Music

LAHS Senior Named To All-National Concert Band

LAHS Senior Griffin Light is the only student selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Concert Band Honor Ensemble. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School Senior Griffin Light has been selected as a Flute 1 in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Concert Band Honor Ensemble.

Light is the only student selection from New Mexico.

“I’m ecstatic at having been selected, and although there have been moments where I’ve doubted myself and even occasionally considered the possibility that this was


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2021 New Mexico Music Awards Call For Entries

NMMA News:

The New Mexico Music Awards (NMMA) has announced a call for entries for the 34th annual awards program. The entry deadline is Feb. 8, 2021.

Music produced in New Mexico during the 2020 calendar year is eligible for this year’s program. An awards banquet and show is held every May to present the awards while allowing songwriters, musicians, audio engineers, producers, managers, recording studio owners and other recording industry to network with one another.

The awards program provides education and encouragement to those working within the New Mexico music industry.

Beginning


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Los Alamos Community Winds Offers Valentine Serenades

Los Alamos Community Winds offering personal serenades for your sweetheart. Courtesy image

LACW News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Valentine Serenades to the community.

What better way to celebrate the international day of love than to have a group of musicians perform at your doorstep?

How many of today’s readers remember from long ago the romantic gesture of a serenade to your wife, girlfriend or significant other, perhaps sung by a barbershop group or a college fraternity?

The Los Alamos Community Winds has come up with a new twist to this and will be offering


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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival And Youth Symphony Present Free Screening Jan. 23-31, 2021

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association present the documentary R. A. W. Tuba: From Sandtown to Symphony Jan. 23-31, 2021. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association present a free screening of the documentary R. A. W. Tuba: From Sandtown to Symphony, which will be available to screen via RawTubaSantaFe.com Jan. 23-31, 2021.

The 29-minute film was produced by Early Light Media as part of its Invisible Thread series—which focuses on “people-driven stories” and “explores human connectivity”—and


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Serenata Of Santa Fe: Help Us Keep Chamber Music Alive

By PAMELA EPPLE
Artistic Director
Serenata of Santa Fe

Friends and Supporters, Serenata of Santa Fe has been impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We recognize the need for a sense of place and community more than ever and know that our musicians and audience crave connection, beauty, healing and hope.

Serenata’s Musical Postcard Project was conceived for this purpose, and it is our mission to keep chamber music alive, whether it’s a live-streamed solo performance from one of our living rooms or recorded concerts from last season.

We’ve worked hard on our new website so you can view


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In And Around Town: Dec 23, 2020

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Check with groups that meet regularly for schedule changes.

SATURDAY Dec. 26

Los Alamos favorite Max Gomez will be doing his Holiday Concert  Via YouTube and Facebook   Los Alamos favorite Max Gomez will be doing his holiday concert virtually this year and invites his friends in Los Alamos to join him. Gomez, who has played a holiday show in Fuller Lodge each of the past three years, will be performing


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Los Alamos Favorite Max Gomez Performs Holiday Concert Virtually With Friends From Los Angeles Saturday Night

Los Alamos favorite Max Gomez will be doing his holiday concert virtually this year and invites his friends in Los Alamos to join him. Gomez, who has played a holiday show in Fuller Lodge each of the past three years, will be performing from Los Angeles and will be joined by a number of accomplished singer/songwriters, including Leslie Stevens who won many fans here when she played last year. Also performing will be Taos’s Michael Hearne, Michael Martin Murphy, Los Angeles based Shawn Mullins and Jed Zimmerman. The show will stream on YouTube and Facebook beginning at 6 p.m. Mountain Time Saturday,

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Virtual Christmas Tuba Concert Lifting Spirits In Los Alamos

For 20 years local musicians have performed a free Christmas concert. Due to the pandemic, this year’s concert is virtual. For all you low-brass fans, watch the Christmas Tubas concert, which is lifting spirits all over Los Alamos and available here. ‘We hope to be back live in 2021. Merry Christmas everyone!’ Courtesy screenshot


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Los Alamos Pianist John Kang Is New Mexico’s Division Finalist In MTNA Junior Artist Competition

John Kang, of Los Alamos is New Mexico’s Division Finalist in the MTNA Junior Piano Artist Competition. Courtesy/MTNA

MTNA News:

John Kang, of Los Alamos, has been selected to compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Artist Piano Competition.

He earned this opportunity by first winning the Junior Artist Division of the MTNA Statewide competition and will now advance to compete among five other winners from their respective states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

The Division Winner will be announced in mid-January. The Winner


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