Carrizozo Music is pleased to announce its Fall Classical Series and Fall School Outreach.
On Monday, October 13 at 7PM at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carrizozo, world renown cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Lara Downes will present a varied concert that includes Bach Suites, music of Billie Holiday and selections from their CD entitled, “Some Other Time”. A shorter version of the concert will be presented at 2PM on October 13 at Carrizozo School Old Gym for students in K-12 and members of the community.
Both concerts are free and open to the public, but we suggest that you call and reserve a seat as space is limited. All evening concerts are followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the musicians. The evening performance will be followed by a reception and opportunity to meet the musicians. Mr. Bailey and Ms. Downes will be signing cd's.
To reach both venues, 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 and school, both located at the corner of 10th Street and D Ave.
Carrizozo Music in indebted to the generosity of WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Carrizozo Womans Club and Otero Federal Credit Union for making these concerts possible.
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.
A consummate concerto soloist, Mr. Bailey has been featured with the symphony orchestras of Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Dallas, Louisville, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto, Minnesota, Utah, Israel, Cape Town, and the Bruchner Orchestra in Linz, Austria. He has collaborated with such conductors as Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Andrew Litton, James DePriest, Jun Markl, Carlos Kalmar, Jacques Lacombe, Grant Llewellyn and Stanislav Skrowaczewski. He also has been featured with musical luminaries Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, the Juilliard String Quartet, Lynn Harrell and Janos Starker. Mr. Bailey received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School. His primary teachers include Loran Stephenson, Stephen Kates and Joel Krosnick. Mr. Bailey performs on a 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello, formerly owned by Mischa Schneider of the Budapest String Quartet. In addition to his extensive touring engagements, he is the Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica ( Texas), the Sitka Summer Music Festival and Series, (Alaska), the Northwest Bach Festival ( Spokane, Washington), guest Artistic Director of the Mesa Arts Center (Arizona) and Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso.
American pianist Lara Downes has garnered wide acclaim as one of the most exciting and communicative pianists of today's generation, lauded by NPR as "a delightful artist with a unique blend of musicianship and showmanship", and praised by the New York Times for her “loving attention to mood and color”. Lara’s innovative explorations of the piano repertoire - from iconic favorites to newly commissioned works - bridge musical genres, traditions and audiences. Born in San Francisco of Caribbean and Russian heritage, Downes began piano lessons at age 4, and later spent a decade studying and performing with her sisters in Europe, in what she calls a “gypsy-like existence” that took the family from Paris to Venice, Vienna, Basel and Rome. Since making early debuts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Salle Gaveau Paris, Lara has appeared on the world’s greatest concert stages, winning over audiences at diverse venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Le Poisson Rouge, the Kennedy Center to Classical Revolution. Downes’ recordings have met with tremendous critical and popular acclaim. Her latest CD, Some Other Time (Steinway & Sons, 2014) debuted in the Billboard Top 10 and was called “luscious, moody and dreamy” by the New Yortk Times. Exiles’ Café (Steinway & Sons, 2013) has topped the bestseller charts and was called “ravishing” by Fanfare Magazine. Lara is heard regularly on national radio programs, including NPR Music, Sirius XM Symphony Hall, MPR's Performance Today, WNYC's New Sounds, and WFMT’s Impromptu.
Coming on Sunday, November 16 at 3PM and Monday, November 17 at 10AM, will be La Catrina Quartet, winners of the 2012 Latin Grammy and featuring Latin and standard string quartets.
A Piatigorsky Foundation children's concert, entitled “Strings and Stories” has the tentative date and time of Monday, November 3 at 10AM in the Carrizozo School Multipurpose Room. Please check our website for date verification and program details.
For more information about any of the concerts or to reserve a seat, 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 Horizon Development Center.