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Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers 5:30 P.M. Today

on January 10, 2020 - 8:44am
Serenata Santa Fe Concert: Barriers at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
Serenata Santa Fe News:
 
Listen to the music of Fred Rzewski and Eve Beglarian with world premieres by Leslie Wildman and Conrad Cummings at 5:30 p.m. today at SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 
Feel your way through obstacles and impediments to movement with music inspired by Amelia Earhart (1995), the flinty, political and progressive works of Rzewski that offer a space to be angry and reflective, and humanist Beglarians idealistic rebellious

In And Around Town: Jan. 10, 2020

on January 10, 2020 - 5:39am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com

FRIDAY Jan. 10

“The Neverending Story”

“The Neverending Story” opens  at 7:30  p.m., Los Alamos Little Theatre Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets at the door, CB FOX, Brown Paper Tickets. ”The Neverending Story” (Die unendliche Geschichte) is a fantasy novel by German writer Michael Ende, first published in 1979. There have been a number of adaptions, including a ballet and several

Travel To A Magical World With LALT’s Production Of ‘The Neverending Story’ Opening Friday Night

on January 9, 2020 - 3:52pm
The dragon Falkour in a scene from 'The Neverending Story'. Photo by Zachary K. Baker
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production “The Neverending Story” opens 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center.
 
The production is produced by Elisa Enriquez and directed by seasoned director Mimi Adams. Something special about this show is that 10 percent of profits will be donated to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, Adams said.

The large cast is more than half kids ages 5 to 16.

“I love working

Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance: Violinist Stephen Redfield; Violist Jeffrey Smith Jan. 8

on January 3, 2020 - 7:13am
Violist Jeffrey Smith. Courtesy/LAAC
 
Violinst Stephen Redfield, Courtesy/LAAC
 
LAAC News:
 
Stephen Redfield, violin; and Jeffrey Smith, viola; will join Los Alamos Arts Council for a special performance at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. This lovely violin/viola duo comes to Los Alamos from Santa Fe and will play pieces by Michael Hayden and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
 
The pieces have a very interesting history. Michael Haydn, the younger (and at the time, well-known) brother of Franz Joseph, was commissioned to write a set of six duos.

Los Alamos Big Band New Year’s Dance Saturday

on January 3, 2020 - 6:14am
 
Los Alamos Big Band performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road. Courtesy/LABB
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band
 
Celebrate the New Year by dancing to tunes of the Los Alamos Big Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4.
 
The dance will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, and is a fund-raiser for the IHM Youth program.
 
Admission is $20 per person and $10 for high-school students. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult.

Highlights Of Events In And Around Town In 2019

on January 2, 2020 - 5:49am
Central Avenue is filled with more than 1,300 pumpkin carvers Oct. 26 attempting to break the world record. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The community was busy with a variety of special events in 2019. Here are a few of the highlitghts:

Mass Pumpkin Carving Event

Central Avenue was awash with more than 1,300 pumpkin carvers attempting to break the Guinness World Record for simultaneous pumpkin carving Saturday, Oct. 26 in the heart of downtown Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Arts Council sponsored the activity.

Upstart Crows: The Merchant Of Venice Jan. 17-Feb. 2

on December 28, 2019 - 8:25am

The Merchant of Venice run Jan. 17 through Feb. 2 at the Swan Theater in Santa Fe. Courtesy/UCFS
 
UCSF News:
 
Upstart Crows of Santa Fe present Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Three casts of young Shakespeareans 10-18 perform an uncut production of this brilliant and challenging play.
 
The Merchant of Venice contains two intertwined plots - a love story, and a revenge tale. And yet neither is what it seems at first. Shakespeare subverts the comedic form with this story of deplorable couples and prejudiced officials in a greed-driven system.
 
Portia, a rich heiress, is bound by her

Vaudeville New Year’s Eve At Performing Arts Center

on December 23, 2019 - 7:30am

Santa Fe Desert Chorale Announces Appointment Of Emma M. Marzen As New Executive Director

on December 21, 2019 - 7:40am
Emma M. Marzen
 
SFDC News:
 
SANTA FE — Santa Fe Desert Chorale Board President Patricia Stanley has announced the appointment of Emma M. Marzen as executive director, effective Jan. 16, 2020.
 
