Santa Fe Community Calendar

January - February 2015

For questions and comments, please contact the director of Communications, Gabe Gomez, at 505-984-6102 or



Dean's Lecture Series

Lectures are free and open to the public and are followed by a question-and-answer period. 

Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m..
The Power of a Point: Euclid’s Elements and Steiner’s

Geometrical Reflections
Michael Fried, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center


Friday, February 6, 7:30 p.m..
Radical Civillity

Alice MacLaachlan, York University, Department of Philosophy
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center


Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m..
Thinkin’ About Lincoln

Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame, Department of Political Science
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center


Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m..

Gabriel Pihas, Saint Mary’s College of California, Integral Program of Liberal Arts
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center



The Future of Libraries
Saturday, February 7, 2015
10 a.m. - noon
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Please join us for a panel discussion, with a reception immediately afterward. The panel discussion will be moderated by author, columnist, and radio show host James McGrath Morris. Panelists will include:

Michael Delello, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Cultural Affairs and Acting State Librarian
Sarah Heartt, Former Librarian, Santa Fe Public Schools
Patricia Hodapp, Director, Santa Fe Public Library
Tomas Jaehn, Archivist, NM History Museum
Jennifer Sprague, Library Director, St. John's College

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and St. John's College.


Santa Fe Pro Musica
Friday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

The Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Stravinsky’s Concerto in E-flat major,

“Dumbarton Oaks,” and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D minor,“Souvenir de Florence,” Op. 70. 

Santa Fe Pro Musica is a nationally recognized musical organization, founded in 1980 by Thomas O’Connor and Carol Redman. Their regular concert season, which includes concerts at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the St. Francis Auditorium, and the Loretto Chapel, features performances with nationally known soloists.

Admission is free.


Stephen Houser
Sunday, February 8, 3 p.m.

Great Hall, Peterson Student CenterStephen Houser, guitarist and tutor at St. John’s College, will perform works by Milan, Scarlatti, Sojo, Sculthorpe, and Albeniz. Mr. Houser studied classical guitar under David Tanenbaum and George Sakellariou at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, privately with Margarita Escarpa and Kathleen McIntosh, and has performed in master classes given by Julian Bream, David Russell, Aniello Desiderio and others.  


Community Seminars

Community Seminars are special opportunities for community members to read and discuss seminal works in the same unique manner as our students. Seminars are discussion-based and small in size in order to ensure spirited dialogue. There are topics to pique every interest, and for many participants the discussion-based learning model is an entirely new experience.

Shakespeare:  The History Plays
Friday, February 13, 4-6pm: Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part II
Saturday, February 14, 10am-Noon: Shakespeare’s King Henry V
Cost:  $125 for Friday and Saturday sessions
Teachers receive half off the seminar price.
Juniors and seniors in high school attend free.

St. John’s College President Mike Peters and Tutor Lise van Boxel will lead a Community Seminar covering two of Shakespeare’s English History plays, Henry IV, part 2 and Henry V. 

Shakespeare’s second tetralogy plays covering “The War of the Roses” offer remarkable insight into the overlapping intricacies of the political and the personal with action ranging from the courts, to the battlefields to the flea-bitten inns of London. High politics, shrewd statecraft, low comedy and memorable characters all find keen expression in these plays.

Texts are available for purchase at the St. John’s College Bookstore.

Please call 505-984-6118 or email Yoshi Gruber to register for any of the seminars, or go to seminar-series/. 

*Full-time teachers with proof of current employment can enroll in a Community Seminar at a 50-percent discount. Community Seminars are free to 11th and 12th grade high school students (limited spaces available). 

Save the Date Summer 2015

Week 1:  July 6-July 10, 2015

Week 2:  July 13-July 17, 2015

Week 3:  July 20-July 24, 2015

For 25 years, Summer Classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe has hosted participants from around the world for week-long seminars in the best literature, science, history, philosophy and opera that the East and West have to offer.  Summer Classics is an opportunity to experience lively, in-depth, and highly participatory discussions modeled after those of the St. John’s Great Books program.  

2015 summer seminar offerings will be announced in February.

To join our mailing list and receive a brochure, please email or call (505)984-6105.

To register online in February or for more information, visit the

Summer Classics web page at: