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Albuquerque Journal Theatre

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1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
(505)724-4771

This 691-seat proscenium theatre is the centerpiece of the REDCPA, integrating the latest in theatre design with unique and stunning aesthetics.

The flowing curves of the interior construction contribute to the state-of-the-art acoustics of this venue. The Journal Theatre also is equipped with an orchestra pit and an orchestra shell, which, like a band shell or small amphitheatre, provides optimal sound quality for symphonic and acoustic music. Artisan features include the unique doors and marquees, executed in burned copper by Federico Armijo of Cubero, New Mexico, and reflected in the copper mesh acoustic panels inside the theatre.

With over 1,700 square feet of performance area, the stage of the Albuquerque Journal Theatre is one of the largest indoor stages in New Mexico. The stage floor, of red oak stained black, has rubber pads between the framing and the concrete beneath, giving it the resiliency needed for dance performances. The fly system, used for raising and lowering sets as well as hanging stage drapery and housing the roof of the orchestra shell, has 46 lines, with 26 available for general use, allowing for rapid changes of elaborate scenery. At 85 feet on the exterior, the fly loft also creates the high point of the pyramid shape that is the central element of the building’s architecture.

Three levels of seating—orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony—accommodate audiences for the wide variety of productions staged in this venue.

Rental: $525 – $5000

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September 2018
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TEDxABQ Imagine Albuquerque (Rental)

September 28September 29

6 pm Friday
1 pm Saturday

Celebrate the ideas, people, and culture of New Mexico. New TEDx talks by remarkable speakers, memorable performances, and one-of-a-kind audience experiences. TEDxABQ is a gathering of minds and community with new ideas and original thinking in every discipline.
One Day Ticket:
Friday—Adults $35, Students $25 & One Day VIP ticket $105
Saturday—Adults $55, Students $35 & One Day VIP ticket $105
Two Day Ticket:
VIP Ticket—$155

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Bountiful Bach (Rental)

September 30

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Bountiful Bach
Roberto Minczuk, Music Director, Hannah Stephens, soprano
Coro Lux, Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3, Bach Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in a/fen Landen, BWV 51
Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Bach’s festive Orchestral Suite No. 3 includes colorful trumpets and the famous “Air on the G String.” Star lyric coloratura soprano Hannah Stephens shines in Bach’s stunning Cantata No. 51, and the city ‘s own Coro Lux adds to the Baroque bounty in the NMPhil’s first Sunday afternoon concert of the season.
$24, $35, $46, $68

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October 2018
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Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández

October 9

7:30 pm

Ballet Folklórico de México was formed in 1952 by the dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández. For six decades it has presented dances that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico, including indigenous Mesoamerica. The ensemble performs three times weekly at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Additionally, it has toured widely and has appeared in over 80 countries, including a private performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Kennedy and command performances at the feet of the Sphinx in Egypt, bringing the richness of Mexican culture to millions.
$25, $39, $49

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Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca (Rental)

October 28November 4

October 28 & 31 and November 2 & 4, 2018
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Puccini’s Tosca, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the greatest hits in the operatic repertoire, Tosca tells the dramatic love story of Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi. This thrilling melodrama is matched by an equally powerful score and inventive orchestration. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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November 2018
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National Institute of Flamenco and the NHCC Present Yjastros 33

November 9November 10

8 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm– Saturday
School performance at 10 am on Friday

Yjastros 33 is a flamenco epic, featuring world premiere choreographic masterpieces set on Yjastros, The American Flamenco Repertory Company by visiting Spanish artists during their residencies in the University of New Mexico’s Dance Program, with live accompaniment by a flamenco cantaor (singer), guitarrista (guitarist), and percusionista (percussionist).. It highlights both tradition and innovation in the world of flamenco, with work created by artists at the global forefront of the art form. The production exemplifies Yjastros’ identity as both a culturally authentic disseminator of Spanish/Andalusian flamenco and a uniquely American flamenco repertory company.
$20, $30, $40, $50 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors, & NHCC members

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

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An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren (Rental)

November 12

8 pm

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up this multi-faceted artist’s contributions to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and the content of popular music.
$34, $44, $54

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Música del Corazón: Una Velada Nuevomexicana

November 14

7:30 pm 

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before performance

The UNM Robb Trust and the NHCC invite you to an a vast and varied medley of old and new music, including:

  • Iberian and Mexican narrative and religious ballads (romancero)
  • A vibrant and dynamic lyric tradition (cancionero)
  • Culturally hybrid Indo-Hispano music (inditas)
  • Overlays of styles and vogues from 18th and 19th century instrumental dance music
  • Locally adapted mariachi, popular Mexican música ranchera, Texas Mexican (Tejano), Nueva Canción (Latin American folk revival)
  • Locally evolving strains of the 20th and 21st century pop music

Featured artists are:

  • David F. García
  • Gregorio Gonzales
  • Lone Piñon
  • Lara Manzanares
  • Jerome Martínez
  • Brenda M. Romero

With a guest appearance by Frank McCulloch

For more information, please contact the Robb Musical Trust at 505-277-8967 or admin@robbtrust.org.

