On Thursday, August 22, at 7PM the Bosque Bassoon Band from Albuquerque will present a concert featuring a variety of musical genres at the Trinity United Methodist Church on 10th at D Ave. in Carrizozo. This Carrizozo Music in the Parks concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the performers. The performers will also perform at 2PM at the Carrizozo School Old Gym, also located at 10th and D Ave. Both performances are free and open to the public. To reach both concerts, turn West from Route 54 at the Carrizozo Chamber Caboose, go to the stop sign and turn South on E Avenue, then take the first right to D Avenue and 10th. Music in the Parks is able to offer these concerts thanks to the generosity of Tularosa Basin Telephone Company and their commitment to enhancing the quality of cultural entertainment and education in Carrizozo.
A pre-concert meal of grilled burgers and hotdogs with all the trimmings, salads, desserts and beverage will be served at the church starting at 5pm. Cost is $8.
Gwendolyn Watson, cellist, will entertain in the sanctuary from 5:30-6:30. A student of Pablo Casals and music accompanist for the Martha Graham Company and other NY Dance companies for many years, Miss Watson has recently retired to Carrizozo and specializes in improvisation.
The Bosque Bassoon Band is led by New Mexico Philharmonic principal bassoonist, Stefanie Przybylska and will feature five members of the ensemble. Beginning as a series of informal reading sessions by bassoonists in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area, the Bosque Bassoon Band was formed in 2004 and has performed at a wide variety of venues--from coffee houses to growers' markets and from the University of New Mexico to performances by invitation at the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) conferences in Austin, Texas, in 2005 and in Ithaca, New York in 2007. Their repertoire consists of more than 250 titles--ranging from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Pachelbel's Canon to marches like Thunder and Blazes and Stars and Stripes Forever to light classics like Over the Rainbow and Blue Skies to pieces composed specifically for the band like Daniel Davis's Rivers and Steven Smith's Enchanted Chamisa.The members perform regularly with some of the following ensembles: New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Concert Band, University of New Mexico Wind Symphony, University of New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and many chamber music ensembles.
For more information about either concert or the dinner please check www.carrizozomusic.org or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music in the Parks sponsors a series of classical concerts with a commitment to provide 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.