Visitors to the New Mexico Museumof Art during the months of July and August will be delighted by the sounds and sight of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Since its inaugural season in 1973, the Chamber Music Festival has been held in the museum's Saint Francis Auditorium. The Festival invites scores of distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-week season of the more than 80 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals. The New Mexico Museum of Art is proud to be one of two venues for this annual musical celebration. The murals on display in the auditorium compliment the sweet sound of the music for Festival goers and visitors can sometimes hear musicians playing while viewing the artwork in the galleries.
The Festival's popular noon time concerts will be held here on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week and continuing until August 20th. Since the noon concerts occur during regular museum hours, concert goers can see more art in the galleries before or after the music stops. The Chamber Music Festival's ticket office is to the left of the museum's main entrance in the lobby. Tickets can also be purchased online.