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Tickets On Sale For New Mexico Symphonic Chorus New Season: Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation

on October 1, 2016 - 11:06am
NMSC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Individual concert tickets, as well as season tickets, are now on sale for the 2016-2017 season of the 70-member New Mexico Symphonic Chorus.
 
In its upcoming season, the Chorus will perform beloved music, including Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s The Creation, as well as choral music by acclaimed composers including Bartók, Britten and Vaughan Williams. In its sixth season as a stand-alone chorus, the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus will be conducted in its four concerts by Roger Melone.
 
Also, the Chorus has been invited to perform the heart-pounding Carmina

Pajarito Mountain & Los Alamos Ski Club Host Ullr Fest Saturday

on September 30, 2016 - 7:52am
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PMSA News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, in partnership with the Los Alamos Ski Club will host Ullr Fest this Saturday, Oct. 1.
 
Ullr Fest is a community event honoring Ullr, in hopes of bringing a good ski season to Pajarito Mountain this winter. The event includes a brewfest, two concerts, a downhill mountain bike race, a disc golf tournament, and a costume contest.

Saturday’s Ullr Festival includes live music from noon to 5pm by JJ and the Hoolians, and Bronach Celtic Blues. The New Mexico Craft BeerFest is noon to 5 p.m.

National Opera Week With Isaac Mizrahi Oct. 28

on September 29, 2016 - 10:27pm
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OPERA News:
 
Join Honorary Chairman Isaac Mizrahi and OPERA America in celebrating opera and showcasing this diverse industry by participating in NATIONAL OPERA WEEK 2016 Oct.  28 to Nov. 6.
 
Through a concentrated critical mass of messaging and activities, National Opera Week provides the opportunity for the opera field to communicate with a broad audience in a meaningful way.
 
Organizations and individuals throughout North America are encouraged to participate by making announcements about their positive year-round impact, offering public events or performances and

Scenes From 2016 Opera On The Rocks

on September 29, 2016 - 7:05am
Andre Garcia and Jennifer Perez perform in Opera on the Rocks Sept. 24 at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Felicia Orth
 
Alicia Solomon, director and mezzo soprano. Photo by Felicia Orth
 
Staff Report
 
For the fifth year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit, and Bandelier National Monument presented "Opera on the Rocks" at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it was held Sept. 24.
 
In previous years the music has been by Mozart, but this year Zarzuelas, excerpts from traditional Spanish opera, was featured.

Student Performances Of Dance, Music, Theater, And Displays Of Visual Arts Oct. 5

on September 29, 2016 - 7:02am
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NMSA News:

New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) will perform at the Moving Arts Theater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Española. 

Moving Arts is co-sponsoring the free performance, which will feature all four of NMSA’s artistic focuses: dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch students perform and learn about the arts-focused public high school, which accepts students from across New Mexico. NMSA also will perform school shows during the day for students throughout the Española area. 
 
MAE works collaboratively with NMSA to

Newman And Chathasaigh Perform In New Mexico

on September 28, 2016 - 11:44am
Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh. Courtesy/marieandchris.com
 
MUSIC News:
 
Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh will be presented in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 1, at Apple Mountain Music, Albuquerque. Admission is $20; for reservations call 505.237.2048 or go to www.applemtnmusic.com.
 
The celebrated partnership of Chris Newman, “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS), with Máire Ní Chathasaigh, “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (Scotland on Sunday), is a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque,

ULLR Fest At Pajarito Mountain Saturday

on September 28, 2016 - 8:17am

This year’s souvenir take-home glass is a 16-ounce SOLO cup. In order to participate in the Brewersfest, individuals must pay a $15 entry fee, have a photo ID ready and they will receive a glass, which includes one ticket. Tastings are included in the entry fee, the ticket will supply the recipient with one full pint glass and additional fills are $5 to the breweries directly (cash only). Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Pajarito's most popular fall festival is Saturday.

Red River Folk Festival Spotlights Music Legends

on September 19, 2016 - 9:42am

MUSIC News:

 

RED RIVER—The second annual Red River Folk Festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 22 with a stellar line-up of country, bluegrass, Americana and folk musicians who will swap songs
and trade guitars in a saloon and a honkey-tonk and perform outdoors on the big stage against an alpine setting of peak fall foliage.
 
