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Los Alamos Community Winds, LA Choral Society, LAHS Choirs Collaboration Garners Standing Ovation

on May 6, 2013 - 8:50am

Los Alamos Community Winds Musical and Artistic Director Ted Vives presents this year's 'Music-Filled Life' scholarship to Los Alamos High School Senior Emily Silks. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who is committed to making the performance of music an integral part of their life once they leave school. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Guest soloists Andreas Tischhauser and Loren Jacobson perform. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The sound created by musicians and singers performing together was incredibly rich. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Triple Treat: Community Winds, Choral Society and LAHS Choir Together Present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

on May 3, 2013 - 8:11am
From left, Dave Korzekwa, Peter McLachlan and Dean Decker on trumpets at a Community Winds rehearsal. Photo by Fred deSousa/LANL Communications Office
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Community Winds is known for taking on challenging music, forging creative collaborations and bringing audiences something they may not have heard before.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Duane Smith Auditorium, the Winds will join with members of the Los Alamos Choral Society and Los Alamos High School Choir to present Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 in its

Hannemann's Music Corner: Living Things

on May 2, 2013 - 8:28am
Hannemann's Music Corner: Living Things
I have a rather lovely piece of turquoise on the head of my guitar. It was a gift from a friend in Bisbee and it came with a bit of cautionary advice.
When I first met Bear there was the general, "and what do you do?" line of conversation. I told him I was a musician. He asked, "what do you play?" and I responded: I mostly play guitar and mandolin, though I can also play (to varying degrees) clarinet, harmonica, melodica, and somewhat on the piano. 
The music is folk, country, classical, spanish, light jazz and blues.

Brass Octet Performs at Noon Today

on May 1, 2013 - 11:02am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council presents a free Brown Bag Brass Octet concert at noon today at Fuller Lodge.

Two brass quintets play regularly in town: High Mesa and Brave New Brass. They decided to combine forces and play some large ensemble music. The Octet has four players from one quintet and three from the other, plus one agreeable sub. 

With this number of performers, the Octet could choose from a vast collection of Gabrieli double-choirs and other large-group pieces.


Renegade Mountain Band Plays Pajarito Brewpub Saturday

on April 26, 2013 - 6:56am

Renegade Mountain Band. Courtesy photo

Staff report

Put on your cowboy boots Saturday night when the Renegade Mountain Band comes to Pajarito Brewpub and Grill.

The music starts at 8 p.m. Be sure to show up early, because a full house is expected.

The Renegade Mountain Band (RMB) is a New Mexico country band that specializes in outlaw country, modern dance classics, and original country rock.

RMB is best known for their excellent representations of classic country artists and for their up-tempo interpretations of dance classics.

Olions Present 'Little Women' This Weekend

on April 25, 2013 - 10:19am
The Los Alamos High School Olians Club will present a musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 'Little Women' at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Courtesy photo

Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund Concert May 19

on April 24, 2013 - 7:44am

IHM News:

  • Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund Concert Set for May 19

The public is invited to attend an upcoming musical concert hosted by Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church of Los Alamos - the third in its series of free concerts to raise money for the Catherine LeClaire Memorial Organ Fund.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at IHM, and will showcase the talents of a number of fine musicians from IHM and other churches and musical groups from around northern New Mexico.

Among the featured groups will be an accapella group of 12 voices “Memorare”

Cathy Faber's Swingin' Country Band Performs April 27

on April 23, 2013 - 8:10am


Sangre de Cristo Chorale Marks Season 35

on April 23, 2013 - 7:55am
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo
SDCC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale is celebrating its 35 anniversary and capping the season with its Spring 2013 Concert, titled “Celebrating Our Past, Present and Future.” 

The Los Alamos performance is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.

Led by new artistic director Maxine Thévenot in celebrating this milestone, the chorale will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” with orchestra and soloists.


Season's Final Student Musicale Set For Sunday

on April 23, 2013 - 7:04am

Violinist Michelle Yang, here with her accompanist Cindy Little, is one of the students performing in the upcoming Musicale. Photo by TK Thompson/


The public is invited to the last of four Student Musicales presented yearly by Los Alamos Music Teachers Association at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus in Building 2.

