New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: From Bach to Bachianas & Britten (Rental)

2 pm

Music Director Roberto Minczuk wields the baton in a glimmering afternoon of globe-spanning masterworks by renowned composers. Piazzolla’s Libertango and Oblivion bring “Tango Nuevo” to the forefront. Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos links Brazilian popular music to Baroque works—such as those of Bach, one of which is included in this concert. Also, an homage to Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt and the purity of Britten’s own Simple Symphony.
$24, $35, $46, $68

Roberto Minczuk, conductor
Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola
Kevin Vigneau, oboe

Piazzolla: Libertango
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Stephenson: Concerto for Oboe and Viola
Bach: Aria from Suite No. 3
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9
Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Britten: Simple Symphony

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New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: Winds & Horns Aplenty (Rental)

2 pm

New Mexico’s own wind and horn connoisseur—Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall—conducts an afternoon of magnificent music. The orchestra pays tribute to Rossini, plays Bach’s glorious Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, and returns to the dawn of the 20th century with Arthur Bird’s remarkable Serenade for Wind Instruments. And if you love brass, don’t miss the massive brass sound in Terracini’s Concerto for Brass!
$24, $35, $46, $68

Eric Rombach-Kendall, conductor

Rossini/arr. Gryc: Rossiniana, Four Pieces from “Sins of Old Age”
Bird: Serenade for Wind Instruments
Bach/arr. Crees: Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, BWV 582
Terracini: Concerto for Brass

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Chispa: NM Jazz Latino Orchestra, From the Beginning

8 pm

The first half of the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra’s latest offering, From the Beginning, celebrates the music written by and associated with the great Dizzy Gillespie. The featured artist, Bobby Shew on trumpet, is an international jazz star and a personal friend of Mr. Gillespie. Joining Mr. Shew is tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence, who toured with Mr. Gillespie and his band in the 1980s; master Cuban musician César Bauvallet, who performed with Mr. Gillespie when he travelled to Havana on the 1970s, leads the rhythm section on congas.

The second half of the show features a tribute to the great Chabuca Granda, widely considered Peru’s most legendary singer. NMJLO performs Ms. Granda’s music in the “Salsa Criolla” style, in which salsa and jazz musicians present a blend of salsa repertoire with Afro‐Peruvian festejo backgrounds, synchronizing these two popular musical styles with traditional instrumentation to provide a blend of ancestral and contemporary tones. This year NMJLO is proud to present, directly from Lima, Peru, Tito Manrique. Mr. Manrique is a Salsa Criolla guitarist, composer, and arranger who enjoys immense popularity throughout South America, and who will bring with him brand new arrangements of music associated with Ms. Granda. Joining Mr. Manrique are brilliant vocalist Jackie Zamora (also from Lima) and César Bauvallet on trombone.
$27, $32 w/ $3 off for NHCC Members

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: Mendelssohn Meets Beethoven—Protégé Series (Rental)

2 pm

It’s a pre-Thanksgiving musical celebration from your NMPhil! Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”) captures changing harmonies and dynamics that rise and fall like the swelling sea. Albuquerque native Joshua Rupley—the only American in last year’s inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition—plays Beethoven’s heroic “Emperor” Piano Concerto. And, Elgar’s much-loved Enigma Variations will whet your appetite for the feast ahead.
$24, $35, $46, $68

Christopher Confessore, conductor
Joshua Rupley, piano

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor”
Elgar: Enigma Variations

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Festival Chispa Presents: Nano Stern

7:30 pm

Born in Santiago in 1985, the grandson of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Europe, Nano Stern represents a new generation inspired by the nueva canción movement. A guitar virtuoso with a powerful singing voice, he combines traditional Chilean, Latin American, and European folk music with jazz improvisation and rock influence, as well as his early classical training and the inspiration of musical icons such as Violeta Parra and Inti-Illimani. Outspoken and passionate as well as experimental, Stern delivers powerful universal messages with a deep sense of social justice. With numerous international festival appearances and ten albums to his credit, he has a devoted following stretching through Latin America and into Europe and Australia.

Of the Chilean musical activists like Inti-Illimani who continued to lead the nueva canción movement during the years of the Pinochet dictatorship, Stern says, “I am extremely respectful of the tradition. It is an enormous gift we received from the people of the past.”

Festival Chispa Presents, a partnership with Avokado Artists, is a series that showcases some of the finest and most innovative groups, both legendary and up-and-coming, that the Latino world has to offer. Fusing various musical genres, cultures, and traditions, this dynamic series breaks down musical boundaries and leaves the audience wanting more!
$22, $27 w/ $2 discount for students and senior, $3 discount for NHCC Members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Festival Chispa Presents: Inti-Illimani

7:30 pm

6:30-7:00 pm: Join Inti-Illimani before the concert begins in the Bank of America Theatre for a community dialogue! Come meet the band and here them talk about their music.

