TAOS, N.M. — The Taos Chamber Music Group’s 26th season opens with a program that brings violinist and social advocate Vijay Gupta to Taos, performing compositions by J.S. Bach, Reena Esmail (including a world premiere) and Handel-Halvorsen.
The Taos Chamber Music Group presents “Common Ground” on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 & 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art.
One of the youngest musicians to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gupta is also a TED Senior Fellow, Kennedy Center Citizen Artist and co-founder of Street Symphony, which performs for and with homeless and incarcerated people in Los Angeles. Gupta will give a talk about the work he does, and Esmail, another Indian-American, will be composer-in-residence. TCMG musicians for this program include Sally Guenther, cello, Nancy Laupheimer, flute, and Kim Bakkum, piano.
This is the first of seven programs on TCMG’s 2019-19 series that runs through May, 2019. Season tickets are still available for a discounted price at www.taoschambermusicgroup.org where there is more program, artist and ticket information. Tickets are also available through the Harwood Museum, 575-758-9826, where there is a discount for museum members. A dinner discount is being offered to concert goers after the performances from Doc Martin’s, Martyrs, the Gorge Bar & Grill and Lambert’s restaurants.