The three-day festival features 12 musicians playing some of the best roots-music in the country, including Thom Bresh, a Thumbpickers Hall of Fame inductee and the son of one of America's most
influential 20th-century guitarists—Merle Travis. Bresh's music has

Santa Fe Community Orchestra Opens Season With Brahms 2nd Symphony, Trumpet Soloist Jan McDonald

on September 19, 2016 - 9:27am

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SFCO News:

The Santa Fe Community Orchestra (SFCO) presents works by Brahms and Arutiunian at its Fall concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 in the James A. Little Theater on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

This concert features Brahm’s Symphony No. 2, and Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto with trumpet soloist Jan McDonald and Side-by-Side with the Aspen Magnet School Band.

Educate Your Ear

  • Brahms: Emotional Shape-Shifting and Romantic Reserve

Join us as we explore the intricate, intimate world of Brahms' Symphony

Scenes From Bike And Hike On Pajarito Mountain

on September 18, 2016 - 9:24am

Saturday's Bike and Hike event on Pajarito Mountain included music performed by several bands and craft beer served by Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. The Bike and Hike continues today. Photo by Ken Hanson

Mountain biking on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daunting mountain-bike jump challenges riders during Saturday's Bike and Hike event on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

State Road 4 Band playing Saturday during the Bike and Hike event at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

Los Alamos Concert Association Forming Review Crew

on September 16, 2016 - 1:27pm

Review Crew Coordinator Angela Helm, left, with LACA Board Member Winnie Lamartine. Courtesy photo

LACA News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association is recruiting social media savvy classical music lovers for its new Review Crew. In exchange for free concert tickets to hear LACA’s world-class artists, Review Crew members will spread the word about LACA’s concerts via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms in the thriving world of social media.

Review Crew will be limited to six members who will meet LACA’s artists, attend their performances and then share those experiences by posting

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Open Los Alamos Concert Association's 71st Season Sept. 25

on September 16, 2016 - 12:25pm

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will open the 71st season of the Los Alamos Concert Association at 4 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy photo

LACA News:

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will open the 71st season of the Los Alamos Concert Association at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 in the Duane Smith Auditorium at 1300 Diamond Dr. 

Much admired for its technical bravura and imaginative programming, the LAGQ has honed its flawless ensemble playing over its distinguished 30-year history.

Governor Joins Stover At Rover Park Sunday

on September 15, 2016 - 10:29am

'Opera On The Rocks' Returns To Bandelier Sept. 24

on September 15, 2016 - 8:38am
 
BANDELIER News:
 
For the fifth year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit, and Bandelier National Monument will be presenting "Opera on the Rocks" at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it will be the evening of Saturday, Sept. 24.
 
In previous years the music has been by Mozart, but this year Zarzuelas, excerpts from traditional Spanish opera, will be featured. There will also be food, beverages, and a craft table for kids. Tickets are now available at the Guild's website, www.Guildsofsfo.org/LA; prices are $10 per

Fifth Grade Band Students Learn Basics At First Lesson

on September 10, 2016 - 9:06am

Bruce LeTellier shows new trumpet players how to buzz on their mouthpieces. First Lesson Night for beginning band students. Courtesy photo

Richard Hannemann, owner of a home based music store in Los Alamos, made sure that every student had an instrument and supplies. Courtesy photo

Kim LeTellier, a music educator at Chamisa Elementary. Courtesy photo

Larry Bronisz, a trombone player, first learned how to play his instrument 48 years ago at Aspen Elementary. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Tuesday, Sept.

Final Summer Concert Of Season Features Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys At Pond Tonight

on September 9, 2016 - 7:51am
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys perform at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today to end this season's Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Concert Promoter

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys will play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. The weather should be dry and warmer so come on out for a classy night of dancin' and romancin' to what is one of the top bands in country, alt-country and rockabilly in the WORLD!

I swear that's the truth. check him out on youtube and his website.

NM Philharmonic Fundraising: Carmina Burana!

on September 9, 2016 - 6:57am
NMP News:
 
The New Mexico Philharmonic and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus solidify artistic collaboration with a Fundraising Special Concert to benefit the New Mexico Philharmonic. The musicians of the orchestra graciously partake in the fundraising by donating a portion of their services.
 
