OHKAY OWINGEH ― At 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, Moving Arts Española (MAE) will present Noche de Musica, a benefit fundraiser for arts education in the Española Valley.
Noche de Musica will feature world-class performances by Danza Azteca de Anahuac, Flamenco Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo, Soprano Rena Harms, just returned from her debut as Madame Butterfly at the English National Opera, and the Branden James Duo, 2013 Finalists in ‘America’s Got Talent.
Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund at Moving Arts Española, expanding opportunities and support programs for aspiring young at-risk artists ages 3-14. MAE engages more than 300 students per week with access to dance, music, visual arts, gymnastics, circus arts, free nutritious food, and free academic tutoring.
The performance will be held at the Moving Arts Performance Center. This new theater serves non-profit arts groups and community celebrations in northern New Mexico, and is next to the Ohkay Owingeh Travel Center on Highway 68, just north of Española.
Artistic offerings include a Native American Blessing for Dia de Los Muertos, dynamic Flamenco dance, popular operatic arias, show tunes especially appropriate forDia de Los Muertos, and classical rock cross-over. The evening’s ‘Dia de Los Muertos’ theme will also feature traditional foods, wine, and a festive community altar to honor our dear departed loved ones.
Sponsors include Arrowsmith Consulting, Barbara Erdman Foundation, Hancock Family Foundation, Juan Gabriel, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, Ohkay Owingeh Travel Center, Sheila Fortune Foundation, and United Way of Northern New Mexico.