Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents nationally-renown Portland Cello Project in a free concert at 6 PM on Monday, January 22 at the Carrizozo School Old Gym. The cellists will play a wide variety of music by many different composers from many different points in history, which they will announce and explain from the stage. They will build a unique show for the audience drawing from their repertoire of over 1,000 pieces of music, which means you can expect a performance similar to the Oregon weather: it is likely that whatever is happening at one moment will be completely different just a few minutes later.
In the fall of 2006 a group of 10 cellists got on stage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting. Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once. But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, playing Portland's most popular clubs (Holocene, Mississippi Studios), and by 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally recognized performance and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists, releasing full-length albums, performing everywhere from punk rock clubs to, loading dock street parties, to exclusive private events, and symphony halls all over North America, spending more than a quarter of the year touring, and featuring a diverse repertoire of well over 1,000 pieces of music.
While the group changed and evolved in a hundred different ways over the last decade, the one consistent focus has always been building bridges between different musical communities through collaboration with myriad artists to educational and community outreach at schools and universities around the country. Coming on the New Mexico tour will be all-star cellists Diane Chaplin, Kevin Jackson, Skip vonKuske, Collin Oldham and Lauren McShane. The concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the musicians.
A school outreach concert will take place at 3 PM, January 22, at the Carrizozo School Old Gym. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
From 4-6 PM, there will be a fundraising dinner to benefit the Culinary Arts Program and the Junior Class Prom Project. The meal will include a choice of posole or vegetarian chili, corn bread, biscochitos, and tea, water or coffee. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Please call Carol Wilson at 575-799-8707 for tickets and information. The meal will be served in the school cafeteria, across the courtyard from the Old Gym. Take-out available.
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 concerts, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances and workshops with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
Carrizozo School Old Gym is located at 800 D Ave, on the corner of D Avenue and 10th Street. At the main courtyard, enter the door west of the gazebo. There is handicapped parking in the lot off 10th Street by the west end of the gym.
On Friday, November 3, at 10:30 AM, The D’Amore Duo will play classical guitar and oboe duets in the Carrizozo Town Hall. Founded in 1991 and based in Washington, D.C., the D’Amore Duo has toured internationally and domestically to enthusiastic reviews. Their program features tangos, jazz and composers Bach and Handel. Come early to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry. William Feasley was the first guitarist to receive Peabody Conservatory’s coveted Artist Diploma. Since making his debut in 1980 with the San Francisco Ballet performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for Lou Christenson’s ballet, Don Juan, Feasley has maintained an active international touring schedule. A student of Andres Segovia, he has been a featured performer at international guitar festivals in Poland, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Australian, Slovakia, and Peru. Feasley has also toured extensively for the US State Department. His playing has been described by the Washington Post as sounding “in the words of Segovia, like a ‘small orchestra’ in the variety of colors coaxed from a single guitar.” He has released six critically-acclaimed recordings for the Sonora and Center Earth Labels.
Emily Tsai began her musical studies on the violin at the age of four and started the oboe when she was 10 years old. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in oboe Performance from the Eastman School of Music with a Performer’s Certificate and the Chamber Music Award, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Rochester, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She received her Master of Music from the University of Maryland, where she was part of the Graduate Fellowship Quintet, SIREN. She is currently Principal English Horn in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the internationally acclaimed woodwind quintet, WindSync. She resides in Washington, D.C., where she is an active freelance musician and on the faculty of the prestigious Holton-Arms School.
For information about Carrizozo Music, Inc., the 2017 season schedule and concert updates please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email email@example.com or call Elaine at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances and workshops with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
The Carrizozo Town Hall is located at 409 9th Street (corner of 10th and E Ave).
Our next Portico Concert is scheduled for Sunday August 20 at 5 PM and features the Northern New Mexico band, Lone Pinon, playing Chicano stringband style music with fiddle, accordion, guitarron, vocals and guitar. The concert is free, but please support Carrizozo Music by purchasing a roast pork dinner (available from 4:00), browse our silent auction and enjoy an evening of lively music and dancing on the lawn of the Carrizozo Woman’s Club. Dinner tickets are $10 for advance sales or $12 at the door. Call Fran Altieri at 575-973-0571 or Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757 for ticket information.
