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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January 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Architectural Plagiarism? Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid’s China Syndrome

"We should wage this war without surrender, for ideas are what have created and shaped our society and we should treasure them, honor them and protect them."

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December 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Cello Denied Frequent Flyer Miles

"Musican and his cello battle with airlines..."

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December 28, 2012 at 1:33 PM

The Santa Chronicles 2012, Part 2

“Now, where did I park that sleigh…”

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December 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Pianist Louis Lortie Returns to Santa Fe

"Welcome French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie back to Santa Fe in January..."

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December 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Remembering Ravi Shankar

"Sharing a meal with Ravi Shankar..."

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December 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM

The 2012 Santa Chronicles - Part 1

"What treasured gifts this little girl has given to Santa..."

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December 14, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Musical Gifts for the Holidays

" and much more..."

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December 13, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Museum Shopping for the Holidays

"Shop locally and globally at Santa Fe’s museum shops..."

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December 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Cinderella at the Scottish Rite

"A post-holiday gift to the community..."

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December 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM

So Many Choices, So Little Time

“This weekend at the Santa Fe Film Festival…”

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December 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Film Festival Opens With Sold-Out Offering

"Festival opens with Bill Murray film..."

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November 26, 2012 at 3:50 PM


The Edifice Complex...

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November 23, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Cultural Bytes for 26 November, 2012

A Square Foot of Humor, Spanish Market, Max Cole and Beyond…

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November 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Circus Luminous 2012

“Wise Fool’s annual luminosity and a deliriously delicious feast…”

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November 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Santa Fe Film Festival Announces Its 2012 Roster

“The Film Festival as teenager…”

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November 16, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Thinking About the Summer Bandstand in November…?

The new season will now run from June 21, the first day of summer to August 23, a full week after Indian Market

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November 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Santa Fe School of Cooking, Coyote Café and the Film Festival

“Tasty morsels…”

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November 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

A Marvel of Sea Images

“Byron Browne at Yares Art Projects through year’s end…”

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November 7, 2012 at 1:21 AM

Dance and American Art

“Dance, visual arts, music and more…”

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