The M.A.D. Hatters Play Fuller Lodge May 16

The M.A.D. Hatters trio with Dan Nebel on horn, violinist Michael Allerheiligen and pianist Angela Steiner. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The M.A.D. Hatters, consisting of Los Alamos native Dan Nebel on horn, violinist Michael Allerheiligen, and pianist Angela Steiner will present a free lunch time concert at noon in Fuller Lodge Thursday, May 16. 

The Hatters will present Johannes Brahms’ celebrated Trio in E flat Op. 40, a trio by nineteenth century hornist of Opera Paris Frederic Nicholas Duvernoy, and the Walden Trio by New York City-based jazz saxophonist Daniel Schnyder.  The audience is invited to bring a sack lunch.

Dan Nebel began taking horn lessons with Karloe Felts at Los Alamos Music in 1996 and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2004 after participating in many of the local ensembles. Nebel is currently working on a doctorate of music at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado; he received a Bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a Master’s degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.

He served as third/associate principal horn of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for three years performed with several professional orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Wichita Grand Opera, Ohio Light Opera, and most recently the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. 

As an organist Dan is also a dedicated church musician, currently serving as the music director at the First United Presbyterian Church in Loveland, Colo. He is excited to return to Los Alamos and share some of his favorite music with those who were so influential in his formative years.

Angela Steiner is originally from Wichita, Kan., and recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a masters degree in collaborative piano, and her undergraduate degree is from Wichita State University in piano performance and accompanying. She has coached the UNC Opera program in their productions of Verdi’s La Traviata, Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music

Last year she was the rehearsal pianist and coach for Little Women in Opera Fayetteville’s first production. She has worked for the Emerald City Opera, Mosley Street Melodrama, Wichita Childrem’s Theater and Wichita Center of the Arts as well as serving as the assistant music director for an off-broadway production of Out of Oz.

Michael Allerheiligen completed his junior year at the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with professor Richard Fuchs. He has performed with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Collins Symphony.

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