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Air Force Academy Band Plays Kiva Auditorium Monday

on April 24, 2016 - 11:04am
The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band. Courtesy/DOD

Kirtland AFB News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The United States Air Force Academy Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m., Monday at Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The performance is free, and one of the events commemorating the ongoing 75th Anniversary of Kirtland AFB. For more information about the band, visit

Olions Serve Tasty Fare In ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

on April 24, 2016 - 8:02am
The Knights Who Say Ni! baffle King Arthur and Patsy in 'Spamalot.' Photo by Elene Giorgi
ir Galahad (Daniel Sarrao) and The Lady of the Lake (Evelyn Wohlbier) perform 'The Song That Goes Like This.' Photo by Elena Giorgi
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School Olions rendition of “Monty Python's Spamalot" opened Friday at Duane Smith Auditorium to loud guffaws and wolf whistles.

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was originally a 1975 feature film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" by those masters of surreal and silly British comedy from

Los Alamos Composer Rewrites Classic Film Score

on April 24, 2016 - 7:52am

Los Alamos composer/musician Matt Hanson. Courtesy photo


The remake of the1954 classic movie Salt of the Earth will shine a spotlight on Los Alamos composer/musician Matt Hanson at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at The Lensic in Santa Fe.  

While growing up in Los Alamos, Hanson participated in band and orchestra from elementary school through high school, graduating from Los Alamos High School in 2008. At an early age, he showed a remarkable aptitude for music composition and performance.

His parents played classical music for him and, on one occasion at age 5, after listening to

Trio de Los Alamos Presents Chamber Music At Next Brown Bag Concert

on April 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Trio de Los Alamos is, from left Shanalyn Kemme. Cindy Little and Brian Newnam. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

At noon Wednesday May 4 at the United Church of Los Alamos,  a trio of musicians will treat the community to classical chamber music.

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Show will feature Trio de Los Alamos, which includes pianist Cindy Little, violinist Brian Newnam and cellist Shanalyn Kemme. Little and Newnam are both local musicians who perform regularly throughout the community and Kemme hails from Albuquerque.

United World College Presents A Celebration Of Culture Through Music Saturday

on April 22, 2016 - 8:16am
CIR News:
CIR is partnering with United World College to bring this spirited multicultural music program to Santa Fe.
The performance will feature the United World College African chorus, a jazz trio, student solos and ensembles with Ronald Maltais, artistic director and the UWC percussion ensemble directed by Marc Clark.
The performance begins at 2 p.m., Saturday April 23, at Christ Church of Santa Fe (1213 Don Gaspar Ave.) Cost is $10 general admission.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Party Tents And Fencing Installed At Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op In Central Park Square

on April 21, 2016 - 8:31pm
A large truck pulls up to the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square this morning to deliver two large tents and fencing to outline the outdoor beer garden in preparation for this weekend's first year anniversary bash. Photo by Chris Clark/
The community is invited to the two-day celebration noon to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 163 Central Park Square, which includes live music, special beer releases and much more. Photo by Chris Clark/
Music includes Cali Shaw 6-9 p.m. Friday, Ghost Like This 4:30-6 p.m.

SFCC Presents Spring Choral Concert May 7

on April 21, 2016 - 7:53am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe Community College Chorus teams up once again this spring with the SFCC Chamber Singers to present the Spring Choral Concert at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7. The show is free, open to the public and takes place in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
The program, With a Voice of Singing!, features the performances of SFCC’s student chorus and choral chamber singers who have participated in classes and rehearsals during the past semester. Musical pieces include madrigals, folk songs and works by Anton Bruckner, Morten Lauridsen, Z.

2016 Summer Concert Series Line Up

on April 20, 2016 - 10:24am
Concert Promoter

Dear friends of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series,

Been working on the 2016 Series and I’m almost ready to go to print. What I really need now ,besides a few more band confirmations is some more financial support.

This is what we have so far and once again, this will be our best year (I say this every year). This is our 27th year. All shows are 7-10 p.m., Fridays. Everything could change including bands and venues but this is pretty much it:

  • May 20 Overlook Park, Eric McFadden Band. Rock & funk from San Francisco/Alb LA Kite Fest
  • May 27 Ashley

The Tub Hosts Huge First Anniversary Celebration

on April 19, 2016 - 8:23am


The Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend with a huge party with live music, special beer releases and much more.

The two-day celebration is noon to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 163 Central Park Square.


