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NM Philharmonic Fundraising: Carmina Burana!

on September 9, 2016 - 6:57am
NMP News:
 
The New Mexico Philharmonic and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus solidify artistic collaboration with a Fundraising Special Concert to benefit the New Mexico Philharmonic. The musicians of the orchestra graciously partake in the fundraising by donating a portion of their services.
 
This special fundraising concert is the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season and it features alongside the New Mexico Philharmonic the Young Musician Initiative Children Chorus and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus under the baton of Roger Melone. For more info, see nmphil.org.
 
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‘Opera On The Rocks’ At Bandelier Sept. 24

on September 6, 2016 - 12:26pm

COMMUNITY 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 are 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 also will be food, beverages and a craft table for kids. Tickets are available at the Guild's website. www.Guildsofsfo.org/LA; prices are $10 per individual or $20 per

Little Forest Playschool Fall Fiesta Sept. 10

on September 5, 2016 - 10:56am

Kids getting soapy in the Bubble Pit at Little Forest Play School. Courtesy photo

LITTLE FOREST News:

The community is invited to Little Forest Playschool's Annual Fall Fiesta 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

Join staff at the 2-acre playground for family fun and games including:

  • Prizes;
  • Face Painting;
  • Alpine Slide;
  • Free Toddler Area;
  • Bounce House - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
  • Dunk Tank - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and 
  • Bubble Pit - noon to 2 p.m.

Exciting additions this year include: 

  • Traditional Dance at 10:30 a.m. from Ohkay Owingeh; and
  • Live music from The Lebrons at 11 a.m.

And food:

  • Bake Sale;
  • Cotton

Let The Brown Bag Season Begin!

on September 3, 2016 - 7:06am

The Enchanted String Quintet with Anne Egan, violin; Marke Talley, viola; Eve Kaye, violin; Claire Meador, cello and David Watkins, cello. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Enchanted Strings Quintet violinist Anne Egan said Schubert’s piece, String Quintet in C Major, “has so much soul.” Indeed, the composer wrote the piece right before his death at age 31 and Egan said the piece seems prophetic; it is filled with a range of emotions from grief to acceptance.

According to Egan’s notes on the chamber piece, it reflects Schubert’s struggle with grieving, death and

Fall 2016 Ukulele Classes Begin Sept. 23

on September 2, 2016 - 9:29am

Many members of the first Beginners Fall 2014 Ukulele Class are now members of the HillStrummers performing group who have enjoyed community singalongs the past two years. Courtesy/Ruth Lier

COMMUNITY News:

Have you ever wondered if you could play a simple musical instrument, but never had the chance? The Betty Ehart Senior Center is once again offering a unique opportunity for the Los Alamos community to explore and develop your potential musical skills via this newly-popular old-timey instrument—the Hawaiian ukulele.

Beginning Sept.

Los Alamos Big Band Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today

on September 2, 2016 - 8:41am
Los Alamos Big Band. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Promoter

The next to last show of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond with the Los Alamos Big Band.

The Big Band is famous around northern NM for their renditions of music made famous by the Gershwins, the Dorseys, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and Count Basie plus other classics from the 30's, 40's and 50's. FREE CONCERT.

Opening will be the Los Alamos Jazz Project directed by the Middle School's music teacher, Ryan Finn.

5th Annual Opera On The Rocks Sept. 24

on August 31, 2016 - 4:07pm

Atomic City Children’s Theater Opens Auditions For Disney Peter Pan Jr. 2-4 p.m. Wednesday

on August 29, 2016 - 9:11am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ award winning after-school theater program, is excited to announce auditions for their elementary school production of Disney Peter Pan Jr., a two-act musical based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting Broadway play.

Co-Director Daren Savage noted, "Peter Pan Jr.

David Luning Performs At Pond Tonight

on August 26, 2016 - 8:30am
David Luning. Courtesy photo
 

MUSIC News:

Gritty, soulful singer/songwriter David Luning is a lively storyteller whose music, earnest songwriting and rich, captivating voice would have you believe you’re listening to a hardened veteran of Nashville.

Luning is performing as part of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. The concert is free.

His debut album “Just Drop On By” was met with high critical praise and garnered Luning numerous film and TV placements with most recently, a featured placement of his song “ Whiskey Bottle” in NBC’s series “Grimm”.

Pipe Band Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion Wednesday

on August 22, 2016 - 10:05am

The Albuquerque & Four Corners pipes and drums bagpipe band's logo on the bass drum. Photo by TK Thompson

MUSIC News:

Weather permitting, The Albuquerque & Four Corners pipes and drums bagpipe band is set to perform 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park.

The band is committed to promoting the listening pleasure and ongoing education of bagpipe music and invites the community to attend this free event.

Relay For Life Night At Ashley Pond Park Friday

on August 21, 2016 - 7:36am
Walkers circle Ashley Pond at Friday's Annual Relay for Life, which raises funds to fight cancer. This is the 30th annual event in Los Alamos. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Medical Center Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen admires an item at the Silent Auction. Maassen is one of the organizers of the event. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Lauderdale performs during Relay for Life Night at Friday's Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Two-steppin'. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
 
Silent auction treasures. Bonnie J.

David King Dunaway On Musicians And The Blacklist

on August 20, 2016 - 7:09am

David King Dunaway. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Noted historian and broadcaster David King Dunaway will speak at Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the Upstairs Rotunda. His talk is entitled Force and Violins.

Force and Violins was first presented to the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center in 2008, on the subject of systematic persecution of folksingers in the United States in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

Through the Benjamin A.

Jim Lauderdale And Higher Ground Perform Tonight

on August 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
Jim Lauderdale performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:

Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter,” who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians.

