Opera Southwest Presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires

February 17, 20, 22 & 24, 2019
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both English and Spanish translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

OSW is thrilled to present Piazzolla’s only opera in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The story goes that his surrealist depiction of the titular Maria’s sleepwalk through violence, death, the afterlife, and rebirth was composed entirely on the bandoneón. The opera effortlessly weaves classical contrapuntal techniques together with milongas, cabarets, and mid-century jazz for a thrilling dance through the underbelly of Buenos Aires. Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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

Pimentel Concert Series: Manuel Barrueco

7 pm

Latin Grammy-nominated master guitarist Manuel Barrueco is internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time. His unique artistry is continually described as that of a superb instrumentalist and an elegant musician, possessed of a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. Barrueco’s career has been dedicated to bringing the guitar to the main musical centers of the world. Over three decades, he has performed across the United States from the New World Symphony in Miami to the Seattle Symphony, and from the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to New York’s Lincoln Center. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Boston Symphony under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, in the American premiere of Toru Takemitsu’s To the Edge of Dream, and also appears regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Performances.
$35, $40, $45 w/ $2 off for children, seniors and NHCC members

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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

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

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!

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!

David Crosby & Friends (Rental)

7:30 pm

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour this fall. Crosby will be joined by the “Lighthouse” band to journey down a new four-way street that brings his music to life with new spirits.
$58, $68, $78,

David Crosby is offering two special VIP packages. Seats in Row A include a Meet & Greet. The remaining seats are in Rows B through E. VIP tickets in rows B & C are only available through the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone at 505.724.4771).

All prices include a $1 per ticket donation to the Guacamole Fund, plus applicable service charges

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