There will be snacks provided by the students and teacher Frances Naffziger will provide punch, which she has done for years.

LAMTA  thanks UNM-LA for donating this venue.

Students performing include:

  • Double bass

Rumelia Returns to the Pyramid Saturday

on April 18, 2013 - 11:34am
The three members of Rumelia. Photo by Jennifer Esperanza. Courtesy/Rumelia

Staff Report

Rumelia is returning to the Pyramid Café, 751 Central Park Square, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

The band has an enthusiastic local following, including Los Alamos folk dancers, who add their talents to the evening. There is a $10 cover and children are free.

Rumelia is a band composed of three women who are putting a new spin on music from Eastern Europe, a region generally known as the Balkans.

Rumelia’s repertoire is derived from the traditional and popular tunes of Albania, Turkey, Greece,


Fiesta Primavera Brings Flamenco to Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2013 - 8:32am
'Sevillanas' from Fiesta Primavera 2012. Courtesy photo

Albuquerque dancer Sara de Luz. Courtesy photo

Staff report

Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present the third annual Fiesta Primavera at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in the Pajarito Room of historic Fuller Lodge. 

This year’s theme, “La Poesía del Baile” or “The Poetry of the Dance” focuses on the poetry of flamenco music and how it is interpreted by the dance. 

Ellen Walton, “Elena” is the founder of the organization and directs this year’s show in which she and eight of her local students will perform along with guest artists

Craig Martin Experience Returns to Blue Window Saturday

on April 17, 2013 - 7:38am

The Craig Martin Experience plays the Blue Window Bistro at an earlier. Photo courtesy of Craig Martin

Staff report:

The Craig Martin Experience jazz ensemble returns to the Blue Window Bistro Saturday, April 20 with their unique blend of classic swing, hard bop and funky jazz.

Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

This is the band’s third appearance at the restaurant and they will break out plenty of new tunes for the audience.

“I call this set list ‘Raisin’ the Bar.’ One cool aspect of being a band that’s been together over a year is we are continually challenging

Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine Plays Los Alamos April 26

on April 16, 2013 - 9:42am

Michael Chapdelaine. Courtesy photo


Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine does not settle for fitting into one music category. His music spreads over classical music and pop tunes and catches the attention of everyone from teenagers to adults.

Chapdelaine is a musician, a composer and teacher. This multi-talented artist has come to Los Alamos in the past and Chapdelaine will again perform here at 7:30 p.m., April 26 at Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring the concert. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for Los Alamos Arts Council members.



Coro de Cámara Debuts New Artistic Director

on April 13, 2013 - 8:44am


Local chamber chorus Coro de Cámara has announced the selection of it new artistic director.

Andrew Alegria will debut his first concert with the group at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Church of the Holy Faith in Santa Fe.

His debut concert with Coro de Cámara is entitled "The American Sound" with works by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland and Moses Hogan among others, and features Barber's Agnus Dei

Tickets will be available at the door the day of the concert and may be purchased for $20 general

Hannemann's Music Corner: Living Things

on April 12, 2013 - 7:55am
Hannemann's Music Corner: Living Things
Friday April 19, from 5-7 p.m., the Karen Wray Studios will present an exhibition entitled "Living Things."
I will be providing the music, which makes sense given that instruments are living things as well.
Never thought of it that way?
Back in the day, when I lived in the LA Apartments (1971-ish), I had a Lyle classical guitar.
I've always been a bit fortunate in the guitars I've owned – in terms of the quality of their voice – and this Lyle, my first classical, was no exception.

LA County Summer Concert Series Starts May 17

on April 10, 2013 - 8:50am


The LA County Summer Concert Series is set to begin May 17.

This will be the Series 24th year and it’ll be our best. We’re hoping to go to print with the concert fliers in the next two weeks.

Almost all of the acts can be found on “Google” and “Youtube.”

