Bobby McFerrin

A benefit concert for Partners in Education: Supporting Teachers in Santa Fe

at Santa Fe Opera
301 Opera Dr.
7 miles north of Santa Fe on the west side of hwy 84/285.
Santa Fe NM 87506
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Tickets cost $32-$87 (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Support Partners in Education and Say "Thank You” to a Santa Fe Teacher!

Education is a vital factor in providing opportunity for our children and growing a vibrant community. Show your appreciation with a pair of tickets to this special concert event at the Santa Fe Opera. Your $100 donation sends a Santa Fe Public School teacher and their guest to this benefit concert. 

All teacher ticket sponsors will receive acknowledgment in the 2019 AMP Concerts Santa Fe Opera Program showing your support of our deserving educators.

To some people, Bobby McFerrin will always be the guy who sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy." And he is that guy; he wrote and sang that global number one hit more than twenty years ago. But if that song is all you know about Bobby McFerrin, we suggest the following: Go to YouTube, type in Bobby's name, sit back and prepare for a serious boggling of the mind.  

There you'll find many delights and some astonishing statistics. You'll join the millions who have marveled at Bobby's stunning rendition of the Bach prelude "Ave Maria." You'll find Bobby's shockingly inventive appearance on the NBC music program "The Sing Off," his unparalleled interpretations of Beatles songs, his collaborations with everyone from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to pianist Chick Corea to comedian Robin Williams, and his condensed version of "The Wizard of Oz." You'll see him conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and consorting with the Muppets on "Sesame Street." You'll be awed by the way McFerrin brilliantly uses audience participation, most recently to demonstrate the power of the pentatonic scale at the World Science Festival in a performance that became a viral internet phenomenon, seen by over eight million people. And that just scratches the surface.  

Bobby McFerrin is an eternal seeker, always defying the music industry's practical impulse to pigeonhole artists. His diversity and range are incomparable. Drawing on all genres, demonstrating matchless improvisational skills and an ability to create new vocabularies on the fly, he never fails to dazzle. Yet his music is always accessible and inviting. What is most telling about the journey through his YouTube entries are the comments from fans old and new. "Beautiful—there's no other word to describe this music," said one viewer, while another employed some 30-plus adjectives all meant to convey joy and wonderment. "He is the Johann Sebastian Bach and the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart of today!" wrote yet another, impressed by Bobby's endless creativity. Perhaps the statement that sums it up best is this one: "Bobby McFerrin makes me happy!"


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