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Pajarito Celebrates Solstice With 100 Days Of Summer

on June 20, 2017 - 4:20pm

Pajarito bike trail. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

Blue skies today above Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

A wildflower grows on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

PAJARITO News:

There are blue skies today at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos. Pajarito is celebrating the Summer Solstice with the 100 Days of Summer Celebration.

The weather is looking great for this fun event!

Enjoy lift-served mountain biking and hiking 4-7 p.m., and a New Mexico-inspired menu is available 4-7 p.m. at the Pajarito Mountain Café.

Tuesdays At The Pond Welcomes Back Marcos Cavalcante June 20

on June 19, 2017 - 3:45pm

Marcos Cavalcante

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues Tuesday, June 20 with Marcos Cavalcante. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

Marcos Cavalcante is a Brazilian guitar player, composer and arranger. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, a Masterʼs Degree in Music-Jazz Studies and a Doctoral Degree in Music-Classical Guitar Performance and Literature, from Indiana University School of Music.

Scenes From Friday's Red Elvises Concert

on June 19, 2017 - 3:26pm
The Red Elvises rocked Los Alamos on Los Alamos Daily Post Night Friday at the Summer Concert. Tim Hayn on keyboards rocking it with a Los Alamos fan. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Everybody bellydance! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Red Elvises on stage Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Firefighters enjoy the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A huge crowd came out for the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Igor Yuzov, lead singer and guitarist of the Red Elvises. Photo by Bonnie J.

Sean Rowe At Fuller Lodge June 28

on June 17, 2017 - 5:27pm

Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Concert Sunday

on June 17, 2017 - 9:10am
 
SFO News:
 
Join us in welcoming The Santa Fe Opera 2017 Festival Season with a Community Concert by Apprentice Singers from The Santa Fe Opera. Soprano Abigail Rethwisch and Baritone Kenneth Stavert will be preforming. The Santa Fe Opera’s pianist Michael Spassov will be the accompanist.
   
Los Alamos and Española Valley Opera Guilds invite you to enjoy the concert at the Los Alamos Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue; Los Alamos.
 
Punch and cookies will be provided at the concert, which begins at 2:30PM on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Guild members are free.

In And Around Town: June 21

on June 16, 2017 - 10:47am

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post’s community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.

THURSDAY, June 22

 

Science, Religion and Cosmic Purpose
The Los Alamos Science and Faith Forum continues its lecture series with a presentation by John Haught, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

Los Alamos Daily Post Sponsors Red Elvises Tonight!

on June 16, 2017 - 7:58am
Igor and the Red Elvises play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Los Alamos Concert Producer

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents Igor and the Red Elvises at 7 p.m. today and we’re proud and happy to tell you it is “Los Alamos Daily Post Night!”

A whole lot of Los Alamosians have seen the Red Elvises and I imagine that many of them will be at the Pond Friday. I think they’ve played for us 17 times and I’ve reserved a date with them for next year. If you haven’t caught this band, I suggest you join their fans. This is Los Alamos’ favorite band!

Council Announces ‘Russ Gordon Day’ Proclamation

on June 13, 2017 - 7:05pm

Concert producer Russ Gordon. LADP/file photo

COUNTY News:

  • Community asked to join in ‘Thanks for the Musical Memories’ honoring Russ Gordon

Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan announced today that the Council has asked County staff for a special recognition honoring long-time concert producer Russ Gordon for his thousands of hours and 28 years of service dedicated to bringing great musical acts to Los Alamos.

The County contracts with Gordon each year to produce the Summer Concert Series. Gordon recently announced that he will be retiring and moving out of state.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 11 And Final

on June 13, 2017 - 12:42pm

Yekwan Sunwoo of South Korea with his gold medal and the Van Cliburn trophy. Courtesy photo

Americans Daniel Hsu (bronze medalist) and Kenneth Broberg (silver medalist) share their excitement with gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo. Courtesy photo

Gold medalist Yekown Sunwoo hugs his host mom. Courtesy photo

 

By Ann McLaughlin
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

Fort Worth, proudly known as Cow Town, has been Piano Town for three weeks. The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition came to a close there Saturday and what a close it was!

Bass Performance Hall was sold out

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert At Pond

on June 11, 2017 - 6:34am
A big crowd turned out for Friday's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Western Centuries from Seattle perform on stage Friday night at the Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Queen of the night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mother-daughter waltz. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On the dance floor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A perfect evening for the weekly Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Secret Circus At Bathtub Row Brewing Tonight

on June 10, 2017 - 7:05pm
Klas Åhman of Secret Circus jams with a friend Friday at Bathtub Row Brewing. The entire band, originally from Sweden, will bring their Indy music at 8 tonight to Bathtub row. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Chamberfest Festivities Downtown Los Alamos Today!

on June 10, 2017 - 7:35am

Rubber ducky fishing at Chamberfest 2013. Courtesy/LACC

CHAMBER News:

The community is invited to come downtown 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to enjoy music, dance, shop, dig in a giant sand pile, look at 4x4 vehicles, and explore other family-friendly entertainment.

Chamberfest is expected to draw more than 2,000 residents to the downtown area. Businesses and nonprofits utilize this opportunity to provide giveaways and games for attendees as well as sell merchandise and distribute information.

Chamberfest is the annual Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce event featuring Chamber Members.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 10

on June 10, 2017 - 7:20am
American Daniel Hsu brings the chamber music portion of the Cliburn to a close. Courtesy photo 
 
Rachel Cheung, the finalist from Hong Kong, enjoys the audience's response to her performance of Brahms. Courtesy photo 
 
Russia's Gregory Tchaidze performs with the Brentano String Quartet. Courtesy photo 
 
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

Following a practice that began with the very first Cliburn Competition, all competitors are required to learn a brand new work written especially for the competition.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 9

on June 9, 2017 - 5:45pm
Yekwan Sunwoo of South Korea and the Brentano String Quartet play as one. Courtesy photo
American Kenneth Broberg enjoys the final moment of his performance with the Brentano String Quartet. Courtesy photo
 
By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

The “plays-well-with-others” round of the Cliburn Competition has begun.

