Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents an evening of Songs and Lieder by tenor, James Onstad and guitarist, David Leisner, in concert on Monday, May 13, at 7 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. A school outreach concert will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 9 AM in the Carrizozo School Old Gym. Both concerts are free and open to the public. These programs are sponsored by a generous grant from Westaf and the NEA.
The program features songs by Renaissance composer John Dowland, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schubert, Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, David Leisner plus a selection of popular Russian and Brazilian songs.
Hailed as “sensitive and precise” and “hauntingly beautiful” (New Classic LA), JAMES ONSTAD is an active and versatile performer at the leading edge of classical music. Audiences across America have seen him as a recitalist, oratorio singer, and operatic performer with companies including the Chicago Lyric Opera Unlimited, Los Angeles' The Industry, the American Repertory Theater, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
As an operatic performer, James is committed to new and relevant work. He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles experimental opera company, The Industry, and brought to life the the role of Orfeo in their monumental production of Hopscotch – a mobile, immersive operatic experience, which Alex Ross of the New Yorker called “awe inspiring.” This November, James will make his debut with the LA Philharmonic in a production of John Cage's Europeras I & II . Traditional operatic credits include Sam (Kurt Weill’s Street Scene), Candide (Bernstein's Candide), Amida (Cavalli’s L’Ormindo), and Tom Rakewell (Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress).
James is a passionate interpreter of Art Song and has has honed this craft under guidance of the masters of our time. He was a Stern Fellow at Songfest in 2013, where he studied with Margo Garrett and Martin Katz. In 2017, he was invited to the Hidden Valley Music Festival to study German Lieder with Graham Johnson and Sir Thomas Allan. James is engaged for a number of recitals in the 2018-2019 season. In August, he will present a program of French, German, Russian, and modern American songs with pianist Pierre-André Doucet at the Barachois Summer Music Festival in Montréal, Canada. In March of 2019, he presented a recital of French song with the La Salon de Musiques Chamber Music series in Los Angeles.
On the concert stage, James has made his mark as a soloist. In December of 2017, he was the tenor soloist and evangelist in a one-on-a-part presentation Bach’s Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio with Musica Angelica--“Southern California’s most important early music ensemble” (LA Times). In August of 2018, James made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a street singer in Leonard Bernstein's Mass. Previous concert highlights include the tenor soloist in the Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi, Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony and Cantata Misericordium, Carissimi's Jonas, Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, as well as newer works, including Leonard Bernstein's Songfest and Zachary Wadsworth's Venus and Adonis.
A native of Santa Fe, NM, James Onstad holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in vocal performance from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
DAVID LEISNER is an extraordinarily versatile musician with a multi-faceted career as an electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher. “Among the finest guitarists of all time”, according to American Record Guide, Leisner is a featured recording artist for the Azica label, with 9 highly acclaimed CDs, including the most recent, Arpeggione with cellist Zuill Bailey and Facts of Life, featuring the premiere recordings of commissioned works by Del Tredici and Golijov. David Leisner's recent seasons have taken him around the US, a major tour of Australia and New Zealand, and debuts and reappearances in China, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, the U.K., Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. An innovative three-concert series at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall included the first all-Bach guitar recital in New York’s history, and he is currently Artistic Director of Guitar Plus, a New York series devoted to chamber music with the guitar. Celebrated for expanding the guitar repertoire, David Leisner has premiered and commissioned works by many important composers, including David Del Tredici, Virgil Thomson, Ned Rorem, Philip Glass, Richard Rodney Bennett, Peter Sculthorpe and Osvaldo Golijov, while spearheading the revival of neglected 19th-century composers J.K. Mertz and Wenzeslaus Matiegka. He has performed at the Santa Fe, Rockport, Vail Valley, Bargemusic, Bay Chamber, Cape Cod and Islands, Portland, Sitka and Angel Fire chamber music festivals.
