V.25 No.52 | 12/29/2016
Baroque to Postmodern by Violin
Sunday, Jan 8: Mark Rush and Friends
By August March [ Sat Jan 7 2017 10:00 AM ]
A program featuring excerpts from J.S. Bach's Partita Number III, bracketed by modern and postmodern musical pieces composed by Mark O'Connor, Patrick Neher and Jacob TV.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Music of Friends
Sunday, Jun 5: 4th Annual New Mexico Chamber Music Festival
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Jun 3 2016 10:00 AM ]
Talented young participants from around the world perform.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Painting by Joseph Karl Stieler / Public Domain
Roll Over, Beethoven!
Saturday, May 14: Beethoven Festival
By August March [ Thu May 12 2016 11:00 AM ]
A tribute to one of the most influential classical composers. Guest Conductor Ryan McAdams leads the program with special guest, Van Cliburn Crystal Award winner, Sean Chen.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
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Burqueño blues-rock revivalists confess grand ambitions
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Nov 15 2012 1:00 PM ]
Lizzy Von Stange sat down with Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell, aka The Limbs, and shares the resulting reportage in this week’s Show Up!, Articulating The Limbs. Check out tunes from other featured acts below. Launchpad • The Limbs • Full Speed Veronica • Sputniq • Broken Animals • Thurs Nov 15 • 9 pm • $4 • 21+ • launchpadrocks.com
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Articulating The Limbs
Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local
By Lizzy Von Stange
Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.
V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
The transit of Venus today!
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Jun 5 2012 3:11 PM ]
A rare crossing of Venus between the Earth and our sun begins in about an hour. The New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra is having a watch party out at Balloon Fiesta Park beginning at 4 p.m.—there will be a performance of Holst’s “The Planets” suite and other spacy compositions. Read Clifford Grindstaff’s article about it here.
The New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra performs The Planets while Venus transits
By Clifford Grindstaff
Classical music has nearly been relegated to soundtrack status; it’s often playing while something else is happening. Few of us spend quality headphone time with Bartok. Amazing classical music in movies or TV gets used as a backdrop or part of the staging, thereby chaining it to pop culture. Most people can't hear Liszt's “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” without thinking of Tom and Jerry. Other times a movie is lifted by the music beyond its small budget and toward the heavens, as Star Wars was elevated by John Williams’ soundtrack.
V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
Gerald Clayton Trio
Young pianist finds the swinging sweet spot
By Mel Minter
On pianist Gerald Clayton’s debut release as a leader, his compositions and performances slip into the ear as easily and sweetly as pop music, yet they excite all the brain’s jazz synapses.
V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010
Another Round in the Chamber
Shhh ... don’t tell Santa Fe, but the Chamber Music Festival comes here, too
By Patricia Sauthoff
Musically, Albuquerque is kind of a metal town. Last week there was a full page of ads in the Alibi for rockin’ shows by Korn, Rob Zombie, Scorpions, Tesla, Slayer, Megadeth and Testament. Show me your horns!
V.18 No.41 | 10/8/2009
Poet and new UNM prof Dana Levin talks teaching
By Erin Adair-Hodges
For 11 years, poet Dana Levin taught creative writing at the College of Santa Fe. Though CSF has managed to come back to life in an altered form after its near-total collapse, Levin has moved on. She is now the new Russo Chair of creative writing at UNM. Levin's first book, In the Surgical Theatre, won the 1999 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, among many others. She is also the author of Wedding Day. Her third book, Sky Burial, is slated for a 2011 release from Copper Canyon Press.
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