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City RockFest Tour Coming To Area Feb. 23

on January 1, 2017 - 8:40am
Random Hero performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School. www.pledgemusic.com/projects/random. Courtesy photo

 

Project 86 performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School. www.project86.com/. Courtesy photo

Scarlet White performs Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle Schoolwww.scarletwhitemusic.com/. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

 
Infinity Squared Music, working with many organizations across Northern New Mexico, is presenting a five band music event at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at Pojoaque Middle School, 1797 N.M. 502.
 
The City RockFest Tour features Disciple, Project 86, Seventh Day Slumber, Random

Classical Music World: Concert Hall Tours

on December 26, 2016 - 10:00am
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

I don’t really have a bucket list, but I’d like to hear as many of the world’s great orchestras in their home halls as I can before my expiration date rolls around. My husband Bill and I try to take in concerts when we travel and enjoy guided tours of the halls as well.

On two visits to Amsterdam in the last couple of years, we have attended performances in the storied Royal Concertgebouw, a hall famed for its fine acoustic qualities.

Nativity Play At Trinity On The Hill Saturday

on December 22, 2016 - 9:44am
TOTH Musical Scene. Courtesy photo
 
TOTH News:
 
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church warmly invites the public to its Christmas Eve Family Communion service.
 
The service will include a Christmas musical by the youth of the church and carols by candlelight, sung by the congregation and the Youth Choir. It will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24 in the sanctuary of Trinity on the Hill, 3900 Trinity Dr.
 
Approximately 12 young people, ages 4 to 15, will take part in the musical, titled “Archangel Gabriel’s Awesome Adventure”. The presentation is a light-hearted dramatization of

Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance Dec. 28

on December 21, 2016 - 2:42pm
Mark your calendars! The annual Christmas Dance featuring the Los Alamos Big Band is 7:30-10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Come and dance the night away, or if dancing isn’t your thing, just sit and enjoy listening to the live sounds of the 40’s and 50’s with some Christmas tunes mixed in of course. All of the proceeds will benefit the IHM Youth Group who will be hosting the event with festive decorations and refreshments. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and $5 for children under 12.

In And Around Town: Dec. 21

on December 16, 2016 - 8:47am
 
In And Around Town News:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post In and Around Town community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding area. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com.
 
WEDNESDAY Dec. 21
 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Canyon Rim Train
Community is invited to the 1 p.m. ribbon cutting at the Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge
 
Mountaineers Potpourri
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

Girl Scouts Entertain Residents At Aspen Ridge

on December 13, 2016 - 6:50am
Daisy and Brownie Scouts sing Christmas Carols for residents at a recent gathering at Aspen Ridge. Photo by Kelly Dolejsi

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Performs Holiday Songs In Smith's Marketplace Produce Section at 11 a.m. Today

on December 9, 2016 - 10:26am

Join the HILLSTRUMMERS Ukulele group in a Holiday singalong, this morning, beginning at 11 in the Smith's Marketplace Produce Lobby. It is rumored a certain important person form the North Pole will appear. Start your shopping with holiday joy! Courtesy photo

Join Los Alamos Christmas Tubas For Free Concert At TOTH Dec. 17

on December 9, 2016 - 9:33am
A free concert will be presented by the Los Alamos Christmas Tubas playing tubas of varying sizes at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos. If you think of tubas as just the oompah component of a band, you’re in for a surprise. These tubas play all the familiar Christmas tunes with a mellow, relaxing sound. Come join in the fun. Courtesy photo

Sangre de Cristo Chorale Performs Carols Of The Southwest At 4 p.m. Sunday At United Church

on December 9, 2016 - 8:49am

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its winter concert Carols of the Southwest, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, is the centerpiece of this performance. This 10-movement work is a magical setting of folk songs from this culturally rich and very broad region.

Beautifully scored for chorus, harp, marimba and guitar, it will feature guest instrumentalists Angela Gabriel, Ross Hamlin and David Glen Ponder.

Oh What Fun It Is To Ride To A Holiday Concert With The Community Winds

on December 9, 2016 - 8:39am

MUSIC News:

This weekend, the award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds will once again welcome the Yuletide Season with “Christmas with the Winds” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Crossroads Bible Church.

This year marks a return to the full ensemble in concert.

“We had quite a number of requests to do a full concert featuring the entire ensemble so we decided to bring out some of our favorite works from previous years and present them once again,” LACW Director Ted Vives said.

On the concert are perennial favorites like Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival, but the concert

Brown Bag Concert: Los Alamos Early Music Ensemble Performs At Fuller Lodge Today

on December 7, 2016 - 8:54am
Violinist Matt Hanson. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:

The Los Alamos Early Music Ensemble will perform a free Brown Bag Concert for the community at noon today at Fuller Lodge.

The group consists of:

  • Matt Hanson – baroque violin;
  • David Hanson – viola da gamba;
  • Ben Christianson – harpsichord;
  • Juanita Madland – harpsichord; and
  • Joyce Lynn – Shakespeare reading.

Community Invited To Messiah Sing-A-Long Dec. 11

on December 5, 2016 - 6:30am

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Oratorio Society invites the community to the 2nd Annual Community Messiah Sing-A-Long.

Come and sing along at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 with orchestra and chorus, the music of Handel's famous oratorio “The Messiah”. Non-singers are invited to come and listen as Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road is filled with the music of this amazing work, which highlights the ever-popular “Hallelujah Chorus”.

Enjoy soloists, Heather Bingham, Olivia Hakel, Gary Aldrich and Rene LeClaire.

