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Oh What Fun It Is To Ride To A Holiday Concert With The Community Winds

on December 9, 2016 - 8:39am


This weekend, the award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds will once again welcome the Yuletide Season with “Christmas with the Winds” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Crossroads Bible Church.

This year marks a return to the full ensemble in concert.

“We had quite a number of requests to do a full concert featuring the entire ensemble so we decided to bring out some of our favorite works from previous years and present them once again,” LACW Director Ted Vives said.

On the concert are perennial favorites like Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival, but the concert

Brown Bag Concert: Los Alamos Early Music Ensemble Performs At Fuller Lodge Today

on December 7, 2016 - 8:54am
Violinist Matt Hanson. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos Early Music Ensemble will perform a free Brown Bag Concert for the community at noon today at Fuller Lodge.

The group consists of:

  • Matt Hanson – baroque violin;
  • David Hanson – viola da gamba;
  • Ben Christianson – harpsichord;
  • Juanita Madland – harpsichord; and
  • Joyce Lynn – Shakespeare reading.

Community Invited To Messiah Sing-A-Long Dec. 11

on December 5, 2016 - 6:30am


The Los Alamos Oratorio Society invites the community to the 2nd Annual Community Messiah Sing-A-Long.

Come and sing along at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 with orchestra and chorus, the music of Handel's famous oratorio “The Messiah”. Non-singers are invited to come and listen as Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road is filled with the music of this amazing work, which highlights the ever-popular “Hallelujah Chorus”.

Enjoy soloists, Heather Bingham, Olivia Hakel, Gary Aldrich and Rene LeClaire.

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus And NMPhil Perform Handel’s Beloved Messiah At Popejoy Dec. 16

on December 5, 2016 - 6:18am
NMSC News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus’ gift to New Mexicans for the holiday season is Handel’s beloved Messiah in its entirety with the NMPhil and world-class baroque soloists at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque.
Messiah is a transcendent musical experience enjoyed by audiences around the world for more than 250 years. From his seat at the harpsichord, Roger Melone will conduct the Chorus, the NMPhil and critically acclaimed soloists in this special concert.
Messiah soloists will include soprano Clara Rottsolk, countertenor Andrew Rader,

Los Alamos County Holiday Tree Set Alight Saturday

on December 4, 2016 - 8:58am
Coro de Cámara, under the leadership of Artistic Director Nylea Butler-Moore performs holiday music at the Los Alamos County’s Annual Tree Lighting in the lobby of the Municipal Building. Coro de Cámara’s musical treats continue with 'Gloria!', a program of festive holiday music at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec.4 at the United Church in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A young volunteer set the County's Holiday Tree alight Saturday evening just ahead of the annual Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

HillStruumers Ukulele Group To Share Holiday Music

on December 3, 2016 - 8:39am
Ukuleles. Photo by Ruth Lier
Join the Holiday Fun with the BESC HILLSTRUMMERS Ukukele group playing several December Holiday Singalongs.

The first was enjoyed by diners attending the twoThanksgiving luncheons at the BESC Thursday, Nov. 18.

The following Singalongs are scheduled:  
  • At 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at Sombrillo Nursng Home (Day Room)
  • At 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at Fuller Lodge (Pajarito Room, WinterFest Open House) 
  • At 11 a.m., Friday,  Dec. 9 at Smith's Marketplace (Produce Lobby) 
  • At 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at Fuller Lodge (Indoor Farmer's Market) 

WinterFest Schedule Of Events

on December 3, 2016 - 8:27am

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

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/

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.
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
7 Paseo de San Antonio Road
Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
409 E College Boulevard

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
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


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/
The Keynotes on stage during the Manhattan Project. Harold Fishbine and his bass are at top left. Courtesy/Harold Fishbine

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/
Los Alamos Daily Post

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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


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


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/

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

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/

LAMTA Hosts Annual Masquerade Recital

on October 29, 2016 - 2:55pm


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