Blogs by Tom Maguire

Tom Maguire is a musician, arts supporter and a guy who travels the Southwest in a 13’ Scamp trailer, because he couldn’t figure out how the tent poles went together.

Topic: Culture Vulture

Tom Maguire's career in the arts spans more than forty years as a performer, arranger, conductor, and arts administrator. His performance career included twenty-five years as Principal Percussionist with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, where he also served as an Assistant Conductor and ten years as Percussionist and Timpanist with the Santa Fe Symphony,  Mr. Maguire has performed in or conducted orchestras in the United States, Mexico, Italy and Costa Rica and has toured the Western Hemisphere as arranger/conductor of the New American Ragtime Ensemble. Mr. Maguire has also played in the pit orchestras of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres and has toured with Broadway National Companies and major pop music artists. 


As an arts administrator Mr. Maguire has guided ballet companies, symphony orchestras, and numerous small ensembles and, in 1977, founded the Oklahoma Arts Institute,, a summer program for teenagers.  Mr. Maguire has served as the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale,, Administrative Director of the Institute for Spanish Arts,, Director of Development of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and was Culture, Arts and Tourism Planner for the City of Santa Fe.


Mr. Maguire is a 2004 recipient of The Mayor’s Arts Award.

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July 2, 2012 at 5:02 AM

“Staying Ahead of the Beast”: New Show at Zane Bennett Contemporary

“The abstract illusionist works of James Havard...”

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July 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

From Bolivia with Love

“A benefit reception for Unay Pallay in Candelaria, Bolivia...”

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July 1, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Paris Was Yesterday

“With homage to Janet Flannery...”

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June 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

A Golondrinas Summer

“Summer events at the Ranch of the Swallows...”

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June 26, 2012 at 12:41 AM

An American in Paris

“Actually, five of us...”

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June 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Cultural Bytes for 27 June, 2012: Currents 2012

"Currents 2012..."

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June 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Aspen, Hong Kong, Santa Fe Summer

“Has a nice ring to it…”

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June 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Restoration of The Lightning Field

“Of lightning rods and other artworks and earthworks…”

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June 14, 2012 at 8:09 AM

More Reasons to Read

"Questioningly: the best corporate/literary mashups..."

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June 7, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Music on the Hill

"7th Season kicks off with Bert Dalton and The Brazil Project..."

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May 30, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Cultural Bytes for 30 May, 2012

"A Reading from 'Ethel and Lillian' at Collected Works next week..."

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May 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Cultural Bytes, May 24, 2012

“David Richard Gallery opens in the Railyard Arts District…”

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May 17, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Thirsty Ear Festival Brings Global Roots to Santa Fe

“Roots music at its best…”

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May 14, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Eldorado Studio Tour this Weekend

“The Rite of Spring – Eldorado, not Stravinsky…”

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May 14, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Talking Heads David Byrne Talks on TED

“David, TED and everyone else…”

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May 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Let the Good Times Roll

“Laissez les bons temps rouler…"

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May 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Passport to the Arts

“Mother’s Day Weekend on Canyon Road…”

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April 30, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Spring is in the Air

"Hope springs eternal for artists of all kinds..."

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April 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Last Night at High Mayhem

“Nini Julia Bang + Point Reyes in Santa Fe…”

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April 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Opera, Chamber Music, Desert Chorale and more

"How to juggle your summer music schedule..."