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WinterFest In Los Alamos Schedule Of Events

on December 2, 2016 - 4:40pm
The annual WinterFest Weekend is Dec. 2-4 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos Dec. 2-4.

A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!

The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond Park.

WinterFest At Fuller Lodge Activities Schedule

on December 2, 2016 - 1:14pm

Celebrate Holiday Season At Fuller Lodge Open House

on December 2, 2016 - 8:43am

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House Saturday helps kick off the holiday season. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAAC News:

The annual Fuller Lodge Open House helps kick off the holiday season as well as the Winterfest festivities.

The  Los Alamos Arts Council, along with the Art Center at Fuller Lodge and the Los Alamos Historical Society are hosting the event Saturday at the Lodge, Los Alamos’ best known historic building and its cultural and artistic center.

The community is welcome to check out Fuller Lodge, which will be fully decked out for the holidays.

LANL Director Charlie McMillan Takes On Oppenheimer Role In 2016 ‘Nutcracker On The Hill’ This Weekend

on November 30, 2016 - 1:57pm

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 ‘Nutcracker on the Hill’. Courtesy/DALA

DALA News:

Dance Arts Los Alamos’ (DALA) 2015 “Nutcracker on the Hill” was a smash hit. The classic Tchaikovsky’s score was mixed with Los Alamos’ history, which produced a show completely unique to the community.

“Nutcracker on the Hill” returns this year but continues to add new twists to this popular holiday ballet. The first being Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan will take on the role of Oppenheimer.

“I decided to take a shot in the dark,” DALA Artistic Director Jonathan Guise explained.

Santa Fe Opera: Free Winter Tour Concerts

on November 30, 2016 - 10:39am
 
SFO News:
 
Mark your calendars to spend the Holidays with The Santa Fe Opera.
 
Free Public Concerts with artists from the Opera's Apprentice Singer Program. These one-hour concerts will include popular songs of the season and arias.
 
Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
 
 
Placitas
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
7 Paseo de San Antonio Road
Roswell
Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
409 E College Boulevard
Las

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Presents Annual Holiday Concert At Crossroads Bible Church Friday

on November 28, 2016 - 6:40pm

Mother (bass) and son (viola) Symphony members Gina Doorn and Jon Doorn. Courtesy photo

Maestro Tjett Gerdom conducts the Symphony. Courtesy photo

LASO News:

In what has become a popular seasonal tradition in Los Alamos, the musicians of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will again present the annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Under the baton of conductor Tjett Gerdom, the full symphony will play popular versions of well known seasonal tunes. The concert also will include excerpts from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No.

Coro de Cámara Presents Christmas Music Dec. 3-4

on November 22, 2016 - 11:24am
Immaculate Heart Chapel. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
As the “most wonderful time of the year” approaches, the 24 auditioned singers of Coro de Cámara are putting the finishing touches on the music for their upcoming performances.
 
The chorus, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore, kicks off its 27 th season of outstanding choral music at 5 p.m., Saturday, December 3, with a short appearance at the County’s Annual Tree Lighting at the Municipal Building.

Fifteen Aspiring Los Alamos Piano Students Perform In Recital At Fuller Lodge Sunday Afternoon

on November 18, 2016 - 9:17am

Musicale performers in April 2016. Courtesy photo

LAMTA News: 

This Sunday at 2 p.m., 15 aspiring young pianists in Los Alamos will present a public recital, at Crossroads Bible Church. The Community Recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the teachers of the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). Students from the age of 7 through 15 will present a program that is a vibrant mixture or solos, duets, and an original student composition,with the music spanning all musical style periods from J.S. Bach to the everpopular John Williams.  

The Sunday Musicales are regular

Atomic City Children’s Theater Presents Two Performances Of Disney Peter Pan Jr. Nov. 18-19

on November 18, 2016 - 7:18am

ACCT's cast of Disney Peter Pan Jr. would like to invite the Los Alamos community to this weekend's performances at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), Los Alamos Public Schools’

Teatro Paraguas: A Musical Piñata For Christmas IV

on November 16, 2016 - 7:52am
Theatre News:
 
Teatro Paraguas invites the community to its upcoming production, A Musical Piñata for Christmas IV, opening Dec. 9 and running for two weekends. This festive bilingual evening of live music, carols and comedy is the fourth annual holiday celebration at Teatro Paraguas.
 
TP’s musical director JoJo Sena de Tarnoff has formed a lively ensemble of musicians, dancers, and actors, ranging in age from 4 to 70. The evening will begin with a traditional Mexican Pastorela, arranged by Thelma Argüello and followed by traditional Christmas carols and villancicos in Spanish and

Los Alamos Young Pianists Sweep State Competition

on November 15, 2016 - 3:17pm

From left, Music Teacher Dr. Madeline Williamson, pianist Sruthi Garimella, pianist Jennifer Wang, pianist Yunseo Kim and Music Teacher Janna Warren. Photo by Douglas Bailey/Albuquerque

PMTNM News:

The Annual Piano Competition for the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PMTNM) was held Saturday, Nov. 12, on the campus of the Albuquerque Academy.

Out of five levels of pre-collegiate performance determined by age, three young Los Alamos pianists emerged victorious by winning the highest awards:

  • Yunseo Kim;
  • Sruthi Garimella; and
  • Jennifer Wang.

The three young pianists were awarded First

Harold Fishbine Founded Town’s First Big Band

on November 11, 2016 - 7:39am
Local resident Harold Fishbine started the first big band in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Keynotes on stage during the Manhattan Project. Harold Fishbine and his bass are at top left. Courtesy/Harold Fishbine

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Soldier Harold Fishbine was with the rest of his unit in California in the early 1940s, expecting to be sent to the Pacific. Then, out of the blue, he received orders to report to Santa Fe. He had no idea what it meant.

