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Locally Celebrated Pianist Performs Brown Bag Concert

on April 19, 2018 - 5:43am
Pianist Charles Lieou will peform in the Los Alamos Arts Council's Brown Bag Show May 2 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC News:
 

Local pianist and scientist, Charles Lieou, will perform a varied program of Classical and Romantic music for solo piano noon May 2 at Fuller Lodge. The concert is free.

The program will include music of Mozart, Ravel, and Brahms.

Lieou is a native of Hong Kong, and is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In And Around Town: April 19

on April 19, 2018 - 5:38am
 
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 Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

THURSDAY, April 19

Los Alamos Council on Cancer's Community Seminar

Los Alamos Council on Cancer will host host a free community seminar titled, "New Breakthroughs in Melanoma and Its Treatments",  at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.

FRIDAY, April 20

Los Alamos Community Foundation Annual Conference
The Los Alamos Community Foundation will hold its Annual Conference for Nonprofits:

Spring Fling For Pianists At UNM-LA Sunday

on April 18, 2018 - 4:13pm

Performers in the Feb. 22 Musicale, front row from left, Henry Gans, Lenny Svyatsky, John Kang, Gala Nelson, Anna Simikov and Emily Xu. Back row from left, Daniel Kim, Karin Eby, Philip Ionkov, Jack Ammerman, Evan Strohmeyer, Philippa Fung, Betty Kang and Yunseo Kim. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:

The UNM-LA Campus continues its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service through their sponsorship of the Sunday Musicale Recital Series, presented at 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 22, by students of teachers in the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).

Frequently in attendance

Choral Evensong With Visiting Cathedral Choir April 22

on April 17, 2018 - 1:59pm

The Cathedral Choir performing in May 2015 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

The 50-strong choir of the Cathedral of St John in Albuquerque will visit Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

The Cathedral Choir, directed by Maxine Thévenot, with Edmund Connolly on organ, will sing a service of Choral Evensong with the resident Evensong Choir and singers from other parts of Northern New Mexico.  

The Cathedral Choir has toured the US and the UK and made several critically acclaimed recordings.

Dances Of India: Ali Baba And The Four Thieves

on April 15, 2018 - 6:39am

Domingos en Arte: NHCC's Summer Music And Dance Series Expands In Its Third Season

on April 15, 2018 - 5:56am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― Domingos en Arte is poised to become the National Hispanic Cultural Center's (NHCC) signature summer concert series.
 
After two preview shows in June, the series will run weekly from July 1 to August 19 in the NHCC's charming Fountain Courtyard. In collaboration with Melaza Music and AMP Concerts, we have invited a wide range of Latin artists for family-friendly summer Sundays that will feature live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine.
 
The NHCC's newest on-campus restaurant--La Fonda del Bosque--will be offering unique themed dinners before each

Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour, ‘Trinity’ 6 P.M. Sunday

on April 13, 2018 - 8:34am

The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour, Trinity is 6 p.m. Sunday at Duane Smith. Courtesy/SFO

SFO News:

The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour, Trinity is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Trinity Dr.

This is a free community concert.

Trinity ... 'Commissioned for The Santa Fe Opera’s 50th Anniversary'

Music: John Kennedy
Libretto: Andrea Fellows Walters
Stage Director: Kathleen Clawson

This one-act opera is presented on the 75th Commemoration of the development of the atomic bomb. Trinity takes place in southern New Mexico in the present day and during World War II.

The story

LASO Presents ‘A Spring Celebration Of Show Tunes’

on April 13, 2018 - 7:22am

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Conductor David Chavez at work during a rehearsal Tuesday night for an April 20 concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LASO members rehearse Monday night for their upcoming concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

LASO News:

The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) is delighted to present “A Spring Celebration of Show Tunes” as its Spring Concert. The concert will be under the direction of conductor David Chavez, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  

Selections from a variety of Broadway productions and

Community Winds Perform Saturday

on April 12, 2018 - 10:46am

The Community Winds during a previous concert at Fuller Lodge. The organization will perform again at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY WINDS News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds will host a concert, featuring pianist Dr. Tomasz Robak, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church.

