30th Anniversary Season 2016—2017  The Placitas Artists Series is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs,  and the National Endowment for the Arts.

March 19th Concert Details

String Quartets and Viola Quintet Willy Sucre and La Catrina String Quartet Willy Sucre, viola Daniel Vega-Albela and Simón Gollo, violin Jorge Martínez-Ríos, viola Jorge Espinoza, cello Program and Notes
Violist Willy Sucre is a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and is the driving force behind the “Willy Sucre & Friends” concerts. Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Sucre studied at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in La Paz; Colby College Chamber Music Institute in Waterville, Maine; Mannes School of Music in New York; and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore Maryland. read more La Catrina String Quartet, comprised of Daniel Vega-Albela and Simón Gollo, violin; Jorge Martínez Ríos, viola; and Jorge Espinoza, cello, is currently in residence at New Mexico State University. The quartet is nationally and internationally recognized as the new vanguard for contemporary Latin American quartet repertoire. The quartet tours regularly throughout the United States and Mexico and has received important awards and recognitions, such as Western Michigan University’s All University Research and Creative Scholar Award and the North Carolina Arts Council cARTwheels 2009 and 2010 touring program. Their three-fold mission includes a deep commitment to the cultivation of new works by living composers from throughout the Americas, the programming of existing Latin American works rarely performed, and bringing fresh interpretation to classical, romantic, and twentieth century works. read more
March  Concert is Generously Sponsored by Silver Sponsor BJ & Alan Firestone and the Firestone Family Foundation
Our 30th Anniversary Season