Here is the schedule:

5/17 Overlook Park What Made Milwaukee Famous Indie-rock from Austin, Texas Los Alamos County Kite Festival

5/24 Ashley Pond Red Elvises Siberian rock- LA’s favorite band! KRSN AM 1490

5/31 TBA Los Pinguos Argentina’s great traditional & folk-rock band 6/7 Central & Main Warren Hood Band

Tijerina Trio Brings Unique Sound to Pajarito Brewpub Saturday

on April 9, 2013 - 10:01am
Photo by Melissa Lea

Staff report:

The Todd Tijerina Trio will showcase its fierce and unique brand of R&B and blues 7-11 p.m. at Pajarito Brewpub Saturday, April 13. Admission is $5 at the door.

The Albuquerque-based group is touring to promote its newest album, Meant To Be, which received four New Mexico Music Award nominations, winning Blues Song of the Year for Tijerina’s song “Nothin’ Like the Blues.”

“Tijerina’s technical prowess is glazed with a finesse that can mesmerize an audience into a state of spellbound awe.

Toppers Band Marches in Disneyland Parade

on April 9, 2013 - 9:48am

Los Alamos High School Toppers Band marching at Disneyland. Courtesy photo


It's Spring Break and the Los Alamos High School Toppers Band is out and about marching in the Disneyland Parade.

They also got a chance to work with one of Disney’s directors in their recording studios laying down three tracks, one of which was the classic “When You Wish Upon a Star.“

Besides their adventures at Disney, they are touring museums, movies studios, going to the beach and taking in a performance of West Side Story.

Plaque presented to the Los Alamos High School Toppers Band.

Los Alamos Actors Perform with Dixon Community Players

on April 9, 2013 - 8:22am

Los Alamos actors Jeff Favorite and Rose Corrigan with actress Cindy Valerio of Taos. Courtesy photo

DCP News:

The Dixon Community Players present Holly’s Follies 2: A Tribute to Gershwin this weekend.

It is an original production conceived and directed by Holly Haas. Featuring songs, music and dance from more than 20 Gershwin shows and movies.

The Dixon production features several Los Alamos residents including Jeff Favorite, Rose Corrigan and George Spillman.

Sheila Schiferl of Los Alamos is the music director.

The Dixon Community Players opened last weekend to great reviews and

Daniel Isle Sky Returns to Coffee House April 19

on April 8, 2013 - 5:38am

Musician Daniel Isle Sky performing Friday April 5, at the Coffee House Café, 723 Central Ave. in Los Alamos. He has been performing music since the age of 12 and released his solo album 'I’m Coming Over' in May of 2012 as an adult contemporary, up-beat, pop-rock album available on iTunes and Sky has played at venues throughout the Southwest including New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. He is returning to the Coffee House Cafe 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Bronach Celtic Blues Tonight at Brewpub

on April 6, 2013 - 8:14am


Deadline Looms for Hastings Smith Vocal Scholarship

on April 6, 2013 - 6:14am

SDCC News:

The mailing deadline of April 8 is fast approaching for college-bound high school seniors who will graduate this spring and want to apply for a $500 scholarship awarded to students dedicated to singing. 

The Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship is among the musical education opportunities offered by the Santa Fe-based Sangre de Cristo Chorale to enrich the lives of young people in the region.

The Chorale, now in its 35th year, awards the scholarship to two applicants per year who want to excel in singing. 

Strong candidates will demonstrate a strong past achievement and


Los Alamos Choral Society Announces Spring Schedule

on April 5, 2013 - 9:40am

Los Alamos Choral Society Director Dr. Badarak discussing a fine point with choir members during rehearsal. Photo by TK Thompson/

LACS News:

The Los Alamos Choral Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary with an active Spring schedule.

The Choral Society is directed by Dr. Mary Badarak and Cindy Little is the piano accompanist. At 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Duane Smith Auditorium, the Choral Society will join with the Los Alamos Community Winds and the Los Alamos High School Choirs in a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

The performance will be directed by Dr.

Music and Memories of Scott 'Dreddlokk' Irving April 6

on April 2, 2013 - 10:22am