diego, Utah, Colorado, Milwaukee, Seattle, and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Composers Orchestra in the 1996-7 season with the world premiere of a new concerto by Sheila Silver, at which time The New York Times wrote: “The pianist … played like a man possessed.”

Mr. Paley currently splits his time between Paris, France and New York, and plays concerts to a world-wide audience in Europe, Asia and America.  His concert work includes frequent 4-hand concerts with his wife, Pei-wen Chen.  For more than two decades, Mr. Paley has been presenting yearly music festivals in Richmond, Virginia and at the Moulin d’Andé in Normandy.

This afternoon concert program will include the following:

  • Tchaikovsky  the complete “Seasons”  op. 37b
  • Scriabin   Sonata No. 2, Op. 19
  • Medtner Sonata Reminiscenza, Op. 38, No. 1
  • Prokofiev Sonata no. 3 in A minor, op. 28

Tickets $30 at the door – under aged 18, free entrance
Discounted tickets available for prior purchase, contact Pamela McClain via the Contact Page