Explore the vibrant world of Baroque and early music with Severall Friends, featuring year-round concerts in Santa Fe. Our programs, including the popular MarketMusic series, offer live performances of classical masterpieces and educational segments. Held in the scenic Railyard District and other notable venues, these concerts provide a gateway to the rich traditions of early music. Admission is free with suggested donations. Support our mission to keep early music alive and flourishing.
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Severall Friends is Celebrating Early Music Month!

Back by Popular Demand!

MarketMusic returns in Summer 2024 for its second season, providing live performances of Baroque chamber music near the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market on selected summer Saturdays.

Baroque Music Concert Season:
June 8 through September 14, 2024


Saturdays at Noon in the Railyard District
The Gallery at New Mexico School for the Arts,
500 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, 87501


Sponsored by Severall Friends: Early Music in the High Desert


Please join MarketMusic for its second season at the New Mexico School for the Arts this summer. Curated by Stephen Redfield, these informal one-hour concerts scheduled at noon on Saturdays were so popular last summer, that we’ve added more concerts. Your favorite Baroque musicians are performing in a setting and on original instruments that best evoke the music aesthetic of the period. Each concert also features a brief Santa Fe Farmers’ Market-related moment given by a chef or Northern New Mexican local agricultural producer. No reservations are needed, and while a contribution of $20 is suggested, admission is by a free-will offering. Free parking is available for concert-goers across from the New Mexico School for the Arts.




Saturday, June 8, 2024 – Season Opener

Baroque Blockbusters:

Music of Corelli, Handel, and Vivaldi
Artists include: Elizabeth Blumenstock, Stephen Redfield, Lisa Grodin, violins; Katie Rietman, cello; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord


Food for Thought: Each of the eight concerts this summer will also feature spoken word, as we invite chefs who sources locally, agricultural producers, or nonprofit leaders working in the food arena to give a brief “Food for Thought” talk as part of each presentation.


This week, Nina Rosenberg a member of the Executive Board of Slow Food Santa Fe will be our speaker. Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet. Nina will speak about Slow Food Santa Fe’s in-person programming and radio broadcasts. For more information please click here.



Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Consort Concert:

Music of Byrd, Holborne and Dowland for viols and voice
Artists include: Kathleen Ritch, Soprano; Lisa Grodin and Stephen Redfield, violins; Jeffrey Smith, viola; Mary Springfels and Sarah Biber, viols


Food for Thought: Santa Fe Farmers’ Market CEO Debbie Burns joins us as this week’s speaker. Debbie leads the year-round Saturday Railyard Santa Fe Farmers’ Market with over 100 vendors, as well as the seasonal Tuesday Market and the Market del Sur. Under her leadership, The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market ranks consistently in the top 10 farmers markets nationwide and is a must for tourists visiting Santa Fe as well as locals.  Although she grew up in the Midwest learning about agriculture during summers working on her uncles’ farms, she came to Santa Fe by way of Northern Italy where she worked with children, teaching them about nutrition and the importance of eating sustainable, locally sourced food.



Saturday, July 6, 2024

Harpsichord Obbligato:

Harpsichord chamber music of J.S. Bach and others
Artists include: David Solem, harpsichord


Food for Thought: Today’s speaker is the enterprising Nina Ladegaard, Founder|Director of the award-winning Squash Blossom Local Food, the 2022 Local Hero for Innovation & Food Justice, Edible New Mexico and the 2018 City of Santa Fe’s Small Business of the Year. Squash Blossom is Santa Fe’s lead distributor of wholesale local produce to restaurants in and around Santa Fe. Squash Blossom is also the purveyor of local produce for individual consumers through Blossom Bag Subscriptions complete with home delivery. Nina describes Squash Blossom “as a social enterprise. We work to protect and preserve traditional, low-impact farming methods, and prioritize above all else, fairness for every entity in the farmer ➟ eater value chain.”


In addition to sourcing from Ground Stone Farm which Nina and her husband Mat own in Nambé, New Mexico, Nina has developed a network of 25 farms from which she and her team obtain fresh produce for her wholesale and retail clients. You may also visit with Mat Ladegaard at his booth at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market pre-concert.