Admission is free by there will be a suggested donation of $10.

Saturday’s program will feature John Philip Sousa’s “Revival,” Richard Wagner’s and Milt Franklyn’s “What’s Opera, Doc?” as well as Don Gillis’ “Tulsa,” highlights from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Perform April 20

on April 12, 2018 - 7:28am
 
MUSIC News:
 
Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh will be presented in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 at GIG Performance Space in Santa Fe. Admission tickets are $20, and available at the door the evening of show, Go to www.gigsantafe.com for more information.
 
The celebrated partnership of Chris Newman, “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS), with Máire Ní Chathasaigh, “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (Scotland on Sunday), is a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new

Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance April 15

on April 4, 2018 - 8:16am
Dance Alliance performs in November 2014. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Join the fun with the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance for the sixth Fiesta de la Primavera 3 p.m., April 15 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. 
 
Each year in April the Alliance brings the “aire” of Spain to the historic Pajarito Room in Fuller Lodge, filling it with the sounds, movements and rhythms of traditional and contemporary Flamenco music and dance. 
 
Imagine pomegranate trees in bloom and the sound of water running in magical fountains somewhere inside the Alhambra’s fortress walls as castanets roll, feet

Neher: Tomasz Robak And The Art Of Interpretation

on April 2, 2018 - 3:18pm
Pianist Tomasz Robak will perform at several local events April 11, 12 and 13. Courtesy photo
 
By PATRICK NEHER
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director
 

Do you like puzzles? When it comes to making sense of a bunch of dots and lines or characters on a page, there is nothing quite like the fun and affirmation we receive when interpreting printed music or words – a sort of puzzle. We do it almost without thinking, every day. When you read an article in the newspaper (this one, even!) you bring your whole life’s history to bear in making meaning of the sentences.

Pianist Thomasz Robak Performs In Los Alamos

on March 31, 2018 - 7:12am
Concert pianist Thomasz Robak will peform April 11, 12 and 14 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC News:
 
The second week of April is being called Tomasz Robak week! Why?
 
Because Los Alamos Arts Council and the Los Alamos Community Winds are collaborating to bring concert pianist Thomasz Robak’s superb artistry to Los Alamos, for three wonderful performances of beloved piano compositions. The community will be impressed with the diversity of repertory and the energetic artistry of this emerging professional. Donations at all performances are encouraged.
 
Los Alamos Arts

Mariachi Juvenil La Misión Workshop March 31

on March 29, 2018 - 10:22am
Cuicacalli Mariachi. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
Free Mariachi music workshop for students ages 5 and up with Mariachi Juvenil La Misión, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31 at Moving Arts Española.
 
Beginners are welcome. Call 505.577.6629 to reserve a space in the workshop.

25th Annual Recuerda César Chávez Day March & Fiesta

on March 29, 2018 - 7:53am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Civil rights and labor leader César Chávez was born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Ariz. Every year since his untimely death (1993), the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee has commemorated the birth of this humble civil rights leader by marching in his honor and celebrating his life with music, dancing, poetry and fun, culturally enriched activities for children.
 
The event is designed to educate the entire family about César Chávez and the farm worker movement.

LALO ‘Guys And Dolls’ Comes Up A Winner

on March 23, 2018 - 8:33pm
Sky Masterson (Bear Schact) rolls the dice. Photo by Larry Gibbons
 
Happy couples Sky (Bear Schact) and Sarah (Joy Reynolds) and Adelaide (Elisa Enriquez) and Nathan (Jeff Favorite). Photo by Larry Gibbons
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

For its 70th anniversary, Los Alamos Light Opera (LALO) brings us “Guys and Dolls.” The show opened Thursday and continues through Saturday, with a  2 p.m. matinee  Saturday in addition to the 7:30 p.m. evening show.

This perennial favorite debuted in 1950 and many hundreds of productions later, it still

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tonight

on March 23, 2018 - 4:50pm

Cast of the 2018 spring musical at LAHS. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
The Los Alamos High School Olions proudly present their 2018 spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
 
This award-winning comedy follows several quirky middle-school contenders vying to become spelling bee champion.
 
