Dec 01 Thursday
Please join the UNM Songwriting 1 class for an afternoon of original songs, written this semester, in UNM's beautiful keller hall, 2-3 pm
Course DescriptionThis class explores building blocks for expanding skill sets to writing your own songs. Intended forintermediate songwriters, song form, chord progressions, music genre, lyrics, performance skills andestablishing good writing habits will all be addressed. Students will complete weekly, incremental songwritingassignments and record and perform what they have written each week for the class; students will alsoperform in at least one public concert. The course focuses on collaborative songwriting (“co-writing”) andwriting and sharing songs in a broader community context beyond the class. Collaborative writing andcommunity building is a central tenet of the course.
Get in the holiday spirit with Australia’s rock stars of the opera, The TEN Tenors, as they present their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. This hugely popular ensemble has headlined more than 2,000 concerts around the world, recorded 15 albums and performed alongside artists including Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Willie Nelson, Alanis Morissette and Christina Aguilera.
These holidays, The TEN Tenors are bringing their winning collection of festive favorites to the US on a limited engagement tour. Expect everything from “Feliz Navidad” and “O Holy Night” to “Winter Wonderland” and even some surprises such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” – all given the signature The TEN Tenors treatment with incredible 10-part harmonies.
Dec 03 Saturday
Lo, There Is Light! celebrates light in the darkest season with choral music from the past five centuries and a wide range of cultural traditions.
Join the Band of Enchantment for an evening of swinging Christmas favorites featuring Albuquerque's own Ryan Montaño on trumpet and Amy Faithe on vocals. With original musical arrangements by writer and bandleader Robert Beasley, this 18-piece jazz orchestra will keep your toe tapping all evening. Ring in the holidays with this one of a kind, can't miss musical event! All ages welcome.
Quodlibet presents a concert of choral music ranging from the Renaissance era to the present. Songs of the season will highlight the performance, ending in an audience sing-a-long of favorite carols.
Dec 04 Sunday
Albuquerque Concert BandSunday, December 4th3PM to 4PMKiMo Theatre423 Central Ave NWFree admission and open to the publicwww.abqband.org
The Albuquerque Concert Band (ACB) is ready to play their first Christmas concert since December of 2019, at the historic KiMo Theatre on Sunday, December 4th, 2022, from 3PM to 4PM!
It’s been a long time since we last performed at the KiMo Theatre. Due to the pandemic in 2020, and renovations in 2021, we weren’t able to perform our holiday concert at the KiMo and performed at the Eldorado HS PAC instead. The Albuquerque Concert Band is excited to be back at the KiMo and are ready to play our fun and festive holiday music!
The Albuquerque Concert Band has been playing a free holiday concert at this beautiful and famous venue for almost 15 years. This concert is always a fun and festive occasion not only for the audience but for the band as well. The band enjoys dressing in decorative garb and our conductor, John Sanks, brings his vast assortment of holiday hats to change into throughout the concert. What will he bring this year? What will the hat count be? You’ll have to show up to the concert to find out!
This year, we have added an assistant director to the band, Josephine Gonzales, Director of Bands at Highland HS. Josephine plays French horn in the ACB and has been in the group for many years. Josephine’s husband, band member and tuba player, Jordan Sayre, will be narrating the Night Before Christmas as the band plays along!
Be sure and warm up those singing voices and get ready to sing-along with the band as we play your holiday favorites! Put on your holiday gear and come on over for a visit and enjoy an hour of music and merriment! Bring family, bring friends! Whether you are young or young at heart, you won’t want to miss this special event! Everyone is welcome to attend.
Dec 09 Friday
Taos Chamber Music Group presents Winter Scenes with Gleb Ivanov Friday, December 9, 5:30 p.m. Harwood Museum of Art The astonishingly talented pianist, Gleb Ivanov, is featured in a recital of solo piano works that includes Tchaikovsky’s Dumka in C Minor, Op. 59 (Scenes from a Russian village), Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No.1 in D minor, Respighi’s Notturno, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau and, festively capping it all off, Grünfeld's Soirée de Vienne, a paraphrase on Johann Strauss's Fledermaus. Gleb Ivanov, piano https://taoschambermusicgroup.org/concert-calendar/
Dec 10 Saturday
Taos Chamber Music Group presents Journey into Winter Saturday and Sunday, December 10 & 11, 5:30 p.m. Harwood Museum of Art A program replete with sparkle and sorrow features pianist Gleb Ivanov with TCMG musicians in Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Six Morceaux Op. 11 for piano four hands, Philippe Gaubert’s Flute Sonata #2 and Bedřich Smetana’s impassioned Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15. Gleb Ivanov & Kim Bakkum, piano, LP How, violin, Sally Guenther, cello, Nancy Laupheimer, flute
Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel.
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society.
The exciting premiere radiates with star power with Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines. Phelim McDermott directs this compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and powerful score.
Award-winning pianist/composer Charles Szczepanek’s program will feature classical pieces by Chopin and Debussy, along with his own arrangements of music from The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, Schindler’s List, and the James Bond movies. The second half of his program will be filled with traditional holiday favorites, including a sing-along set.
"How Far I'll Go" and the "Rhapsody on Bond" will both be public "world" premieres at this concert. So will the arrangements of "Deck the Halls" and "Joy to the World" on the second half of the program.
This concert will feature a special "sing-along" of holiday favorites!