Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto and Baracutanga

7:30 pm

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, a traditional folkloric cumbia group from Colombia’s Caribbean region, has been active since 1940. Their music preserves the traditional rhythms and sounds that are the product of a mixture of Indigenous, Spanish, and Afro-Colombian heritage. Dating back at least to the time of Bolivar, gaitero music is played on two flutes (gaitas) and a maraca, both of Indigenous origin, and drums of African origin, through the descendants of the many African slaves who passed through the country’s Caribbean coast. The group’s founder, Antonio “Toño” Fernández, is credited with paving the way for modern cumbia’s enormous popularity throughout the Americas by being the first to successfully put words to gaitero music. The group is currently headed by four of the original members, who perform with a new generation of gaiteros. Thanks in large part to them, gaitero music has become one of the most influential traditional styles in Colombian popular music today.

Baracutanga, a New Mexico-based seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and the U.S.), prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as mixing huayño and cumbia with Middle Eastern darbuka, or Afro-Cuban batá and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among other combinations. This kind of experimentation, blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, results in an exciting, distinctive Latin flavor that is all its own. Lyrically and musically, Baracutanga proposes to build bridges between the south and north, finding common ground in creating songs that cross linguistic and cultural barriers and promoting cultural experiences that empower Latinos with a message of self-affirmation. Baracutanga will be celebrating the release of their latest single and video “Cuida Tus Espaldas.
$22, $27 w/ $2 off for NHCC Members

Una Celebración de México with Antonio Reyna

2 pm

The NHCC and Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group present Una Celebración de México, paying tribute to the beautiful song and dance of Mexico with award-winning, internationally renowned mariachi recording artist Antonio Reyna and a cast of talented musicians and performers. Reyna is joined by Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas, with special guests Reynaldo Maestas and Baile Ilusión.
$22 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members

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Son Como Son 25th Anniversary: A Retrospective Celebration of Salsa in Albuquerque, New Mexico

8 pm

This 25th anniversary concert is Son Como Son’s tribute to the rich lineage of Cuban music. It is a tribute to the dance—the dance between the Yoruban spiritual world and the Spanish colonialists, the dance between the past and the future, the dance where the ocean meets the desert. Most of all, it is a tribute to the dancers of Albuquerque—to each and every one who has buoyed this ship for the past 25 years and helped to put Albuquerque on the salsa map.
$24, $25, $27 w/ $2 discount for seniors/children 12 and younger, and $3 discount for NHCC members

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Jenny and the Mexicats St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party

7:30 pm
Education Building Grand Hall

NHCC and Pop Fizz invite you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a night of dancing and fun with the world-renowned Jenny and The Mexicats. Known for their infectious style of genre-bending music that borrows from pop, flamenco, reggae, mariachi, jazz, folk and cumbia this band will knock your socks off and keep you moving all night.  Pop Fizz will have food, paletas, beer and alcohol for sale.  This concert is a part of the Revolutions Festival and supported by AMP Concerts.
$25

Check out some Jenny and the Mexicats videos HERE.

Pimentel Concert Series: Los Tres Reyes

7 pm

Los Tres Reyes, founded in 1957 by classically trained guitarists and twin brothers Gilberto and Raul Puente, also includes lead vocalist Bebo Cárdenas. Los Tres Reyes are noted for their contributions to the development of the romantic music genre in Mexico during the 1950s and 1960s, as well as for their guitar virtuosity. Icons of Mexico’s popular music, they have recorded numerous albums which have become international hits and have toured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The concert, the tenth in the Pimentel Music Series, also features Trío América de Albuquerque, who interpret songs made famous by popular trios from Mexico’s “Golden Age.” It will be followed by an after-party at Hotel Albuquerque.
$22, $27, $37 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members

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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

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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

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