Early March, Piatigorsky Foundation concert with Evan Drahman, cello and Victor Ascunion, piano, Community and School concerts funded by CFLC grant, and Sacred Grounds
May 10, 3pm Enchantment Trio, Mother's Day Melodies
Monday, May 11, 10am, Carrizozo School Outreach Concert.
June 14, 3 PM Brahms' Ziegeunerlieder and Liebeslieder Waltzer.......Franz Vote, Music Director and Conductor. Sunday, June 14, 3 PM. 4 vocalist, 1 piano, 4 hands. http://nmperformingartssociety.orgabout_nmpas.html
Friday, July 17, 7 PM. Michael Francis Quartet, Jazz, Sax, Piano, Bass and Drums, and vocals.
Smokey jazz from the 30's and 40's.
Sunday, August 30, 3pm, Southwest Chamber Winds, Beethoven or Mozart Quintet,
Monday, August 31, 10am, Carrizozo School Outreach Concert
Tuesday, September 29, 7 PM. Willy and Friends, String quartets, Beethoven Quartets and some Haydn.
Tuesday, September 29, 2pm, Carrizozo School Outreach Concert
Zuill Bailey and David Leisner, Mid October. El Paso Pro Musica outreach concert!
On Sunday, November 16 at 3PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, Carrizozo Music is pleased to present La Catrina String Quartet in a return concert. They will play Mendelssohn and Mozart string quartets and music of Piazolla. A reception and opportunity to meet the musicians will follow the concert, and the church members will host a light supper of soup and bread with a 'free will offering'.
The group will also perform in the Carrizozo School Multipurpose Room on Monday morning, November 17 at 10AM as part of the Carrizozo School Outreach Program. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
To reach the church, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roys Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks to the church. Carrizozo School multipurpose room is located on the Northwest corner of the campus and reached from Airport Blvd (8th Street). Take the driveway just past the E Ave. stop sign.
Carrizozo Music in indebted to the generosity of Otero County Electric Round-up Grant for making these concerts possible.
Since it's founding in 2007, La Catrina String Quartet (LCSQ) is recognized as the new vanguard for contemporary Latin American string quartet repertoire. Their mission is three-fold: a deep commitment to the cultivation of new works by living U.S. composers and throughout the Americas; the programming of existing Latin American works rarely performed in the U.S. and abroad; bringing fresh interpretations to classical, romantic and twentieth century masterpieces. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as "wonderful ambassadors for Latin American music," LCSQ members are from México (Daniel Vega-Albela, Jorge Martínez-Rios), Brazil (Roberta Arruda) and Chile (Jorge Espinoza). Their rich cultural origins convey an unparalleled stylistic authenticity and artistic vision in their performances, collaborations and recordings. It is this unique balance of core Latin American repertoire with American and European classical traditions which characterizes both the diversity of their concert programs and appeal to multi-cultural audiences.
Born in Mexico City, Daniel Vega-Albela started studying violin with Yuriko Kuronuma. At fifteen, he won silver medal in the first National Violin Competition in Mexico City. At sixteen, he traveled to New York City, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Mannes College of Music, under the guidance of Sally Thomas. He has played with many ensembles in the United States, such as the St. Cecilia Chamber Orchestra and the Western New York Chamber Players. He has toured Japan and Mexico, and has had many appearances as soloist with different orchestras throughout Mexico. He has also worked with several chamber and symphony orchestras in Mexico, such as the Orquesta de Cámara de Morelos, the Camerata de Torreón, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería.
From 1994 to 1997, he was instructor of violin at the Academia Yuriko Kuronuma in Mexico City, and in 1997, he joined the Conservatorio de las Rosas to teach violin performance and to play with their new music ensemble, the Ensamble de las Rosas. From 2001 to 2003, he was violin Instructor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His devotion to teaching has already yielded some important results: he is featured in the 2004 and 2005 edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Mr. Vega-Albela holds a Master of violin performance degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of chamber music degree from Kent State University, where he studied with Renata Artman Knific and Ivan Chan, respectively.
Roberta Arruda recently received her Master degree in Violin Performance from the University of New Mexico, under the tutelage of Carmelo de los Santos and has played as soloist and chamber musician throughout New Mexico since 2007. She completed her Bachelor of music performance in Brazil and received an Artist Diploma from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Budapest, Hungary, where she spent 2 years under full scholarship from the prestigious Vitae Foundation.
