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.