American Crossroads Trio (Rental)

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents American Crossroads Trio. Three of America’s most admired musicians meet for an unforgettable evening of musical diversity. David Bromberg pioneered the skillful blending of several genres into what is now known as Americana. David Hidalgo is the co-founder of acclaimed band Los Lobos. Larry Campbell is renowned for his work with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, among many others. This will be an unscripted evening of spontaneity, discovery, and musical virtuosity by three American masters.
$37, $42, $47

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NM Jazz Latino Orchestra

8 pm

In their third performance at the NHCC, the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra again presents a two-part show featuring an opening set of straight-up Latin jazz and a second set fusing the folkloric rhythms of Colombia with jazz elements and demonstrating the versatility of the group’s musicians. The 13-piece ensemble seeks to showcase the great musical talents of artists who are now New Mexico residents, while bringing in international guest artists to introduce audiences to traditional instrumentation and rhythms from Latin America and show how jazz fusion can provide a harmonious and exciting blend of ancestral and contemporary tones.
$25, $27 w/ $3 off for NHCC members

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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera! (Rental)

7:30 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring a quartet of Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone! Join us after the performance in the Ortega Ballroom for a champagne reception to ring in the New Year.
$45, $55, $65; an additional $45 upcharge for the New Year’s Eve after-party

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The Blind Boys of Alabama (Rental)

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents The Blind Boys of Alabama. Hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, the Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated South with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. They released their debut single in 1948, launching a 70-year career that would see them rack up five Grammy awards and collaborate with everyone from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed. This special concert will feature songs from the Talkin’ Christmas! album as well as the band’s previous Grammy-winning Christmas recording Go Tell It on the Mountain, along with Blind Boys’ gospel classics and other gems.
$36, $44, $51

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Tommy Emmanuel with very Special Guest Jerry Douglas (Rental)

8 pm show (doors open at 7 p)

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, and singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Originally a session player in many bands, Emmanuel has carved out his own style as a solo artist, releasing award-winning albums and singles.
$45

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Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

7 pm—Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells. The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, and lavish Victorian-era western costumes. Now in its 8th year at the NHCC, the production showcases New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins. A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, former music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee. Purchase tickets early—last year’s performances sold out!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors, children and NHCC Members. Group rates available

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

Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents Christmas Joy (Rental)

1 pm & 5 pm—Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

Come…. Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance, as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 34th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over fifty classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences with a repertoire of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

A moving and uplifting production, Christmas Joy has become an Albuquerque holiday tradition. In 1999, members of the Albuquerque Arts Alliance conferred the Bravos Award for Dance Excellence on The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company. Additionally, in 2012, Christmas Joy was given the Albuquerque Community Live Art and Performance Service (Q-Claps) Applause Award for favorite performance.
$25, $33 with a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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Baila! Baila! and the NHCC Present Christmas in New Mexico

2 pm—Saturday & Sunday
7 pm—Saturday

Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatregoers of all ages. The production features a large multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers.

Special guest performances include Mariachi Tapatio from El Paso, Texas, and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.

Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum has expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.
$22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children, & NHCC members

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

Mundos de Mestizaje

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
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Free

Pimentel Concert Series: Gustavo Pimentel

7 pm

Albuquerque master guitarist Gustavo Pimentel (“The Guitarist”) has been exposed to the finest exemplars of guitar music since childhood, beginning his studies in 1974 in the studios of Pimentel & Sons Guitarmakers. He graduated in 1995 from Mexico City’s prestigious Estudio de Arte Guitarrístico. Internationally recognized as a classical guitarist, he has performed in Spain and Germany as well as Mexico City. He has a following throughout Albuquerque and surrounding areas of aficionados of all genres of guitar music, with emphasis on classical guitar. His concert at the NHCC is the first musical performance to be held in the intimate, breathtaking setting of the Torreón.
$125

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