Offering more than 200 dynamic events in dance, music, film, theater, opera, lectures and spoken word each year, The Lensic’s graceful interior and stunning exterior in both Moorish and Spanish Renaissance style was successfully transformed in 2001 from a movie palace to a state-of-the-art, nonprofit performing arts center. Watch our video or read more here.
Gideon Levy, who was born and resides in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a columnist and member of the editorial board at Haaretz daily newspaper, where he has covered the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza for the last 25 years. He is the author of The Punishment of Gaza. David Barsamian, author and investigative journalist, is the founder and director of Alternative Radio, an independent award-winning weekly radio series based in Boulder, Colorado, now in its 30th year.
Founded in the People's Republic of China in 1959, this acrobatic troupe is one of the most influential and competitive in all China. Let the colors, music, and breathtaking movement transport you to another world.
Subscriptions available from the PSF office only between May 1 and June 30, 2016.
Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world—in this stunning new production. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013.
Presented by The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera.
7:30 PM - Lensic Presents Villalobos Brothers
The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis) use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical, and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice.
The brilliant pianist Olga Kern will once again grace The Lensic’s stage for the very first of The Symphony’s inaugural series of Concert Recitals, just days before she rejoins the full Symphony Orchestra. Join the thousands from around the world who have heard the awe-inspiring music performed by Kern, winner of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal in the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Once again, The Symphony Orchestra will share the stage with lightning-fingered pianist Olga Kern, led by Guest Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn, performing Russian favorites from Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov. The orchestral performance will conclude with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5.
Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture Series presents Jordan S. Ellenberg - Mining Math’s Gray Area: Uncertainty and Contradiction.
Tickets for this event are free, but seating is limited and ticket reservations are required.
Join us for a free Big Screen Classics screening of “West Side Story”—featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Rita Moreno—on October 19. Come back on October 27 and see Moreno perform live on the Lensic stage for the first time ever!
SFIFF presents the latest and greatest local short films of 2016.
Apotheosis Directed by Jane Rosemont - An old woman, recognizing her limitations and mortality, creates offspring from a lifetime of memories. The progeny are deeply flawed. She could not be more proud. https://vimeo.com/145422001
GRYGRDNS - Brocade Directed by Amy West - A provocative exploration of human connection, playing on themes of vulnerability and shame, in all there guts and glory. https://vimeo.com/177589817
Hummingbird & Crane Directed by Veronica Rodriguez - A teen birding fanatic enters the World Series of Youth Birding as the underdog. To win, she will have to overcome child prodigies, birding superstars, scheming sidekicks and her own doubt in her abilities. At the most prestigious competition in the world for young birdwatchers, which squawker will soar?
Make America Great Again Directed by Robin Holloway - Make America Great Again (MAGA) is a music video in a 1950's do-wop style that satirizes the dangerous and willfully blind nostalgia of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign slogan. Two ladies pine for a lost age of American 'Greatness'.
Making Magic Directed by Sylvia Johnson - A behind the scenes look at what it was like to be a fly on the wall of rock and roll history. https://vimeo.com/182788700
The Last Transmission Directed by Stephen Turselli - Based on a true story about a young Cessna pilot and an aging air traffic controller whose lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico. https://vimeo.com/148449590
Alfred's Late Night Directed by Nathan Hollis - Alfred, a lonely hiker, decides to spend the night in his hammock under a bridge. He quickly regrets his decision when two men try and dispose of a body in the creek he is sleeping over.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Amber Sealey
11:00 AM - The Met: Live in HD – Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. Presented by The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera.
Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece.
Anne Carson is a poet, essayist, translator, and professor of classics. Her book Eros the Bittersweet traces the concept of eros. Her book "Autobiography of Red" is a verse novel inspired by the Greek myth of Geryon and Herakles. She has published nearly 20 books of poetry, essays, and translations. Michael Silverblatt is the host of KCRW's Bookworm, a nationally syndicated radio program showcasing writers of fiction and poetry.
Event generously supported by UBS-Hees/Macukas Wealth Management Consultants.
7:00 PM - NT Live in HD - ENCORE: Frankenstein
National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of "Frankenstein"--starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller--returns to The Lensic! Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting," "Slumdog Millionaire"), "Frankenstein" features Jonny Lee Miller ("Trainspotting," "Mansfield Park") as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch ("12 Years A Slave," "Star Trek: Into Darkness") as his creation.
7:30 PM - AMP Concerts presents Joan Baez
Joan Baez has been as busy as ever in the five years since she celebrated the landmark years of 2008-2009, the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.
She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable.