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Natasha Paremski To Replace Ingrid Fliter In Los Alamos Performance

on April 28, 2017 - 5:50pm
Natasha Paremski. Courtesy photo
 
LACA News:
 
The Los Alamos Concert Association has engaged a rising young star, pianist Natasha Paremski, to replace Ingrid Fliter who has regretfully cancelled her performance May 7 for family reasons.
 
Ms. Paremski’s program will include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini and three mazurkas and the Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 by Chopin.
 
Hailed by the Washington Post as “a pianist of prodigious technique and striking stage presence”, Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4 with

Promoter Russ Gordon Announces Final Summer Concert Season

on April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
This Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is the final one for Promoter Russ Gordon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is the 28th and final one for concert promoter Russ Gordon. He’s gotten a job offer he can’t refuse.

“We love babysitting our three grandchildren and our grand nieces and nephews,” Gordon said. “Those kids are way too much fun.”

Daughter Annie Rose and her family live in Seattle and Russ and his wife, Deborah Gordon, will be moving there next spring.

Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow April 28-29

on April 23, 2017 - 8:07am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Southern Slam, from Jemez Pueblo, has been announced as an invited drum group at the 34th annual Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people.
 
The Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in North America, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world celebrating their culture and traditions through traditional Native American dance, music, arts, crafts, and cuisine.
 
The powwow is

Los Alamos Celebrates Earth Day!

on April 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
The PEEC Earth Day Celebration draws a big crowd today to the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers provide an Earth Day blowout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Recycle Man and his young friend add some rhythm to the celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young gardeners. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A volunteer from the Santa Fe Raptor Center shows off a barn owl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel demonstrates

Donna Smith Featured Soloist At LASO Spring Concert

on April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Donna Smith is the featured soloist on Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F at the LASO Spring Concert. Courtesy photo
 
Musical Director David Chavez conducts a recent rehersal of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for the Spring Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

MUSIC News:

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra  (LASO) will feature Donna Smith playing George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F for its Spring Concert 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 at Crossroads Bible Church. LASO will be under the direction of David Chavez, musical director.

Thirteen Artists Perform At Spring Musicale Sunday

on April 19, 2017 - 2:55pm
Musicale performers from a Feb. 23 event. Courtesy of UNM-LA
 
UNMLA News:
 
A significant part of the UNM-LA Campus mission is its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service. The campus made a major commitment to that goal in 2016 through its ongoing support of the Sunday Musicale series of concerts presented by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).
 
At 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, the UNM-LA Campus will host the final spring piano recital, featuring 13 young pianists between the ages of 8 and 16. The recital is FREE and open to the public, being held in the campus

Taos County Historical Society Announces 2017 Honoree Luncheon May 7

on April 17, 2017 - 6:51am
2017 Honoree Luncheon. Courtesy photo
 
TCHS News:
 
The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2017 May Honoree Luncheon at noon Sunday, May 7 at the Old Martina's Hall in Ranchos de Taos.
 
The Society's honorees are Nick Branchal and Norbert Martinez Jr., for continuing the tradition of mariachi musicians in the schools. The featured speaker is Nicolasa Chavez, curator of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Her presentation is “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico”.
 

Branchal is a retired music teacher from Taos.

Nautilus To Perform At Dr. Zee Benefit Concert

on April 16, 2017 - 8:51am

The local band, Nautilus, will perform April 21 at the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. Courtesy Photo

COMMUNITY News:

Nautilus is one of the bands performing at the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert  5-8 p.m., April 21 at UNM-LA.

Akash Dighe, lead vocal and lead guitarist, Luc Snyder, lead guitar and rhythm, Jaymes Boe, drums, and Facundo Jaime, bass guitar, have been best friends since middle school. They are grateful to be brought together by their inseparable friendship, but also their passion for music.

Each member’s music experience varies in years, but they expressed how they each have been able to

New Mexico School For The Arts Chamber Strings Win State Championship In Orchestra Competition

on April 16, 2017 - 7:34am
NMSA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) Chamber String Ensemble won the State Championship in the String Category at the NMAA State Orchestra Competition.
 
The competition, which took place March 31-April 1, featured 16 orchestras from throughout New Mexico and was sponsored by the New Mexico Activities Association.
 
NMSA Conductor Carla Lehmeier says, “The orchestra is thrilled by the announcement. Our students and faculty worked extremely hard to prepare for the competition.

NM Symphonic Chorus Presents The Creation

on April 16, 2017 - 7:27am
NMSC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The sixth season of the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus comes to a sensational close with Haydn’s The Creation at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
 
Roger Melone will conduct, and the New Mexico Philharmonic will join the Chorus in performing this magnificent oratorio, thought by many to be Haydn’s greatest masterpiece.
 
The Chorus will perform the English translation by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. Featured soloists will be soprano Hannah Stephens, tenor Gabriel Liboiron-Cohen and
baritone Edmund Connolly.
 
The

Charlie Daniels Band Plays Benefit Concert For Española Valley Humane Society May 19

on April 16, 2017 - 7:02am
EVHS News:
 
ESPANOLA  This year, the Española Valley Humane Society celebrates its 25th anniversary May 19 with a benefit concert featuring Charlie Daniels Band at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.
 
Tickets are on sale now at https://evalleyshelter.org/charlie-daniels-band/. Prior to the concert, ticket holders can enjoy a BBQ dinner at the Resort (not included in the ticket price).
 
“It’s truly been an eventful 25 years,” Executive Director Bridget Lindquist said.

Fiesta De La Primavera At Fuller Lodge April 30

on April 15, 2017 - 6:02am

Local Rockers Play Vegas

on April 14, 2017 - 7:04pm
DK Warner, left, and Phil Rocker play recently at Bathtub Row Brewing. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

It’s rockabilly weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.! The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly extravaganza is the biggest rockabilly event in the U.S.

Front man DK Warner and drummer David Fellenz of the Los Alamos band DK and the Affordables will be joining Phil Rocker on stage at the Orleons Hotel 9:45-10:30 p.m., Sunday as Phil Rocker and the Bad Boys of Boomtown. If you can’t make Vegas, you can hear them tonight at Los Ojos in Jemez Springs. This also is your chance to hear DK play stand up base.

Warner met

Vending At County Summer Concert Series

on April 8, 2017 - 6:51am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Recreation Division invites community members to be a part of its events occurring this summer.
 
Once again the Recreation Division is offering several vending opportunities for community organizations, vendors and businesses at several community events. To find the 2017 Special Event Vendor Application and Permit, which must be submitted to vend in Los Alamos County, visit website.
 
The Summer Concert Series has a special fee for all 16 events on County property, and those who choose not to be part of the entire series may opt to pay a one day

Max Gomez Returns To Los Alamos Saturday

on April 7, 2017 - 7:19am
Singer/songwriter Max Gomez will be in concert Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

A Los Alamos favorite and Taos native Max Gomez returns Saturday, April 8 to play Fuller Lodge.

Gomez is fresh off a European tour and comes ready to share tunes of his forthcoming album, due out this spring. The album is his second and has been long anticipated by his fans. Gomez’s debut album, Rule the World, was released in 2013.

An artist in the tradition of Jackson Browne and Kris Kristofferson, Gomez has a sweet smoky vocal style and his heart-felt lyrics have brought him acclaim

2017 Santa Fe Opera Season Preview April 11

on April 2, 2017 - 6:09am

Juanita Madland Presents Piano Concert April 5

on April 1, 2017 - 6:10am
Local piano virtuoso Juanita Lash Madland will present a piano concert for the Arts Council Brown Bag series at noon April 5 in Fuller Lodge. Included will be compositions by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Ginastera, and an original piece by the pianist. This concert also will be presented in May in Minneapolis. This spring Madland will play her 5th harpsichord concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Opera Supports NEA

on March 27, 2017 - 8:39am
By CHARLES MACKAY
General Director
Santa Fe Opera
 
Now that we know for certain that the Trump Administration’s budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a consistently bipartisan supported arts and culture agency, please join me in supporting a budget of $155 million for the NEA in the FY 2018 Interior Appropriations Bill to preserve citizen access to the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of the arts and advance creativity and innovation in communities across the United States.
 
Support from the NEA is absolutely vital to

Los Alamos Middle School Pianist Julia Chen Selected For Artist Master Class With Artist Yi-Heng Yang

on March 23, 2017 - 7:51am
Los Alamos pianist Julia Chen. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Julia Chen, a 12-year-old pianist from Los Alamos—having appeared in last week’s news as the Mountain Club 2017 State Swim Champion—trades in her swim cap this weekend for the keyboard of a 9-foot Steinway Concert Grand.
 
Chen, who although having studied piano only four years, has shown a “great dedication to the piano along with a developing command of advanced repertoire,” according to her teacher, Dr. Madeline Williamson of Los Alamos Piano Studio.
 
Chen’s teacher nominated her for the honor of being one of four

2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series

on March 20, 2017 - 6:37am
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Local concert producer Russ Gordon has announced details of his upcoming Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series:
  • May 19: Chuchito Valdes - Afro-Cuban jazz from Havana, Cuba & Cancun, Mx. Master of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco.
  • May 26: Deke Dickerson - Alt-Indie Rock, Retro Swing, Rockabilly Revival, Roots-Rock,Hillbilly, Surf, Jump Blues & instrumental rock. The King of the Geek Guitar! From Los Angeles
  • June 2: The Coral Creek Band - Americana/Country Rock, bluegrass, Cajun, Folk & Island rock from Colorado
  • June 9: Western Centuries -

Eight Los Alamos Pianists Sweep Dennis Alexander Piano Competition

on March 18, 2017 - 8:28am
Composer Dennis Alexander and piano instructor Madeline Williamson pose with Sruthi Garimella, center, winner of a Trifecta of awards at the Dennis Alexander Piano Competition. Courtesy photo
 
Pianists Betty and John Kang with their awards at the Dennis Alexander Piano Competition. Courtesy photo

Music News:

Eight young Los Alamos pianists, ages 8 through 14, competed Saturday, March 11 in the prestigious Dennis Alexander Piano Competition, held annually in Albuquerque at the New Mexico School of Music.

Elementary Student Orchestra Performs At School Board In Honor of Music In Our Schools Month

on March 17, 2017 - 7:48am
LAPS Orchestra Teacher Michelle Rosette conducts the Enchanted Forest Ensemble, made up of students from all of the Los Alamos elementary schools as well as home schooled students. The group performs during Tuesday's School Board Meeting in honor of Music In Our Schools Month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Zandree Stidham Benefit Concert At UNM-LA April 21

on March 12, 2017 - 7:45am

Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Area musicians are very excited to share their music with the community to help support Dr. Zandree Stidham, a UNM-LA professor battling cancer.

Dr. Stidhman’s Benefit Concert is scheduled for 5-8 p.m., April 21 at UNM-LA. The musicians hope to see a large part of the community attend this important event. There will be a silent auction running with the auction.

To donate to the auction or volunteer for the concert, contact Kaylen Pocaterra at kpocaterra1@gmail.com. Courtesy photo

Local Trumpet Recital By Miriam Wallstrom Sunday

on March 11, 2017 - 6:45am

MUSIC News: 

Miriam Wallstrom, a high school junior, will present her first trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Fuller Lodge. Playing pieces on both a b flat trumpet and a piccolo trumpet, Wallstrom will perform works by Haydn, Albinoni, Sasche and a Dixieland jazz piece.

Jan McDonald is her music teacher and will accompany her on trumpet for several of her recital pieces. Cindy Little, well-known piano player, also will accompany her on the piano, and her friend Jenny Paige will play duets with her on the euphonium.

Wallstrom has studied the trumpet for almost six years, played

Santa Fe Opera Announces Opening Night

on March 5, 2017 - 7:06am
Fledermaus mask. Courtesy photo
 
SFO News:
 
Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus returns to The Santa Fe Opera and the fun will begin at the Opening Night Party sponsored by the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc.
 
Drinks, a buffet dinner, and a talk about the opera, presented by Joe Illick, will make the evening memorable.

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