Opera Southwest: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

March 20, 25 & 27, 2022
Sundays at 2 pm, Friday at 7:30 pm

Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles.  Presented in two acts with one intermission.

Created in 1902, Debussy’s masterpiece never ceases to fascinate with its uniqueness, its symbolist universe, and its unparalleled musical and poetic approach to the French language.

$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for Groups of 8 or more, any one 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

Opera Southwest: FRIDA

February 13, 16, 18 & 20, 2022
Sundays at 2 pm, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 pm

Robert Xavier Rodriguez’ Frida is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles.  Presented in two acts with one intermission.

Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Frida is based on the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old or younger, and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

Jesse Cook

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts welcomes Jesse Cook. An accomplished guitarist and producer and an equally prolific filmmaker, Jesse Cook has developed his talents to create experiences that delight audiences, both in concert and online. He composed his first album, Tempest, over 25 years ago. Jesse could not imagine that such a humble recording, in which he played all the instruments, would spark a musical legacy with thousands of concerts performed around the world, over two million albums sold, five PBS TV specials, and tens of millions of content views and streams across the internet. Jesse and his extraordinary band are looking forward to bringing the Tempest II Tour and their unique brand of rhythm and rhumba to audiences across North America in 2022.

$48, $39, $33

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Opera Southwest: New Year’s with the Opera!

2 pm & 7 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring 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 to ring in the New Year. Please join us this year for our family-friendly presentation at 2 pm.

$49, $59, $69 with an additional $45 for the Opera Southwest After-Party

Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

7 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2 pm Saturday and Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker 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, Mr. Coyote, Ms. Roadrunner, and lavish western Victorian-era costumes. This tenth anniversary year will see the addition of Zozobra, with the production showcasing 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, Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee.

$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children12 and younger, and NHCC members

NHCC Book Club: Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

5:30 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom
To join, contact Dr. Patricia Marie Perea by emailing her at Patricia.perea@state.nm.us

“In Once I Was You, Maria shares her intimate experience growing up Mexican American on the south side of Chicago and documenting the existential wasteland of immigration detention camps for news outlets that often challenged her work. In these pages, she offers a personal and eye-opening account of how the rhetoric around immigration has not only long informed American attitudes toward outsiders, but also enabled willful negligence and profiteering at the expense of our country’s most vulnerable populations—charging us with the broken system we have today.
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Christmas Joy

2 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday

Magnify Dance Ensemble presents Christmas Joy. Come…Experience the Miracle!….Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble presents the 37th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production. Over sixty-five 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.

$25, $33 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available.

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

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Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tour

11 am (MST)

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering a guided tour of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil twice a week, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 am. Located in the Torreón on the NHCC Campus, Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity.

Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase below. Tickets can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is limited.

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