Pimentel Concert Series: Los Tres Reyes

7 pm Los Tres Reyes, founded in 1957 by classically trained guitarists and twin brothers Gilberto and Raul Puente, also includes lead vocalist Bebo Cárdenas. Los Tres Reyes are noted for their contributions to the development of the romantic music genre in Mexico during the 1950s and 1960s, as well as for their guitar virtuosity. Icons of Mexico’s popular music, they have recorded numerous albums which have become international hits and have toured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The concert, the tenth in (more…)

Chispa: NM Jazz Latino Orchestra, From the Beginning

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 (more…)

Festival Chispa Presents: Nano Stern

7:30 pm Born in Santiago in 1985, the grandson of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Europe, Nano Stern represents a new generation inspired by the nueva canción movement. A guitar virtuoso with a powerful singing voice, he combines traditional Chilean, Latin American, and European folk music with jazz improvisation and rock influence, as well as his early classical training and the inspiration of musical icons such as Violeta Parra and Inti-Illimani. Outspoken and passionate as well as experimental, Stern delivers powerful universal messages with a deep sense (more…)

Festival Chispa Presents: Inti-Illimani

7:30 pm 6:30-7:00 pm: Join Inti-Illimani before the concert begins in the Bank of America Theatre for a community dialogue! Come meet the band and here them talk about their music. Founded in 1967 by students at Santiago’s Universidad Técnica del Estado, Inti-Illimani has performed worldwide for hundreds of thousands of fans, collaborated with legendary artists, earned awards and honors for activism as well as musicianship, and produced one of Latin America’s richest discographies. On tour during the 1973 military coup in Chile, they remained in Italy (more…)

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

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. (more…)

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: Mendelssohn Meets Beethoven—Protégé Series (Rental)

2 pm It’s a pre-Thanksgiving musical celebration from your NMPhil! Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”) captures changing harmonies and dynamics that rise and fall like the swelling sea. Albuquerque native Joshua Rupley—the only American in last year’s inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition—plays Beethoven’s heroic “Emperor” Piano Concerto. And, Elgar’s much-loved Enigma Variations will whet your appetite for the feast ahead. $24, $35, $46, $68 Christopher Confessore, conductor Joshua Rupley, piano Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”) Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor” Elgar: Enigma (more…)

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

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: (more…)

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra: Divertimento, Dances, & Vivaldi! (Rental)

2 pm Maestra Suzanna Pavlovsky brings her singular passion and excitement to the podium in a colorful fall afternoon concert of sumptuous sound, featuring NMPhil stars violinist and concertmaster Krzysztof Zimowski and principal cellist Joan Zucker. The Baroque influence of Italy abounds—in Mozart’s lush Divertimento in D, and three gorgeous Vivaldi Concerti. Los Angeles-based Michael McLean’s innovative Five Dances will make you think “tango” and “fandango”! $24, $35, $46, $68 Suzanna Pavlovsky, conductor Krzysztof Zimowski, violin Joan Zucker, cello Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 Vivaldi: (more…)

Festival Chispa Presents: Daymé Arocena

7:30 pm Raised in Havana, award-winning Afro-Cuban singer-songwriter Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, Cuban neo-soul, funk, and hip hop. Still in her mid-20s, she has been described as “Cuba’s finest young female singer” (The Guardian). She began performing semi-professionally at the age of eight, and became the lead singer for the band Los Primos at fourteen. Considered a musical prodigy, she is also a trained (more…)

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