Putnam shows at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 and 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday of April 6-8, in the Blackbox at LAHS.
 
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Los Alamos Big Band Spring Dance Friday April 6

on March 22, 2018 - 10:10am

The Los Alamos Big Band annual Spring Dance is 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band

Dance those cares away at the Los Alamos Big Band Spring Dance 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 6 at Fuller Lodge.

The community is invited to dance to a variety of Big Band favorites, including New York, New York; Let’s Fall in Love; Blue Tango and Beer Barrel Polka, or just relax and listen!

Admission is $20/couple, $10/single and $5/student. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult.

Los Alamos Piano Students Bring Home Prizes From Dennis Alexander Piano Competition

on March 22, 2018 - 8:28am
Lenny Svyatsky, seated with Madeline Williamson and Dennis Alexander. Courtesy photo
 
From left, Betty Kang, Dennis Alexander, Philippa Fung and Madeline Williamson. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
The prestigious Dennis Alexander Piano Competition was held for the eighth consecutive year in Albuquerque, March 10.
 
This year’s competition attracted 35 young pianists from throughout the state of New Mexico. Nationally, less than half-of-one percent of all students studying piano ever prepare for a competition.

Coro De Camara Presents ‘Endless Song’

on March 21, 2018 - 6:34pm

Coro de Camara concludes season with ‘Endless Song’. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News:

 

Coro de Cámara concludes its 2017-18 season with “Endless Song,” a reflection upon the unending and ever-present song that flows within our world and stirs our hearts.  

 

It is Part Two of "Our Journey," an overarching theme that examines our paths through life; Part One was the popular "Circle of Life" program, which Coro presented in June 2015. 

 

“Endless Song” features narration with moving poems and readings, and music by living composers including Ola Gjeilo, Daniel Elder, Z.

'Musica Mundo Espagnol' March 18

on March 14, 2018 - 8:54am

Belisama Irish Dance: Rhythm Of Fire March 17

on March 11, 2018 - 1:05am
Courtesy/Minesh Bacrania
 
ART News:
 
Belisama Irish Dance School invites the community to attend Rhythm of Fire 2018, this St. Patrick’s Day at 5 p.m., at the James A. Little Theater at the Santa Fe School for the Deaf in Santa Fe.
 
A fun, energetic evening of Irish dance and music, ranging from the traditional to more contemporary is great for the whole family. Maria Jones performs on fiddle with her original Irish and Scottish tunes.
 
Tickets are $15 for children/students/seniors and $20 for adults. Visit www.ticketssantafe.org to purchase.
 
Belisama Irish Dance School has

Apple Hill String Quartet Residency In Los Alamos

on March 11, 2018 - 1:04am
The Apple Hill String Quartet will host a one-day residency March 22 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC News:
 
The Apple Hill String Quartet will host a one-day residency featuring a free master class 3:30-5 p.m. and a gala concert 7-8:30 p.m. March 22 in Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
 
Called “dashing and extraordinary” by Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts that present interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, neglected masterpieces, and music from around the world, as well as world premieres and commissioned

Venice Baroque Orchestra Concert Is Cancelled

on March 9, 2018 - 5:02pm

LACA News:

Due to flight delays, the Los Alamos Concert Association cancelled tonight's performance featuring the Venice Baroque Orchestra. The concert was to be held at 7 p.m., today at Crossroads Bible Church.

If the concert association can reschedule this concert, it will widely publicize the new date, time and venue in regional newspapers, e-mail notices, on its website and on its telephone message line.

If the concert association is unable to reschedule this concert for later this season, it will offer several possible options to ticket holders.

Santa Fe Opera Names General Director

on March 4, 2018 - 8:29am
Robert K. Meya

Susan G. Marineau, President of Santa Fe Opera, has announced the appointment of Robert K. Meya as General Director, effective Oct. 1, 2018.

Meya has served as Director of External Affairs at Santa Fe Opera since March of 2012. He will be the fourth General Director in the company’s 62-year history. As General Director, Meya will provide executive leadership, strategic direction, and administrative oversight for Santa Fe Opera.

In accepting his appointment as General Director and assuming the title of General Director Designate, Meya

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