Opera Southwest: Mariposa Que Vuela: An Evening with Cecilia Violetta López

6:00 pm 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 (more…)

AMP Concerts: Los Gaiteros & Madalitso Band

7:30 pm 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 (more…)

Prophets, Pyramids & Paños

1:00pm – 4:00pm Explore music and performance art in various areas of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on Saturday, October 28th. The brainchild of composer Nathan Felix, this exploratory, immersive production titled, Prophets, Pyramids & Paños, showcases an array of local talent that will come together to create a surrealistic musical world at the NHCC where attendees can walk through various locations on the NHCC campus including the pyramid and Torreón to see these different site-specific presentations. Free Community Event

Guerrilla Opera: A Discussion with Composer/Director Nathan Felix

6:00pm A discussion with composer/director Nathan Felix about his guerilla approach to opera and staging unconventional classical music performances in non-traditional spaces and how it relates to his collaboration with NHCC. Felix will also give a retrospective insight into his process and inspiration behind his imaginative works such as ‘6 Pianos in Surround Sound’, ‘Opera on a Bus’ and ‘Immersive Operas’. Free Community Event

Opera Southwest: Before Night Falls

February 25, March 1, & 3 2:00 pm Sundays 7:30 pm Friday A poet in love with the moon. Opera Southwest & the NHCC present Before Night Falls. Before Night Falls by Jorge Martín is based on the autobiography of Reinaldo Arenas, a gay Cuban novelist, poet, playwright, political dissident, and prisoner. The story follows his childhood in Cuba, his time in prison, and his escape to the United States. Arenas is determined to stave off death to finish his work “Before Night Falls.” This opera will be produced in (more…)

Opera Southwest: Bluebeard’s Castle with Doctor Atomic

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 (more…)

Opera Southwest: New Year’s with the Opera!

2:30 pm New Year’s with the Opera! is a fun variety show featuring 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 to ring in the New Year. General Public tickets on sale now! Learn more: Opera Southwest $50, $60 & $70

AMP Concerts: Joanne Shaw Taylor

7:30 pm 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 (more…)

Paul Mitchell Systems Presents: The Kingston Trio LIVE!

7:00 pm 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 (more…)

Scroll to Top