As a chamber musician she is a core player for Sunday Chatter (formerly known as the Church of Beethoven), at Las Placitas Series, Santa Fe Promusica, and has performed with Taos Chamber Music, Serenata of Santa Fe, Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, in Duo concerts with cellists Joan Zucker, Joel Becktell, Udi Bar-David (Philadelphia Orchestra) among others. With cellist Laszlo Mezo from Hungary she formed Duo Erkel, with which they toured Brazil performing solos with orchestras and chamber recitals. Roberta was a member of the Santa Fe Symphony and held a 1 year position with the late New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and performs extensively throughout the southwestern US. SHe will be the featured soloist with the Los Alamos Symphony this upcoming October and with the Red Rock ensemble in November.
Born in Torreón, México, Jorge Martínez Rios studied viola at the Conservatorio de las Rosas, where he graduated with honors under the tutelage of professor Gela Dubrova. Mr. Martínez has performed across the US and Mexico in some of the most prestigious concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Meany Hall's World Series in Seattle, Chicago Center for the Arts, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, just to mention a few. He has been principal and assistant principal viola for different orchestras in Mexico and the US, like the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, the Camerata de Coahuila, the Orquesta de Cámara de Michoacán, the Western Piedmont Symphony and the Las Cruces Symphony.
Most recently, Mr. Martínez was invited by CONACULTA (the National Council for Culture and Art in Mexico) to record chamber works of José Pablo Moncayo, including a string trio and the sonata for viola and piano with acclaimed Mexican pianist Guadalupe Parrondo. This recording was made to celebrate the composer's 100th anniversary. He has also recorded music by Mexican composer Germán Romero under the Quindecim recording label; Angelwings, a CD of music by contemporary composers from Ohio; and the Francisco Mignone Seresta for double quartet in collaboration with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano for the Sono Luminus label. Currently, Mr. Martinez is Assistant Professor of Viola at New Mexico State University and keeps a busy schedule touring and teaching.
Jorge Espinoza was awarded the Gregor Piatigorsky Full Scholarship to study and teach at the Peabody Conservatory of Music the undergraduate and graduate cello studio as an assistant teacher of Stephen Kates. He holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in Violoncello and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Chamber Music from Peabody Conservatory of Music, studying with Stephen Kates, David Hardy, and Andrés Díaz.
He graduated with honors from Universidad Católica de Chile and received his Master's Degree in Music Performance on full scholarship from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh , studying with David Premo and Anne Martindale Williams. Previous teachers include Jorge Román, Laszlo Varga, Dennis Parker, Marcio Carneiro.
His passion for teaching cello and coaching chamber music groups has brought him to present masterclasses and workshops in the United States and abroad, including at the Third International Seminar Portuguesa-Acarigua, Venezuela, part of El Sistema. Mr. Espinoza's orchestral experience has included performances at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony and orchestras and chamber ensembles in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Hall. He has been a featured soloist and chamber musician, performing concertos, solo and chamber music recitals in his native land, Chile, and throughout South America, the United States, Europe and Mexico.
He is a prizewinner of international and national competitions and awards including the Maryland State Arts Council Solo Instrumental Performance Award and Peabody Career Development Grants. An avid chamber musician, his interest in researching, performing and arranging folk music from Latin America for string quartet and chamber ensembles has brought him to different cities in South America including Buenos Aires to pursue studies with great tango masters including Maestros Osvaldo Berlingieri, Mauricio Marcelli, Osvaldo Requena and Julián Plaza.
For more information about any of the concerts please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757 or Barbara Culbertson at 575-648-2279. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer pops and school outreach concerts with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and surrounding area. Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and residents of New Horizons Developmental Center.
THE PIATIGORSKY FOUNDATION PRESENTS A UNIQUE CONCERT
EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Carrizozo Municipal Schools in Carrizozo, New Mexico*
*This concert is generously sponsored in part by Carrizozo Music & Carrizozo Works, Inc.
Performed by Linda Rosenthal, violin, and Bill Blush, actor, Strings & Stories is an innovative kaleidoscope of music and theatre
Commissioned in 1995 by the Education Department at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC,
Strings & Stories continues to delight audiences of all ages. Initially created as a children’s
concert, Strings & Stories offers a great variety of styles and sounds ranging from classical
short stories, insightful letters and prose by Leonard Bernstein and Beethoven to the music of
Bach, Paganini and Fritz Kreisler.
Violinist LINDA ROSENTHAL performs throughout North America, Europe and
Asia in recitals, as a soloist with orchestra and as a chamber musician. Based in Juneau
Alaska, Linda also performs in virtually every corner of that great State from fishing
villages and logging camps in Southeast Alaska to remote villages above the Arctic
Circle. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, and is also
Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar in Lake Placid, New York.
Linda has commissioned and premiered over a dozen works in the past decade, including
pieces for solo violin, violin and narrator, and a Concerto for Violin and Jazz Big Band.
She has recorded five solo CDs and plays on a violin made in Turin, Italy in 1772 by J.B.
