2013-12-20 at 6:00 PMA Baroque Christmas
The Loretto Chapel (Santa Fe)Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble with Dianna Grabowski, mezzo-soprano in concert at the Loretto Chapel, performing music of Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Traditional Carols.
The Loretto Chapel (Santa Fe) Santa Fe Pro Musica www.santafepromusica.com — Santa Fe Pro Musica
2013-12-20 at 8:00 PMA Baroque Christmas
The Loretto Chapel (Santa Fe)Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble with Deborah Domanski, mezzo-soprano in concert at the Loretto Chapel, performing music of Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Traditional Carols.
The Loretto Chapel (Santa Fe) Santa Fe Pro Musica www.santafepromusica.com — Santa Fe Pro Musica
2013-12-20 at 8:00 PMAn Irish Homecoming
Popejoy HallTickets: $54, $49, $39, $20
Back by popular demand! Cherish the Ladies with special guest Maura O’Connell return to Popejoy in An Irish Homecoming. The group won recognition as the first and only all-woman traditional Irish band, but soon established themselves as an Irish music sensation. In this special holiday show, the women create an unforgettable evening of Irish celebration.
Popejoy Hall Popejoy Presents www.popejoypresents.com/cherish — Popejoy Presents
2013-12-20 at 8:00 PMCarols and Lullabies
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis , 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501The season opens on Dec. 14 with Carols and Lullabies. Rejoice in the sounds of the holiday season with The Desert Chorale’s signature program. We follow up our Summer Festival with more traditional favorites, featuring best-loved carols including “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,” “Deck the Halls” and the Desert Chorale’s heartwarming “Silent Night.” Delight in an excerpt from Sergei Rachmaninov’s extraordinary work Vespers (All Night Vigil), as well as perennial audience favorite “O Magnum Mysterium” by American composer Morten Lauridsen. Relish in the glorious festivities in one of Santa Fe’s most popular seasonal events.
Santa Fe: Dec. 14, 19, 20, 21, 23 8:00 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis , 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis , 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Santa Fe Desert Chorale www.desertchorale.org — Santa Fe Desert Chorale
2013-12-20 at 7:30 PMChuscales Forever in My Heart 3rd Annual Flamenco Holiday Concert 2013
El Museo Cultural de Santa FeEvent Description *
Chuscales – Forever in My Heart
3rd Annual Flamenco Holiday Concert 2013
Flamenco at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Friday & Saturday
December 20 & 21, 2013
$30 General Admission
Friday, December 20, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
“Chuscales” – This was the name given to Jose Valle Fajardo by his Grandfather. Since then, the name Chusco has come to describe a guitarist of consummate skill and a profound understanding of the Flamenco traditions. A native of Antequera, Spain, Chuscales grew up in a traditional gypsy family well known for its professional musicians and dancers. His grandmother was among those who lived in the caves of Sacromonte, one of the legendary cradles of flamenco. Chuscales recalls, “There were shows, with Gypsies from Granada who grew up in families that lived there. I wish you could see it, the families in the caves and the singing and dancing. There might be seven, eight, maybe nine caves, all with singing and dancing, and there would be more singing and dancing on the streets every day. It was unbelievable. It was very formative time in all my life. It was like a dream. This is where I learned everything the rhythm, the beat, the guitar. I am still learning from those thou sands of nights performing with my family, with my father, my grandfather, and my friends.”
Chusco began guitar lessons at age six under the instruction of his uncle Joaquín Fajardo as well as Maestro Agustinillo, two prominent masters in the region where such greats as Segovia have studied. As a teenager, Chuscales found himself frequently in the company of Paco de Lucía, who often performed in the area and would take time to play with the talented youngster and to answer his questions. Meanwhile, he began his performing career as a dancer an experience that provides him with a detailed understanding of flamenco’s rhythmic nuances. Chusco elaborates as the accompanying guitarist, “I can understand and follow dancers. I can see where they are going before they take their next step. I know what the dancer is looking for, how much tension is in the music, the right rhythm, when to play strong or soft so if a dancer asks me for something, I know what they ask.” Chuscales’ affinity for dance is delightfully apparent in his artistry, blending music and movement as he does is no accident. “It’s something we learn through life,” he says. “A lot of people don’t have my luck to grow up in the caves, learning flamenco in a Gypsy family where the music comes from tradition to tradition, from legend to legend. I thank God; I have been around such great musicians all my life.
