Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, 50th Anniversary Concert

3:00 pm

The Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating their 50th Anniversary Grand Finale Concert!  Music Director Byron Herrington conducts Toccata and Fugue in d by J.S Bach, and Latin American Symphonette by Morton Gould on the first half.  Then we will have a 20-minute intermission, closing with Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73, by Johannes Brahms.  Join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary with cake and coffee after the concert!  We would love to meet our patrons!

Free community event. Tickets available at the door day of performance

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Opera Southwest: Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot

March 12, 15, 17 & 19, 2023
2:00 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles.

Nessun dorma… No one sleeps in this beautiful new production of one of Puccini’s most famous operas by director Mo Zhou. A fairytale set in ancient China, Turandot brims with masterful music from start to finish. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.

$22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

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Eric Johnson

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Eric Johnson. Eric has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross-pollinates genres including rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new age, classical, and even country. Inevitably, E.J. says it best himself: “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day…. If it doesn’t have that, it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.”

$24, $31, $40

Approximate time of event: 2 hours including intermission.

Tickets go on sale to AMP members, Tuesday, March 9, 2022 at 10 am with member promo code. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10 am to the general public.

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Carnaval 2023: Homage

7:30 pm

Frank Leto and PANdemonium with the Odara Dance Ensemble present Carnaval 2023: Homage!

Frank Leto will be celebrating his 18th annual Carnaval performance at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for the Performing Arts with a production entitled Homage. This unique production will pay respect to the rhythms, cultures and people who have influenced Frank and Pilar Leto. Carnaval performances share with audiences the musical styles and dance of Brazil, Trinidad, Cuba and New Orleans, featuring Frank’s original compositions and original choreographies and costumes by Pilar’s Odara Dance Ensemble.

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

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Opera Southwest: Gioachino Rossini’s Le Comte Ory

February 5, 10 & 12, 2023
2:00 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Friday

Opera Southwest presents Gioachino Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles.

Opera Southwest continues its commitment to the works of Rossini with one of his Parisian comedies. The rakish Count Ory is determined to seduce the Countess Adele while others are off fighting in the Crusades. Disguises, mistaken identities, drink, and even a thunderstorm combine to make this hilarious romp through medieval France an energetic bel canto whirlwind. Noted Rossini specialist Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.

$22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

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Happy Arte Hour

6:00 to 8:00 pm

NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase.

Please pre-register here or use the link below (so we know how many materials to prepare). Registration for the following month is available the day after the current program month. For more information, please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or elenad.baca@dca.nm.gov.

Free Community Event. $5+ donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies.

AMP Concerts: Pink Martini

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts: Pink Martini. “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure . . . If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band” – Thomas Lauderdale, Bandleader/Pianist. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world.

$61, $71 & $81

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Baila! Baila!’s: Christmas in New Mexico

2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday

Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatre-goers of all ages. In 2022, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating its 33rd year in spectacular fashion. Christmas in New Mexico features a large, multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.

Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.

Tickets range from $22 to $32, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC Members.

Juan Carmona

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents French guitar virtuoso Juan Carmona, the perfect symbol of flamenco’s rebirth. While proud of his Andalusian Gypsy roots, Carmona insists on moving beyond the typical ethnic clichés. Respected in all musical fields, including classical music, he has built bridges between flamenco and other musical genres. His performances have a surprising, moving quality. Somewhere between profound awareness of musical genres, mastery of traditional styles, and a devastating modernity, Carmona stands as an innovator.

$32

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Yjastros, featuring invited guests Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños

8:00 pm Friday
4:00 pm Saturday

The National Institute of Flamenco and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Çiertas Danças, featuring invited artists Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños, and musical guests, singer Alicia Morales and guitarist Ángel Ruíz. 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. Guest choreographers and dancers Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños, winners of the Spanish National Dance Prize for choreography, will present their work SILENCIOS. In addition to stunning dance from Yjastros and Estévez/Paños, audiences will delight in new music from Alicia Morales and Ángel Ruíz. Yjastros is the flamenco company in residence in the University of New Mexico Dance Program.

$40, $50, $60, $70 w/ a $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members