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2016 Free Events

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
AAFPO
12PM | Angel Fire Community Center
Join us at the Association of Angel Fire Property Owners (AAFPO) Weekend and sign up to win festival tickets.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
5:30PM | RE/MAX Mountain Realty | FREE
Music from Angel Fire and RE/MAX Mountain Realty team up to host a pre-season Business After Hours. Stop by to learn more about the festival, enjoy food and beverages, and enter to win festival tickets.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
Opening Act: Cool Summer Nights Concert Series
5:30PM | Frontier Park, Angel Fire | FREE
Pack a picnic basket and a lawn chair and listen to the sounds of The Brass Project, one of MFAF’s Young Artist ensembles. A fantastic opening act for the 7 PM opening night concert!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
Meet the Artist Reception
9PM | TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS | FREE
Stay after the concert, mingle with the musicians and meet the 2016 program book cover artist. Appetizers and dessert will be served. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
MONDAY, AUGUST 22
Chamber Music 101 (Part I): An Overview of the Season
1PM | UNITED CHURCH OF ANGEL FIRE | FREE
Are you new to MFAF? Want to brush up on your knowledge of chamber music?  Learn more about the music being performed this season as Jonathan Coopersmith, chair of musical studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, leads the audience in the first of two free sessions.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
Closer Encounters: Meet the Composer
1PM | ANGEL FIRE COMMUNITY CENTER | FREE
Get to know the musicians and music being performed in this free open rehearsal. Hear Composer-in-Residence, Gabriela Lena Frank, discuss her newly-written piece. Fun, informal and free!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
Chamber Music 101 (Part II): The Listening Project
1PM | UNITED CHURCH OF ANGEL FIRE | FREE
Curtis Institute faculty members Jonathan Coopersmith, chair of musical studies, and Steven Tenenbom, violist and coordinator of chamber music, unlock the mystery of musical expression in the second of two free sessions. Recreate the listening experience of an 18th-century audience.
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
Community Meeting and Potluck
6PM | ANGEL FIRE COMMUNITY CENTER | FREE
Bring your favorite dish and join musicians, staff, board members and friends for an evening of food and friendship. Savor cuisine from around the world as musicians bring samples from their native country. Hear an update about the state of affairs at MFAF. Here’s what you can bring, depending on the first letter of your last name. A-I: casserole or entrée; J-Q: salad; R-Z: dessert
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
Youth and Family Concert                       
10AM | TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS | FREE
Featuring Toby Appel and musicians from the Young Artist program.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Youth and Family Concert                      
10AM | EAGLE NEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | FREE
Featuring Toby Appel and musicians from the Young Artist program.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Raton Concert - Miracles and Fantasies
7PM | SHULER THEATER, RATON | FREE

BEETHOVEN Trio in D Major for Strings, Op. 9, No. 2
GABRIELA LENA FRANK Milagros for String Quartet (2010)
GABRIELLA SMITH Work to be announced
CAPLET Conte fantastique for Narrator, Harp and String Quartet
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Closer Encounters: Meet the Composer         
1PM | ANGEL FIRE COMMUNITY CENTER | FREE
Get to know the musicians and music being performed in this free open rehearsal. Hear Young Artist Composer-in-Residence, Gabriella Smith, discuss her passion about being a composer. Fun, informal and free!

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