  • Saison with Brettanomyces and Barrel Aged Fitz's Cherry Quad on Rye.


  • Friday 6-9 p.m. - Cali Shaw;
  • Saturday 4:30-6 p.m. - Ghost Like This; and
  • Saturday 6:30-9 p.m. - Stephanie Hatfield and Bill Palmer.


  • Raffles, grilled sandwiches from the Los Alamos Co+op Market, commemorative growlers and an all-around

Santa Fe Opera’s Spring Tour Opens With Shakespearian UnShakeable

on April 16, 2016 - 12:16pm

Performance Santa Fe’s General Director Joseph Illick greets the public arriving for the April 9 premier performance of the opera UnShakeable at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Santa Fe. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/

Public appreciation for Shakespeare, like its passion for Opera varies among individuals from all-consuming to de minibus, a range that leaves a few universes to play around in and lots of places for getting thoroughly lost.

An off the top of the head list of Shakespearian operas might have to start with

Student Musicale At Crossroads Church Sunday

on April 13, 2016 - 10:52am


Enjoy a free recital of Los Alamos students at 2 p.m., Sunday at Crossroads Church. The performers range in age from six through 16 and will be performing works from the Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Modern musical eras.

The Sunday Musicales are regular presentations by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA), presented in fall and spring terms for the public’s enjoyment and as performance opportunities for students dedicated to private study and advancement on their instrument. The concert is presented without intermission, and will last one hour.

LANL Post Doc Ari Le Wins Concerto Competition

on April 13, 2016 - 7:33am
Violist Ari Le, a LANL post-doctoral student and winner of the SFCO Concerto Competition. Courtesy photo

Ari Le, a post-doctoral student from MIT with a four-year appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is the winner of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra’s Concerto Competition.

Le will solo with that group, performing the “Lachrymae for Viola and Strings” by Britten at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art. The concert also feature’s Tchaikovsky’s "Symphony No.

Classical Music World: Experience Artist Speaking With Audience About His Music April 17

on April 8, 2016 - 10:57am

Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo perform 4 p.m., April 17 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo


By ANN MCLAUGHLIN, Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

One big change in the world of classical music performance these days is the number of artists who speak directly to the audience about the music they are about to play. Audiences love this. They enjoy having a sense of the artists as people. Even a few very brief comments from the stage can convey a feel for the performer’s personality which, in turn, can enrich the audience’s experience of the performance.

Back in the “old days”,

Singer-Songwriter Max Gomez Performs In Los Alamos

on April 7, 2016 - 1:26pm
Singer-songwriter Max Gomez. Photo by Paul Moore

By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Taos Singer-songwriter Max Gomez will play two shows at the Posse Lodge in Los Alamos this month. An artist in the tradition of Jackson Browne and Kris Kristofferson, Gomez has a sweet smoky vocal style and his heart-felt lyrics have brought him acclaim around the country as well as here in the Land of Enchantment.
Gomez is at home in Taos these days, working on his second album. The first “Rule the World” on the New West record label has gotten quote a bit of notice.

“I have a home studio where I

Broadway Singer Performs At UNM-LA

on April 6, 2016 - 8:30am
Broadway singer Seph Stanek performing Tuesday at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs


“That guy has some pipes!” exclaimed a UNM-LA student after Broadway singer Seph Stanek sang two songs Tuesday at the College Concert at UNM-LA.

Stanek is touring with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players who performed “The Pirates of Penzance” at Popejoy Hall this past weekend. He stopped in Los Alamos for a couple of days to visit his cousin Diana Martinez of the Family YMCA.

While in Los Alamos, Stanek has UNM-LA instructor Juanita Madland accompanying him on piano.

Los Alamos Community: Support Middle School Band

on April 5, 2016 - 1:08pm
LAMS Band Director Ryan Finn works with his students to prepare them for upcoming regional competition. Courtesy photo
By LAPS Foundation Executive Director Joanna Gillespie and
The Band Aid Committee

Many of you are familiar with the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s (LAPSF) work to help teachers and students in LAPS with “classroom makeovers.”

This year the LAPSF is leading the charge to refurbish the Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) Band classroom.

