A few tickets remain for the benefit concert the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold at 7p.m. Thursday, July 24.
Renowned guitarist Genevieve Leitner will perform for the intimate audience, at the beautifully renovated and historic Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Tickets are on sale now on PEEC’s website for $35. If tickets remain on the day of the show, they also will be sold at the door for $40.
The proceeds of the concert will go toward funding exhibits and gardens at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, a public-private partnership between the County and PEEC. The County is constructing the facility, and PEEC is fundraising to pay for indoor and outdoor exhibits, which will belong to the new center. The new center is slated to open in spring, 2015.
Genevieve Leitner performs and teaches guitar throughout the U.S. and in Chile. Her top prizes include:
- First prize, Greensboro Music Teachers Assoc. Young Artists Competition, 2007
- First prize, Columbus State University Guitar Competition, junior div., 2003
- First prize, Deborah Beene Memorial Competition, 2003
- Second prize, Ozelia Vassar Memorial Competition, 2007
Leitner has performed in master classes for Manuel Barrueco, Roland Dyens, Carlos Pérez, Scott Tenant, Jason Vieaux, and others. She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied with Gerald Klickstein. Leitner has performed in various ensembles with voice, flute, English horn, violin, harpsichord and other instruments. She regularly teaches guitar master classes and lessons to students of all ages.
In addition to performance and instruction, her musical work includes collaboration on theatre and film music. She enjoys playing repertoire from a wide range of time periods and countries.
Leitner was born in Chimayó, New Mexico to a musical and artistic family. Learn more about Leitner and her music at http://genevieveleitner.com/classicalguitar/.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased at www.PajaritoEEC.org.