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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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April 2020

UNBREAKABLE

April 4April 5
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.

7:30 pm—Saturday
3 pm—Sunday

New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus presents a New Mexico premiere from the creator of I Am Harvey Milk. Andrew Lippa’s Unbreakable is a dramatic and emotional history lesson that brings to light some of the gay experiences and champions in the United States over the latest century.

$22, $27, $37, $47

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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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June 2020

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque Presents Estévez/Paños y Compañía: El Sombrero

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

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 33 proudly presents El Sombrero, the new fantasy by Estévez/Paños y Compañía. This new production is inspired by the creative process of a key work in the history of Spanish ballet: The Tricorner Hat. From the creators: “The first idea of the Russian businessman Sergei Diaghilev was to create Le tricorne only with flamenco dancers (bailaores and bailaoras), but in the end, this first Spanish ballet turned out to be an encounter and a collaboration. It was created by Léonide Massine and the flamenco dancer Felix Fernández García played a great part in it. His role was fundamental in the staging of the show, the outcome being the meeting of flamenco dance and Spanish dances with classical ballet technique. Thus, flamenco art is placed within the framework of the avant-garde, captivating artists that were most ahead of their time.”

Winner of the Premio National de Danza 2019, U.S. Premiere.

$50, $70, $85, $100

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Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, Yjastros: Stepchildren

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

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 33 proudly presents Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, America’s most distinctive flamenco project. This revolutionary entity combines the mosaic quality of the American repertory company with the authentic idiom of flamenco, creating a living archive of flamenco masterworks. Yjastros: Stepchildren features flamenco repertory works by today’s most influential flamenco choreographers, including Estévez/Paños, Mercedes Ruíz, José Maya, Joaquin Encinias, and more!

$30, $50, $70, $90

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Festival Flamenco Alburquerque Presents Rocío Molina y Compañía: Caída del Cielo

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

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 33 proudly presents Rocío Molina y Compañía in Caída del Cielo—one of flamenco’s most awarded and critically lauded performers in a show that has captivated audiences worldwide.

“This piece is a journey, a transit, a descent. Through lights and shadows, Rocío Molina, guided by her dance, which is intuition and substance, makes us fall into the silence, the music and the noise within unknown territories.

$45, $60, $75, $90

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Festival Flamenco Alburquerque Presents Fiesta Flamenca: A Gala Performance

June 20
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 33 proudly presents Fiesta Flamenca, a star-studded gala evening of music and dance illustrating the range of dynamic styles presented in Festival Flamenco. Elegance, sophistication, and physical brilliance challenge the audience to experience flamenco in all of its forms. Juxtaposing heritage and innovation, this vibrant display of artistry highlights the distinctive characteristics of flamenco. In a spectacular showcase of today’s most powerful and energetic flamenco, headlining artists of Festival Flamenco 33 share the stage for an evening of unforgettable music and dance.

Featuring Alberto Sellés, Rafael Estévez, Valeriano Paños, Paloma Fantova, Mercedes Ruíz, José Maya, and Rocío Molina.

$50, $70, $85, $100

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