LACF: Music Endowment Leads To Orchestral Inspiration

LAHS alumnus Charlton Lee with Del Sol quartet members Sam Weiser, Kathryn Bates and Ben Kreith. Courtesy/LACF

LACF News:

The orchestras from Los Alamos High School (LAHS) and Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) were treated recently to a virtual masterclass as well as a virtual performance by the San Francisco string quartet Del Sol.  

LAHS alumnus Charlton Lee (Class of ‘83) founded the quartet, and their recent album, Kooch-e Khaman, is fifth on the Billboard Classical Charts.

“Our orchestras were inspired by live performances and masterclasses with Del Sol. This was made possible due to funding


NHCC Hosts Virtual Performance Of ‘Conjunto Blues’ April 29

NHCC News: 

ALBUQUERQUE — The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will host an online performance of “Conjunto Blues”, the Albuquerque premiere of this critically-acclaimed one-person show written and performed by playwright, actor, and musician Nicolás R. Valdez and directed by Joel C. Settles, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29.

Following the performance, Valdez will host a question-and-answer session, during which audience members can discuss the show and ask questions about conjunto music in general.

Click here to register for this free, live-streamed virtual event, which will


2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Presented By Toyota Of Santa Fe Announces May And June Virtual Shows


Sancre Productions, Toyota of Santa Fe and Los Alamos County are pleased to announce that the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will be a hybrid series, consisting of six virtual shows in May and June and nine potential live shows being planned for July and August.

Live show planning is underway with multiple Los Alamos County Departments and with the highest attention being paid to COVID-19 restrictions, crowd management and safety guideline adherence.

More information about the live shows will be available in the coming days and weeks. The 2021 virtual shows will be high-quality


LAAC Presents Sunday Five Wind Quintet Wednesday


Sunday Five Wind Quintet makes its debut performance at the virtual Brown Bag show Wednesday. Courtesy/LAAC

LAAC News:

The Sunday Five Wind Quintet will make its debut performance during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) virtual Brown Bag show noon Wednesday.

The performance can be viewed here.

Sunday Five Winds formed during the pandemic with Gabriela Meriweather on flute, Kwami Barnett on clarinet, Pablo Hernandez on oboe, Dan Nebel on horn and Kyle Sneden on bassoon, who is based in Northern Colorado. Nebel was born and raised in Los Alamos and said he is thrilled to share music


Coro de Cámara Hosts Online Auction April 26-May 4


Coro de Cámara

Making music online during this pandemic year has been both challenging and fun, but it is also expensive. With no concert tickets to sell to live audiences, all performing arts groups have struggled this year, and Coro de Cámara is no exception.

Since they can’t hold an in-person fundraiser this spring, the chamber chorus is hosting an online auction from April 26 – May 4, accessed from the Coro’s website

Generous auction donors have provided something for everyone. The list of items offered include


County Honors Russ Gordon With Plaque At Pond Pavilion

Russ Gordon unveils the plaque honoring his service to Los Alamos as the founder and longtime organizer and promoter of the Gordons Summer Concert Series. The Series was the first summer concert series in New Mexico and provided nearly 30 years of music and fun to the Los Alamos community. From left, Los Alamos County Councilor Denise Derkacs, Council Chair Randall Ryti,  former Councilor Antonio Maggiore, Russ Gordon, his wife Deborah Gordon and children Annie Rose and Abe Gordon. Photo by John McHale/

Russ Gordon told those gathered, ‘I love you all. I didn’t even know


New Mexico Rotary Telethon 17th Annual Virtual Music Celebration & Live Action Charity Auction April 24

New Mexico Rotary Telethon 17th annual charity event 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Courtesy/Rotary


Gather in your homes with friends and family to join the Rotary Club of Albuquerque and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. April 24 for a 90-minute Live Stream Music Celebration & Live Action Charity Auction.

Albuquerque Rotary encourages everyone to attend. 

Registration is free and this event is for everyone. The registration and live-view link is available here.


Santa Fe Symphony Presents: Masterworks & Masterpieces



The next episode of The Santa Fe Symphony’s 2021 Spring Virtual Concert Series takes attendees to the internationally recognized Museum of International Folk Art and the New Mexico Museum of Art, an iconic Santa Fe landmark.

Experience Symphony ensembles performing masterworks by Ludwig van Beethoven, Béla Bartók, Jo Kondo, Fred Frahm, John Steinmetz, Daniel Davis and Witold Lutoslawski—all brilliantly filmed in high definition by Hutton Broadcasting.

WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18

Pre-order Masterworks & Masterpieces today for $20 per household


Community Winds Offers Mother’s Day Serenades

LACW News:

Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families.

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Mother’s Day Serenades to the community.

Again, partnering with Flowers by Gillian and The Rose Chocolatier, LACW is offering a performance of three musical selections for $42 with the optional add-ons (for $10 each) of a beautifully wrapped long stemmed rose and a gift box of four delicious chocolate truffles.

“Our Valentine’s Day Serenades were extremely