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New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus presents I Am Harvey Milk

New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus presents I Am Harvey Milk

March 21, 2019   7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10am.

From Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa, join us in an emotional celebration of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold public office in California and an American icon today. Part choral work, part theater piece, I Am Harvey Milk is an emotional celebration of an American icon. We are proud to present the Southwest premiere of this historic work.

Ticket prices: $20 - $45

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Christus St Vincent Integrative Medicine presents Transformative Healing: The New Paradigm of Psychedelic Research

Christus St Vincent Integrative Medicine presents Transformative Healing: The New Paradigm of Psychedelic Research

March 23, 2019   3:00 PM

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10am.

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has been shown to have positive impacts on a range of psychological conditions, from healing addiction and PTSD, to relieving pain and end of life anxiety.

Join us as leading figures in psychedelic research shed light on the growing movement to transform healthcare, dispel long-held myths and present a roadmap for the future of psychedelic therapy.

Tickets are free, general admission.

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Lensic Presents The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Lensic Presents The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

March 24, 2019   7:30 PM

George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a global sensation and nothing short of a national treasure in the U.K. With a career that spans over 30 years, their rise has been from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to Carnegie Hall.

On an ongoing “hand-luggage only” world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, deadpan British humor, and irresistible, foot-tapping music. They are masters of the unexpected, whether reimagining folk songs, twisting classical music favorites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all original compositions.

Tickets: $29 | $45 | $50

Event Sponsor: Hotel Santa Fe

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The Lannan Foundation presents Edwidge Danticat with Aja Monet

The Lannan Foundation presents Edwidge Danticat with Aja Monet

March 27, 2019   7:00 PM

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 12 noon.

Lannan presents Readings & Conversations, bringing inspired writers of fiction and poetry, as well as advocates of cultural freedom and liberation, to read from and discuss their work.

Edwidge Danticat’s many books include the novel The Dew Breaker and Krik? Krak!, a collection of short stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. Of her recent The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, the New York Times wrote, “This book is a kind of prayer for her mother?an act of mourning and remembrance.” Aja Monet is a poet, activist, and musician and was a featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington. Her books include My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter and The Black Unicorn Sings.

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Performance Santa Fe presents Havana Cuba All-Stars: ASERE!

Performance Santa Fe presents Havana Cuba All-Stars: ASERE!

March 29, 2019   7:30 PM

While some music demands quiet contemplation, the fiery sounds and styles of Cuban cha-chas, rumbas and salsa tunes, demand movement—and lots of it. The Havana Cuba All-Stars are an ensemble of some of Cuba’s finest musicians. Their ASERE! (Friendship) program features three of Cuba’s most celebrated dancing couples. This energetic celebration of Cuban culture promises an evening of irrepressible, enveloping sound and movement. Quiet contemplation is neither required nor recommended.

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The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: Die Walküre

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: Die Walküre

March 30, 2019   10:00 AM

The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. Approx. runtime: 5:20 [2 Intermissions]

Tickets: $22-$28 | Students: $15

Thanks to The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation for its support.

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The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: Die Walküre

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: Die Walküre

March 30, 2019   6:00 PM

The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. Approx. runtime: 5:20 [2 Intermissions]

Tickets: $22 | Students: $15

Thanks to The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation for its support.

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Performance Santa Fe presents Emanuel Ax

Performance Santa Fe presents Emanuel Ax

March 31, 2019   7:30 PM

Just as pianist Emanuel Ax makes standard piano repertoire sound fresh and new, so also does he play musical premieres as though he’s known them for a lifetime. The winner of seven Grammy Awards, Ax is in demand as a soloist with the world’s major orchestras, and as a recitalist in far more intimate settings. His musical depth and understanding is at the heart of his long chamber-music partnerships with such greats as Yo-Yo Ma, Yefim Bronfman, and Itzhak Perlman.

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Lensic Presents Malpaso Dance Company

Lensic Presents Malpaso Dance Company

April 2, 2019   7:30 PM

Direct from Havana, Malpaso Dance Company brings the passion and heat of Cuba to The Lensic stage! Malpaso has taken the world by storm since its first international tour, which included headline-making shows in New York and Toronto in 2014.

The five-year-old company’s performances express the passion and uncertainties that define Cuban life and are embodied in the country’s rich dance tradition. Malpaso’s electrifying Santa Fe program includes works choreographed by Malpaso co-founder Osnel Delgado, Canada’s Aszure Barton, and Israel’s Ohad Naharin. Malpaso is an associate company of Joyce Theater Productions.

Tickets: $35 | $49 | $65 | $79

Event Sponsors:

Robin Black, Bob Ross Foundation

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AMP Concerts presents An Evening with Jimmie Vaughan

AMP Concerts presents An Evening with Jimmie Vaughan

April 3, 2019   7:30 PM

Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity--a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for quality modern roots music. Throughout his career, Vaughan has earned the esteem of his legendary guitar-playing heroes and superstar peers along with successive generations of young players. His musical ethos and personal style have had an impact on contemporary culture, from spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his longtime, innate fashion sense of slicked-back hair and sharp vintage threads (now seen throughout the pages of contemporary fashion journals) to becoming a premier designer of classic custom cars. But for Jimmie Vaughan, none of it is part of a crusade or a career plan. It's just his natural way of living his life and pursuing the interests that have captivated Vaughan since his youth.

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