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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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December 2017
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School Day Event: The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

December 15

10 am

Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, 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!
$4

To make your reservations call (505) 296-9465 or e-mail festivalballetabq@gmail.com 

 

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The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

December 15December 17

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 and NHCC Members. Groups rates available.

Try our new restaurant! La Fonda del Bosque, the newest restaurant on the NHCC campus will be open before each performance for dinner or lunch. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant will be open from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday it will be open for lunch from 11:30 pm to 2 pm. You can see the menu and regular restaurant hours on the La Fonda del Bosque website here: www.lafondadelbosqueabq.com. Please make a reservation with La Fonda del Bosque if you’d like to attend dinner there on one of these dates.

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 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 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. Join us after the performance in the Salón Ortega for a champagne reception to celebrate 2018!
Special Early Discount (August 1st through November 30th)
$36, $44, $52
After Party add an additional $45

Early Discount (December 1st through December 15th)
$40, $50, $59
After Party add an additional $45

December 16th through New Year’s Eve
$45, $55, $65,
After Party add an additional $45

To add the party option, use the drop down menu under “Type” after selection your seats.

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January 2018
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Chispa: NM Jazz Latino Orchestra, From the Beginning

January 13, 2018

8 pm

The first half of the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra’s latest offering, From the Beginning, celebrates the music written by and associated with the great Dizzy Gillespie. The featured artist, Bobby Shew on trumpet, is an international jazz star and a personal friend of Mr. Gillespie. Joining Mr. Shew is tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence, who toured with Mr. Gillespie and his band in the 1980s; master Cuban musician César Bauvallet, who performed with Mr. Gillespie when he travelled to Havana on the 1970s, leads the rhythm section on congas.

The second half of the show features a tribute to the great Chabuca Granda, widely considered Peru’s most legendary singer. NMJLO performs Ms. Granda’s music in the “Salsa Criolla” style, in which salsa and jazz musicians present a blend of salsa repertoire with Afro‐Peruvian festejo backgrounds, synchronizing these two popular musical styles with traditional instrumentation to provide a blend of ancestral and contemporary tones. This year NMJLO is proud to present, directly from Lima, Peru, Tito Manrique. Mr. Manrique is a Salsa Criolla guitarist, composer, and arranger who enjoys immense popularity throughout South America, and who will bring with him brand new arrangements of music associated with Ms. Granda. Joining Mr. Manrique are brilliant vocalist Jackie Zamora (also from Lima) and César Bauvallet on trombone.
$27, $32 w/ $3 off for NHCC Members

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New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: Winds & Horns Aplenty (Rental)

January 14, 2018

2 pm

New Mexico’s own wind and horn connoisseur—Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall—conducts an afternoon of magnificent music. The orchestra pays tribute to Rossini, plays Bach’s glorious Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, and returns to the dawn of the 20th century with Arthur Bird’s remarkable Serenade for Wind Instruments. And if you love brass, don’t miss the massive brass sound in Terracini’s Concerto for Brass!
$24, $35, $46, $68

Eric Rombach-Kendall, conductor

Rossini/arr. Gryc: Rossiniana, Four Pieces from “Sins of Old Age”
Bird: Serenade for Wind Instruments
Bach/arr. Crees: Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor, BWV 582
Terracini: Concerto for Brass

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February 2018
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New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: From Bach to Bachianas & Britten (Rental)

February 11, 2018

2 pm

Music Director Roberto Minczuk wields the baton in a glimmering afternoon of globe-spanning masterworks by renowned composers. Piazzolla’s Libertango and Oblivion bring “Tango Nuevo” to the forefront. Bachianas Brasileiras by Villa-Lobos links Brazilian popular music to Baroque works—such as those of Bach, one of which is included in this concert. Also, an homage to Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt and the purity of Britten’s own Simple Symphony.
$24, $35, $46, $68

Roberto Minczuk, conductor
Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola
Kevin Vigneau, oboe

Piazzolla: Libertango
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Stephenson: Concerto for Oboe and Viola
Bach: Aria from Suite No. 3
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9
Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Britten: Simple Symphony

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Opera Southwest Presents Bless Me, Ultima

February 18, 2018February 25, 2018

February 18, 21, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
2 pm—Saturday & Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Hector Armienta’s Bless Me, Ultima is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in English with both English and Spanish supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.  This will be the world premiere of the Rudolfo Anaya masterwork.

Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and San Jose’s Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned an opera based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel Bless Me, Ultima. The composer, Hector Armienta, has worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto, and the resulting piece will be an historic event. Maestro Guillermo Figueroa conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of 10+ and patrons 30 and younger

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April 2018
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Opera Southwest Presents Bellini’s Norma (Rental)

April 8, 2018April 15, 2018

April 8, 11, 13, 15, 2017
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Bellini’s Norma is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles and presented in two acts with one intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece.

Norma tells the story of the Druid priestess who sacrifices it all for love and loyalty, despite ultimate betrayal. Watch one of the most challenging, and breathtakingly beautiful, roles in the soprano repertoire. From Casta Diva to Mira to Norma, there’s not a second of music in the opera that won’t leave you feeling awestruck and inspired. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of 8+ and patrons 30 and younger

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July 2018
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OCB NATURAL NEW MEXICO (Rental)

July 14, 2018

10:30 am

Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders (OCB). Drug-Free Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure, and Physique Contest. For more information please go to the OCB website: http://ocbonline.com/
$41 Adults, $12 Minors & $57 Assistant Trainer Pass

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