Nicolle Maniaci Takes the Stage with SF Symphony String Quintet

Bosque’s Director of Strings Ensemble, Nicolle Maniaci, will perform this weekend in The Santa Fe Symphony’s 2018–19 Recital Series: The Symphony String Quintet.The program features five Symphony Principals including Principal Violin II Nicolle Maniaci with Concertmaster David Felberg, Principal Violist Kimberly Fredenburgh, Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, and Principal Cellist Dana Winograd.

Ms. Maniaci said the most special part of this performance is that the conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony will play viola with the group at the concert.“It is a unique experience when your conductor is also a great instrumentalist,” she said. “Many symphony conductors give up playing only to conduct. Guillermo Figueroa is still a rockstar violinist and violist!”

She added that the group is hoping that a lot of young musicians attend to hear this great recital. “We love performing for students!” she said.

The program opens with what many consider one of the finest in the string quintet repertoire, Mozart’s 515, and continue with Arvo Pärt’s Summa for String Quintet, and Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2.

Make plans now to attend and don’t miss this fantastic concert. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 pm. For more information visit the Santa Fe Symphony’s website or for tickets, click here.

You rock, Ms. Maniaci!

Ms. Maniaci is the director of the strings program at Bosque School. She taught in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Public Schools prior to her 11 years at Bosque School. Ms. Maniaci was a violin sectional instructor for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony for 18 years, and now enjoys coaching their chamber music program and serving on the board of directors. In addition to her 23 years of teaching experience, she is personnel manager of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Ms. Maniaci was a member of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for 11 years until the unfortunate NMSO closed its doors in April of 2011.  She is principal second violinist of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and plays in the New Mexico Philharmonic in the first violin section. She is a founding member of the Eleganza String Quartet and Chamisa Chamber Players. She also enjoys performing with the Figueroa Project, Taos Chamber Music Festival, Chatter, and Albuquerque Chamber Soloists. Ms. Maniaci received her performance education at UNM. She is currently the narrator for the New Mexico Philharmonic Youth Concerts, where she guides Albuquerque’s 4th and 5th graders through an age-appropriate symphonic experience.