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus And NMPhil Perform Handel’s Beloved Messiah At Popejoy Dec. 16

on December 5, 2016 - 6:18am
NMSC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus’ gift to New Mexicans for the holiday season is Handel’s beloved Messiah in its entirety with the NMPhil and world-class baroque soloists at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque.
 
Messiah is a transcendent musical experience enjoyed by audiences around the world for more than 250 years. From his seat at the harpsichord, Roger Melone will conduct the Chorus, the NMPhil and critically acclaimed soloists in this special concert.
 
Messiah soloists will include soprano Clara Rottsolk, countertenor Andrew Rader,

Los Alamos County Holiday Tree Set Alight Saturday

on December 4, 2016 - 8:58am
Coro de Cámara, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore performs holiday music at the Los Alamos County’s Annual Tree Lighting in the lobby of the Municipal Building. Coro de Cámara’s musical treats continue with 'Gloria!', a program of festive holiday music at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec.4 at the United Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A young volunteer set the County's Holiday Tree alight Saturday evening just ahead of the annual Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

HillStruumers Ukulele Group To Share Holiday Music

on December 3, 2016 - 8:39am
Ukuleles. Photo by Ruth Lier
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Join the Holiday Fun with the BESC HILLSTRUMMERS Ukukele group playing several December Holiday Singalongs.

The first was enjoyed by diners attending the twoThanksgiving luncheons at the BESC Thursday, Nov. 18.

The following Singalongs are scheduled:  
  • At 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at Sombrillo Nursng Home (Day Room)
  • At 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge (Pajarito Room, WinterFest Open House) 
  • At 11 a.m., Friday,  Dec. 9 at Smith's Marketplace (Produce Lobby) 
  • At 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at Fuller Lodge (Indoor Farmer's Market) 
The

WinterFest Schedule Of Events

on December 3, 2016 - 8:27am

WinterFest In Los Alamos Schedule Of Events

on December 2, 2016 - 4:40pm
The annual WinterFest Weekend is Dec. 2-4 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos Dec. 2-4.

A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!

The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond Park.

WinterFest At Fuller Lodge Activities Schedule

on December 2, 2016 - 1:14pm

Celebrate Holiday Season At Fuller Lodge Open House

on December 2, 2016 - 8:43am

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House Saturday helps kick off the holiday season. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAAC News:

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House helps kick off the holiday season as well as the Winterfest festivities.

The  Los Alamos Arts Council, along with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and the Los Alamos Historical Society are hosting the event Saturday at the Lodge, Los Alamos’ best known historic building and its cultural and artistic center.

The community is welcome to check out Fuller Lodge, which will be fully decked out for the holidays.

LANL Director Charlie McMillan Takes On Oppenheimer Role In 2016 ‘Nutcracker On The Hill’ This Weekend

on November 30, 2016 - 1:57pm

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 ‘Nutcracker on the Hill’. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 “Nutcracker on the Hill” was a smash hit. The classic Tchaikovsky’s score was mixed with Los Alamos’ history, which produced a show completely unique to the community.

“Nutcracker on the Hill” returns this year but continues to add new twists to this popular holiday ballet. The first being Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan will take on the role of Oppenheimer.

“I decided to take a shot in the dark,” DALA Artistic Director Jonathan Guise explained.

Santa Fe Opera: Free Winter Tour Concerts

on November 30, 2016 - 10:39am
 
SFO News:
 
Mark your calendars to spend the Holidays with The Santa Fe Opera.
 
Free Public Concerts with artists from the Opera's Apprentice Singer Program. These one-hour concerts will include popular songs of the season and arias.
 
Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
 
 
Placitas
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
7 Paseo de San Antonio Road
Roswell
Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
409 E College Boulevard
Las

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Presents Annual Holiday Concert At Crossroads Bible Church Friday

on November 28, 2016 - 6:40pm

Mother (bass) and son (viola) Symphony members Gina Doorn and Jon Doorn. Courtesy photo

Maestro Tjett Gerdom conducts the Symphony. Courtesy photo

LASO News:

In what has become a popular seasonal tradition in Los Alamos, the musicians of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will again present the annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Under the baton of conductor Tjett Gerdom, the full symphony will play popular versions of well known seasonal tunes. The concert also will include excerpts from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No.

Coro de Cámara Presents Christmas Music Dec. 3-4

on November 22, 2016 - 11:24am
Immaculate Heart Chapel. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
As the “most wonderful time of the year” approaches, the 24 auditioned singers of Coro de Cámara are putting the finishing touches on the music for their upcoming performances.
 
The chorus, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore, kicks off its 27 th season of outstanding choral music at 5 p.m., Saturday, December 3, with a short appearance at the County’s Annual Tree Lighting at the Municipal Building.

Fifteen Aspiring Los Alamos Piano Students Perform In Recital At Fuller Lodge Sunday Afternoon

on November 18, 2016 - 9:17am

Musicale performers in April 2016. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News: 

This Sunday at 2 p.m., 15 aspiring young pianists in Los Alamos will present a public recital, at Crossroads Bible Church. The Community Recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the teachers of the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). Students from the age of 7 through 15 will present a program that is a vibrant mixture or solos, duets, and an original student composition,with the music spanning all musical style periods from J.S. Bach to the everpopular John Williams.  

The Sunday Musicales are regular

Atomic City Children’s Theater Presents Two Performances Of Disney Peter Pan Jr. Nov. 18-19

on November 18, 2016 - 7:18am

ACCT's cast of Disney Peter Pan Jr. would like to invite the Los Alamos community to this weekend's performances at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’

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