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Sangre de Cristo Chorale In Los Alamos Today!

on October 23, 2016 - 9:27am

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COMMUNITY News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale begins its 39th season this weekend and today is performing in Los Alamos with Earth Songs at the United Church of Los Alamos. This concert is an exploration of the human condition, both on a global and intimate level. 

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes. Photo by Steven Noreyko

Fern Hill, John Corigliano’s masterpiece, is at the heart of this concert.

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes –well known to local audiences – will help Director Andrew Schmidt and his 40-member ensemble heighten the work’s impact.

Daily Postcard: Scarecrow Makes Community Plea

on October 22, 2016 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: This scarecrow is appealing to the community to come out and shop at the Los Alamos High School Choir's Pumpkin Patch. The choir really needs your support so please show them you care by purchasing a pumpkin this weekend!’ The Patch is at 1100 4th St., in the Canyon School parking lot where Trinity Drive, East Road and Central Avenue meet. The Patch is open 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays/Tuesdays/ Thursdays/Fridays, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Come out and meet the choir students and buy a pumpkin to help their group.

LAHS Choir's Pumpkin Patch Has New Hours

on October 19, 2016 - 8:49am

Shoppers search for just the right pumpkins Sunday at the LAHS Choirs Pumpkin Patch at 1100 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

With the days getting dark earlier, the Los Alamos Choir's Pumpkin Patch at 1100 Canyon Road, in the old Canyon School parking lot, has news hours.

The Patch now closes at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Proceeds from this annual community fundraiser benefit the LAHS Choir.

Also, the Patch opens at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and is able to take credit cards during most shifts.

See you at

SFWO Presents ‘Dance Sequences’ Sunday

on October 18, 2016 - 8:34am

‘First Lady Of Cumbia’ La Yegros Performs Nov. 5

on October 18, 2016 - 8:20am

Argentine singer, rapper and songwriter La Yegros. Courtesy/NHCC

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Argentine singer, rapper and songwriter La Yegros will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre.

Tickets are $12, $17 and $22, with a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at 505.724.4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.

The event, part of the Center's New Latin Music Series and Festival Chispa, is presented in partnership with Avokado Artists.

While La Yegros now lives in Buenos

Community Winds Presents 100th Concert

on October 13, 2016 - 3:47pm

MUSIC News:
 
The Los Alamos Community Winds  will present its 100th concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible  Church.

“It’s really gratifying to be 16 years down the road with one fourth of the original members still with us,” Winds Musical and Artistic Director Ted Vivas said. “A special sense of community develops when people oplay music together.”

This concert features pianist Julian Chen, performing Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.

“It’s going to be outstanding,” Vivas said.
Julian is a scientist who is also a wonderful musician, and I wanted an opportunity to feature him”

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Spaghetti Fundraiser & Band For Arleigh Huff

on October 5, 2016 - 6:23pm

The Lensic Presents Rita Moreno: My Life With Words And Music Oct. 27

on October 5, 2016 - 7:26am
Rita Moreno. Credit/Mark Hill
 
LPAC News:
 
SANTA FE  The Lensic presents stage, film and television treasure Rita Moreno in Rita Moreno: My Life with Words and Music at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27. Tickets start at $25 (TicketsSantaFe.org).
 
With her quick wit, deep insight and earthy candor, Moreno will share fascinating stories and songs from her childhood in Puerto Rico and her seven-decades-long career, including encounters with some of show businesses’ biggest names.
 
She is one of only 12 living performers who have the distinct honor of winning all of the industry’s most

LAAC's Brown Bag Performance Features Hawaiian Music With Hot Jazz By Blonde Aloha Noon Wednesday

on October 4, 2016 - 6:52pm

Eve West Bessier and Patrick Markham of Blonde Aloha perform at noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The days are getting shorter and cooler but the Los Alamos Arts Council is offering an escape to warmer air, sunnier skies and rolling ocean waves in Wednesday's noontime Brown Bag Show at Fuller Lodge.

The show features Blonde Aloha, a duo made up of Patrick Markham and Eve West Bessier. The performers will sing and perform traditional Hawaiian music. They blend traditional Hawaiian music with hot jazz from the 1920s and 1930s as well as Beatles tunes.

Markham is a

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus Celebrates Autumn With ‘Choral Colors’ Concert Oct. 16

on October 3, 2016 - 8:13am
NMSC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  For the first concert of its 2016-17 season, the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus will celebrate autumn with beautiful and exuberant music from composers Bartók, Effinger, Pinkham, Ginastera and Thompson in the “Choral Colors – Fall Festival” concert.
 
The 70-member Chorus is led by Roger Melone at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Also on the program is a guest chorus, the award-winning Eldorado High School Concert Choir directed by Megan Rader.
 
“This concert program will bring joy to our audience.

ULLR Fest 2016 Rocks Pajarito Mountain!

on October 2, 2016 - 10:08am

People of all ages display their ULLR Fest spirit at Saturday's annual event on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

ULLR Fest is by far the most popular fall festival and draws a large crowd to Saturday's event on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

JJ and the Hooligans perform at Saturday's ULLR Fest on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

COMMUNITY News:

ULLR Fest, Pajarito's most popular fall festival drew a large crowd Saturday to the mountain.

This year's event featured New Mexico Brewersfest with local craft beers, live music by JJ and the Hooligans and Bronach Celtic

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

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