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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

Event Horizon

Winter's Solemn Song

Saturday, Nov 28: Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, Cantata BWV 151, a selection of beautiful Renaissance motets of the season and recent music from Irsee Monastery in Bavaria.
V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
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Event Horizon

Baroque? You Can Afford This!

Chatter Sunday: Baroque Gems + Contemporary Works

Hear works from Biber, Messiaen and Burhans as well as poetry by Liza Wolff-Francis. Arrive early for espresso and goodies.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015

Get Lit

Words Without Music reveals the life of Glass

Philip Glass’ forthcoming autobiography Words Without Music chronicles a cross-century classical composer’s ascension to PoMo prominence.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
From left, Wu Han and David Finckel
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Festival News

Heart of Chamber

Wherein August March revisits New Mexico music history in preview of Chamber Music Albuquerque’s June Festival.
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V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
James T. Shields (clarinet) and Conor Hanick (piano) take a breather at Club Beethoven’s June 5 debut.
photo courtesy of Club Beethoven

Performance Review

Ludwig’s Hotspot

Church of Beethoven’s older, cocktail-swirling brother

When I found out I could hear live classical music and drink a beer and not get up “really early” on Sunday morning, I was totally in. Club Beethoven is the afternoon version of Church of Beethoven, the long-running Sunday morning event featuring classical music and a bit of spoken performance, usually poetry. The Club is held in the afternoon, at Casablanca, inside the Hotel Andaluz.
V.18 No.41 |

Update from the New Mexico Symphony Player's Association

On October 13, the New Mexico Symphony Player's Association voted against the NMSO's management's last, best and final offer (see "A Sour Note" in the Alibi's News section, printed October 8-14, 2009). The musicians have been without a paycheck for six weeks and have had their health insurance canceled.
"The musicians are determined to preserve the high artistic standards that the orchestra has achieved as well as maintain our dignity as professional musicians," said Richard White, member of the New Mexico Symphony Players Association negotiations committee.
The musicians union and management used the services of a federal mediator, and the case is still open. In the end, considering other changes proposed by the symphony management, the proposal would mean that each individual pay check would be 43 percent less than what they had received last year. The second year of the proposed contract includes a financial contract re-opener which would allow for further salary reductions.
The musician's union attorney Andrew Lewinter is asking that the NMSO management come back to the table and commit itself to bargain in good faith and find an equitable compromise.

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