UNM-LA Music Marathon Offers Six Hours of Music Sunday

Music Marathon organizer Juanita Madland will perform several times during Sunday’s event. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The Fourth Annual UNM-Los Alamos Music Marathon will raise money for student scholarships 2-8 p.m. Sunday at UNM-LA Auditorium.

Six hours of live and varied music – from Celtic folk tunes, upbeat jazz, Polish mazurkas with dancers, to a guitar soloist, bluegrass band, and classical piano – all for one voluntary donation. Listeners are welcome to stay for the whole program or come and go as they wish.

Rebecca Caron, co-artistic director of Soundscapes, performs with the San Juan Symphony and will perform at the Music Marathon on a cello made by her husband, eminent violinmaker David Caron. Courtesy photo
Robin Gurule and Peter McLachlan will begin the program with piano and piccolo trumpet.

Piano students Karin Ebey, the Composition Representative at the state contest, Sonja Ebey, Troy Makela, Ben Christenson, Aidan Ortiz, Natalie Crawford, Megan Crawford, Lucas Yeager, William Dale and Joseph Dale.

Juanita Madland, who has won piano competitions all over the globe, and Claudia Hilko will perform Rachmaninoff and Shostakovic duets.

KayLinda Crawford, a Texas transplant, will entertain on piano.

Claudia and Bob Hilko will dance to the first of a selection of Chopin Mazurkas (Polish dances), accompanied by Juanita Madland.

Members of the Little Piano Group will play and continue Mazurkas: Rheta Moazzami, Judy Hutson, Juanita Madland, Darien Raistrick, Robin Gurule, Claudia Hilko, Phyllis Slattery and Bonnie Kiang.

Richard Hannemann, local performer, teacher, studio musician, will perform a variety of guitar music.

Darien Raistrick, a music major at Stanford University, and a piano teacher will, perform selections from Chopin and Mozart.

Rachel Hixson, violin, and Will Houston, viola, will perform a duet.

Cathy Turner, will play selections on piano. Turner plays in the local band Roaring Jelly.

Rebecca Caron, co-artistic director of Soundscapes, currently performs with the San Juan Symphony. She will perform on a cello made by her husband, eminent violinmaker David Caron.

Alicia Solomon, mezzo-soprano, will render a solo, accompanied by Juanita Madland.

David Hanson, viol, and his partner will perform early music.

Bluegrass group, “Strung Out,” with Mike Bremer, Dave Dillman, Cindy Harris, Bob Harris, Matthew Hecht, Bot MacFarlane, and Jackie MacFarlane, and Jon Rubins, will quicken the pace a bit.

Frances Meier, Los Alamos composer and music teacher, pianist and organist, will play piano, with Mike Meier, guitar.

Juanita Madland will perform part of the concert she recently played in LaCrosse, Wisc.

And, finally, Craig Martin Experience, a Los Alamos jazz group featuring big band swing, with strong doses of hard bop and funky jazz, will perform. The first four members initially played together with UNM-LA’s Jazz Theory class. Bandleader, Craig Martin on tenor sax, said he and the group are happy to give back to UNM-LA. Band members are Quinn Marksteiner on alto sax, Carl Hagelberg on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboard, Rob Heineman on bass and John Frary on drums.

Craig Martin Experience during a December performance at Fuller Lodge. CME is the final Music Marathon act Sunday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com