Letter To The Editor: Sancre Productions Delivered Great Los Alamos Summer Concert Series

By Ramiro A. Pereyra III (Trey)
Los Alamos

Thank you to Sancre for a job well done!

The summer concert series has always been a long time favorite of my family, friends and of course myself. It was a time that the community could come together and enjoy some good food, family fun, and music!

When this year’s summer concert bid winners were announced, I like many others was wondering how our beloved concerts would change. I must say though, it was an exciting change!

I fell in love with the ideas that Sancre had along with all the wonderful artists they were bringing to our little town. Many of my friends


LALT Presents ‘Tick, Tick…BOOM!’

The cast of ‘tick, tick … BOOM!’ opening Friday at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

The countdown is underway for “tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season.

The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying


LAPS Thankful For Smith Auditorium Endowment

The new acoustic shell taken during rehearsal for the Orion Weiss, left, and Shai Wosner performance Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Peter LaDelfe/LACA Board Member

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) have announced that the Endowment for Duane Smith Auditorium (DSA) has had a successful first year and is now actively paying out.

These proceeds are used to fund the preservation needs of this valuable resource that serves not only LAPS, but the entire community. 

According to LACF Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz the


Wood & Wire Performs For Sold Out Crowd Tonight

Austin-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire is performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Wood & Wire is opening the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo


Topper Marching Band Entertains Football Crowd

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band directed by Zane Meek was in full attendance at Friday night’s football game at Sullivan Field. The band’s music added to the excitement of the game. Photo by John McHale/

The 115 member Band directed by Zane Meek thrilled the audience with their competition show, Black Orpheus, which the band will fine tune while performing various versions throughout the season. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the Los Alamos High School Marching Band performing at the Friday night football game at Sullivan Field. Photo


LAAC Features Black Mesa Brass Quintet During Brown Bag Show At Fuller Lodge Noon Wednesday

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet performs noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
LAAC News:
Los Alamos Arts Council will have the second performance in its noontime Brown Bag Series Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
The performance will feature The Black Mesa Brass Quintet. The Black Mesa Brass Quintet was formed in 1990 and still has three of the original five members. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of classical, modern, pop and jazz tunes.
They play a variety of venues, including concerts, educational performances at schools, weddings and other special occasions.


Solomon: Marvelous End To Terrific Chamber Festival

Los Alamos

The final performance of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival for this summer played to an almost full house at the Lensic Monday, Aug. 16.

The Dover Quartet (Joel Link and Brian Lee, violins, Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola, and Camden Shaw, cello) was featured, splitting into two different duos for the first half, the three gentlemen looking elegantly comfortable in white sports jackets over open-collar black shirts and slacks, the lady a pale, flowing bouquet with ruffles at her sweetheart neckline.

The opening number was a delightful violin/viola duet


Pianists Wosner & Weiss Open LACA Season Sept. 8

Pianists Shai Wosner, left, and Orio Weiss perform Sept. 8 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

Combine two of the world’s greatest concert pianists and two incredible Steinway pianos (one on loan, with thanks, from the Steinway company) and you have an evening of unparalleled music.

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire-from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today-reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual


Ringo Starr Rocks Santa Fe Opera

Ringo Starr, third from left, and his All Starr Band performed Sunday evening at the Santa Fe Opera to a sold-out crowd. The energetic former Beatle and his musicians from Santana, Toto, Journey and Average White Band rocked the enthusiastic crowd for over two-and-a-half hours. Selections included Yellow Submarine, Photograph, It Don’t Come Easy, Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman, Down Under, Hold the Line, I Wanna Be Your Man, Africa, Rosanna and With a Little Help from My Friends. Ringo turned 79 in July; this year marks the 30th anniversary of his All Starr Band tours. Photo


Hillstrummers Irene Powell Performs Hula Dance

Hillstrummer and Hula dancer Irene Powell performs in honor of her late mother in July at the BESC. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

On the last Friday of the month the Hillstrummers at the Betty Ehart Senior Center strum their ukuleles to the merriment of the crowd, in celebration of monthly birthdays.
During July, Hillstrummer and Hula dancer Irene Powell did a celebratory hula dance in honor of her late mother Alice Armour.
“My mother Alice Armour was a hula dancer, born and raised in Hawaii, she took lessons from a large Hawaiian woman,”