Mr. Leisner is also a highly respected composer noted for the emotional and dramatic power of his music. Fanfare magazine described it as “rich in invention and melody, emotionally direct, and beautiful”. A distinguished teacher as well, Leisner is currently the Chair of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music and taught for over two decades at the New England Conservatory. His book about ergonomic guitar technique, called Playing with Ease, is due for publication by Oxford University Press in September 2018. Primarily self-taught as both guitarist and composer, he briefly studied guitar with John Duarte, David Starobin and Angelo Gilardino and composition with Richard Winslow, Virgil Thomson, Charles Turner and David Del Tredici.
Other concerts in the Carrizozo Music 2019 Season include Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies performing at the annual 4th of July Woman’s Club BBQ, The Gimble Band from Waco Texas in a Western Swing Dance and Dinner on August 24, and on September 6, “Vivialdi and More” with Joel Becktell, baroque cello and Kirsten Ditlow, harpsichord. December 1 brings the Southwest Chamber Woodwinds in an early music Holiday Concert.
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 to the church, 1000 D Ave, Carrizozo, NM.
For information about Carrizozo Music, Inc., the 2019 season schedule and concert updates, please check www.carrizozomusic.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine at 575-648-2757. Carrizozo Music,Inc, a 501c3, sponsors a series of free classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and an extensive school outreach program of concerts and workshops, with a commitment to providing free quality music to the students and residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
LIMINA GALLERY invites you to continue celebrating WORLD ART DAY after the ECHOES OF GOYA concert on April 13, 2019 at an Arts Celebration Party
starting at 6pm (or after the concert concludes)
412 12th Street, Carrizozo
Come join us for food and drink, CELEBRATION and to view a new exhibition of photographs by John Courtney and “Music as Muse” an installation of new art works which honor the influence that Visual Artists and Photographers have had on culture and industry via album covers.
Carrizozo Music, Inc. and the New Mexico Humanities Council present Todd Green in a lecture and concert featuring instruments from Africa and the Middle East. The event will take place on Thursday, February 14, at 5 PM at the Carrizozo School Old Gym. Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Green performs original music on over 30 acoustic strings, flutes and percussion instruments from all over the world, inspired by many different cultures in the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America. His custom-built electronic system allows him to layer instruments as he performs, which in effect turns him into a high-tech one-man-band of World Music. As Todd takes his audience on a fascinating tour of many countries and their diverse styles of music, he intersperses his playing with entertaining and informative explanations of the music and the instruments. Todd’s artistic mission is to "help bring down the barriers that divide us by experiencing other cultures through their music."
At 3PM, in the Old Gym, Todd will present a concert for Carrizozo School students. All events are free and open to the general public.
Todd Green began studying guitar at the age of ten. He has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition and arrangement at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Mass. At the same time he was studying privately with Mick Goodrich, jazz guitar legend at New England Conservatory of Music, Pat Metheny, Grammy Award winning guitarist and George Benson, international recording star. After spending five years in Boston, he moved to New York City where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured with bands throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
While in New York, he began studying Western Flute, East Indian Bansuri Bamboo Flute (with Steve Gorn), and Tablas (Indian hand drums) with Ray Spiegel. He now lives in Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe. Todd performs nationally as a multi-instrumental solo artist in the college and fine arts markets. Frequently, along with his concerts, Todd conducts college master classes and interactive school clinics and assemblies. His columns on improvisation have been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
Other events in the Carrizozo Music, Inc. 2019 spring season include the Sunday, March 31, fundraising Italian dinner, silent auction and concert featuring Lone Pinon and Margot Leverett. Saturday, April 13 brings a collaboration with the artists of Carrizozo in celebration of World Art Day. William Feasley, guitar, has developed a program entitled Echos of Goya, a powerpoint program of Goya paintings accompanied by music of the time. On Monday, May 13, James Onstad, tenor, and David Leisner, guitar, will present a program of songs and lieder, many composed by Mr. Leisner.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2019 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, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
Carrizozo Music is pleased to announce that violinist Linda Rosenthal, accompanied by pianist Maxim Pakhomov, will perform in Carrizozo on Friday, November 16, at 6 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. The free performance, featuring music by Beethoven, Bartok, Sarasate, Massenet and Bock, is presented by the Piatigorsky Foundation of NYC.