Chuscales has played the guitar for prince and princes of Spain at Santa Fe in 2009 and he has appeared in the films “Camelamos Nauerar” (1976), “Gypsy Heart” (1998), “Flamenco Passion & Soul” (1999), “Viaje Al Duende” (2009),”The Spanish Table” (2010) and “El Payo” (2010). www.chuscales.com
Mina Valle Fajardo – “Mina” has received extensive training in flamenco, Escuela bolero, jazz, Tap and ballet. She received flamenco training in Spain from El Guito, Carmera Greco, Ciro, La Tati, La China, Alejandro Granados, Yolanda Heredia, Eva La Yerbabuena, Andres Marin, Joaquin Ruiz and Keiko Issiki and she has taught in the Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts, Eva Encinias Sandoval’s National Institute of Flamenco and for the Spanish Institute of Dance in Houston, Texas, and Fazil Dance Studio in New York City. Mina has performed in Japan, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Houston, Maryland and Albuquerque and has made several appearances on television in Manhattan, New Mexico and Japan. In Santa Fe, She has performed at the Santa Fe Opera and in the Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival at the Lensic Theatre with many artists including Elena Andujar, El Pripi, La Tibu, Carmen Rasarao, Chuscales, YiYi, Silverio Heredia, Tequila de Jerez, Omayr a Amaya, Juan Siddi and Keiko Isshiki.
With Chuscales she has performed in many productions including “Chuscales at Old Main, Boulder”(2011), “Chuscales y Mina Fajardo con Las Tres Mujeres” (2010), “Chuscales Live at MIT” (Boston, 2009), Telluride Jazz Festival (2008), “Soul del Arte Tradiciones e Innovaciones”(San Francisco, 2005), “Ainadamar, Landscapes and Impression” Santa Fe Opera (2005), “A Night of Flamenco Magic” Lakewood Cultural Center (Denver, CO, 2005), “Santa Fe Jazz and International Music Festival” (2004 & 2001), The John E. Morlow Guitar Series ” Flamenco Night” (Chevy Chase, MD, 2004), SJC Multicultural Arts Series “Flamenco” (San Juan Capistrano, CA, 2003). She appeared in the films “Flamenco Passion & Soul” (1999), “El Payo” (2010). She currently performs with Chuscales at Local Tablao in Santa Fe. www.minafajardo.com
Juan Siddi Aivar is creating and maintaining a strong presence for flamenco in the United States. Recently he received the 2011 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Santa Fe, NM, where his Flamenco Theatre Company is based and he teaches/choreographs flamenco dance. Siddi was born in Frankfurt, Germany of immigrant parents. His mother, whose family originated in Granada, was from Barcelona, Spain. She immigrated to Germany where she met Juan’s father who was from Italy. Flamenco music was part of daily life in their home, and through their ties with a “peña”, (a group dedicated to Spanish culture), Juan was immersed in the flamenco culture and began dancing and performing when he was very young. His most influential teachers have been Rebeca Carmona in Germany and la Tani in Barcelona, Spain. Starting at the age of 15 with Tablaos Flamencos, including Al Andalus in Frankfurt, Germany.
Vicente Griego – “El Cartucho” – From Dixon/Embudo, NM, Vicente has devoted his life to the study of cante flamenco, the art of flamenco singing. In 1992, Vicente began touring the US, Canada, and Latin America with the Jose Greco II Flamenco Dance Company, where he was mentored by Caño Roto singer, Alfonso Gabarri, “El Veneno” of Madrid, Spain. He has studied at the National Institute of Flamenco and sings year-round with Yjastros. “El Cartucho” is striking for his deep, sonorous wails that seem to come from a cavern, someplace deep within his soul.” Anna Poplawska, Chicago Artist’s News.
Michael Kott – is a cellist and composer who has worked with artists such as Mark O’Connor, Robert Mirabal, Peter Buffett, and Victor Wooten – writing two of the songs on Victor’s Grammy nominated album Yin Yang. Michael has been known to perform playing cello and singing while riding a skateboard, and continues to travel the world bringing the vibration of the cello to new audiences around the world.