Marzen succeeds Janice L. Mayer who has served as the Chorale’s executive director since June of 2015. The Board of Directors said it is deeply grateful for Mayer’s leadership and dedication to SFDC over the past five years.

“We celebrate the homecoming of Emma Marzen as she returns to lead the Desert Chorale family,” Stanley said. Having already contributed tremendously to the Chorale’s

The January 2020 Edition Of Prism Is Now Online

on December 20, 2019 - 5:48am

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Taos Chamber Music Group Hosts Chatter Jan. 11-12

on December 17, 2019 - 7:28am

Albuquerque native, violinist and conductor David Felberg is artistic director and co-founder of Chatter. He plays a J.B.Vuillaume 1829 violin. Courtesy/TCMG

TCMG News:

The Taos Chamber Music Group launches the New Year when it brings Chatter to the Harwood Museum in Taos at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12.

The popular series format includes music, poetry and two minutes of silence and will feature compelling compositions by Pulitzer-prize winners Carolyn Shaw, John Luther Adams and John Coolidge Adams with poetry by Ariana Kramer.

Albuquerque native, violinist and conductor

LACF Announces Creation Of Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture Endowment Fund

on December 16, 2019 - 1:11pm

Rosalie Heller. Courtesy/LACF

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation announces the creation of the Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture Endowment Fund to financially help support the lecture series held annually by the Los Alamos Arts Council.

“To honor the many contributions Rosalie made to life in Los Alamos, most especially in music, I created the Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture Fund,” Rosalie’s husband Leon Heller said. “Its purpose is to help finance the lecture series with the same name held under the auspices of the Los Alamos Arts Council.”

To help launch the

Annual Christmas Tubas Concert At TOTH Dec. 21

on December 15, 2019 - 6:17am

The sound of brass instruments playing Christmas carols is a staple this time of year. When those instruments are tubas and euphoniums, the sound has a more mellow character. Hear the Christmas Tubas perform in a free concert 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo

The Christmas Tubas perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy photo

Snyder: Tom Lehrer Has Connections To Los Alamos

on December 14, 2019 - 10:02am

A few of Tom Lehrer’s album covers. Courtesy photo

By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society

Not long ago an idea was put forth to play some appropriate music in the Hans Bethe House where our Cold War history is told. The songs of Tom Lehrer were mentioned as a possibility, with much agreement.

Immediately, I was taken back to memories of my college years in the late 1960s when my friends and I listened to his music.

Joe Illick & New Year’s Eve Orchestra With Violinist Augustin Hadelich Perform At Lensic Dec. 31

on December 14, 2019 - 6:32am
Joe Illick. Courtesy/Babak Dowlatshahi
 
Augustin Hadelich. Courtesy/Suxiao Yang
 
THE LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents conductor Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra in a Dec. 31 concert featuring world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich, soprano Adelaide Boedecker and violinist Phoenix Avalon.
 
New Year’s Eve at The Lensic has become a Santa Fe holiday tradition.

Los Alamos Jazz Project Wows Crowd

on December 12, 2019 - 4:09pm

Los Alamos Jazz Project members entertain diners Dec. 6 at Pig + Fig. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

On Friday, Dec. 6, 31 student musicians in four different combos from the Los Alamos Jazz Project (LAJP) entertained guests as they dined at Pig+Fig in White Rock.

The talented young musicians in LAJP’s four combos range in age from upper elementary-aged to high school-aged students.

Starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, the Winter Jazz Concert will take place at Duane Smith Auditorium.  

Under the direction of Jeremy Bleich, Joey Farish, Ryan Finn, William Finn, and Milton Villarubia, the four

Matthew Andrae And Carrie Classon Perform Christmas Stories And Music At Fuller Lodge Sunday Dec. 22

on December 11, 2019 - 9:31am
Carrie Classon and Mathew Andrae perform Dec.22 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 

ENTERTAINMENT News:

Musician, composer and Los Alamos native Matthew Andrae will perform with columnist, author and Los Alamos resident Carrie Classon for two performances 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.

