California Connections

07Oct5:30 pm7:00 pmCalifornia ConnectionsTaos Chamber Music Group Concerts

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Here in Taos, we can appreciate how impactful kinship with a place and its people can be, and this concert program evokes that idea.  California connects the composers John Cage, John Adams, Reena Esmail and Lou Harrison, and two of the musicians, Elizabeth Baker (violin) and Vicki Ray (piano), in many powerful ways.

The 4 composers and Elizabeth and Vicki have roots in the Golden State and share some intriguing personal connections you will hear about in introductions to the specially selected pieces.  And there will be an opportunity for the community to be a part of the experience of “preparing” the piano for John Cage’s Perilous Night (details to be shared by Taos Chamber Music Group closer to the performance dates).  We complete the circle back to our home state with a local New Mexican musician (new to TCMG), Douglas Cardwell (percussion) who will add his unique thrum to Lou Harrison’s exotic Varied Trio.

Doors at 5:10pm.


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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 thirty 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 successful music series.




October 7, 2023 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux Street

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