Saturday, July 20, 2024

Il Barocco Italiano:

Music of Corelli, Vivaldi and their contemporaries
Artists include: Lorenzo Colitto and Lisa Ferguson, violins; Sally Guenther, cello; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord


Food for Thought: Pam Roy is a leader in food policy in New Mexico, and she had lent her talents to a number of important organizations in the food arena. We are honored to have her speak today. The 2016 Community All Star, traces her Farmers’ Market Institute roots back to 1989 when the organization was a fledgling start-up.


She is the Executive Director and Policy Director of Farm to Table which has Food Policy and Advocacy as a core part of its mission. In this role she coordinates the New Mexico Food & Agriculture Policy Council, Santa Fe City and County Food Policy Council, serves as the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Government Relations for New Mexico, is a partner of the NM Grown Coalition and the Office of the Governor’s Food Initiative. In a nutshell, if there is an important conversation about our State’s agricultural policy, you’ll find this native New Mexican in a seat at the table.



Saturday, August 3, 2024

Gold Medal French Baroque:

Music of Couperin, Rameau, and others
Artists include: Matthew Dirst, harpsichord; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba


Food for Thought: Travel + Leisure lists Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort as one of the world’s best destination spas. The recipient of a 2022 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award, Blue Heron Restaurant is an integral part of the spa’s wellness experience. With a background in nutrition and healthcare coupled with engagements at elite hotels such as Bishop’s Lodge, Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort and Chef Zachary seem to be a match made in heaven.


This week’s speaker, Managing Chef Zachary Perron said he has “a passion for supporting people in their journey of improving themselves,” which he accomplishes through food. “It is part of the integrated approach I have to my work,” he added. “I am fortunate to have access to the Ojo Farm in Ojo Caliente, but I also enjoy shopping at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. Santa Fe is really a small town and I enjoy the community connections and hearing the stories of the farmers and ranchers.” For more information, please click here.



Saturday, August 17, 2024

Hochschule für Violine:

German Baroque works featuring the Violin
Music by J.S. Bach, Handel, and Telemann
Artists include: Carla Moore and David Felberg, violins


Food for Thought: Today’s speaker, Susan Tarver, was designated the 2023 Community All Star by the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Susan founded the Eldorado Farmers’ Market in 2006 which she oversees to this day. Since 2008, Susan has also been the Executive Director of Bienvenidos Outreach Inc. which sponsors an essential food pantry on Fifth Street here in Santa Fe. We’ll hear from Susan about the state of food insecurity in our area, as well as her efforts to support local farmers and to make sure those sourcing their food from the food pantry receive fresh locally-grown food along with nonperishables.



Saturday, August 31, 2024

Baroque Bassoon:

Music by Fasch, Telemann, Vivaldi, and Zelenka with Bassoon at its core
Artists include: Anna Marsh, bassoon; Katie Rietman, cello


Food for Thought: Mary Dixon, longtime vendor at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market representing Green Tractor Farm and Secretary of the Board of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute, will join us as our speaker. Green Tractor Farm was named a 2013 All Star Farm. A family enterprise founded by Mary’s husband Tom, Green Tractor’s operations have now been passed on to next generation. Rachel Dixon, and her husband Ned Conwell, grow a diverse selection of produce and flowers on 3 acres of land in La Cienega, New Mexico. The farm has been certified organic since 2006.



Saturday, September 14, 2024 – Fantastic Finale

Embrace Your Inner Voices:

Music with layered richness in inner harmonies by Bach, Biber, and more
Featuring: Elizabeth Blumenstock and Aaron Westman, violins; Anna Washburn and Lisa Grodin, violas; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; Katie Rietman, cello; Deborah Dunham, violone


Food for Thought: This week, Edible Magazine’s Local Hero Award for Best Restaurant in Santa Fe, 2022 recipient Marja Martin will be our speaker. Under Marja’s direction as Owner of Paloma and its sister restaurant Esquina Pizza, Paloma’s team strives for full sustainability in its business practices and in how they approach food. In her own words, “Driven by the creativity and inspiration that comes from our own community and that of our neighbors across the border, we strive to bring you a fresh perspective via Mexican-inspired cuisine.” For more information please click here.



Questions? Call: (505) 930-9393

MarketMusic is deeply grateful to the New Mexico School for the Arts for welcoming our artists and audiences into its gallery, a wonderfully intimate concert venue.

If you would like to join our growing list of supporters, please make a contribution through our secure website, or make a check payable to Severall Friends and mail it to:


Severall Friends NFP
64 Vista del Oro, Cerrillos, NM 87010


Program and artists subject to change.


