Hear some of Bach’s greatest music during the Annual Bach Society Concerts.
New Mexico Performing Arts Society is hosting the concerts, which the New Mexico Bach Chorale and Players will perform.
The concerts are 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the United Church of Los Alamos. The shows continue at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Immaculate Heart Chapel in Santa Fe and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Albuquerque.
Featured in the show will be Conductor and Artistic Director Franz Vote and Steinway Artist and Keyboard Soloist Jacquelyn Helin. Los Alamos pianist Cindy Little also will perform.
For tickets, visit www.nmpas.org or call Hold My Tickets at 877.466.3404.
The New Mexico Performing Arts Society’s mission is to promote the work of New Mexico-based professional musicians, dancers, actors and fine artists. NMPAS currently presents a number of concerts including the Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart, The New Mexico Bach Society and Santa Fe Flute Immersion, an international flute masterclass at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. NMPAS also collaborates with New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico State University Las Cruces, and New Mexico Highlands University. It is a nonprofit organization.
It’s artistic director and conductor, Vote, held his ﬁrst post as opera conductor at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He also conducted in Aachen, at the Gaertnerplatz Theater in Munich and the Theater des Westens in Berlin. These experiences in German opera houses led to an engagement as Assistant Conductor to Daniel Barenboim and James Levine at the Bayreuth Festival. Levine then invited him to join the Metropolitan Opera conducting staff for many performances including the 1996 New Year’s Eve Gala. Placido Domingo invited him to lead Tokyo’s Kanagawa Orchestra for the Operalia Vocal Competition. Maestro Vote’s international prominence, especially in German music, led to his appointment as musical director of Wagner’s Ring der Nibelungen in Seattle in 2001.
Executive Director and flutist Linda Marianiello’s solo career includes concerto appearances with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Orchester Concerto Armonico in Oberammergau, the New American Chamber Orchestra, and the Mercury Ensemble (among others). She played recitals in Bayreuth, Salzburg, Potsdam-Sans Souci, Elba and Graz. She has appeared in live television broadcasts in Berlin, Spanish National Television, Austrian National Television, and on radio for WNYCNew York and many PBS stations. Marianiello is featured on numerous CDs for the Bavarian Radio Studios and the MSR record label, including a commissioned CD for the American Music Research Center at the University of Colorado. She has also founded chamber music groups in Munich, Chicago and the New England Trio. She has taught and performed at many universities including Yale, Cornell, Wisconsin, Illinois and the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China as a guest-artist in residence.