For these special performances, Chusco will be joined by Janira Cordova, a flamenco dancer and student at St. Michael’s High School. Also accompanying Chusco will be his son Alejandro on percussion.
Event Website www.chuscales.com
Facebook URL https:// www.facebook.com/chuscales.josevalle
Video Link www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc0Q10sEdlo
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Chuscales www.Chuscales.com — Chuscales
2013-12-20 at 8:00 PMDuke City Rep’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
The Cell Theatre, 700 1st St NW Albuquerque, NM 87102What happens when the worst kids in the world take over the annual Christmas pageant?
Will they ruin everything? Duke City Repertory Theatre invites you to experience the hysterical and heart-warming story of the lying, stealing, bullying Herdman kids; how they accidentally learn AND teach everyone else about forgiveness and love in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
December 12th – 15th , 19th – 22nd
(Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm)
Order tickets at www.dukecityrep.com or call 505-797-7081
Adults $20; Students/Seniors/Military $12; Groups of 8+ $10;
2nd Thur (19th) $10; Kids aged 5-17 $5
*Box office opens 1 hour before curtain. Due to the nature of this venue and production, latecomers will not be seated. Unclaimed tickets will be released at 10 minutes before curtain to waitlisted patrons.*
The Cell Theatre, 700 1st St NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Duke City Repertory Theatre www.dukecityrep.com — Duke City Repertory Theatre
2013-12-20 at 6:00 PMJazz Brasillero
LobbyLobby Hotel Andaluz hotelandaluz.com — Hotel Andaluz
2013-12-20 at 8:00 PMLive Music with April Barreiro
9421 Coors Blvd NW Ste. K Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114Live Music with April Barreiro
21+ No Cover
9421 Coors Blvd NW Ste. K Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114 Broken Bottle Brewery brokenbottlebrewery.com — Broken Bottle Brewery
2013-12-20 at 7:30 PMMiracle on 34th Street
Albuquerque Little Theatre – 224 San Pasquale Ave SWALT invites you to share this joyous season with us and reaffirm your belief in Santa! Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
Albuquerque Little Theatre – 224 San Pasquale Ave SW Albuquerque Little Theatre www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org — Albuquerque Little Theatre
2013-12-20 at 9:00 AMNever Summer Snowboard Demo
Sipapu Ski and Summer ResortNever Summer will be at Sipapu on Friday, December 20, demoing their newest boards for the 2013-2014 winter season! Demos begin at 9 a.m. and last board out at 2:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate in the demo – a driver’s license, credit card and valid lift ticket are required. Never Summer is one of the few snowboard companies that produces its boards start to finish in the United States. For more information, visit www.SipapuNM.com or call 800-587-2240.
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort www.SipapuNM.com — Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort
2013-12-20 at 7:30 PMNoir Suspicions
Sheraton UptownJoin us for dinner and an interactive murder mystery show…
The Continuing adventures of Rick Archer, P.I. and the “Cafe Noir”, (no knowledge of the first play is required to enjoy this one!)
Rick, now the manager of Cafe Noir on the island of Mystique, finds himself confused by a corpse at the dock, a mysterious woman, a French blackmailer and a businessman after both the Cafe Noir and the femme fatale Sheila Wonderly. Rick is arrested after the murder of the blackmailer in his club and it’s the audience that must convince the magistrate of his innocence. Written in honor of the movie CASABLANCA’s 50th anniversary, the script not only challenges the audience to guess whodunit and why, but also how many references there are to the classic movie.
Sheraton Uptown Foul Play Cafe www.foulplaycafe.com — Foul Play Cafe
2013-12-20 at 7:00 PMWinter Concert
Nature Pointe in TijerasThe East Mountain Youth and Children’s Choir will present a winter concert on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7pm. The concert will be held in the Anasazi Hall at Nature Pointe, Tijeras. Come enjoy a wide variety of music and experience this talented group of singers ages 9 – 16. For more information, visit EMYCC.org. Put this special event on your calendar now!
Nature Pointe in Tijeras East Mountain Youth and Children’s Choir EMYCC.org — East Mountain Youth and Children’s Choir