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The Lannan Foundation presents Sebastian Barry with Daniel Mendelsohn

The Lannan Foundation presents Sebastian Barry with Daniel Mendelsohn

May 1, 2019   7:00 PM

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 6, 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.

Sebastian Barry is a novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Days without End tells the story of Thomas McNulty, a 17-year-old fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland by enlisting in the U.S. Army in the 1850s. It was described by the New York Times as “a dreamlike Western with a different kind of hero.” His book The Secret Scripture was named Novel of the Year by the Irish Book Awards. Daniel Mendelsohn is an author, critic, and essayist and a columnist for Harper’s. He has written seven books, including the memoir The Elusive Embrace and Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture.

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Lensic Presents Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni: No Tenors Allowed

Lensic Presents Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni: No Tenors Allowed

May 2, 2019   7:30 PM

Two great voices. One incredible evening. No tenors are needed when baritone Thomas Hampson and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni (Hampson’s son-in-law) take the stage!

Thomas Hampson (“without question one of the world’s greatest opera singers” —Good Morning America) pairs with the dark, powerful voice of Luca Pisaroni (“One of the Metropolitan Opera’s most dependably exciting performers . . .” —Time Out New York).

The singers will perform highlights of the operatic repertoire, greatest hits from Broadway musicals, and timeless classical and popular songs.

Tickets: $55 | $72 | $85

The Lensic Presents 18/19 Season is generously sponsored by



 

 

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Deva Premal & Miten with Manose: On the Wings of Mantra

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose: On the Wings of Mantra

May 3, 2019   7:30 PM

Mantra has gone mainstream, and Deva Premal & Miten have been on the leading edge of this global chant phenomenon for over 20 years, propelling the ancient healing power of mantra chanting into the 21st century as they travel the globe with Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose and their international band.

Their transformational events have become legendary among millions of meditators and yoga practitioners around the world, with sell out concerts and a string of acclaimed CDs topping World and New Age charts at iTunes, Amazon and Billboard.

Their blend of sensual, groove based, east-meets-west style of music has attracted the attention of superstars, celebrities, and world teachers - even the Dalai Lama is known to include their chants in his private time. And they have also taken their mantras to prisons (such as San Quentin), homeless shelters and facilities for autistic children, where chanting offers an effortless path to ease the heart and quiet the mind.

This planet is shaking and trembling. It is obvious that we cannot wait for peace to be delivered from 'the outside'. Deva & Miten are proof that chanting these ancient mantras opens the door to an inner sanctum where endless peace reigns.

Presented by Prabhu Music in collaboration with Enchanted Cafe

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AMP Concerts presents Mariachi Los Camperos

AMP Concerts presents Mariachi Los Camperos

May 4, 2019   7:30 PM

Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10am.

Two-time Grammy Award winner, Mariachi Los Camperos was created in 1961 by Natividad “Nati” Cano. Mr. Cano played a fundamental role in the development of mariachi music in the United States by training and mentoring new generations of musicians. This giant of the genre was a visionary leader who wanted to take the mariachi performance out of customary locations such as Cantinas and into concert halls where celebrities performed.

Nati Cano fulfilled his dream by presenting Los Camperos and performing at multiple theaters, opera houses, concert halls, and casinos where mariachis had never previously performed including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington DC’s Lincoln Theater among many others.

Ticket prices: $37 - $51

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The Lannan Foundation presents Alice Walker with Valerie Boyd

The Lannan Foundation presents Alice Walker with Valerie Boyd

May 8, 2019   7:00 PM

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 6, 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.

Alice Walker is a celebrated writer, poet, and activist with a prolific career spanning 50 years. Her books include Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems, The Color Purple, and The Temple of My Familiar. Her most recent book, Taking the Arrow out of the Heart, is an English/Spanish collection of nearly 70 works of poetry that bears witness to our troubled times. Valerie Boyd is the author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, winner of the Southern Book Award, and is editor of the forthcoming Gathering Blossoms under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker.

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Performance Santa Fe presents Emerson String Quartet

Performance Santa Fe presents Emerson String Quartet

May 10, 2019   7:30 PM

 


 

Chamber ensembles are a lot like families, developing communication and understanding that are clearly evident, yet undecipherable to outsiders. The Emerson Quartet family has been communicating for 40 years through hundreds of performances around the world and in more than 30 recordings that have won them nine Grammy awards. The group is known for a broad palette of tonal colors, and for the musical sensitivity and technical ability to seamlessly match those sounds, from instrument to instrument, in breathtakingly fine chamber playing.

 

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The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites

May 11, 2019   10:00 AM

One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Approx. runtime: 3:29 [1 Intermission]

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: Dialogues des Carmélites

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera present The Met Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites

May 11, 2019   6:00 PM

 


 

One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Approx. runtime: 3:29 [1 Intermission]

Tickets: $22 | Students: $15

Thanks to The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation for its support.

 

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Santa Fe Symphony presents Berlioz Festival

Santa Fe Symphony presents Berlioz Festival

May 18, 2019   7:00 PM

In honor of the 150 year anniversary of master composer Hector Berlioz's death, our Season Finale presents an epic program that begins when Maestro Guillermo Figueroa hands over the baton to Concertmaster David Felberg and takes up his violin to perform Berlioz's Rêverie et Caprice. Maestro Figueroa returns to the podium to lead The Symphony for one of Berlioz's most extraordinarily dramatic solo cantatas—La mort de Cléopâtre (“The Death of Cleopatra”), composed in 1829. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson graces us with her “darkly pretty voice” for the solo in this gorgeously romantic work, which was not widely heard until approximately 40 years ago. Our 35th Anniversary Season Finale concludes with Berlioz's most celebrated work, Symphonie Fantastique. Written for large orchestra when he was just 26 years old and already famous, this brilliant piece premiered in Paris on December 5, 1830, and won him a reputation as one of the most progressive composers of the era. Through its movements, it tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. The symphony describes his obsession and dreams, tantrums and moments of tenderness, and visions of suicide and murder, ecstasy and despair. Rêverie et Caprice, op.8 for Violin & Orchestra Guillermo Figueroa, Violin La mort de Cléopâtre Rebecca Robinson, Mezzo Soprano Symphonie fantastique op. 14

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Santa Fe Symphony presents Berlioz Festival

Santa Fe Symphony presents Berlioz Festival

May 19, 2019   4:00 PM

 


 

In honor of the 150 year anniversary of master composer Hector Berlioz's death, our Season Finale presents an epic program that begins when Maestro Guillermo Figueroa hands over the baton to Concertmaster David Felberg and takes up his violin to perform Berlioz's Rêverie et Caprice. Maestro Figueroa returns to the podium to lead The Symphony for one of Berlioz's most extraordinarily dramatic solo cantatas—La mort de Cléopâtre (“The Death of Cleopatra”), composed in 1829. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson graces us with her “darkly pretty voice” for the solo in this gorgeously romantic work, which was not widely heard until approximately 40 years ago. Our 35th Anniversary Season Finale concludes with Berlioz's most celebrated work, Symphonie Fantastique. Written for large orchestra when he was just 26 years old and already famous, this brilliant piece premiered in Paris on December 5, 1830, and won him a reputation as one of the most progressive composers of the era. Through its movements, it tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. The symphony describes his obsession and dreams, tantrums and moments of tenderness, and visions of suicide and murder, ecstasy and despair. Rêverie et Caprice, op.8 for Violin & Orchestra Guillermo Figueroa, Violin La mort de Cléopâtre Rebecca Robinson, Mezzo Soprano Symphonie fantastique op. 14

 

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