Carrizozo Music will present two free, family-oriented concerts in Carrizozo in the latter part of October. On Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 PM, Albuquerque-based Altura Winds Piano Trio will perform a program for bassoon, flute and piano by John Steinmetz, Johann Joachim Quantz, Friedrich Kuhlau and Daniel Davis. Davis will debut a piece written for this concert and will give a talk prior to its performance. A reception will follow with refreshments served. The event begins at 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 10th Avenue and D Street.
A school concert will take place the following day, Monday, Oct. 24 at the Carrizozo Old Gym beginning at 10 a.m. The community and school outreach concerts are sponsored by an Otero Electric Round-up Grant.
The Altura Winds Trio’s Danielle Frabutt plays flute, piccolo, alto and bass flute. Originally from Ohio, Frabutt has played with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Austin, Texas-based Brier Hill Revisited, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and the Festivale Della Culture’s Festival Orchestra in Bergamo, Italy. With her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Performance, Danielle whole-heartedly believes in the accessibility of music to others in the form of performance and education as a means to social connection and development
Stefanie Przybylska is the principal bassoonist with the NM Philharmonic and the Santa Fe Symphony orchestras. Before moving to New Mexico, Stefanie was active as a freelance musician in Chicago where she performed frequently with the Chicago Symphony both in the US and on tour. A graduate of Juilliard School, Przbylska recently finished her a doctorate from Texas Tech.
Steve Wiseman began piano studies at the Quincy Conservatory of Music, Quincy, Illinois, at age 11, giving his first full-length piano concert at age 12. He graduated from Oberlin with honors in 1971 with a senior recital chosen for broadcast on the nationally syndicated NPR radio program "music from Oberlin." Upon moving to New Mexico, Steve became Director of Keyboard Studies at the New Mexico School of Music where he taught and performed. Steve is currently active as staff pianist for Paradise Hills United Methodist Church. He can also be found on occasion every week at the Peyton-Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, performing a variety of piano solo selections.
On Friday, Oct. 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m., guitarist Jack Sanders will perform at the Carrizozo Town Hall, located at 400 9th Street. Come at 10 a.m. for coffee and muffins. Kids are welcome!
A recent soloist with The California Philharmonic and having performed during the Sitka Summer and Kapalua Music Festivals, Sanders in on a tour of Arizona and New Mexico on behalf of The Piatigorsky Foundation of NYC. An accomplished luthier, Sanders builds modern guitars, vihuelas, baroque guitars and 19th Century instruments. Recently, he built Rene Lacôte (c. 1830) copies for the San Francisco Conservatory and Yale University, and a baroque guitar after Stradivarius (1700) for the UCLA Baroque Ensemble. A faculty member of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University since 1980, he received his degrees from California Institute of the Arts in 1980.
Both concerts are presented by Carrizozo Music, a not-for-profit organization that sponsors classical and summer popular music concerts and whose mission is to bring free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County. The organization is also committed to bringing music to children through its student outreach concerts. For more information on the concerts or Carrizozo Music, call Elaine Brannen at (575) 648-2757.
Carrizozo Music celebrates the 4th of July. 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. Bring a lawn chair, grab a rib dinner with all the fixings from the Woman’s Club annual fundraising bbq, and join us for an evening of celebration. After the Portico Concert, move on to Valle del Sol with La Ultima playing at the gazebo prior to the fireworks.
The Tone Daddies feature the vocals, original music and guitar of Paul Pino. The band includes lead guitar Joe Noriega, who extensively has toured the West Coast, drummer Harold Montoya who started playing professionally with Al Hurricane at age 12, and Greg Martinez winner of many awards as a Christian studio musician. 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.
Other concerts in the Carrizozo Music 2016 season include the Sunday, July 17 concert with cellist Joel Becktell and pianist Amy Greer, a collaboration with Mountain Entertainment Group for the Arts to take place at Sacred Grounds in Ruidoso at 4:00. On Friday, July 29, Taylor Rae Stearns, singer and songwriter from Austin, Texas will perform at Trinity United Methodist Church. Thursday, September 1, brings the Dixieland sound of Jim Shearer and the Second Line Survivors with guest Mike Sizer, formerly clarinetist and saxophonist with the internationally-renowned Dukes of Dixieland. Late September features the Ying Quartet, resident string quartet and faculty at Eastman School of Music, and in October, The Altura Winds, will perform woodwind and piano quartets.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2016 season schedule and concert updates please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.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 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 and the firesworks are just East of Carrizozo on 380.