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    January 24

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    February 2February 9

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Albuquerque Journal Theatre

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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January 2020

NM Jazz Latino Orchestra

January 24
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

8 pm

In their fourth performance at the NHCC, the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra will present a two-part show featuring Latin jazz, cha cha, salsa, and rumba and showcasing the versatility of the group’s musicians. The 13-piece ensemble seeks to highlight the great musical talents of New Mexico residents, while bringing in international guest artists to introduce audiences to traditional instrumentation and rhythms from Latin America and demonstrate how jazz fusion can provide a harmonious and exciting blend of ancestral and contemporary tones. This year’s concert salutes the Quiñones family, “¡La familia de la salsa!”—Marc Quiñones, percussionist for international salsa band sensation Ocho y Más, and Tony and Camilo Quiñones—and features César Bauvallet, Jackie Zamora, Paul Gonzales, Doug Lawrence and Steve Figueroa, Adolfo Acosta, Lester Rodriguez, Maud Beenhouwer, and Alex Murzyn.

$25 & $27 with a $3 discount for NHCC members

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High Spirit Dance Recital Dancing For Jesus

January 25
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

2 pm & 6 pm

A ballet, jazz, and hip-hop dance recital featuring children, young adults, and professional dancers—an exciting ensemble of students and teachers bringing today’s music to life in high-quality dance productions.

$12, $15, $17

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February 2020

NHCC & Opera Southwest Present Daniel Catan’s Il Postino

February 2February 9
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

February 2, 7 & 9, 2020
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Friday

Opera Southwest presents Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Il Postino is based on the novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skármeta, as well as the film by Michael Radford. When exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda arrives on a tiny Italian island, he receives so much fan mail that Mario is hired as his personal postman. Mario soon becomes Neruda’s student, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid. Inspired by Neruda, Mario’s poetic voice continues to take wing as he expresses the struggles of his fellow working class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman is forever a changed man.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Inside Opera Series: Il Postino

February 4 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

6-7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 21, 28, and February 4

Join us for our second year of “Inside Opera”—a workshop series presented by the NHCC in partnership with Opera Southwest.  This year the opera is “Il Postino” and each workshop will focus on a different element of the performance (see below).  Those who attend any one of the three workshops will receive a 15% discounted ticket to the show.  Sign up for the workshops here:  https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/inside-opera-workshop-series-il-postino/

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Festival Ballet Albuquerque Presents Dracula, A Love Story

February 14February 15
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7 pm

Back by popular demand, Patricia Dickinson Wells brings Bram Stoker’s macabre novel Dracula back to the stage for two breathtaking performances of a fully realized dance rendition, Dracula, A Love Story. Festival Ballet Albuquerque’s production promises to be a truly 21st century version of the 19th century story that continues to capture the imaginations of young and old alike. The company is also known for its critically acclaimed Firebird Ballet, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment, Billy the Kid, Coppelia, and Midsummer Night’s Dream.

$12, $18, $26, $34, $42 w/ $2 discount for seniors and children 12 years old and younger

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Carnaval Celebration 2020

February 21February 22
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm—Friday & Saturday

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Frank Leto Musical Ventures and the NHCC continue their annual partnership to celebrate Carnaval at the Center with a festive and colorful evening of music, dance, and theatre, featuring the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium. Carnaval 2020, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, showcases the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans and marks the 15th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC.

$17, $22, $27with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 years old and younger & NHCC members

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March 2020

Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project

March 1
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

Notable electroacoustic group Niyaz present The Fourth Light Project: a cutting-edge, immersive, multi-sensory show unlike any other. This groundbreaking multi-media experience combines live musical and dance performance with interactive technologies and advanced projection/ body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time. Guided by the mystical poetry of legendary Sufi poets and the ancient wisdom of traditional Middle Eastern folk songs, Niyaz steps into a future that is ancient, inviting listeners to embark upon a philosophical quest into the human depths.

$12, $22, $32 w/ a $12 ticket for kids 12 years old and younger

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Lila Downs

March 2
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs, one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global superstar’s exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to U.S. folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. On her new album, Al Chile, Lila pays homage to chile and to the complicated relationship Mexicans have with the fiery fruit that brings them happiness, suffering, sweat, and tears.

$46, $61, $71

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Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company Presents Yjastros 36

March 13March 14
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

8 pm—Friday
2 pm & 8 pm—Saturday

Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company presents Yjastros 36. Yjastros 36 exemplifies the professional company’s identity as both a culturally authentic disseminator of the Spanish/Andalusian art form of flamenco and a uniquely American flamenco repertory company, rooted deeply in its New Mexican and Hispanic provenance. The production features new choreography and repertory, advancing understanding of the depth and complexity of this art form. A unique artistic treasure in the American cultural landscape, Yjastros proudly brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States.

$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ a $5 discount for students, seniors 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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Opera Southwest Presents Verdi’s La Traviata

March 22March 29
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

March 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2019
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

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

One of the most famous of the great classic operas, La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society, where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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April 2020

New Mexico Philharmonic: Music from Within Our Midst

April 19
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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 well-known composer, conductor, singer, and former Professor of Music at UNM—a marvelous work that’s been heard in some of the world’s great concert halls: Bradley Ellingboe’s Requiem.

$24, $35, $46, $68

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