Dec 09 Saturday
Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera tells the enchanting story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. The Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia in a new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mystical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage.
The distinguished ensemble portraying the diva’s fellow travelers on the riverboat to Manaus features Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ship’s captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captain’s nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Álvaro, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium.
New production, Met premiere. Estimated runtime: 2 hours 35 minutes.
Dec 10 Sunday
Blippi: The Wonderful World TourSunday, December 10 at 2pm
Blippi is coming to Rio Rancho for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You Bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party!
Grammy® nominated composer David Arkenstone adds Albuquerque as part of his 3-state "A Winter’s Eve with David Arkenstone & Friends" concert tour. This genre-blending holiday performance will take place at South Broadway Cultural Center, a cultural gem of Albuquerque, known for exposing surrounding communities to multi-cultural disciplines of art.
"A Winter's Eve" tour will debut songs from David's No. 1 Amazon Hot New Release Winterlüde, a winter-themed album inspired in part by David's travels through the majestic snow-covered mountain towns of Colorado. “With this recording,” says David, “I set out to capture the feelings I get when winter comes around. It's an idealized winter to be sure, but I wanted to illustrate some of the moods that come over me during this unique time. It seems to me the earth is more quiet and there's more time for reflection and contemplation. These songs are like chapters in a book, with each sound painting embodying a characteristic or mood that is meaningful during this magical season.”
Since the release of his acclaimed album Valley in the Clouds in 1987, David Arkenstone has become one of the most engaging and prolific instrumentalists of our time, receiving Grammy® nominations in 2022, 2020, 2004, 2000, and 1992. With over 1.1 billion streams worldwide, 60+ albums, film and TV scores, gaming scores for World of Warcraft, and NBC Sports themes such as The Kentucky Derby and Premier League soccer, David's music is the soundtrack to listeners’ lives, taking fans of all ages on a fantastic musical journey.
Tickets available at davidarkenstone.com
This is a monthly burlesque show at the Z Lounge, located through the lobby of the Zazz Hotel on Central! Come see a classic holiday themed burlesque show December 10.
Dec 14 Thursday
WHO’S KEITH HARKIN?Keith is an Irish singer songwriter from Derry City, Ireland now residing in Portugal. Over the last 15 years, his musical talents have brought him across the world many times over. Including shows for President Obama at The White House, Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, Secretary of State at the Pentagon, Muhammad Ali at Celebrity Fight Night and performing National Anthems at The Garden for The Boston Celtics to name but a few.
Keith was also the lead singer of the massive Irish sensation “Celtic Thunder" group which had huge success with over fifteen #1 records worldwide and over a million in CD sales with numerous PBS specials.During his time touring the States, he gained recognition from Grammy Award-winning Producer, David Foster, who then went on to sign Keith as one of the first artists to the new Verve Records. Keith released his first solo debut album with Foster and Verve Records, where they watched it soar to the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts in Canada & the US.Over the past 12 years since his first release, Keith has been writing all his own material for his solo records. Four of Keith’s solo records have been ranked in the top 10 Charts in both Canada & the US. He plans to re-release his 2016 Christmas album NOLLAIG on December 5th, 2023. Harkin's Ruidoso 'Celtic Christmas' show on December 14th is for one night only.
Dec 15 Friday
Ring in the season with Popejoy Hall's favorite holiday tradition, Mariachi Christmas. Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas in Mexico with mariachi music and traditional ballet folklórico.
Dec 16 Saturday
The NMPhil brings the joy to Popejoy as Jason Altieri returns to conduct New Mexico’s favorite festive happening! Celebrate with timeless holiday classics—sure to delight all ages! Your NMPhil is joined by the Manzano Day School Chorus, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and some very merry special guests! As always, our traditional sing-along will bring smiles and warm up the winter night. The sounds of the season will shine in this sure-to-sell-out concert, so be sure and reserve your seats early!
Be a part of the new burlesque show unlike any other in Holiday Old Town Albuquerque at the beautiful Outpost 1706. Come enjoy a uniquely styled burlesque show and be a part of something bigger this December holiday season!
Dec 17 Sunday
Lift your holiday spirits with the Christmas cheer of DRUMLine Live! Experience the high-stepping energy of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band performing bold new musical arrangements of holiday hits.
Dec 27 Wednesday
Santa Fe Pro Musica PresentsDISCOVERY SERIES—BACH AND BEYOND FOR FAMILIES
St. Francis Auditorium | NM Museum of ArtWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 at 10 AM
We welcome you and your family for a fun and festive one-hour concert exploring Bach and his influence on generations of composers, with Colin Jacobsen and the Pro Musica Bach Ensemble.
NM Museum of Art | St. Francis Auditorium107 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.988.4640 | sfpromusica.org