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

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David Crosby & Friends (Rental)

November 15

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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December 2018
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Baila! Baila! and the NHCC Present Christmas in New Mexico

December 1December 2

2 pm—Saturday & Sunday
7 pm—Saturday

Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatregoers of all ages. The production features a large multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include a live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.

Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum has expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.
$22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children, & NHCC members

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

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Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents Christmas Joy (Rental)

December 8December 9

1 pm & 5 pm—Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

Come…. Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance, as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 34th 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.
$25, $33 with a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

December 14December 16

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!

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Tommy Emmanuel with very Special Guest Jerry Douglas (Rental)

December 17

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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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera! (Rental)

December 31

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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January 2019
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NM Jazz Latino Orchestra

January 19, 2019

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!

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February 2019
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Pimentel Concert Series: Manuel Barrueco

February 2, 2019

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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Opera Southwest Presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires

February 17, 2019February 24, 2019

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

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March 2019
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Carnaval 2019: with PANdemonium and Odara Dance Ensemble

March 1, 2019March 2, 2019

7:30 pm

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval is a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble and showcasing the Carnaval celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, including Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Among the guidelines that the Performing Arts program has developed, refined, and utilized since 1999 to design its programming and curate its seasons is the provision of a variety of annual programming that is specific to seasons, holidays, and celebrations, as well as culture-specific. Carnaval was first celebrated at the NHCC in 2002, and has been part of the Center’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, with regular performances by presenting partners Frank Leto & PANdemonium and Pilar Leto & the Odara Dance Ensemble. This year’s Carnaval 2019 marks the 14th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts.
$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 off for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available

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New Mexico Philharmonic: Beethoven & Schumann (Rental)

March 10, 2019

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Beethoven & Schumann
Roberto Minczuk Music Director, Antonio Chen Guang piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Schumann Symphony No. 3
Two of the finest works by two late-1Bth­ and early-19th-century classical giants! The warm emotional depth and drama of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor is unsurpassed. Experience its virtuosic performance by Olga Kern International Piano Competition First-Prize Winner, Antonio Chen Guang! Schumann’s majestic Third Symphony includes French horns, trumpets, and timpani, bringing sumptuous sound to this late-winter Sunday afternoon.
$24, $35, $46, $68

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National Institute of Flamenco and the NHCC Present Yjastros 34

March 15, 2019March 16, 2019

8 pm

Yjastros 34 is an epic collaboration, the seasonal culmination of the company’s progress and evolution, including expanded programming and new works for Yjastros. It is also a new artistic journey with international award-winning Spanish guest artists Daniel Doña and Cristian Martín as well as the Orchestra of New Spain under Musical Director Grover Wilkins. The world premiere choreographic masterpieces to be presented, highlighting both tradition and innovation in the world of flamenco, were created for Yjastros by artists at the global forefront of the art form during their residencies in the University of New Mexico’s Dance Program. Yjastros 34 will be premiered in Dallas, TX, home of the Orchestra of New Spain, in February 2019. The Orchestra of New Spain, founded in 1989, is a professional period-instrument baroque orchestra and chorus specializing in, but not limited to, the music of Spain and its sphere of New World influence. Daniel Doña, dancer and choreographer from Granada, has led his own company, Daniel Doña Compañía de Danza, since 2004, and is considered one of the top exponents of current Spanish dance.
$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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Opera Southwest Presents Wagner’s Lohengrin (Rental)

March 31, 2019April 7, 2019

March 31 and April 3, 5 & 7, 2019
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Wagner’s Lohengrin, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in German with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Wagner’s bel canto masterpiece.

Our pioneering reconstruction of the lost orchestration from the 1850 Weimar premiere of Lohengrin, conducted by Franz Liszt, will revisit the intimate and historically accurate masterpiece for an epic close to this season. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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April 2019
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New Mexico Philharmonic: The Latin Spirit! (Rental)

April 28, 2019

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents The Latin Spirit!
Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, Golijov Last Round, lbert Divertissement, Bizet Carmen Suites 1 & 2
Heitor Villa-Lobos merges Baroque and Brazilian essences in the impressive and innovative final suite of his renowned Bachianas Brasileiras. Golijov ‘s 1996 homage to Astor Piazzolla-Last Round­ is a passionate tribute to the tango master. And Bizet’s scintillating Carmen Suites will leave you breathless!
$24, $35, $46, $68

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May 2019
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Ballet Folklórico Santa Fe, Raíces de Mi Tierra

May 4, 2019

2 pm & 7:30 pm

Raíces de Mi Tierra is a folkloric dance showcase featuring three New Mexico ensembles, including Santa Fe’s Ballet Folklórico de Santa Fe, Albuquerque’s Grupo Folklórico Desoluna, and Española’s Baile Ilusión, each with a large local following, accompanied by Mariachi Luna Azul from Albuquerque. The participating groups will focus on presenting traditional pieces that represent the beautiful, authentic dances and music of Mexico.
Saturday afternoon – $12 with a $2 discount for Children 12 years old and younger and NHCC members
Saturday evening – $17 with a $2 discount for Children 12 years old and younger and NHCC members

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

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