On Thursday, August 21 at 7PM, Shepherd Moon will present a concert of vocals and instrumentals at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo. Performing music that is original, jazzy, energetic with a touch of Celtic will be Becky Reardon, composer and guitarist, Julie Hawley on lever harp, Joan Zucker, cellist and Pat Ramsay O'Connell, playing sax and flute. The Carrizozo Summer Pops Concert will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the performers. Shepherd Moon will also perform at 10 am on August 21 in multi-purpose room of the Carrizozo School Complex as part of the Carrizozo Music School Outreach Program. All our concerts are free and open to the public.
The name of the ensemble Shepherd Moon, comes from a song written by Reardon about Saturn's little moons. With gravitational pull, these moon keep the icy, dusty rings of Saturn in place "The song expresses a longing to have somebody that would hold me in place when I'm running around, and we liked that the name is enigmatic and feminine. Even though we perform a lot of cross genre and multilayered music, there's something that holds or shepherds us, which is our devotion to make whatever we're playing groove."
Thanks to Zia Natural Gas Company for their generous sponsorship of the concerts. Their commitment to enhance the quality of entertainment and education in Carrizozo and the surrounding area is critical to our continuing Classical Series, Summer Pops and School Outreach.
To reach the church, turn West from Route 54 on 12th Street between the 54 Emporium and Roy's Ice Cream Parlour. Go one block and turn right onto D Ave and go 2 blocks North. Both school and church are located at the corner of D Ave. and 10th Street.
The next concert in the Carrizozo Classical Series is on Monday, October 14 at 7PM. World renown cellist Zuill Bailey, accompanied by pianist Lara Downes, will play music by American compoers of the 20's, 30's and 40's at both an afternoon school outreach concert and an evening community concert. Coming on November 16 and 17, will be La Catrina Quartet, featuring Latin and standard string quartets.
For more information about any of the concerts, please check www.carrizozomusic.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. Whenever possible these concerts are made available to students of the Carrizozo School System and residents of New Horizon Development Center.