LALT To Present Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville May 5-21

LALT News:

For months there has been a tale of mayhem, booze and jazz unfolding at the Performing Arts Center. Luckily for Los Alamos residents, starting May 5, they can see it in person as the talented cast and crew of the Los Alamos Little Theater present their rendition of the record-breaking Broadway smash, Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville.

Brought to you by the creative team that has produced the now beloved Atomic Follies Cabaret series, Chicago, set during the height of the roaring ’20s, centers on chorus girl Roxie Hart, as she dreams of becoming a star in vaudeville. Along the way, she commits Read More

LAMS Symphonic Band Wins State Competition!

Members of the Los Alamos Middle School Symphonic Band won first place at the State Middle School Concert Band Competition. Courtesy/LAMS

Isabella Cocina poses with the first place trophy earned by the LAMS Symphonic Band at the State Competition. Courtesy/LAMS

LAMS News:

The Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) Symphonic Band, under the direction of Deanna Teague, took first place in the New Mexico Middle School State Concert Band Contest Thursday at Cleveland High School. This is their first state title since 2005.

“I am so proud of the Symphonic band students,” Director Teague said. “We made Read More

Santa Fe Opera Celebrates Environmental Sustainability With New 431-Panel Solar Power Installation

An array of newly installed solar panels on the roof of Siteren Orchestra Hall. Photo by Thomas Grey

SFO News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera (SFO) is pleased to confirm the successful installation of a 214 kW solar power system on its campus north of Santa Fe. Consisting of 431 solar panels, the installations crown the opera’s Cantina at the Dapples Pavilion and Stieren Orchestra Hall, in addition to a ground-mounted array currently under construction.

The system will produce over 400,000 kWh of clean energy annually, offsetting half of the opera’s daytime energy use with solar-generated Read More

Les Violons Du Roy Orchestra & Pianist Inon Barnatan Perform In Los Alamos April 28

Les Violons du Roy chamber orchestra. Courtesy/Los Alamos Concert Association

ART News:

The Los Alamos Concert Association will present Québec’s celebrated chamber orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and brilliantly versatile pianist Inon Barnatan in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 in the Duane Smith Auditorium.

The program will include two very different piano concertos:  one by C. P. E. Bach and one by Shostakovich with an extensive trumpet obligato..

A focal point of Québec City’s musical life since it was founded in 1984 by Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy takes its name from the famed Read More

Longtime Santa Fe Youth Music Nonprofit Readies For Fiery Spring Performance April 29-30


SANTA FE — More than 250 students in 16 ensembles are perfecting their Spring Concert music pieces.

Each group is taking the “We’re on Fire!” theme into a different direction. For example, the Jazz program focuses on Cuban music, the Intermezzo group is putting on “Suite for a Pestered Dragon,” and the Prelude orchestra’s pieces have been voted on and chosen by the students (which got them fired up)! There are pieces that are crowd favorites to get the audience going, and those that make you want to dance in your seat. 

The concert themed: “We’re on Fire!” will take place at the Scottish Read More

Sarah Lee Guthrie To Perform At Historic Fuller Lodge

Singer Sarah Lee Guthrie, granddaughter of Woody Guthrie and daughter of Arlo Guthrie, is performing April 26 at Historic Fuller Lodge. Photo by Joanna Chattman


Award-winning folk singer Sarah Lee Guthrie is celebrating the release of her new solo single “Honey and the Dew” with a string of tour dates across New Mexico and Colorado including April 26 at Historic Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos.

“I wrote ‘Honey and the Dew’ probably about 10 years ago and as the world would have it, it took all this time to be in the right hands at the right time and believe me it was worth the wait!” Guthrie Read More

Piano Duo Hosts Concert Saturday In Santa Fe

Los Alamos Daily Post

Piano concerts are a common occurrence and certainly having two pianists share the stage is not unusual. But what about two pianists sharing one piano? Now that is something new.

Santa Fe musician Natasha Stojanovska’s and featured artist Heejin An’s concert at noon April 28 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe will showcase works by Brahms, Bach, Liszt and others using one piano and four hands.

An explained this novel way of performing the music will enhance it.

“Piano is often known as the only instrument Read More

Los Alamos Music Teachers Association Hosts Second 2023 Musicale April 23


The Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) invites the public to attend its second 2023 Musicale, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

The LAMTA 2023 Musicale will have students from the studios of Aejin Chang, Janna Warren and Patricia Wood.

Aejin Chang:

  • Sydney Chen…Sonatina in G Major, Moderato, Anh 5, L. Van Beethoven;
  • Hannah Lee…Rondo Alla Turca, K331, W.A. Mozart;
  • Jinheon Kim…Nocturne in b flat minor, Op 9, #1, F. Chopin;
  • Yeanwoo Park, Scene No. 1-6 from Kinderszenen, Op 15, R. Schumann;

Janna Warren: Read More

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble Spring Concerts May 6-7

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble to present 2023 spring concerts May 6-7. Photo by Ken Kirk 

SFWE News:

“The Wonder of Women: From Their Shoulders We Do Soar” is the theme for the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble’s (SFWE) 2023 spring concerts at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and Sunday May 7 at First Presbyterian Church at 208 Grant Ave., in Santa Fe.

Each performance is preceded by a prelude talk by Director Dr. Linda Raney at 1:30 p.m., with a question-and-answer period to follow.

Featuring a wide variety of powerful, inspiring pieces of which all the music and almost all the texts are by women, this concert repertory Read More