Actor BILL BLUSH, a native of a small town called Los Angeles, has performed Strings
& Stories with Linda Rosenthal throughout the United States for over ten years. He has
long been involved in all aspects of the theater with emphasis on acting, writing and
directing. As an actor, Bill has played just about everything from classic characters to
more original roles including...The Kitchen Sink. His works as a playwright which have
had successful Southern California engagements are This Above All, About What?, Darn
You Kenny!, Ziggy’s Right and most recently A Bad Idea. Bill’s love for humor has
inspired him to develop and direct several improvisational theater troupes and to venture
into the arena of stand-up comedy where he has performed at The Laugh Factory, The
Improv and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
About The Piatigorsky Foundation: Evan Drachman established The Piatigorsky Foundation in 1990 in honor of his grandfather Gregor Piatigorsky. Piatigorsky deeply believed in the healing and inspiration power of classical music. He once said, “Music makes life better. Music is a necessity. It is rich. It is imaginative. It is magnificent. And it is for everyone.” The Piatigorsky Foundation is committed to carrying on Piatigorsky’s mission by evoking cultural curiosity through educational and accessible live performances.
Cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Lara Downes to perform in Carrizozo Music Fall Classical SeriesFrom Julliard to Queen Elizabeth's HallBy Kelly Brooks
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Renowned celloist Zuill Bailey will perform Monday, Oct. 13, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo. (Courtesy photo)From the back halls of a concert hall to the world stage, celebrated classical musicians Zuill Bailey and Lara Downes will bring their beauty and renowned artistry to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo on Monday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. as part of the Carrizozo Music Fall Classical Series and Fall School Outreach.
Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world with his rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, as well as his engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.
Bailey grew up in Northern Virginia, where he was influenced and inspired by Rostropovich, who was then director of the National Symphony and by his musical family. His mother is a pianist, his father has a Doctorate in both music and education and his sister is a violinist.
Courtesy photo Celloist Zuill Bailey will be joined by pianist Lara Downes. The pair will perform selections that include Bach Suites, the music of Billie Holiday and selections from their CD titled, "Some Other Time." As an energetic four-year-old, while running furiously down a back hallway following a concert, Bailey had his first "run- in " with a cello. The instrument was broken following the encounter but not Bailey's spirit. He announced then that the cello would be his instrument of choice. And the rest is history.
Now a distinguished soloist, recitalist, artistic director and teacher, the consummate concerto soloist has been featured with the symphony orchestras of Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Dallas, Louisville, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto, Minnesota, Utah, Israel, Cape Town, and the Bruchner Orchestra in Linz, Austria. He has collaborated with such conductors as Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Andrew Litton, James DePriest, Jun Markl, Carlos Kalmar, Jacques Lacombe, Grant Llewellyn and Stanislav Skrowaczewski. He also has been featured with musical luminaries Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, the Juilliard String Quartet, Lynn Harrell and Janos Starker.
American pianist Lara Downes has garnered wide acclaim as one of the most exciting and communicative pianists of today's generation, lauded by National Public Radio as "a delightful artist with a unique blend of musicianship and showmanship", and praised by the New York Times for her "loving attention to mood and color." Downes' innovative explorations of the piano repertoire — from iconic favorites to newly commissioned works — bridge musical genres, traditions and audiences.
A shorter version of the concert will be presented at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Carrizozo School Old Gym for students in K-12 and members of the community.
Both concerts are free and open to the public, however, reservations are suggested. The evening performance will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the musicians.
To reach both venues, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Avenue and drive two blocks to the church and school, both located at the corner of 10th Street and D Avenue.
For more information about any of the Carrizozo Music concerts or to reserve a seat, visit www.carrizozomusic.org or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer pops and school outreach concerts with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and surrounding area. Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and residents of New Horizon Development Center.
Reporter Kelly Brooks can be reached at 575-257-4001 ext. 4114.
Carrizozo Music is pleased to announce its Fall Classical Series and Fall School Outreach.
On Monday, October 13 at 7PM at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo, world renown cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Lara Downes will present a varied concert that includes Bach Suites, music of Billie Holiday and selections from their CD entitled, “Some Other Time”. A shorter version of the concert will be presented at 2PM on October 13 at Carrizozo School Old Gym for students in K-12 and members of the community.
Both concerts are free and open to the public, but we suggest that you call and reserve a seat as space is limited. All evening concerts are followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the musicians. The evening performance will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the musicians. Mr. Bailey and Ms. Downes will be signing cd's.
To reach both venues, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roys Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks to the church and school, both located at the corner of 10th Street and D Ave.
Carrizozo Music in indebted to the generosity of WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Carrizozo Womans Club and Otero Federal Credit Union for making these concerts possible.
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.