This special fundraising concert is the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season and it features alongside the New Mexico Philharmonic the Young Musician Initiative Children Chorus and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus under the baton of Roger Melone. For more info, see nmphil.org.
 
What:

‘Opera On The Rocks’ At Bandelier Sept. 24

on September 6, 2016 - 12:26pm

COMMUNITY News:

For the fifth year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit and Bandelier National Monument are presenting “Opera On The Rocks” at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it will be the evening of Saturday, Sept. 24.

In previous years the music has been by Mozart, but this year Zarzuelas, excerpts from traditional Spanish opera, will be featured. There also will be food, beverages and a craft table for kids. Tickets are available at the Guild's website. www.Guildsofsfo.org/LA; prices are $10 per individual or $20 per

Little Forest Playschool Fall Fiesta Sept. 10

on September 5, 2016 - 10:56am

Kids getting soapy in the Bubble Pit at Little Forest Play School. Courtesy photo

LITTLE FOREST News:

The community is invited to Little Forest Playschool's Annual Fall Fiesta 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

Join staff at the 2-acre playground for family fun and games including:

  • Prizes;
  • Face Painting;
  • Alpine Slide;
  • Free Toddler Area;
  • Bounce House - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
  • Dunk Tank - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and 
  • Bubble Pit - noon to 2 p.m.

Exciting additions this year include: 

  • Traditional Dance at 10:30 a.m. from Ohkay Owingeh; and
  • Live music from The Lebrons at 11 a.m.

And food:

  • Bake Sale;
  • Cotton

Let The Brown Bag Season Begin!

on September 3, 2016 - 7:06am

The Enchanted String Quintet with Anne Egan, violin; Marke Talley, viola; Eve Kaye, violin; Claire Meador, cello and David Watkins, cello. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Enchanted Strings Quintet violinist Anne Egan said Schubert’s piece, String Quintet in C Major, “has so much soul.” Indeed, the composer wrote the piece right before his death at age 31 and Egan said the piece seems prophetic; it is filled with a range of emotions from grief to acceptance.

According to Egan’s notes on the chamber piece, it reflects Schubert’s struggle with grieving, death and

Fall 2016 Ukulele Classes Begin Sept. 23

on September 2, 2016 - 9:29am

Many members of the first Beginners Fall 2014 Ukulele Class are now members of the HillStrummers performing group who have enjoyed community singalongs the past two years. Courtesy/Ruth Lier

COMMUNITY News:

Have you ever wondered if you could play a simple musical instrument, but never had the chance? The Betty Ehart Senior Center is once again offering a unique opportunity for the Los Alamos community to explore and develop your potential musical skills via this newly-popular old-timey instrument—the Hawaiian ukulele.

Beginning Sept.

Los Alamos Big Band Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today

on September 2, 2016 - 8:41am
Los Alamos Big Band. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Promoter

The next to last show of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond with the Los Alamos Big Band.

The Big Band is famous around northern NM for their renditions of music made famous by the Gershwins, the Dorseys, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and Count Basie plus other classics from the 30's, 40's and 50's. FREE CONCERT.

Opening will be the Los Alamos Jazz Project directed by the Middle School's music teacher, Ryan Finn.

5th Annual Opera On The Rocks Sept. 24

on August 31, 2016 - 4:07pm

Atomic City Children’s Theater Opens Auditions For Disney Peter Pan Jr. 2-4 p.m. Wednesday

on August 29, 2016 - 9:11am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for their elementary school production of Disney Peter Pan Jr., a two-act musical based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting Broadway play.

Co-Director Daren Savage noted, "Peter Pan Jr.

David Luning Performs At Pond Tonight

on August 26, 2016 - 8:30am
David Luning. Courtesy photo
 

MUSIC News:

Gritty, soulful singer/songwriter David Luning is a lively storyteller whose music, earnest songwriting and rich, captivating voice would have you believe you’re listening to a hardened veteran of Nashville.

Luning is performing as part of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. The concert is free.

His debut album “Just Drop On By” was met with high critical praise and garnered Luning numerous film and TV placements with most recently, a featured placement of his song “ Whiskey Bottle” in NBC’s series “Grimm”.

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