New Mexico Philharmonic Ends Popejoy Classics Series With Return Of Violinist Rachel Barton Pine

on April 5, 2016 - 7:28am
NMP News:
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Philharmonic welcomes violinist Rachel Barton Pine back to the Popejoy stage at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 30. 
Featured on the Popejoy Classics Season Finale are three audience favorites: The Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and the “Organ Symphony” of Camille Saint-. Fawzi Haimor conducts. The concert will be preceded by a Pre-Concert Talk at 5 p.m. with Maestro Haimor and NMPhil Executive Director Marian Tanau (sponsored by Keleher & McLeod). 
About the Music: In March of 1879, Johannes Brahms was awarded an

Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo Performs In Los Alamos April 17

on April 4, 2016 - 10:28am

Acclaimed clarinet and piano duo Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu and perform April 17 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo will perform in Los Alamos at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 in the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, the acclaimed clarinet and piano duo has won praise for its compelling virtuosity and engaging stage presence.

One of the great clarinet soloists of his generation, Jon Manasse is principal clarinetist with the American Ballet Theater and New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra.

Public Invited To Lunchtime Concert At UNM-LA April 5

on April 2, 2016 - 9:13am
Students who participated in the 2015 Music Theory for the Non-major class at UNM-LA. Instructor Juanita Madland is on the right. Courtesy/UNM-LA
The Music Theory class presents a public concert 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Building 2 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA).
Students will perform musical pieces they worked on this semester as they explored how to understand what makes music and its emotions.

New York Singer To Perform Benefit For Los Alamos Y

on March 31, 2016 - 1:11pm

Seph Stanek

YMCA News:

Seph Stanek is coming to Los Alamos in the middle of a national tour of The Pirates of Penzanceto hold a benefit performance for The Family YMCA’s scholarship program.

He will hold a preview performance for his “Broadway at the Y,” program at noon Monday, April 4 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center accompanied on the piano by Juanita Madland. His full benefit performance is 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at the Los Alamos Teen Center where he will be accompanied on the piano by Nate Salazar.

The public is welcome to attend and the performance is free, however donations

New Mexico Philharmonic, New Mexico Ballet Present Fantastical Alice In Wonderland April 9

on March 29, 2016 - 7:55am
ALBUQUERQUE  To the delight of audience members of all ages, the New Mexico Philharmonic and the New Mexico Ballet will perform Alice in Wonderland at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque.
The newly appointed artistic director of the New Mexico Ballet, Natalie Harris, has created an extraordinary ballet telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice stories, which are the basis of a successful 2010 Johnny Depp movie and its soon-to-be-released sequel, Alice through the Looking Glass.
This fantastical ballet, featuring Alice, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledum, Tweedledee

Teatro Paraguas: Flamenco Fiesta April 29-30

on March 27, 2016 - 8:32am
TP News:
Teatro Paraguas will present two evenings of flamenco music and dance inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca, as well as selections of his poetry in Spanish and English, in commemoration of the eightieth anniversary of the poet's death, at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday April 29-30.
Compania Chuscales y Mina Fajardo have performed numerous times at Teatro Paraguas.

Los Alamos Students Chen And Svyatskaya Win Highest Prizes In Dennis Alexander Piano Competition

on March 24, 2016 - 9:14am
First prize winner Julia Chen, left, Dennis Alexander and second prize winner Sonya Svyatskaya. Courtesy photo
The prestigious Dennis Alexander Piano Competition was held for the sixth consecutive year March 11-13 in Albuquerque.
This year’s competition attracted the highest number of entries of any previous year with 58 young pianists entering from throughout New Mexico and Texas.
Nationally, less than half-of-one-percent of all students studying piano ever prepare for a competition.

Brown Bag: Pianist Charles Lieou Performs April 6

on March 20, 2016 - 11:27am
Charles Lieou will perform at noon, April 6 at the United Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Charles Lieou, a pianist and postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is making his local debut at the upcoming Brown Bag show.

Lieou’s recital will feature pieces by Bach and Schubert. The free noontime show, sponsored by Los Alamos Arts Council, is at the United Church of Los Alamos. The Brown Bag’s usual venue, Fuller Lodge, is being renovated.

Lieou explained he selected Bach’s “Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828” because it is a “very bright piece.”

Band Concert Features Composer Frank Ticheli Conducting His Own Music In Los Alamos Saturday

on March 18, 2016 - 1:45pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Three bands will take the stage Saturday for The Los Alamos Community Winds Band Festival Finale and Gala Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Crossroads Bible Church. Admission is free. Suggested donation is $10.

“This is such a tremendous opportunity to have an event of this caliber here in Los Alamos,” Community Winds Director Ted Vives said.

First the concert will feature a Festival Honor Band, comprising middle and high school students, under the direction of Frank Ticheli and Chandra Blackston.