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…)

Opera Southwest: Carmen – en español!

2:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 7:30 pm Wednesday & Friday  Music / Georges Bizet Libretto / Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy, Spanish translation by Eduardo De Bray Head to the National Hispanic Cultural Center for one of the most popular operas of our time! Opera Southwest and the NHCC present Carmen – en español! “Habanera” and “Toreador” are well-known arias that linger in your mind long after the performance is over. The controversial themes of rebellion, immorality, and the tragic death of the main character shocked French audiences when it was (more…)

Opera Southwest: Before Night Falls

7:30 pm Friday 2:00 pm Saturday & Sunday Music / Jorge Martín-Buján Libretto / Jorge Martín-Buján & Dolores M. Koch A poet in love with the moon. Jorge Martín-Buján’s Before Night Falls is based on the autobiography of Reinaldo Arenas (which has also been made into a major motion picture starring Javier Bardem). Reinaldo experienced childhood poverty, joy in nature, a stint with the guerillas, international acclaim as a writer, imprisonment as a political dissident (and unapologetically gay man), a daring escape from Cuba, and exile in the (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 Please join the Opera Southwest for an after party to celebrate the New Year. $145, $155 and $165 depending on where you sit for the performance. (more…)

AMP Concerts: Pink Martini

7:30 pm AMP Concerts: Pink Martini. “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure . . . If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band” – Thomas Lauderdale, Bandleader/Pianist. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. $61, $71 & $81

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…)

NHCC Foundation Meet and Greet with Cecilia Violetta Lopez

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm NHCC Foundation Meet and Greet with Cecilia Violetta Lopez. Light hors d’oeuvres and one drink will be included Cash Bar Available. Cecilia López, a talented Mexican-American opera soprano known as “The Daughter of Idaho,” was born in Rupert, Idaho but currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. López’s musical career began when she was a little child and began singing mariachi songs that her mother had taught her. She received the coveted Idaho State Concurrent Resolution honoring her life as an Idahoan (more…)

Olga Kern International Piano Competition: Semifinal Rounds

11 am to 5 pm The Olga Kern International Piano Competition presents the Semifinal Rounds. On the heels of their stunning performances during the Preliminary Rounds, the OKIPC is proud to present the contestants who qualified for the next round of the competition in their quest to progress to the Final Round with the New Mexico Philharmonic, and to win the competition. The winners of the OKIPC are sure to have long and storied musical careers—don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear who they might be! (more…)

New Mexico Philharmonic: Music from Within Our Midst

All events at the NHCC through April 30, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed. Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information. 3 pm New Mexico Philharmonic presents Music from Within Our Midst. Composer Robert Alexander was appointed choirmaster at St. Salvator in Vienna in 1935 and served as organist at the Vienna Augustinian church. In 1939, he immigrated to New York, continuing his career. His grandson, Dr. Ron Bronitsky, lives in Albuquerque. Alexander’s striking Concerto Grosso for Strings, Op. 164 begins this program. Then, from (more…)

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