Lauderdale will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Also on the bill is local bluegrass band Higher Ground. The concert is part of the free Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s

Unitarian Church: ‘Songs For A Summer Evening’ Friday

on August 16, 2016 - 5:38pm

UNITARIAN CHURCH News:

The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is presenting “Songs for a Summer Evening,” a concert celebrating the grand opening of its new building. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

Quartetto Enérgico will play works by Haydn and Mozart. The quartet features Rachel Hixson and Lee Harvey on violins, Kathy Gursky on viola, and Jim Knudson on cello. Sopranos Jess Cullinan and Nora Cullinan will sings works by Mendelssohn, Barber and Gordon, featuring Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” Nylea Butler-Moore and Cindy Little accompany on piano.

Admission to

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert At Ashley Pond

on August 16, 2016 - 10:40am
Emily Gimble belts out a song at the Summer Concert Friday evening in the Pavillion at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On air. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pat Boyer and concert promoter Russ Gordon share a dance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kathy and Steve Boerigter are all smiles as they dance under the stars at Friday's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Passing through. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
What have we here? Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LALT Opens Auditions For ‘The 1940’s Radio Hour’

on August 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
LALT News:
 
The Los Alamos Little Theater is holding auditions for its November production, The 1940’s Radio Hour, a musical by Walton Jones.
 
Auditions are at the Performing Arts Center 2-5 p.m. Sunday Aug. 14 and 7-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Call backs are 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The production is directed by Laurie Tomlinson and the musical director is Gretcehn Amstutz.
 
All but a couple of male roles require strong singing ability. Actors are strongly encouraged to sing something from the 1940’s Big Band era and will be asked to read scenes from the show at the auditions.

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Singer Auditions For 2016-2017 Season Are Aug. 1 And 8

on August 1, 2016 - 8:49am

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale invites new members to join its ranks. All voice parts are welcome, with alto 2, tenor and bass singers especially needed.

Auditions are 7-9 p.m., Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at First Presbyterian Church, Pope Hall, 208 Grant Ave., in Santa Fe.

Auditioning singers are asked to bring a short classical piece, and to be prepared for some sight singing and brief vocalizations.

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Performs In Evita

on July 30, 2016 - 10:22pm

Los Alamos High School graduate Gary Cooper, far left, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, N.H., which opened Friday night. Cooper graduated from LAHS in 2013 and is a senior this year at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Courtesy photo

LAHS graduate Gary Cooper, second from right, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, NH. Courtesy photo

LAHS graduate Gary Cooper, far left, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, N.H. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School graduate Gary Cooper, far

Events Schedule For 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on July 30, 2016 - 8:28am

Mariachis will perform live at the 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!. Photo by Hal Davis

STARS News:

The 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! is just around the corner, and tickets are selling quickly. Last year the event sold out. The organizing group, Los Alamos Rotary STARS, has just announced an exciting schedule of entertainment and activities for the event, which takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Fuller Lodge. ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! promises to be a fun and magical evening for all ages again this year.

The schedule for the evening is as follows (subject to change):

  • 5 p.m.

Summer Concert Features Blues At Rover Park Tonight

on July 29, 2016 - 8:53am
The Peterson Brothers play the blues at 7 p.m. today at Rover Park in White Rock. Photo by Robert Clark/Stagelight Productions

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Today's free Summer Concert features “The Peterson Brothers” at 7 p.m. at Rover Park in White Rock.

The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 16, on bass and violin and vocals; and Glenn Jr., 18 on guitar and lead vocals are two brothers, one sound. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.

In just a few short years they

Santa Fe Opera Brings Home A New ‘Capriccio’

on July 28, 2016 - 4:37pm
Ben Bliss (Flamand), Craig Verm (The Count), Amanda Majeski (The Countess) and members of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 
1. Amanda Majeski (The Countess) in ‘Capriccio’ (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
And CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
High on the list of the world’s most creative accomplishments by an artist working late in life, Richard Strauss’s Capriccio was first produced in 1942, when Strauss was 78. Not seen in Santa Fe since 1992, a rousing new production of Capriccio was welcomed back this week  to the

Sangre De Cristo Chorale Singer Auditions For 2016-17 Season Aug. 1 And 8

on July 26, 2016 - 8:30pm
Auditions are Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 for the Sangre de Cristo Chorale. Courtesy photo
 
SDCC News:
 
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale invites new members to join its ranks. All voice parts are welcome, with alto 2, tenor and bass singers especially needed.
 
Auditions are 7-9 p.m., Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, Pope Hall, 208 Grant Ave., in Santa Fe.
 
Auditioning singers are asked to bring a short classical piece, and to be prepared for some sight singing and brief vocalizations.

Tuesdays At The Pond: Canciones Españolas Tonight

on July 26, 2016 - 8:27am

LACDC News:

Tuesdays at the Pond tonight features "Canciones Españolas - with Christina Martos, Carlos Archuleta, Andre Garcia-Nuthman and Franz Vote". The repertoire for this program is classical Spanish Art Song and Zarzuela, featuring music from Spain and various Latin-American countries.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy “Canciones Espanolas”. Tuesdays at the Pond brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening through Aug. 9.

The Los Alamos

Los Alamos Concert Association: 2016-17 Season

on July 24, 2016 - 3:21pm

Grammy Award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet opens the LACA concert season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

 

LACA presents Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio Nov. 5 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai

 

Hailed as the greatest American violinist active today, Joshua Bell performs Feb. 3 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Chris Lee

 

LACA News:

 

A violin super star, a Grammy-winning guitar quartet, and a recipient of the piano world’s “genius grant” are just some of the pleasures in store during the upcoming season of the Los

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