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 go one block to the historic WPA building on 11th Street and D Avenue.
Carrizozo Music offers a special Mother’s Day Concert on May 14 at 4 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. Entitled Broadway Hits, the performance will feature contemporary and musical theatre solos and duets as well as Cabaret and popular music delights. The El Paso ensemble, Broadway Trio, consists of Heather Dials and Sophia Sesha Grieb, sopranos, and Esequiel Meza, piano.
The group will perform a school outreach concert on Monday, May 15 at 10 AM at the Tularosa Elementary School Library. Both concerts are free and open to the general public. The concerts are made possible by the generous sponsorship of Tularosa Basin Telephone Company.
Heather Dials (Soprano) began her professional career at the age of twelve as Flora in The Santa Fe Opera production of "The Turn of the Screw." Dials made her New York, Alice Tully Hall debut at the age of twenty-one while still a student at the Curtis Institute of Music. She has shared the stage with many of today’s biggest names in opera including, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Diego Florez, Anna Netrebko, Eric Owens and Stephanie Blythe. Dials has won numerous awards and competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, first place in the Rosa Ponselle International Competition, first place in the Mario Lanza Competition. She was a recipient of the Sullivan Foundation Career Grant and Nominated for the prestigious Richard Tucker Career Grant. She has been heard in several live broadcasts for the Opera Company of Philadelphia and featured in the press by Opera America. As well as being an active performer, Ms. Dials has a vibrant vocal studio in Las Cruces, New Mexico and is on the voice faculty of the El Paso Conservatory of Music. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
A graduate of New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, Sophia Sesha has been pursuing music since she was 7 years old. As an instrumentalist, she has played piano, violin, and viola. As an educator, she has served as a vocal coach for two local mariachi groups, has been a private teacher with her own voice and piano studio, and has served as soprano section leader in multiple choirs. Sophia has actively sung with many local organizations, both as soloist and chorister, including the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir, Bruce Nehring Consort, NMSU Choirs, NMSU Gospel Choir, Bella Voce de Las Cruces, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Choirs, and El Paso Chorale and Chamber Choir. She is also a founding member and regular coordinator/performer for Operation Spread the Music, a volunteer organization which brings live music to local nursing homes. A recitalist and veteran performer with the Dona Ana Lyric Opera, Sophia is currently pursuing a career as an opera singer and has recently returned from studies in Savannah, Georgia with the great baritone, Sherrill Milnes, as well as studies in Berlin, Germany with world-renowned soprano, Cheryl Studer
Accomplished concert pianist and vocal coach and accompanist, Dr. Esequiel Meza has coached productions of The Magic Flute, Il Trittico, The Consul, The Telephone, Il Trovatore and La Bohème for El Paso Opera, and served as Music Director for Stagedoor Manor Institute of the Performing Arts in New York. Other music directing credits include NMSU and Doña Ana Lyric Opera Company, Music Theater of El Paso, Cimarron Circuit Opera Company, and Southern Arizona Light Opera Company. Dr. Meza has appeared as a solo pianist around the globe. He performs frequently as a member of the Clarion Duo and serves as keyboardist and pianist for the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Meza has taught on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma where he was also Assistant Dean of Fine Arts and at the University of Bordeaux III in Talence, France. Dr. Meza holds a BM in piano performance from Sam Houston State University, an MM in piano performance and collaborative piano from the University of Arizona, a DMA in piano performance and fine arts administration from the University of Arizona and a Post Doctorate in Piano Performance from Indiana University. He is currently an instructor of piano and collaborative artist at the El Paso Conservatory of Music.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2017 season schedule and concert updates 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 and surrounding area.
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. Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 10th Street and D Avenue.
Please mark your calendar for our summer outdoor concerts! On July 4, Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies will play at 4:30 on the lawn of the Carrizozo Woman’s Club. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July BBQ while listening to original New Mexican music. Sunday, August 20 at 5 PM brings Lone Pinon an Albuquerque group with their lively Mexican Swing.