St. Francis Auditorium gets reorganized

1925 Phantom

One of the better-kept secrets at St. Francis Auditorium won’t be as much of a secret soon.

The auditorium’s pipe organ, which is almost completely out of sight and hasn’t been played for the public since 2014, has just been completely refurbished.

Most of it is still out of sight — the 2,000-plus pipes are behind a tall carved screen on stage right — but it’s now ready to make its sonic reappearance with a concert by Maxine Thévenot on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m.

Her career has included performances at Westminster Abbey in London and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Paris. Thévenot’s concert here includes music by J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms, as well as by several contemporary composers, plus traditional holiday music.

St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave; tickets $7.50-$15; nmartmuseum.org  

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