The duo will present a special school concert on Monday, November 12 at noon in the Carrizozo School Old Gym. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Violinist LINDA ROSENTHAL performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia in recitals, as a soloist with orchestra and as a chamber musician. Linda is the Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar in Lake Placid, New York and Founder of Juneau Jazz & Classics Music Festival, where she served as Artistic Director for thirty years. In addition to a busy schedule performing solo and chamber music, Ms. Rosenthal also tours Strings & Stories, a show for young audiences that she created and premiered at the Kennedy Center in 1995. Over the past decade, Ms. Rosenthal has commissioned and premiered more than a dozen works, including pieces for solo violin, electric violin and violin & narrator. Her four solo CDs include Three American Sonatas, featuring the works Copland, Piston and Porter; Favorite Violin Encores; Fiddle de Bop, a collection of Americana music for violin and piano; and Glacier Blue, A Concerto for Violin and Jazz Big Band. Linda Rosenthal plays on a violin made in Turin, Italy in 1772 by J. B. Guadagnini.
MAXIM PAKHOMOV, pianist, has toured England, Scotland, Austria and Estonia in both solo and chamber music performances. He is a founding member of The Bronx Chamber Players and is principal pianist of the Bronx Opera Company. His solo performances include piano concertos by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Brahms, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Grieg with the Orchestra of the Bronx, the Orchestra of The Barge Music Festival, and the Staten Island Philharmonic. Mr. Pakhomov is a graduate of The Moscow Conservatory.
To reach Trinity United Methodist Church from route 54, turn West at 12th Street, between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlor. Go right on D Ave and go 2 blocks to the church. The Old Gym is located across the street from the church.
For information about Carrizozo Music, Inc., 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, a 501c3, sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and an extensive school outreach program of concerts and workshops, with a commitment to providing free quality music to the students and residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.
Carrizozo Music, Inc. invites you to attend our 1st Annual Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow to be held on Saturday, October 6th, 9 AM -10 PM, and Sunday, October 7th, 9 AM-4 PM on the Carrizozo High School Football Field. The free event will feature Native American Dancers and Drummers from all over the Southwest and vendors with both Native and local art, crafts, food and drinks.
A Pow-wow is a social gathering held by many different Native American communities. A modern pow-wow is a specific type of event for Native American people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures. Our head staff includes Head Man Harley Tallchief, Head Woman Autumn Pilcher from Mescalero, Northern Drum Host NDN Horse, Southern Drum the Comanche Boyz, Emcee Steve Zavala and Arena Director Juan Pina.
The Pow-wow begins with the Grand Entry. During the Grand Entry, everyone is asked to stand as the flags are brought into the arena by the veterans. Following the veterans are other important guests of the powwow including Tribal Chiefs, Princesses, Elders, and Pow Wow organizers. Next in line are the men dancers, followed by the women dancers. Once everyone is in the arena, the song ends and a song is sung to honor the flags and the veterans. After a prayer, the dancing resumes, usually with a few round dances. After the round dances, intertribal dancing songs are sung and everyone dances to the beat of the drum. At contest Pow-wows, the dancers compete in dance and age categories for prizes.
Pow-wow singers are very important part of the Native American culture. The songs are of many varieties, from religious to war to social. Some songs today are sung in “vocables” with no words.
Dances have always been a very important part of the life of the American Indian. Most dances seen at Pow-wows today are social dances which might have had different meanings in earlier days. Although dance styles and content have changed, their meaning and importance has not. The outfits worn by the dancers, like the styles of clothing today evolve over time, it is not a stagnant culture, but a vibrant and changing way of life. The dance styles seen most frequently at modern Pow Wows include Chicken, Grass, Fancy, Straight and Northern Traditional for the men. The women dance Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle and Fancy Shawl. Depending on the region, you may see other dance styles such as Smoke, Bird or Gourd Dancing.
For vendor and general information for the Pow-wow, please call Fran at 575-973-0571 or Larry at 432-556-1594. Thanks to a NM Arts Grant and the NEA for making this event possible.
November brings violinist Linda Rosenthal accompanied by Maxim Pakhomov on piano in a Piatigorsky Foundation Concert. Check our website for date and time.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2018-19 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, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.