The first of the monthly Brown Bag Performances, presented noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 6 at Fuller Lodge, will feature soprano singer Bethany Filer and internationally traveled pianist Nathan Salazar.
The program will present the Romantic Era music of Bellini, Liszt, Schubert, Johann Straus, and Claude Debussy, as well the contemporary music of Ned Rorem. All Brown Bag Series performances are free to the public and bringing your lunch-to-munch during the performance is encouraged. Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy some gifted performers presenting soothing, stress-relieving music.
Filer is a young soprano from Los Alamos, who has aspirations of becoming a professional opera singer and will study vocal performance in college. She has performed with the Santa Fe Opera Guild’s productions of Opera on the Rocks for the past three years and will sing in the role of Blonde for its Sept. 30 production at Bandelier of Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.
Salazar holds a master’s degree in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan.
He also has degrees in vocal and piano performance from the University of Kansas. He has performed internationally and in many localities in the United States. He has been featured at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
He performs locally with Coro de Camera, Sangre de Cristo Chorale, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and the Santa Fe Opera.
The Los Alamos Arts Council, a 501c3 non-profit corporation and public charity that, for 50 years, has been supporting creative arts activities in Los Alamos. The LAAC has been presenting the noontime Brown Bag Series in Fuller Lodge almost every month since 1973.