When he arrived at 109 East Palace in Santa Fe and was greeted

'The 1940's Radio Hour' Captures Spirit Of War Years

on November 5, 2016 - 6:32pm
B. J. steps in to perform Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with Connie (Nora Cullinan), left, and Ginger (Joy Reynolds) in the Los Alamos Little Theatre's 'The 1940's Radio Hour'. Courtesy photo
 
Ginger (Joy Reynolds) sizzles while, from left, B. J. (Stuart Rupprecht), Neil (Patrick Webb), Clifton (John Cullinan) and the rest of the cast look on. Courtesy photo
 
The cast on stage performing to a full house during Friday's opening night of 'The 1940's Radio Hour' at the LALT. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Review By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Let me say from the get-go,

LAMA: Upcoming Events And Developments

on November 1, 2016 - 3:48pm
LAMA News:
 
With a couple weeks of lessons under our belts, we reflect on the whirlwind that starting Los Alamos Music Academy (LAMA) has been.
 
Wasn’t it just this past July that the idea was formed? In 3 months, we’ve taken that idea, turned two empty conference rooms in an underutilized building into lesson labs and a retail space, and enrolled over 20 students. Thank you to everyone who has joined us and supported us in this musical adventure!
 
That said, we have room for more students on all instruments. So, in order to fill our classes, we are hosting an Open House 2-4 p.m.

Barbershop Harmony Show With Guests The Newfangled Four Nov. 4-5

on October 30, 2016 - 10:06pm
The Annual Barbershop Harmony Show’s Special Guest Quartet headliner is a talented, up-and-coming quartet from California, The Newfangled Four (TNF). Courtesy photo
 

MUSIC News:

The Lads of Enchantment (LOE) and The Santa Fe Harmonizers (SFH) barbershop choruses will jointly present the 2016 Annual Barbershop Harmony Show on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5 at the United Church of Los Alamos.

The first part of the show, “Let There Be Peace”, will feature the “Lads” and the “Harmonizers”, and the second part will feature the Barbershop Harmony Society’s (BHS) 2013 International

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Scenes From LAMTA's Annual Masquerade Recital

on October 30, 2016 - 11:34am
Matthea Fung performs ‘The One-Eyed Witch’ by Walter Noona during the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association’s annual Masquerade Recital Saturday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Music Teacher Madeline Williamson gets into the spirit of Halloween during Saturday's LAMTA's Masquerade Recital at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A crowd of young, costumed children wait their turn to perform a Halloween-themed piece during Saturday's Masquerade Recital at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LAMTA Hosts Annual Masquerade Recital

on October 29, 2016 - 2:55pm

LAMTA News:

The Los Alamos Music Teachers Association hosts is Annual Masquerade Recital 4-5 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

Everyone is invited to listen to these fine young musicians as they perform in their Masquerade costumes.

Solos:  Irene Abfalterer,  Jack Ammerman, Charles Cai, Sophia Feldman, Matthea Fung, Pippa Fung, Henry Gans, Benjamin Guo, Betty Kang,  John Kang, Olivia Leirmo, Ming-Yuan Lo, Troy Makela, Gala Nelson, Andrey Pavlenko, Tate Plohr, Altai Prechtel, Anna Simakov, Evan Strohmeyer, Julianna Tang, Lilia Vitev, Adalee Witt, Annie Xie and Emily Xu.

Ensemble:  Maria and

LAHS Choir Students Hope To Sell All Pumpkins

on October 29, 2016 - 8:38am

Los Alamos High School Choir students are hoping to sell every one of their pumpkins by Monday, Oct. 31 as part of their annual fundraiser. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Lads Of Enchantment & Santa Fe Harmonizers Nov. 4-5

on October 29, 2016 - 8:38am

LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin Discusses Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio On Voice Of Los Alamos

on October 27, 2016 - 8:45pm

Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin speaks about the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio perfroming at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Duane Smith Auditorium, during a taping of the Voice of Los Alamos radio show, which broadcasts noon to 1 p.m. Friday on 101.5 FM., streaming live on santa.fe.com. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LA Symphony Orchestra Presents Fall Concert Friday

on October 27, 2016 - 4:34pm
Conductor David Chavez directs LASO during a rehearsal for the upcoming Fall Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra flute section, from left, Laura Taylor, Kay Dun and Deanna Teague. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present its Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Crossroads Bible Church. The concert is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.

LASO is celebrating its 70th season in 2016-2017. Fifty six musicians will be performing (36 strings

Dixon Community Players Presents Back To The 60s – A Musical Tribute To The Grooviest Decade

on October 27, 2016 - 4:32pm
Gypsy fortune teller Holly Haas transports the audience to the 1960s. Courtesy photo
 
Rocker David Daniel wows Claire Singleton.Courtesy photo
 

Theater News:

The Dixon Players are back in action again with a fabulous, fun, fantastic musical tribute to the grooviest decade... the 60s this weekend only.

Join the Dixon Players for this journey back to the 60s in song and history, featuring 25 singers and dancers. The show will be perfored at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Tooldshed, #68 HWY 75 in Dixon.

Based on the successful Sunday night

LAMTA’s Annual Masquerade Recital Saturday

on October 26, 2016 - 9:20am
LAMTA News:
 
Los Alamos Music Teachers’ Association presents its Annual Masquerade Recital, 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Fuller Lodge. 
 
Come, Everyone. Join us Saturday as we gather to enjoy the musical fun and delightful costumes that our young Los Alamos musicians are eager to share. Thirty-three students of all ages will be showing their skills and talents.
 
The musical sounds of The Horseman, Op. 68, No.

Sangre de Cristo Chorale In Los Alamos Today!

on October 23, 2016 - 9:27am

Courtesy image

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.

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