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Notable electroacoustic group Niyaz present The Fourth Light Project: a cutting-edge, immersive, multi-sensory show unlike any other. This groundbreaking multi-media experience combines live musical and dance performance with interactive technologies and advanced projection/ body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time. Guided by the mystical poetry of legendary Sufi poets and the ancient wisdom of traditional Middle Eastern folk songs, Niyaz steps into a future that is ancient, inviting listeners to embark upon a philosophical quest into the human depths.
$12, $22, $32 w/ a $12 ticket for kids 12 years old and younger
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AMP Concerts presents iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs, one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global superstar’s exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to U.S. folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. On her new album, Al Chile, Lila pays homage to chile and to the complicated relationship Mexicans have with the fiery fruit that brings them happiness, suffering, sweat, and tears.
$46, $61, $71
Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7, 2020
7 pm—Thursday & Friday
The Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) presents Vision, its annual spring dance concert featuring beginning to pre-professional ballet, contemporary, flamenco, hip-hop, musical theatre, and jazz dance students from grades 6-12. Approximate length of the event is two hours.
$7, $12, $17
2 pm & 8 pm—Saturday
Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company presents Yjastros 36: El Fuego Fatuo, a dynamic display of flamenco’s possibilities framed through Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s famous work “El Fuego Fatuo”—referring to the persistent fire that is the spirit of flamenco. With world premiere choreography and invited artists including Sevilla’s world-famous flamenco cantaora (singer) Esperanza Fernández and the musical group Revózo led by Vicente Griego and César Bauvallet (Son Como Son), El Fuego Fatuo is a dazzling display of flamenco and stunning musical compositions. The interplay among expressive interpretations of de Falla’s work through the vehicles of both dance and music give audiences access to flamenco’s power to evoke profound emotions and connect us all.
$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members
March 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2019
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday
Opera Southwest presents Verdi’s La Traviata, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.
One of the most famous of the great classic operas, La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society, where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo.
$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger
New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus presents a New Mexico premiere from the creator of I Am Harvey Milk. Andrew Lippa’s Unbreakable is a dramatic and emotional history lesson that brings to light some of the gay experiences and champions in the United States over the latest century.
$22, $27, $37, $47
AMP Concerts presents Loudon Wainwright III. Wainwright’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, movie and TV credits, and his 2017 autobiography Liner Notes. In 2010, he won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, and his 2012 recording Older than My Old Man Now was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. In 2018, he released his 27th career album to date, Years In The Making, a retrospective double CD with more than 45 tracks—live performances, demos, outtakes, and unreleased songs spanning 50 years.
Approximate time of event: 2 hours including intermission.
New Mexico Philharmonic presents Music from Within Our Midst. Composer Robert Alexander was appointed choirmaster at St. Salvator in Vienna in 1935 and served as organist at the Vienna Augustinian church. In 1939, he immigrated to New York, continuing his career. His grandson, Dr. Ron Bronitsky, lives in Albuquerque. Alexander’s striking Concerto Grosso for Strings, Op. 164 begins this program. Then, from well-known composer, conductor, singer, and former Professor of Music at UNM—a marvelous work that’s been heard in some of the world’s great concert halls: Bradley Ellingboe’s Requiem.
$24, $35, $46, $68
Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 33 proudly presents El Sombrero, the new fantasy by Estévez/Paños y Compañía. This new production is inspired by the creative process of a key work in the history of Spanish ballet: The Tricorner Hat. From the creators: “The first idea of the Russian businessman Sergei Diaghilev was to create Le tricorne only with flamenco dancers (bailaores and bailaoras), but in the end, this first Spanish ballet turned out to be an encounter and a collaboration. It was created by Léonide Massine and the flamenco dancer Felix Fernández García played a great part in it. His role was fundamental in the staging of the show, the outcome being the meeting of flamenco dance and Spanish dances with classical ballet technique. Thus, flamenco art is placed within the framework of the avant-garde, captivating artists that were most ahead of their time.”
Winner of the Premio National de Danza 2019, U.S. Premiere.
$50, $70, $85, $100
Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 33 proudly presents Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, America’s most distinctive flamenco project. This revolutionary entity combines the mosaic quality of the American repertory company with the authentic idiom of flamenco, creating a living archive of flamenco masterworks. Yjastros: Stepchildren features flamenco repertory works by today’s most influential flamenco choreographers, including Estévez/Paños, Mercedes Ruíz, José Maya, Joaquin Encinias, and more!
$30, $50, $70, $90