Carrizozo Music, Inc. celebrates the 4th of July by sponsoring a free concert from their Portico Concert Series. From 4:30-6:30, Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies will perform original New Mexican music on the porch of the Carrizozo Woman’s Club. The Tone Daddies feature the vocals, original music and guitar of Paul Pino. The group includes Greg Martinez on six string bass and vocals, John Arater on drums, Mike Ledan, lead guitar and vocals, and Mike Campos on bass and vocals. Several of their songs have been rated #1 on Reverb Nation, and in the top ten of KANW 89. The Tone Daddies will play a variety of two steps, rancheras, reggea, rock, waltzes, R&B, blues and cumbias.
Bring a lawn chair, grab a grilled burger or hotdog dinner with all the fixings from the Carrizozo Woman’s Club annual fundraising barbeque, and join us for an evening of ndcelebration. Dinner available from 4-7 PM, take out available. Advance tickets are $5, and $8 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Highway 54 Emporium at 1114 Hwy 54, Carrizozo or contact Anne Exterkamp, 575-686-0794.
Starting at 6:30, Carrizozo Music, Inc. sponsors La Ultima at the Valle del Sol Gazebo, prior to the annual Carrizozo Fireworks!
Our next Portico Concert is scheduled for Sunday, September 9 at 5 PM and features the Dixieland Sound of Jim Shearer and the 2nd Line Survivors. The Carrizozo Woman’s Club will be selling Navajo Tacos, so check www.carrizozomusic.org for ticket information as we get closer.
October 6 & 7 brings the First Annual Inter-Tribal Carrizozo Powwow to take place at the Carrizozo Football Field. For booth information, call Fran Altieri at 575-973-0571.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2018 season schedule and concert updates please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
To reach the Woman’s Club from Rt 54, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and drive one block north to the historic WPA building at 11th Street and D Avenue.
Soprano Tara Khozien and Pianist Seth Zamora will perform Arias, Songs and Piano Solos on Monday morning, May 14 at 10 AM in the Carrizozo School Old Gym. https://www.tarakhozein.com/
Carrizozo Music is pleased to announce that pianist, Lara Downes, will perform in Carrizozo on Friday, May 11, at 6 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. The free performance of American Icons is a tribute to Leonard Bernstein and other composers of his era including George Gershwin and Billie Holiday.
Lara Downes is among the foremost American pianists of her generation, an iconoclast dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of American music for diverse audiences. A trailblazer on and off-stage, she follows a musical roadmap that seeks inspiration from the legacies of history, family, and collective memory. Downes’ playing has been called “ravishing” by Fanfare Magazine, "luscious, moody and dreamy” by The New York Times, and "addicting - Downes plays with an open, honest heart" by The Huffington Post.
Downes’ newest release and Sony Music debut album FOR LENNY is an intimate centennial tribute to Leonard Bernstein and his American legacy. The album was awarded the 2017 Classical Recording Foundation Award and debuted in the Billboard Top 20. Classical Candor writes, “Downes’ sensitive, nuanced playing brings out the best in everything… Her poignant artistry is first-rate, and she makes an exemplary communicator of all things Bernstein and all things American.” Downes says “As time goes by, I realize that the evolution of a project is one of the most powerful things to experience in this work of mine. An idea develops and shifts as it is shaped by both internal and external forces. So it's been with FOR LENNY, which began as a tribute to the American vision of Leonard Bernstein, and has become a vehicle for me to further his vision - his belief that music has real power to heal, connect and strengthen us in times of crisis or tragedy. LB acted on that vision, fiercely and boldly, throughout his life. He directed his music toward social justice, dedicated it towards shining light and giving hope.”
Born in San Francisco and raised in Europe, Downes’ interest in connecting music to a broad and inclusive breadth of human experience mines her mixed Jamaican and Russian background and peripatetic upbringing to find inspiration in unexpected places. She enjoys collaborating with myriad artists, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, baritone Thomas Hampson, singer Rhiannon Giddens, jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann, beatboxer Kevin "K.O." Olusola, writer Adam Gopnik, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. Her collaborations with leading composers span genres and generations to bring significant new contributions to the American repertoire.
A laureate of the 2016 Sphinx Medal of Excellence award, Downes is recognized as a leader in expanding the reach of the arts as a performer, an entrepreneur, and a cultural visionary. She is an Artist-in-Residence at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts - UC Davis, where she mentors young musicians as director of the National Young Artists Program. She serves on the advisory board of The Time In Children's Arts Initiative and is the founding director of the My Promise Project. Downes has performed on stages ranging from Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the U.S. Supreme Court, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
To reach Trinity United Methodist Church from route 54, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks to the church, 1000 D Ave, Carrizozo, NM.
For information about Carrizozo Music, Inc., the 2018 season schedule and concert updates please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email email@example.com or call Elaine at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music, a 501c3, sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and an extensive school outreach program of concerts and workshops, with a commitment to providing free quality music to the students and residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.