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Coro de Cámara Presents ‘Rhapsody’ May 20-21

on May 11, 2017 - 9:19pm

Pianist Nate Salazar, second from left, and the string quartet who will accompany the chorus during the ‘Rhapsody’ concert May 20-21 in Los Alamos. From left, violist Brian Newnam, Salazar, cellist Dana Winograd, violinist Kay Newnam and violinist Ari Le. Courtesy photo

 

Coro de Camara News:
 
The Coro de Cámara 2016-2017 Season continues with the “Rhapsody”concert:
  • Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at The United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road; and 
  • Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N. Sage St.

Chorus, piano, and guest string quartet perform the music of

Santa Fe Opera Announces 2018 Season

on May 11, 2017 - 7:32am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan, who also is a musician, joined Santa Fe Opera General Director Charles MacKay during Tuesday's announcment of the 2018 Opera Season. Photo by Carl Newton

 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

On Tuesday the Santa Fe Opera presented its 2018 season to an audience of opera supporters. Company premieres include Bernstein's Candide June 29, 2018 and John Adams' Dr. Atomic July 14, 2018. Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos will be seen in a new production, and two revivals round out the season.

SFCC Choirs Spring Concert May 13

on May 8, 2017 - 11:45am
SFCC News:
 
The Santa Fe Community College Choirs Spring Concert is 2-3 p.m., Saturday, May 13 in the Jemez Rooms on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
SFCC's Chamber Choir and Chorus present their spring concert featuring a variety of music, spanning the globe and the ages.
 
For more information, contact SFCC’s School of Art, Design and Media Arts at 505.428.1731.

Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band

on May 4, 2017 - 9:23am

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus directs the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band in the National Anthem Tuesday evening at Grifftih Gymnasium. Photo by Caren Stephens

Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers All District Band Tuesday evening at Grifftih Gymnasium. Photo by Caren Stephens

Goal: Students Hope To Sell 50 Tickets To Showtime Dessert Theater Event At FBCLA Set For Saturday

on May 2, 2017 - 7:45am

Students sing at Showtime Dessert Theater Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/FBCLA

COMMUNITY News:

Local students are hoping to sell 50 tickets to their Showtime Dessert Theater event running 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Desserts are rumored to include:
  • Mindy’s Cheesecake;
  • Ice Cream and Cookies;
  • Strawberry Pie Forever;
  • A Slice of Pineapples; and
  • The Grey Stuff, (brownies, covered in cookies, cream mouse, sprinkles).

Child care is available for children under six and tips and reservations are appreciated by the student

LAAC: Upcoming Brown Bag Concert Canceled

on May 2, 2017 - 5:41am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag presentation of the Los Alamos/Santa Fe String Quintet concert has been canceled.

The performance is rescheduled for June 7.

Gerry Carthy & Friends To Perform Wednesday

on May 1, 2017 - 10:19am

Letter To The Editor: In Memory Of Jane Gerhart

on April 30, 2017 - 6:24am

By LINDA GOFORTH
Los Alamos

I  know that we thanked Mrs. Gerhart every time she led one of our young family members in band at the Los Alamos Middle School and with her serious business demeanor and greatly loving heart stood for the many years that we had a child or grandchild studying her direction.

She would show them that they, the kids, were being taken seriously by the people before them, ready and full of anticipation of what they had accomplished.

Classical Music World: Concert Surprises

on April 30, 2017 - 6:19am
Rising star Natasha Paremski will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 in the Smith Auditorium ... and her program is spectacular! Courtesy photo
 
Classical Music World
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
LACA Artistic Director
 
The Show Must Go On
 
Presenting a classical concert series always comes with surprises. The Los Alamos Concert Association is dealing with a surprise right now, namely an artist who will not be performing.
 

Pianist Ingrid Fliter has regretfully canceled her May 7 appearance, the final concert of our season.

LAHS Schola Cantorum Named 2017 State Champions!

on April 29, 2017 - 9:26pm
Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum are the 2017 State Champions and will perform at 6 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School Bel Canto choir will perform Monday evening, May 1 as well at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum has been named the 2017 5A State Champions.

This year’s New Mexico State Treble Choir runners-up, the LAHS Bel Canto choir, and Schola Cantorum directed by Jason Rutledge will be combined to perform portions of the Mozart Requiem (KV 626) at 6 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale: 'Night Songs' This Weekend

on April 28, 2017 - 6:32pm
Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will cap its 39th season with performances on April 29 in Santa Fe and April 30 in Los Alamos with Night Songs. This concert features works inspired by the night … of lovers finding their heart’s desire or heartbreak … of being enveloped by twinkling stars, lush scents and reflection. At the Los Alamos concert, graduating seniors who are winners of the chorale’s Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship will be announced.

The centerpiece of the performance will be Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore,” 

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

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