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The Symphony Presents | Concert Recital: Joshua Roman

The Symphony Presents | Concert Recital: Joshua Roman

February 16, 2018   4:00 PM

Don't miss the second of our 2017-2018 Concert Recital series featuring Joshua Roman, International Cellist and 2015 TED Senior Fellow, joined by pianist, Gilles Vonsattel. Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015.

Tickets: $22 – $80

 

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The Lensic and Spanish Colonial Arts Society present The 17th Annual Nuestra Musica

The Lensic and Spanish Colonial Arts Society present The 17th Annual Nuestra Musica

February 17, 2018   7:00 PM

The Lensic and Spanish Colonial Arts Society present Nuestra Música, Saturday, February 17 at 7pm -- featuring New Mexico Hispano Folk Music.  Nuestra Música’s 2018 line-up includes favorites Roberto Mondragon y Amigos, Frank McCulloch y Sus Amigos, Cipriano Vigil y La Familia Vigil, El Trio Jalapeño con Antonio Apodaca, and Lone Pinon.

Roberto Mondragon y Amigos
His repertoire includes ballads that reflect the breadth and soul of Hispano culture in New Mexico, is a recipient of both the New Mexico Hispano Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the New Mexico Music Commission Hispano Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in the community of Anton Chico, Roberto later moved to Albuquerque, where his early musical influences were his father and uncle. A former New Mexico lieutenant governor, Roberto will be accompanied on stage by a group of his close friends who are traditional New Mexican músicos.

Frank McCulloch y Sus Amigos
A 2001 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Frank McCulloch is a well-known New Mexican landscape artist and musician who has performed New Mexican folksongs since childhood. Born in Gallup to Irish and Hispanic parents, McCulloch began playing regional folk music in the 1950s and was later recorded by the distinguished musician and collector John Donald Robb.

Cipriano Vigil y La Familia Vigil
Born in Chamisal (northeast of Española), he is one of the greatest folk musicians to emerge from New Mexico. As a child he was influenced by older musicians who would perform at dances, weddings, and fiestas in nearby communities. As an adult, he plays more than 50 instruments. A 1994 recipient of the Governors Awards for Excellence in the Arts, Vigil authored the book “New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevo Mexicano,” which contains many of the songs in his immense repertoire.

El Trio Jalapeño con Antonia Apodaca
A 1992 recipient of the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, Antonia Apodaca is one of New Mexico's most beloved folk musicians. She was born in Rociada 94 years ago, and still sings, dances, and plays her accordion and guitar as beautifully as she did 50 years ago. 

Lone Pinon
Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity of their region's cultural roots.  Using violin, accordion, quinta huapangera, bajo sexto, guitarrón, tololoche and vocals in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl, the group has revived and updated the Chicano stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted and explosive musicianship to Northern New Mexican polkas and chotes, virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic borderlands conjunto.

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Lensic Presents Cirque Eloize: Saloon

Lensic Presents Cirque Eloize: Saloon

February 20, 2018   7:30 PM

Montreal’s world-renowned contemporary circus troupe brings us Saloon—A Musical Acrobatic Adventure. Inspired by the classic showdowns, bravado, and frontier spirit of the Wild West.

Tickets: $39-$75

Generously sponsored by
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Live Nation presents Beth Hart

Live Nation presents Beth Hart

February 21, 2018   7:30 PM

Beth Hart, the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter that Blues Magazine dubbed “the ultimate female rock star,” will support her latest studio album, “Fire On The Floor”with a performance at NYC’s The Town Hall on February 16th, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 29th at 10am.

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Lunasa & Tim O'Brien

Lunasa & Tim O'Brien

February 23, 2018   7:30 PM

Back by popular demand! Lúnasa, described by the Associated Press as “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet,” joins forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien.

Tickets: $25-$3

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The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: La Bohème

The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: La Bohème

February 24, 2018   10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The world’s most popular opera—and the most performed opera in Met history—returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production!  Puccini’s La Bohème features a stellar cast, including Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the passionate poet Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline, with Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro. Marco Armiliato conducts. Sung in Italian. (est. run time: 2:55)

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The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: La Bohème

The Lensic and Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: La Bohème

February 24, 2018   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The world’s most popular opera—and the most performed opera in Met history—returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production! Puccini’s La Bohème features a stellar cast, including Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and tenor Michael Fabiano as the passionate poet Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline, with Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro. Marco Armiliato conducts. Sung in Italian
Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes

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The Lannan Foundation presents Aleksander Hemon with John Freeman

The Lannan Foundation presents Aleksander Hemon with John Freeman

February 28, 2018   7:00 PM

Aleksandar Hemon’s works of fiction include Nowhere Man and The Question of Bruno. Born in Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia in 1964, he published his first story in English in 1995. The New Yorker described him as having an “astonishing talent to notice the world with a sarcastic, wily precision that is then put in tension with his love of surreal metaphor.” Hemon’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times.

John Freeman is a critic and author and is editor of Freeman’s, a literary journal featuring new fiction by celebrated writers such as Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, and Lydia Davis.

Tickets: on sale Saturday, January 6
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$8 general/$5 students and seniors with ID
Ticket prices include a $3 Lensic Preservation Fund fee

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Lensic Presents Black Violin

Lensic Presents Black Violin

March 1, 2018   7:30 PM

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.

The duo composed music for the television series Pitch which debuted on FOX in 2016, in addition to appearances on HBO’s Ballers, The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Ellen Show.

In addition to their public concerts, Black Violin has performed for more than 100,000 students in the past 12 months throughout North America and Europe. The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music, and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.

“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes…an unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.” —The Miami Herald

“The duo elicits brilliant music with poignant message for the world.” —Essence

Tickets: $39/$49

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Performance Santa Fe Maria Schneider Orchestra

Performance Santa Fe Maria Schneider Orchestra

March 2, 2018   7:30 PM

Maria Schneider is a Grammy-winning composer and conductor of music that is beyond categorization. Tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the uniquely creative voices of her 18-member collective that is made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today, Schneider writes big band compositions with the color of a classical orchestra. The resulting music is rich and evocative.

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