Carrizozo Music is pleased to present the New Mexico Performing Arts Society in a special concert on Sunday, 14 at 3PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. Music Director Franz Vote conducts a quartet of vocal soloists and pianists in Johannes Brahms' beloved Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) and Liebeslieder Waltzer (Love Song Waltzes). A reception and opportunity to meet the musicians will follow the concert.
To reach the church, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roys Ice Cream Parlor. Turn right onto D Ave and go two blocks to the church.
For more information about any of the concerts please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine Brannen at 575-648-2757 or Barbara Culbertson at 575-648-2279. 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. Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and residents of New Horizons Developmental Center. Notes about the program and NMPAS are available at http://nmperformingartssociety.org/nmpas_chapelseries.html .
Franz Vote has been called one of the finest conductors of his generation. Named a "singer's conductor" by reviewers, his rapport with musicians, both on stage and in the orchestra pit, elicits music-making of the highest level. Maestro Vote began his professional career in 1980 as a conductor at The Eastman School of Music and The Aspen Music Festival. Maestro Vote achieved international prominence and received high acclaim as Music Director of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at Seattle Opera in 2001 with soprano Jane Eaglen. Recent seasons have included Opera Memphis' Samson et Dalila with Barbara Dever and Otoniel Gonzaga, Aida and Salome for Orlando Opera, plus touring with that company to Toulon, France and Faust at Sarasota Opera. Franz Vote currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is Music Director and Conductor of the New Mexico Bach Society and Vice-President of the New Mexico Performing Arts Society. He also guests conducts at various opera houses around the country.
Kathlene Ritch, soprano, sang with such noted ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, and the Vienna Philharmonic. In 2001, she made her solo debut at Lincoln Center with the American Symphony Orchestra in Listz’s Dante’s Inferno. In 2011, Kathlene moved to Santa Fe to be the accompanist for the Santa Fe High School Choral Department and the Director of the Royal School of Church Music at the Church of the Holy Faith. She also sings with ensembles around the country including the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and the Grammy-nominated group Conspirare, with whom she is a featured soloist in their PBS special “Conspirare, a Company of Voices.”
Sarah Brauer Ihlefeld, mezzo-soprano, enjoys a varied career of opera, oratorio, choral and recital performance. Sarah earned her Master of Music degree from Rice University after completing her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California. Sarah has appeared with the
Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Oregon Bach Festival, Houston Bach Society, Aspen Music Festival and Salem Chamber Orchestra, among others. Recent engagements include mezzo soprano soloist for the concert-drama Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín with the University of New Mexico, created and conducted by Murry Sidlin, Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Santa Fe Symphony.
Dr. Andre Garcia-Nuthmann has been a tenor soloist in the New Mexico area for many years. In the summer of 2009, Andre sang the tenor solos in a performance of Joseph Haydn’s Die sieben letzten Worte in Eisenstadt, Austria, at the Haydn Saal in the Esterhazy Palace. Currently, Andre is the Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at New Mexico Highlands University. He holds a doctorate in vocal performance from Arizona State University and coaches voice with Regina Rickless.
Carlos Archuleta, a native New Mexican, has had a varied and full singing career as an operatic baritone. His repertoire ranged from Rossini and Verdi to Adams and DeFalla. He has performed with notable companies such as The Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Dallas Opera, Minnesota Opera and Utah Opera. His repertoire ranged from Rossini and Verdi to Adams and DeFalla. He has performed with notable companies such as The Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Dallas Opera, Minnesota Opera and Utah Opera. Repertoire includes Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze de Figaro, Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze de Figaro, Papageno in Die Zauberflote, and Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore. After retiring from singing to help raise his daughter, Mr. Archuleta became a Mechanical Designer/ Technician for Area 52 (Chevron Technology), and currently resides in Los Alamos, NM.
Debra Ayers performs internationally as a recitalist with singers, instrumentalists, and chamber music ensembles. Debra is a founding member of Montage Music Society and also performs regularly with
Breckenridge Music Festival, Serenata of Santa Fe, Taos Chamber Music Group, New Mexico Performing Arts Society, Taos Trio and has enjoyed collaborations with Aspen Music Festival Chamber Players; American, La Catrina and Vega string quartets; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Santa Fe Desert
Chorale, Ballet Pro Musica’s Chamber Ballet, the International Piatti Cello Festival and most recently at Denver’s annual JAAMM Festival. An alumna of the University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin, her teachers include Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Jean Barr, André-Michel Schub, Brooks Smith, Martin Katz, and John Barrows.
Steinway Artist Jacquelyn Helin consistently wins acclaim for her vibrant and musical playing of a wide-ranging repertoire and has performed in recital and with orchestras in the major musical capitals of Europe and the United States. As winner of the Artists international Piano Competition, Ms. Helin made her New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall; she made her European debut in London’s Wigmore Hall. She has performed throughout Europe in venues such as the Musee Chagall in Nice, the Zunfthaus zur Meisen in Zurich, and numerous concert halls in Paris and throughout Great Britain.
Ms. Helin holds a B.M. from the University of Oregon; an M.A. from Stanford University; and a D.M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied with John Perry.