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.

May 21st Concert Details

String Sextets Willy Sucre, viola Krzysztof Zimowski and Carol Swift-Matton, violin Justin Pollak, viola Lisa Donald and David Schepps, 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 Albuquerque native Lisa Donald has played cello in the local area for over 20 years. Her musical studies as a young adult took her all over the Southwest, and to Miami, Florida; and Kansas City, Missouri. read more Violinist Carol Swift-Matton is a native of Toledo, Ohio.  She holds degrees in violin performance from the Eastman School of  Music and Ohio University. read more Justin Pollak, a native of Santa Fe, first studied the violin under Catherine Nichols. As a student at the University of New Mexico, he studied with Leonard Felberg and Bernard Zinck, as well as Kimberly Fredenburgh on the viola. read more Cellist David Schepps has performed in solo and chamber concerts at Lincoln Center, at the Grand Teton Festival, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the Kansas summer festival “Chamber Music at the Barn.” read more Violinist Krzysztof Zimowski is currently the concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic and Opera Southwest Orchestra. For more than a decade, he was the concertmaster and featured soloist of the former New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. read more
May  Concert is Generously Sponsored by Silver Sponsor Martha Ritchie Silver Sponsor Rondi & Duane Thornton
Our 30th Anniversary Season