New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra Presents BACH, JUST BACH! (Rental)

2 pm

The New Mexico Philharmonic presents Bach, Just Bach! One of America’s most outstanding pianists—Katie Mahan—joins the New Mexico Philharmonic for an afternoon of nothing but Bach! Maestro William Intriligator of the Cheyenne Symphony called Mahan a “musician whose performances are both elegant and thoughtful, stylish and deep.” Sit back and savor four Bach concertos in one afternoon—including Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 and No. 3.
$24, $35, $46, $68

David Felberg, conductor

Katie Mahan, piano

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

Bach: Keyboard Concerto in A Major

Bach: Keyboard Concerto in g minor

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

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New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Passionate Sunday: Protégé Series (Rental)

2 pm

The NMPhil Protégé Series returns, this time presenting gifted young cellist and Juilliard School freshman Edward Pogossian. Oriol Sans conducts a wondrous afternoon of music, including Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C and his stunning Symphony No. 49, “La passione.”  Also, youthful prodigy Felix Mendelssohn’s lyrical Sinfonia in d minor.
$24, $35, $46, $68

Oriol Sans, conductor

Edward Pogossian, cello

Piazzolla: Melodía en La menor

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major

Haydn: Symphony No. 49, “La passione”

Mendelssohn: Sinfonia in d minor

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Siembra, Latino Theatre Season: Los Bufones

7:30 pm—Friday and Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

A world premiere based on Velázquez’ mesmerizing paintings of jesters and dwarfs at the court of Philip IV of Spain, Los Bufones brings to life these fascinating individuals—comedians and outcasts, confidantes and spies—in a richly melodic new theatre piece, sung in Spanish with English supertitles.

For the King’s Bufones, who are both adored and hated in the world of the court, each day is a striving for balance in a web of intrigues and ambitions. In musical solos and ensembles, they reveal their personal lives as intimates of the royal family, as well as their privileged perspective on the crumbling order, splendor, and decadence of mid-seventeenth century Spain at the end of its Golden Era.

Featuring Ingela Onstad, soprano; Christina Martos, soprano; Sam Shepperson, tenor; André García-Nuthmann, tenor; Michael Hix, baritone; and Carlos Archuleta, baritone. Get the full cast list HERE.

Conductor, Kristin Ditlow; violin, Megan Holland; cello, Joel Becktell; piano, Debra Ayers.
Music and libretto by Ron Strauss
Versión en español de María Cristina López
Stage direction by Jean Moss

Produced in collaboration with Teatro Paraguas
$12, $17, $22 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC Members

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Winter Winds and Brass (Rental)

2 pm

The New Mexico Philharmonic presents Winter Winds and Brass. New Mexico’s own Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall leads your NMPhil in a winter concert of winds and brass to warm up your afternoon! The program includes Mozart’s luminous Serenade in c minor, Reinecke’s remarkable and charming Octet, and more brassy classical gems by Cheetham, Warlock, and Tomasi.
$24, $35, $46, $68

Eric Rombach-Kendall, conductor

Mozart:  Serenade in c minor

Reinecke: Octet, Op. 216

Cheetham: Commemorative Fanfare 

Warlock: Capriol Suite

Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques for Brass Ensemble, Timpani, and Drums

Festival Ballet Albuquerque Presents The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

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

Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment.  This beloved holiday classic comes to life in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico, with many surprises including Spanish and flamenco dancers, dancing southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, hummingbirds, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children.  Traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers are also preserved in all their splendor, while beautiful sets, lavish western Victorian-era costumes in the first-act Party, and never-before-seen pyrotechnics in the Battle light up the stage in this all-new production.  Resplendent with New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace of its origins, The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors/children

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra’s Olga Kern International Piano Competition in Recital (Rental)

November 14-15, November 17 & November 20, 2016

The Olga Kern International Piano Competition, in collaboration with the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, is a weeklong event celebrating piano.  It includes a brief awards ceremony, and then the winners of this impressive new contest are featured in recital.  The winners of the OKIPC are sure to have long and storied musical careers—don’t miss out on the opportunity to say you knew them when!

Monday, November 14

General Admission—free to the public

10 am – 2 pm: Preliminaries
2 pm – 3 pm: Lunch
3 pm – 8 pm: Preliminaries

Day tickets available one hour prior to the beginning of the Preliminaries at the NHCC box office

Tuesday, November 15

General Admission—free to the public

10 am – 2 pm: Preliminaries
2 pm – 3 pm: Lunch
3 pm – 8 pm: Preliminaries
9 pm: Deliberations & Announcement of Semifinalists

Day tickets available one hour prior to the beginning of the Preliminaries at the NHCC box office

Thursday, November 17

General Admission—$10

10:30 am – 1:45 pm: Semifinals
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Lunch
2:45 pm – 6 pm: Semifinals
6 pm – 7 pm: Dinner
7 pm – 9 pm: Semifinals
9 pm – 10 pm: Deliberations & Announcement of Finalists

Tickets for the Semifinal Round available HERE.

Sunday, November 20

General Admission—$25

3 pm: Award Ceremony & Winners Recital

Tickets for the Award Ceremony & Winners Recital available HERE.

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra Presents VIVA ITALIA! (Rental)

2 pm

The New Mexico Philharmonic presents VIVA ITALIA! Celebrate the romance of Italy with magical music by her greatest composers! Immerse yourself in Rossini’s beloved Overture to The Barber of Seville, Puccini’s soaring Crisantemi, gorgeous Vivaldi mandolin and guitar concertos, and so much more. Featuring dynamic young virtuoso guitarist Colin Davin. Christopher Confessore (yes, Italian!) returns behind the baton.
$24, $35, $46, $68

Christopher Confessore, conductor

Colin Davin, guitar

Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville

Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D Major

Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major (arr. for guitar)

Boccherini: Minuet

Puccini: Crisantemi

Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1

John Donald Robb Musical Trust: The Annual John D. Robb, Jr. Concert ¡¡Música del Corazón!!

3 pm

This concert honors the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of the University of New Mexico’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized music pioneer. “¡¡Música del Corazón:  A Celebration of Nuevomexicano Music!!,” features performances by musicians of all ages who are linked to the Robb legacy. Presented in partnership with John Donald Robb Musical Trust.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before concert