First Season finale

Monteverdi’s Venice


Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm
New Mexico School for the Arts, 500 Montezuma Av., Santa Fe
Admission $30 ($10 for students), sold on-line only at SeverallFriends.org



Season finale: Monteverdi’s Venice

Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing showcase of compositions by the visionary geniuses who shaped the soundscape of 17th Century Venice.  At the turn of the 17th century Venice appeared to embody all that was glorious about European culture. Its architecture owed nothing to the Roman past, or, for that matter, to Northern Gothic building styles. It was exotic, being influenced by the East as much as the West. Its visual appeal was matched by the sounds that it made. There were the impressive outdoor processions of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and the raucous celebrations during the Carnival season. There were the new public opera houses,  the overwhelmingly beautiful singing which resounded in the churches and ospidale, and the private recitals to be heard in grand houses.


From the soul-stirring notes of Monteverdi to the vibrant melodies of Castello and Marini, this concert promises an unforgettable journey through time. Soprano Emily Noël and lutenist Michael Leopold will join our regular ensemble of Elizabeth Blumenstock and Stephen Redfield, violin; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; and Kathleen Macintosh, harpsichord; in bringing these works to life.


Severall Friends spread their wings!

The Lovers’ Bane: The Story of Tristan and Iseult


Saturday, March 10, 2.00 – 3.30pm EST, (12 noon MST)
Zoom program with Desirée Mays


The Lovers’ Bane: The Story of Tristan and Iseult

Join the Triangle Wagner Society of North Carolina for a unique presentation: The LoversBane: The Story of Tristan and Iseult as told in Medieval music and song. Severall Friends, directed by Mary Springfels, play music of the 13th century with songs and lais, and text from the poem Tristan and Iseult by Gottfried von Strassburg. This literary work was the main source of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Adapted readings from the text are narrated by Desirée Mays, who will also introduce the video. The musicians play early music instruments set to a montage of original medieval images.


Registration and Guest Payment Instructions



  • Begin by making your guest fee payment of $15 through our PayPal link.



  • After completing the payment, email Martha Dimes at marthadimes@gmail.com to confirm your registration. Upon verification of your payment, Martha will provide you with a link to the Zoom event.


Please note that the presentation on the 10th will not be live-streamed. However, registered guests will receive exclusive access to view the program after the concert.


For any questions or further assistance, feel free to reach out to marthadimes@gmail.com.


Season opener

Telemann in Paris


PAST EVENT: Sunday, February 25, 4:00 pm
New Mexico School for the Arts, 500 Montezuma Av., Santa Fe



We are thrilled to devote much of our program to three of Georg Philipp Telemann’s twelve “Paris” Quartets. Telemann absolutely nailed the virtuosic, sophisticated, and delicious French style; these quartets became so inordinately popular in Paris that he had to travel there to shut down a booming pirating industry. The program will also feature an evocative and lively duo by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier for flute and violin.

Both Telemann and Boismortier were highly successful entrepreneurs, at a time when the exploding bourgeoisie was avidly seeking high-quality music to perform at home. While Boismortier focused exclusively on composing music in the (faintly Italianate) French style, Telemann was a stylistic genius, fascinated by, and master of regional styles, throughout Europe and beyond, including many wonderful and virtuosic folk idioms. Telemann, who traveled frequently to get first-hand exposure to unfamiliar music, commented after a trip to Poland, “…in eight days a man could collect enough musical ideas for his whole life!” You will hear a bit of his wonderful sensitivity to these “bohemian” styles, as he has brilliantly involved them in these wonderful pieces.

Sandra Miller, New York City’s preeminent Baroque flutist, joins Severall Friends’ wonderful local players: Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque violin, Mary Springfels, viola da gamba, Katie Rietman, Baroque ‘cello, and Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord. Don’t miss this concert!

Early music in the high desert

We are Severall Friends, a consortium of musicians who gather to play a broad spectrum of early music from Machaut to Rameau. Based in Santa Fe, our mission is to bring compelling performances to the Southwest. We also plan to work with young musicians from local schools and offer workshops for adult amateurs. Mary Springfels and Elizabeth Blumenstock are co-Directors, and Ken Perlow is Treasurer and General Manager.

Severall Friends Sep 29 2016

This season is made possible by a generous grant from the John C. Griswold Family Foundation.

This concert season is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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