Founded in 1967 by students at Santiago’s Universidad Técnica del Estado, Inti-Illimani has performed worldwide for hundreds of thousands of fans, collaborated with legendary artists, earned awards and honors for activism as well as musicianship, and produced one of Latin America’s richest discographies. On tour during the 1973 military coup in Chile, they remained in Italy in de facto exile until 1988, touring Chile days after they were no longer banned from the country and returning permanently in 1990. The time in Europe added elements of other musical genres to their music, creating a fusion of folk/Latin/contemporary classical/avant-garde/world music played on over 30 instruments. They have lectured extensively on Latin American folk/indigenous music, culture, and social change, and founded and teach at an arts-centric school in one of Santiago’s poorest neighborhoods. Still including one of the original founders, the group celebrates 50 years of performing music grounded in their beloved Chile, yet continuing to reach across time, space, and nations. More than a musical ensemble, they have become a cultural location, expressing the essence of the Latin American ethnomusical experience. Their current tour also promotes an album recorded in homage to the legendary Violeta Parra for her centenary.

Festival Chispa Presents, a partnership with Avokado Artists, is a series that showcases some of the finest and most innovative groups, both legendary and up-and-coming, that the Latino world has to offer. Fusing various musical genres, cultures, and traditions, this dynamic series breaks down musical boundaries and leaves the audience wanting more!
$22, $27 w/ $2 off for Students & Seniors, $3 off for NHCC Members

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: Divertimento, Dances, & Vivaldi! (Rental)

2 pm

Maestra Suzanna Pavlovsky brings her singular passion and excitement to the podium in a colorful fall afternoon concert of sumptuous sound, featuring NMPhil stars violinist and concertmaster Krzysztof Zimowski and principal cellist Joan Zucker. The Baroque influence of Italy abounds—in Mozart’s lush Divertimento in D, and three gorgeous Vivaldi Concerti. Los Angeles-based Michael McLean’s innovative Five Dances will make you think “tango” and “fandango”!
$24, $35, $46, $68

Suzanna Pavlovsky, conductor
Krzysztof Zimowski, violin
Joan Zucker, cello

Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in a minor Op. 3, No. 6, RV 356
Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in a minor, RV 418
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547
McLean: Five Dances

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¡Globalquerque! 2017

4 pm

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 13th Annual World Music & Culture Celebration, returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 22 and 23, 2017. This year’s festival features three stages of music from five continents over two nights. Relax in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Stage, enjoy larger bands in the state-of-the-art 691-seat Journal Theatre, or dance to groove-heavy world music on the Plaza Mayor’s outdoor Festival Stage.

For updates on this year’s stellar line-up, visit www.globalquerque.com.

Early Bird special (through June 24): $32 adults, $16 children 15 and under for one day, September 22 OR 23; $47 adults, $25 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Advance tickets: $37 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 22 OR 23; $59 adults, $30 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

Day of show: $42 adults, $19 children 15 and under for one day, September 22 OR 23; $69 adults, $35 children 15 and under for two days, non-transferable

MARAVILLA: UNA NOCHE EN COLOMBIA 2017

6 pm – 12 am

In 2017, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Maravilla, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, will highlight the vibrant and rich culture of Colombia.

Maravilla provides direct support to the NHCC and its Foundation to promote, preserve and advance Hispanic arts, culture and humanities, while providing a unique cultural experience to attendees. Una Noche en Colombia, an amazing night on the Center’s Plaza Mayor, will offer an extraordinary opportunity for attendees to enjoy Colombian music, culture, arts, dance and cuisine through performances, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Please join us in making this night at the NHCC a truly memorable experience! This is a black tie event.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available by calling 505-246-2661.

Festival Chispa Presents: Daymé Arocena

7:30 pm

Raised in Havana, award-winning Afro-Cuban singer-songwriter Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, Cuban neo-soul, funk, and hip hop. Still in her mid-20s, she has been described as “Cuba’s finest young female singer” (The Guardian). She began performing semi-professionally at the age of eight, and became the lead singer for the band Los Primos at fourteen. Considered a musical prodigy, she is also a trained composer, arranger, choir director, and band leader.

Her devotion to Afro-Cuban culture and to the Afro-Cuban Santería faith, with its traditional chants and repertoire, combined with an ability to absorb music of any kind, have made Arocena one of the most exciting, charismatic artists on the contemporary music scene. Her work encompasses the classic rhythms and diverse musical make-up of the country she grew up in, while reaching outward to the world she has encountered in her recent travels.

Daymé Arocena has been compared to both Celia Cruz and Aretha Franklin, and her debut album, Nueva Era, made National Public Radio’s list of 50 favorite albums of 2015. Her latest release, Cubafonía, is already garnering rave reviews around the world.

Festival Chispa Presents, a partnership with Avokado Artists, is a series that showcases some of the finest and most innovative groups, both legendary and up-and-coming, that the Latino world has to offer. Fusing various musical genres, cultures, and traditions, this dynamic series breaks down musical boundaries and leaves the audience wanting more!
$22, $27