A consummate concerto soloist, Mr. Bailey has been featured with the symphony orchestras of Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Dallas, Louisville, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto, Minnesota, Utah, Israel, Cape Town, and the Bruchner Orchestra in Linz, Austria. He has collaborated with such conductors as Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Andrew Litton, James DePriest, Jun Markl, Carlos Kalmar, Jacques Lacombe, Grant Llewellyn and Stanislav Skrowaczewski. He also has been featured with musical luminaries Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, the Juilliard String Quartet, Lynn Harrell and Janos Starker. Mr. Bailey received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School. His primary teachers include Loran Stephenson, Stephen Kates and Joel Krosnick. Mr. Bailey performs on a 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello, formerly owned by Mischa Schneider of the Budapest String Quartet. In addition to his extensive touring engagements, he is the Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica ( Texas), the Sitka Summer Music Festival and Series, (Alaska), the Northwest Bach Festival ( Spokane, Washington), guest Artistic Director of the Mesa Arts Center (Arizona) and Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso.
American pianist Lara Downes has garnered wide acclaim as one of the most exciting and communicative pianists of today's generation, lauded by NPR as "a delightful artist with a unique blend of musicianship and showmanship", and praised by the New York Times for her “loving attention to mood and color”. Lara’s innovative explorations of the piano repertoire - from iconic favorites to newly commissioned works - bridge musical genres, traditions and audiences. Born in San Francisco of Caribbean and Russian heritage, Downes began piano lessons at age 4, and later spent a decade studying and performing with her sisters in Europe, in what she calls a “gypsy-like existence” that took the family from Paris to Venice, Vienna, Basel and Rome. Since making early debuts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Salle Gaveau Paris, Lara has appeared on the world’s greatest concert stages, winning over audiences at diverse venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Le Poisson Rouge, the Kennedy Center to Classical Revolution. Downes’ recordings have met with tremendous critical and popular acclaim. Her latest CD, Some Other Time (Steinway & Sons, 2014) debuted in the Billboard Top 10 and was called “luscious, moody and dreamy” by the New Yortk Times. Exiles’ Café (Steinway & Sons, 2013) has topped the bestseller charts and was called “ravishing” by Fanfare Magazine. Lara is heard regularly on national radio programs, including NPR Music, Sirius XM Symphony Hall, MPR's Performance Today, WNYC's New Sounds, and WFMT’s Impromptu.
Coming on Sunday, November 16 at 3PM and Monday, November 17 at 10AM, will be La Catrina Quartet, winners of the 2012 Latin Grammy and featuring Latin and standard string quartets.
A Piatigorsky Foundation children's concert, entitled “Strings and Stories” has the tentative date and time of Monday, November 3 at 10AM in the Carrizozo School Multipurpose Room. Please check our website for date verification and program details.
For more information about any of the concerts or to reserve a seat, please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757 or Barbara Culbertson at 575-648-2279. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer pops and school outreach concerts with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and surrounding area. Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and residents of New Horizon Development Center.
On Thursday, August 21 at 7PM, Shepherd Moon will present a concert of vocals and instrumentals at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo. Performing music that is original, jazzy, energetic with a touch of Celtic will be Becky Reardon, composer and guitarist, Julie Hawley on lever harp, Joan Zucker, cellist and Pat Ramsay O'Connell, playing sax and flute. The Carrizozo Summer Pops Concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the performers. Shepherd Moon will also perform at 10 am on August 21 in multi-purpose room of the Carrizozo School Complex as part of the Carrizozo Music School Outreach Program. All our concerts are free and open to the public.
The name of the ensemble Shepherd Moon, comes from a song written by Reardon about Saturn's little moons. With gravitational pull, these moon keep the icy, dusty rings of Saturn in place "The song expresses a longing to have somebody that would hold me in place when I'm running around, and we liked that the name is enigmatic and feminine. Even though we perform a lot of cross genre and multilayered music, there's something that holds or shepherds us, which is our devotion to make whatever we're playing groove."
Thanks to Zia Natural Gas Company for their generous sponsorship of the concerts. Their commitment to enhance the quality of entertainment and education in Carrizozo and the surrounding area is critical to our continuing Classical Series, Summer Pops and School Outreach.
To reach the church, turn West from Route 54 on 12th Street between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlour. Go one block and turn right onto D Ave and go 2 blocks North. Both school and church are located at the corner of D Ave. and 10th Street.
The next concert in the Carrizozo Classical Series is on Monday, October 14 at 7PM. World renown cellist Zuill Bailey, accompanied by pianist Lara Downes, will play music by American compoers of the 20's, 30's and 40's at both an afternoon school outreach concert and an evening community concert. Coming on November 16 and 17, will be La Catrina Quartet, featuring Latin and standard string quartets.
For more information about any of the concerts, please check www.carrizozomusic.org or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer pops and school outreach concerts with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County. Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and residents of New Horizon Development Center.