Alice King Community School: A Party in a Pear Tree (Rental)

7 pm both days

Alice King Community School music classes, grades 2 through 5, present their inaugural holiday musical, A Party in a Pear Tree, by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson. Directed by Dr. Gary Wayne Pyland, it’s sure to be the most hilarious twelve days ever!
All Tickets $3

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Shoes for the Santo Niño

Friday at 7 pm
Saturday at 2 pm

Shoes for the Santo Niño is the story of Julianita, the youngest of eleven children, who slips out of her home one evening to take a pair of “practical” shoes that she has made to the Santo Niño de Atocha. When she enters the church, the Santo Niño and the saints come to life, and Julianita is whisked off into an evening of mystery, magic, and miracles.

This joyous piece by the Santa Fe Opera depicts the important role of the Santo Niño de Atocha as part of the traditional cultural fabric of northern New Mexico in both Hispanic and Native American families. The tale of Julianita and the Santo Niño, passed down from generation to generation, is adapted from the charming children’s story by Peggy Pond Church. The Santo Niño is known as an advocate for healing, primarily of children, and many believe that he wears the shoes left by pilgrims who visit his shrines to walk abroad and heal sick children while they sleep.

Photo by Brandon Soder.
$7 for everyone

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

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

¡Salud y Sabor! Mundo Latino: Chef Showdown

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.

Don’t miss this special Salud y Sabor where three local chefs will face off in a skills test that will leave only one winner. Chef Marie Yniguez of Bocadillos, Chef Tony Saccoccia of Indigo Crow and Chef Daniel Camera from Poki Poki Cevicheria will be judged by Chef Marc Quiñones.

Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.

For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event

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!

Día de los Muertos: Despedida

5 pm to 7 pm

Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, knowledgeable local artists to learn about the meaning of this celebration, the traditional arts and crafts associated with the celebration and development of ofrendas that honor families and individuals.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center will hold its annual Despedida to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry and hands-on art making at this time-honored community gathering. This is a great event for all ages. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus; enjoy music, traditional chocolate mexicano, pan de muertos, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.

For more information please call or email David Torres at 505-246-2261 or DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free community event

Thank you to Holman’s USA for sponsoring all of our Día de los Muertos activities!

¡Salud y Sabor! Día de los Muertos/México

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.

Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.

For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event

Thank you to Holman’s USA for sponsoring all of our Día de los Muertos activities!

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

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

¡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