First, Cliburn competitors are required to choose one of five piano quintets to play with the Brentano String Quartet.

SFI Community Event: The Majesty Of Music And Mathematics June 19

on June 9, 2017 - 1:09pm
Courtesy photo
 
LPAC News:
 
New Mexico PBS, The Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Institute are collaborating to tape The Majesty of Music and Mathematics at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.

This multi-media production will explore the interconnectedness of music and mathematics. The evening will feature remarks by Cristopher Moore, an SFI mathematician and computer scientist, and musical selections by The Santa Fe Symphony with Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor.

The Majesty of Music and Mathematics will air on New Mexico PBS/KNME in 2018 and will be distributed to PBS stations

Seattle Band Western Centuries Plays Pond Tonight

on June 9, 2017 - 10:17am
 
SUMMER CONCERT News:
 
The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the Seattle band, Western Centuries, a country band from Seattle in a free concert at 7 p.m., today at Ashley Pond Park.
 
“A country band from Seattle?” you might ask. Yeah, well Seattle ain’t Nashville! These guys are rooted in classic country but with a twist. They’re more like the great country-rock bands, The Band, the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Byrds and Gram Parsons. As Steve Teller of KSFR says, “Country music as God intended it.”
 
Western Centuries play a wide range of styles from Zydeco to

Jazz Bassist Danny Zieman Visits Los Alamos

on June 9, 2017 - 7:30am
Jazz bassist Danny Ziemann. Photo by Aaron Winters

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Danny Ziemann,  jazz bassist, educator and composer from Rochester, N.Y., was in Los Alamos recently to visit his sister, Amanda Zieman. He visited music students at Los Alamos High School to talk about music, then stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Freelancing professionally in western NY since the age of 18, Ziemann has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe, playing major jazz festivals and spreading his passion for jazz. Zieman is on the move much of the time.

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Pajarito Celebrates SummerFest June 10

on June 8, 2017 - 2:54pm
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
SUMMERFEST News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area’s most popular event, SummerFest is this Saturday, June 10. Pajarito kicked off its summer season Memorial Day weekend with lift-served mountain biking and hiking and features exciting events all summer.
 
Brewfests, Live Music and More Great Events!
 
SummerFest is the first of several events happening at the Los Alamos ski area this summer and one of Pajarito’s biggest events of the year.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 8

on June 8, 2017 - 2:30pm

By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

Los Alamos Concert Association Board member and friend Dorothy Amsden asked me what happens to the competitors in the Cliburn Competition who are eliminated at the end of each round. “Do they remain for the rest of the competition or do they return home, tail between the legs, poor things?” she wondered.

While there must certainly be some tremendous disappointment, these pianists are not neophytes.

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 7

on June 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

Cliburn finalists, standing, from left, Americans Daniel Hsu and Kenneth Broberg, South Korean Yekwon Sunwoo, Russian Yuri Favorin, and seated: Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong and Georgy Tchaidze of Russia. Courtesy Photo 

 

By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 
It was a long and busy last day in the Cliburn Competition semi-final round.
 

Kenneth Broberg of the U.S. shot up in my estimation after a magisterial performance of the Liszt B-minor sonata.  Italian Leonardo Pierdomenico sank just a little after a nice but not stellar recital.

Brown Bag Performance Series Los Alamos/Santa Fe String Quintet Today

on June 7, 2017 - 7:19am
LAAC News:
 
Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge. 
 
Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973. Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community. Performances are noon, usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary. Brown Bag is funded in part by the County of Los Alamos.
 
For the June 7 Brown Bag, LAAC presents Los Alamos/Santa Fe

UNM-LA Offers Intro To Opera June 12-July 24

on June 6, 2017 - 5:09pm

Classical Music World: Notes From Cliburn 6

on June 6, 2017 - 10:01am

Russian competitor Georgy Tchaidze enjoys a standing ovation with Fort Worth Symphony conductor Nicholas McGegan. Courtesy Photo 

Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong, the only woman still in the Cliburn contention. Courtesy photo

 

By ANN MCLAUGHLIN
Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association
 

At this point in the Cliburn Competition, the jury has heard more than 52 hours of music and there are many hours to go. Committing to serve on a Cliburn jury is a major commitment for people who already have busy performing and teaching schedules.

The 10-member jury headed by Chairman and

Fiesta At Chimayo Museum Sunday, June 11

on June 5, 2017 - 1:16pm
 
MUSIC News:
 
Celebrate culture, community, and SUMMER! Enjoy live acoustic Northern New Mexico roots music from 1-4 p.m., with Lone Piñon -- plus children's activities, a senior citizens' arts and crafts show, free snacks, and museum tours.
 
The Chimayó Museum is located behind Ortega’s Weaving Shop off Santa Fe County Road 98 (Juan Medina Road), near the intersection with Highway 76. Presented by Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association, chimayomuseum.com505.351.0945.
 
We reached out to a group of seniors from our local senior center -- most of whom didn't even know there

Tuesdays At The Pond Entertainment Series Begins June 6 With The Bus Tapes At 7 p.m. At Ashley Pond Park

on June 5, 2017 - 10:51am

Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series kicks off the season Tuesday night with The Bus Tapes at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

LA CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series kicks off the season Tuesday night with The Bus Tapes. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

Two time New Mexico Music Award winners, husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner, bring together a range of talented musicians for fun and interactive shows, taking audiences by the hand and leading them

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