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Espanola Valley Opera Guild: 'Posole Mio' Jan. 28

on January 26, 2017 - 7:37am

CME Jazzes Up Blue Window Saturday Night

on January 24, 2017 - 8:45am

The Craig Martin Experience performed jazz music for a packed house Saturday night at the Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

Topper Revue 2017 Jan. 26-28

on January 19, 2017 - 7:30am

TOPPER REVUE News:

Do you like singing, dancing and bad jokes? Then do we have the show for you.

Come to the Topper Revue experience of a lifetime. Watch as dozens of acts from all across the land perform Topper Revue 2017 at the Duane Smith Auditorium Jan. 26-18.

Performances begin with a preview at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, performances at 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 27 and Saturday Jan. 28 and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday Jan. 28.

Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Student tickets for the matinee and all tickets for the preview are $5.

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Jazz With CME At Blue Window Saturday Night!

on January 18, 2017 - 4:08pm

Craig Martin Experience plays Blue Window Saturday night. Courtesy photo

ENTERTAINMENT News:

The Blue Window Bistro, at the restaurant’s new location in the heart of downtown Los Alamos, will host an evening of jazz with the Craig Martin Experience at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

“We’re pleased to have CME as the first musical performance at our new location,” owner Melissa Paternoster said. “The band was first music we hosted at our former location, too.”

CME will offer a set of traditional jazz favorites along with a mix of inventive original tunes composed by band members.

“We’re excited

Classical Music World: Return Of The Violin

on January 15, 2017 - 10:22am
The Return of the Violin poster. Courtesy image
 
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

Since the announcement that violin super-star Joshua Bell will be performing here Feb. 3, I have been asked many times how we managed to entice him to come to Los Alamos. This is an artist who definitely does not need to land a gig in the Duane Smith Auditorium to make ends meet. He can play anywhere in the world he wants and does.

The idea to bring Bell here was planted about 3 years ago when I was bowled over by an Israeli documentary about his violin.

Community Invited To Tour High School Music Wing And Topper Freshman Academy Jan. 17-18

on January 13, 2017 - 4:05pm

One of seven new student practice rooms, carpeted and outfitted for optimum acoustics. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The community is invited to tour the newly remodeled Los Alamos High School Music Wing and Topper Freshman Academy at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 or 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Tours will begin in the High School Lobby.

The music wing is used for high school and community choir, band, orchestra, dance and theater rehearsals. All interior spaces were renovated, including the addition of seven practice rooms and dedicated storage areas for instruments and music.

For the Topper

Community Flamenco Classes Start Saturday

on January 11, 2017 - 9:25am
Dance Alliance November 2014. Courtesy photo
 
DANCE News:
 
Join the local Flamenco Dance community in classes and performance this upcoming season.
 
Dates: Jan. 14, to May 6, (no classes Feb. 18, March 25 or April 15)
 
Location: January to February: Betty Ehart Senior Center
               February to May 6: White Rock Activity Center upon completion of renovations
 
Times: Beginning level: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
           Advanced Beginning/Intermediate level: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
 
Cost: $140 for 14 classes, drop in rate available, no registration fee
 
All ages 10 years to adult

Los Alamos Choral Society/Symphony Orchestra Concert Preview

on January 10, 2017 - 11:15am
LACS News:
 
The Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) are preparing an unusual experience for local music lovers.
 
At 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos, LACS and LASO, under the direction of Mary Badarak, will present "Classic to Neo-Classic: Bach to Mendelssohn to Stravinsky to Bach Again," as their winter concert.
 
(Tickets—$15 for adults—will be available at CB Fox and at the door. Student admission is free.)
 
The concert will provide an opportunity to compare the styles of three very different composers in

LACA To Screen ‘The Return Of The Violin’ Jan. 22

on January 8, 2017 - 11:13am

The Return of the Violin documentary poster. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Return of the Violin, a documentary about the legendary Stradivarius currently owned by violin super-star Joshua Bell, will be screened as part of the Los Alamos Concert Association’s season at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 in the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Polish prodigy Bronisław Huberman at age 11. Courtesy/LACA

Now known as the Gibson x Huberman Stradivarius, the instrument was given in 1893 to 11-year-old Polish prodigy Bronisław Huberman by its owner Count Zamoyski who was astonished by the young boy’s talent.

Huberman

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

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