Opera Southwest Presents Bellini’s Norma (Rental)

April 8, 11, 13, 15, 2017
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Bellini’s Norma is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles and presented in two acts with one intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.

Norma tells the story of the Druid priestess who sacrifices it all for love and loyalty, despite ultimate betrayal. Watch one of the most challenging, and breathtakingly beautiful, roles in the soprano repertoire. From Casta Diva to Mira to Norma, there’s not a second of music in the opera that won’t leave you feeling awestruck and inspired. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of 8+ and patrons 30 and younger

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Opera Southwest Presents Bless Me, Ultima

February 18, 21, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
2 pm—Saturday & Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Hector Armienta’s Bless Me, Ultima is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in English with both English and Spanish supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.  This will be the world premiere of the Rudolfo Anaya masterwork.

Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and San Jose’s Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned an opera based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel Bless Me, Ultima. The composer, Hector Armienta, has worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto, and the resulting piece will be an historic event. Maestro Guillermo Figueroa conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of 10+ and patrons 30 and younger

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

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 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. Join us after the performance in the Salón Ortega for a champagne reception to celebrate 2018!
Special Early Discount (August 1st through November 30th)
$36, $44, $52
After Party add an additional $45

Early Discount (December 1st through December 15th)
$40, $50, $59
After Party add an additional $45

December 16th through New Year’s Eve
$45, $55, $65,
After Party add an additional $45

To add the party option, use the drop down menu under “Type” after selection your seats.

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Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents Christmas Joy (Rental)

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

Come…. Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance, as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 33rd 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.
$20, $33 w/ $2 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members; group rates available

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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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Opera Southwest Presents Rossini’s William Tell (Rental)

October 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2017
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Rossini’s William Tell is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles and presented in four acts with two intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Rossini’s masterwork.

The last opera Rossini ever wrote, and considered his magnum opus, William Tell tells the dramatic story of the Swiss legend. You probably know the part where he shoots an apple off of his son’s head, but do you remember how he overthrew the tyrannical leader of Austria? Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of 10+ and patrons 30 and younger

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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

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