The program will be a lively selection of original holiday stories, original music and favorite holiday songs and stories performed in historic Fuller Lodge.

Classon is an author and columnist. Her humor and lifestyle column, The Postscript, is carried in 190 newspapers in 25 states and heard several

Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico Performs Handel’s ‘Children’s’ Messiah At Cathedral Of St. John Dec. 14

on December 8, 2019 - 8:50am
Courtesy/Lauren Breden
 
Voices of New Mexico. Photo by Jonathan Kahn

Voices of New Mexico News:

 
ALBUQUERQUE Voices of New Mexico will perform 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Cathedral of St. John at 318 Silver Ave. SW in Albuquerque.
 
For the fourth year in a row, Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico and choruses from Roosevelt Middle School (Tijeras), Albuquerque Academy, Rio Rancho Youth Chorus, Eagle Ridge and Rio Rancho Middle Schools and Lincoln Middle School will be presenting selections from the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah – one of the most famous pieces of music in

Hillstrummers Share Holiday Tunes During December

on December 7, 2019 - 10:18am
Hillstrummers Ukulele Group prepare to share holiday music with community for their first performance, which was Friday. The Hillstrummers will share holiday tunes with the community during December. Upcoming performances are 10:45 a.m. today as part of WinterFest and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 all in the produce lobby at Smith's Marketplace (Santa may drop by). The community is invited to listen or singalong as song sheets will be available. Courtesy photo

Metropolitan Opera Star Eric Owens Poses With General Groves Prior To Los Alamos Concert Performance

on December 6, 2019 - 5:16pm

Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens poses with General Groves prior to his Thursday performance for the Los Alamos Concert Association. Owens created the role of General Groves in the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Dr. Atomic, an opera about the Manhattan Project by composer John Adams. He subsequently made his Metropolitan Opera debut in that role. In September, he sang the title role in the Met’s smash hit revival of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Concert Dec. 14

on December 6, 2019 - 4:14pm
LASO News:
 
Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) celebrates the season with its annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Crossroads Bible Church.
 
The concert is free, with donations sincerely appreciated, and all ages are warmly welcomed.
 
Conductor Tjett Gerdom has chosen a combination of classic and newer holiday repertoire. Excerpts from The Nutcracker, a holiday favorite for more than a century, open the concert.
 
The ballet, based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann and with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was first produced in St.

LAHS Winter Dance Show Wednesday Dec. 11

on December 6, 2019 - 2:34pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students sure know how to jingle bell rock around the clock tonight.

After a semester filled with hard work and fun, they can’t wait to show everyone our smooth groove from Tango to Waltz, Swing to Cha-cha.

Watch them perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Duane Smith Auditorium.

Free admission! So come on down for Los Alamos High School’s Winter Dance Show!

 

Los Alamos Big Band Winterfest Dance 6-8 P.M. Sunday

on December 6, 2019 - 8:42am

The Los Alamos Big Band performs 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 as part of Los Alamos Winterfest at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LABB
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band
 
The community is invited to dance to classic tunes of the Big Band era 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 as part of Los Alamos Winterfest at Fuller Lodge.

Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events, weddings, conventions, fund-raisers, and more.

Los Alamos Jazz Project Performs At Pig+Fig Tonight!

on December 6, 2019 - 6:37am

Thirty-one musicians in four student-combos from the Los Alamos Jazz Project will perform 7-9 p.m. today at Pig+Fig in White Rock on Sherwood Blvd. Everyone is invited so bring the family to Pig+Fig and enjoy a fantastic dinner and incredible desserts all while listening to jazz performed by talented young musicians. Courtesy photo

LASO’s Annual Holiday Concert Saturday Dec. 14

on December 5, 2019 - 7:33am

Santa’s Helper Emmitt Tibbitts and his mother violist Wendi Dressen prepare for the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Crossroads Bible Church. The concert will feature familiar Holiday music including part of Tschaikowsky’s Nutcracker, a sing along and a free raffle drawing for a chance to conduct the orchestra. Emmitt will be passing out and collecting the raffle tickets. The concert has become a tradition for the Los Alamos community. There is no charge for this concert but donations are appreciated. Courtesy photo

Emmitt Tibbitts will be one

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