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.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 12th at 10am
Music. Power. Jealousy.
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
Tickets: $22 Reserved Seating
Don't miss this very special acoustic evening with Texas Guitar God Eric Johnson!
Thirty years after his breakthrough solo release Tones brought him national recognition, Texas guitar legend Eric Johnson is releasing his first all-acoustic album. Showcasing nine original compositions and four covers, EJ is easily Johnson’s most intimate album to date. “Ever since I was young, I’ve played piano and acoustic guitar in my private life,” Johnson says. “This type of music has always been a part of me, but I never showcased it on any kind of bigger level, like a full acoustic record. With EJ, I just decided to be more honest with myself and everybody, and show more of my personal side.” EJ brings listeners as close as possible to hearing Johnson in his own living room, performing songs on piano and steel-string and nylon-string acoustic guitars.
“Almost all of that material was cut live,”Johnson explains. “Some of the songs I actually sang and played at the same time – just live in the studio. Recording this way gave it more of an honest realism and organic emotion. Especially on the acoustic, you just have to get in there and play.”
Tickets: $29-$44 reserved seating
The Lensic Presents Big Screen Classics: When Harry Met Sally...
Featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and the United States), the California Guitar Trio and Monreal Guitar Trio fuse more than 40 years of combined performing experience into a phenomenal six-by-six-string ensemble.
Eileen Myles' books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction include "Snowflake/different streets", "Chelsea Girls", "Cool for You", and "Inferno: A Poet’s Novel". Myles is co-editor of The New Fuck You/Adventures in Lesbian Reading. Her book I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975 - 2014 was described by John Ashbury as being "like a gasp of fresh air in the turbulent urban environment she writes from." Dan Chiasson is the author of Where's the Moon, There's the Moon, and Bicentennial. He serves as poetry critic for The New Yorker and teaches at Wellesley College.
The Symphony’s second in our new series of Concert Recitals features the return of outstanding Grammy-award-winner Jason Vieaux, a contemporary and virtuosic classical guitarist.
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw's classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.
Tickets: $22 Reserved Seating
Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa leads The Symphony Orchestra in a series of uplifting and joyous works, including Dvorák’s Symphony No. 3, one of his earliest successes. Jason Vieaux, recent recipient of the Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo Album, will lead the stage in a glorious modern guitar concerto by Joaquin Rodrigo, Fantasia para un Gentilhombre. The performance concludes with one of the most universally beloved symphonies in the Classical repertoire, Schubert’s so-called “Unfinished” Symphony.
Les 7 doigts de la main, a Montreal-based circus company known for creating "circus on a human scale," will take your experience to another level. Simmering and often popping with elaborate choreography, familiar storytelling, lively music, and yes - cooking!
Subscriptions available from the PSF office only between May 1 and June 30, 2016.
Please join us for an evening of outdoor adventure & exploration on film: Brave souls flying by helicopter to the edge of mountaintops and skiing down uncharted pathways; young guys surfing down a river in Downtown Montana; a 90-year-old woman ice skating in a tutu and feeling extremely alive; and extreme mountain biking at night with only their neon-light-wheels to illuminate the dark… All of this & more at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival with action-packed, culturally-rich, and visually inspiring films being presented by WildEarth Guardians.
These program selections are bound to appeal to people from all walks of life who enjoy thrilling imagery combined with thoughtful story-telling. There will also be $1 raffle tickets with excellent goodies to win– gear, eats, merch & activewear - to encourage your own adventures with!
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvorák’s fairytale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka
Presented by The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera.
7:30 PM - Lensic Presents Dianne Reeves
Tickets go on sale Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10 am
Dianne’s recent Grammy Award winning album, Beautiful Life, epitomizes the spirit of her storied and extraordinary career, traversing many genres, and collaborating with a diverse collection of artists. Adored by audiences and critics alike throughout the world, Dianne Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed.
Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes. Shadowland has the fluid logic of a dream powered by the grace of an acrobatic dance, evincing surprise and joyous delight in a way that is uniquely Pilobolus.