4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
NHCC Foundation Meet and Greet with Cecilia Violetta Lopez. Light hors d’oeuvres and one drink will be included Cash Bar Available.
Cecilia López, a talented Mexican-American opera soprano known as “The Daughter of Idaho,” was born in Rupert, Idaho but currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. López’s musical career began when she was a little child and began singing mariachi songs that her mother had taught her. She received the coveted Idaho State Concurrent Resolution honoring her life as an Idahoan and her achievements in the operatic world.
$75.00 for Non-members, $50.00 for NHCC Foundation Members
Opera Southwest & the NHCC present Mariposa Que Vuela, a “recital autobiográfico” with soprano Cecilia Violetta López. Weaving together mariachi, ranchera, and opera music, Cecilia tells the story of her family, her early childhood in the farm fields of Idaho, the songs that her mother taught her, and her thrilling career in opera.
$22, $32 & $42,
Discounts for patrons 30 years old and younger as well as anyone with a WIC or EBT id. Please call the NHCC Box office at 505-724-4771 for discounted tickets.
Celebrated soprano (and new Albuquerque resident) Cecilia Violetta López has been named one of “Idaho’s Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Century” by USA Today and has been named one of opera’s “25 Rising Stars” by Opera News. The singing actress is constantly praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range” (Washington Post).
AMP Concerts and the NHCC Present Los Gaiteros & Madalitso Band
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto was established in Colombia in the mid 1950s. In 1968, they performed at the Olympic Cultural Games in Mexico. Their touring, the exceptional quality of their musicians across generations, and the fact that they are one of the few gaita ensembles whose music has been commercially produced have made them the most important musical group of gaitas and Cumbia in Colombia and worldwide.
Madalitso Band are a two-man musical army from Malawi. Described as ‘uplifting and vibrant’ by the BBC, the band plays the babatone, a home-made instrument which is very popular in Malawi and the four-string guitar, creating the traditional Malawi banjo sound. The babatone player works on the side as a “gardener” and the guitar player works as a “watchman” as required. Around Malawi they are revered as musical prophets.
Special price of $12 for general admission. Kids 12 years old and younger are free at the door night of show.
Approximate time of event: 3 hours including intermission.
AMP Concerts presents Joanne Shaw Taylor. Discovered by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics when she was only 16 years old and invited to tour the world, Taylor has since become one of the most sought-after guitarists in the industry, with an army of plaudits that includes Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, and more. Still only in her 30s, she’s proven herself as a prolific songwriter, releasing a series of best-selling Billboard #1 blues albums that cemented her as one of the most important exports in British blues-rock. “Taylor has navigated the journey from rough diamond to global star,” wrote ERB Magazine. “In a male-dominated guitar world, she truly holds her own.”
$27, $37 & $47
Día de Salud, while focusing on overall health and well-being, also aims to celebrate and incorporate the influence of Hispanic culture and traditions. The event recognizes the unique health challenges and perspectives within the Hispanic community and seeks to provide culturally relevant information and resources. By infusing Hispanic influence into Día de Salud, the health fair can effectively reach and resonate with the Hispanic community, promoting a sense of cultural pride, awareness, and empowerment around health and well-being.
Free Community Event, no registration required.
Fans of legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio can rediscover their timeless music all over again! All three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Buddy Woodward, have intrinsic links to and experience with the original group: Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Buddy, who has performed with longtime Kingston Trio member George Grove.
Many of their personal memories recall the iconic trio’s performances and journey as folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts. They’ll perform such timeless classics “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” and “Tom Dooley.”
$52, $62 & $72
Approximate time of event: 120-140 mins with intermission.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday
Enjoy 2 fun days at the festival this year! Kids under 12 & seniors 85+ FREE at the gate.
Friday Night: Three performances (Flamenco, Lone Piñon, & Baracutanga) in the Journal Center Theatre; alcohol, soft drinks & snacks available for purchase; arts & craft vendors. Gates open 5pm, performances 6pm to 9pm. La Fonda Restaurant open till 8pm.
Saturday Full Day & Night: 100+ events indoors and outdoors with 5 stages, 5 music and dance workshop venues, 2-3 Jam venues, a storytelling tent, a musical instrument petting zoo, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, kids’ tent, merch and consignment booths, a free instrument check & bike valet. Gates open at 10am; close at 9pm.
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Purchase Tickets for Friday only, Saturday only or a 2-day Package Ticket. If you need help with tickets, please, call the NHCC Box Office at 505-724-4771.
Oct. 22, 27 & 29
2:00 pm Sundays
7:30 pm Friday
Enter Bluebeard’s Castle if you dare!
Just in time for Halloween, Opera Southwest presents a double bill of thrills and chills! First, join us for Bartok’s chilling one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. Then, dive into the psychological horror story of the Doctor Atomic Symphony, based on the Doctor Atomic opera by John Adams. This symphony tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the first successful atom bomb.
$22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.
8:00 pm Friday, 4:00 pm Saturday
National Institute of Flamenco & the NHCC present the Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Xicano Power. Xicano Power is the seasonal culmination of Yjastros’ progression and evolution. This performance made its world premiere at the 2023 Festival de Jerez, marking the first time a company from the United States was ever invited to perform in the prestigious international festival. The current concert season marks the performance’s first appearance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
$48, $58, $68, $78 & $88 w/ a $5 discount for Seniors, Students w/ Id, Children 12 yeas old and younger and NHCC Members
1:30 pm & 4:30 pm
New Mexico Young Actors presents OZ! A musical adaptation of Frank Baum’s classic tale: The Wonderful Wizard of OZ. The story starts with a cyclone that carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful sliver slippers. Joined by the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodsman, Dorothy and Toto journey to meet the great Oz who is the only one who can grant them their wishes and return Dorothy home.
$16 w/ a $2 discount for students 12 years old and younger
Tickets on sale starting on Friday, September 1, 2023