Joan Zucker first performed in NM in the seventies, as a jazz cellist with the Johnny Gilbert Quartet and Principal Cellist of the Orchestra of Santa Fe. She performed in many of New Mexico’s finest ensembles, from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Opera, to Sunday Chatter, and the Figueroa Project. Joan was Principal Cellist of the NMSO since 1987 before becoming Principal of the NM Philharmonic. Her ‘Cello to Go,’ series features informal house concerts of varied repertoire she has arranged for solo cello, followed by mini cello lessons. She performs with ‘Shepherd Moon,’ a quartet with harp, winds, guitar, cello and voices, with a jazz/celtic/folk sound. Joan graduated from Bennington College, where she studied with the Finckel clan, and has a masters in cello from Ithaca College.