Music

HillStrummers Play Romantic Programs At Senior Centers

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COMMUNITY News:

The HillStrummers Ukulele Group will play February Programs of “Love & Romance” at the local senior centers.

White Rock Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 21. Lunch is catfish, hushpuppies, tartar sauce, German coleslaw, and fruit cocktail.

Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. and cost is only a suggested $5 donation for members (membership is free), call 505.672.2034

Betty Ehart Senior Center: 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb 28. The birthday lunch is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, spinach, ranch roll and applesauce. All February


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UNM-LA And Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Beethoven winners from left, Gala Nelson, Malaika Philip, Anuita Dzuiba, Janna Warren and Alyssa Sun. Courtesy photo

Beethoven Winners: Left-to-Right Philippa Fung, Julian Hu, Sean Lo, John Kang, Madeline Williamson. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

This year marks the 250th celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday.

To honor that occasion, the UNM-LA campus has invited the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) to kick off the year at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at UNM-LA in the Student Services Building.

The event features a public piano recital featuring young Los Alamos pianists


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Los Alamos Arts Council Celebrates ‘Schubertiade’ Wednesday

Pianist Claire Detels

COMMUNITY News:

Franz Schubert was born Jan. 31, 1797. In the grand tradition of “Schubertiade”, Claire Detels, piano; and Mark Jackson, baritone; will present several Schubert pieces at noon Wednesday in Fuller Lodge.

The show is part of the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag series.

The “Schubertiade” tradition originates to composer Franz Schubert’s lifetime in Vienna (1797-1828) when Schubert’s friends gathered for evening house parties dedicated to his and others’ music. Since then, it has become a favorite way to gather classical and romantic music fans for

Los Alamos Residents Bryan Fearey And Maureen Connolly Endow Chemistry Scholarship For Students Passionate About Arts

Maureen Connolly and Bryan Fearey have created the Fearey/Connolly Endowed Scholarship for Science and the Arts. Courtesy/LANLF

LANL FOUNDATION News:

Los Alamos residents Bryan Fearey and Maureen Connolly met during their graduate work at Iowa State University, where they both earned PhDs in physical chemistry.

Fearey spent 32 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) while Connolly taught science to students ranging from college level to preschool.

Their relationship has been deepened by a mutual passion for the arts. Fearey’s skill as a clarinetist and saxophonist led him to

Los Alamos Choral Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary Concert At The Duane Smith Auditorium Sunday

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Choral Society Conductor Steve Paxton with Choral Society Members. Courtesy photo

LACS News:

The Los Alamos Choral Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Duane Smith Auditorium. 

The chorus was founded informally in 1943 by Manhattan Project scientists, and will be giving this gala anniversary concert in partnership with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra. Cost is $15 for adults, and students are free. The Conductor is Steven Paxton, Kay


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Council Awards 2020-23 Contract To Sancre Productions To Produce Los Alamos Summer Concert Series

The sun begins to set as a massive crowd gathers to hear Big Head Todd and the Monsters last summer at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Summer Concert News:

During its December meeting, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved Sancre Productions for a four-year contract to produce the 2020-2023 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

The contract award comes on the heels of the historic 2019 concert season, where newly forged partnerships with tech companies and local businesses brought high caliber, nationally touring artists to

Los Alamos High School Bel Canto Treble Choir Performs At 2020 All-State Honors Choir At Popejoy Hall

Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto Treble Choir. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS’s Bel Canto Treble Choir. Courtesy/LAHS

By CELINA LONG

LAHS Choir Booster Member

Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto Treble Choir, under the direction of Jason Rutledge, had the privilege of performing by invitation as the 2020 All-State Honors Choir at Popejoy Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, in Albuquerque before a full audience of their peers and music educators.

Equally significant and meaningful was the fact that this was the first all female Honors Choir invited to perform at this event in more than 30 years. The theme of the concert


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The Lensic: International Guitar Night Feb. 7

Master guitarist Mike Dawes. Photo by Larry Dimarzio

LPAC News:

SANTA FE — The Lensic presents International Guitar Night Friday, Feb. 7, an evening of acoustic music by four guitar masters:

  • Mike Dawes – England – contemporary guitar virtuoso, known for performing multiple parts simultaneously on one guitar using unique extended and micro-techniques.
  • Cenk Erdogan – Turkey – master of the fretless guitar, known for his intriguing, exotic style and engaging on-stage personality.
  • Olli Soikkeli – Finland – soulful, dexterous jazz guitarist called one of the “worthiest current-day successors

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