Celebrating 72 Years
June Music Festival 2013Sun June 9 4 pm Fri June 14 7:30 pm Sun June 16 4 pm
Martinez Urioste Brey Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Gabriela Martinez - piano Saul Bitran - violin Aron Bitran - violin
Bena Urioste - violin Alvaro Bitran - cello Javier Montiel - viola
Carter Brey - cello guest artist Daniel Binelli - bandoneonista
Simms Center for Performing Arts NEW VENUE! Las Puertas (June 14)
Albuquerque Academy - 6400 Wyoming Blvd. 1512 1st Street NW
Tickets: $40 reserved seating Tickets: $30 general admission seating only
$30 general admission seating
Simms Center for Performing Arts (June 16)
Tickets: $40 reserved seating $30 general admission
CHAMBER MUSIC ALBUQUERQUE
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the June Music Festival, Albert G. Simms wrote, “In 1942 my wife and a group of Albuquerque people, interested in sponsoring music and art in Albuquerque and New Mexico, conceived the idea of the June Music Festival…. Mrs. Simms, with her deep feeling for art and beauty, realized the importance of music in a community, and she wished to make it possible for the people of Albuquerque to hear and enjoy the great and beautiful works written by the great masters in the field of chamber music.”
Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms died on December 31, 1944. Beginning in 1946, Albert G. Simms sponsored the June Music Festival as a gift to the community in memory of his wife. In 1961 the financial responsibility for the Festival was undertaken by three musicians, Georges Miquelle, Josef Gingold, and Ralph Berkowitz, who formed the nucleus of the performing artists. In 1966 (the 25th season), the June Music Festival became an incorporated body with a Board of Directors assuming the responsibility for the continuance of the Festival.
The organization began sponsoring periodic winter concerts in 1972, and by 1997, the Board of Directors felt the time had come to adopt a new name: Chamber Music Albuquerque (CMA), which better describes the scope of the organization’s programs.
Now in its 71st season Chamber Music Albuquerque continues to bring fine classical ensembles and soloists to the Albuquerque community.