Entries by Linda Marianiello

The Camino de Santiago Part VIII

The arrival in Santiago de Compostela is thrilling! Since all of the routes to Santiago – from the South of Spain, through the French Pyrenees, along the Atlantic Coast of Spain, to name just a few – meet up several days before you arrive at the Cathedral, there are lots and lots of people heading […]

NMPAS Friends on the Richard Eeds Show

Franz Vote and Linda Marianiello appeared on the Richard Eed’s show on Friday morning, November 18, 2016 from 10-10:30 am. Richard broadcasts from the La Fonda Hotel Lobby on Friday mornings, and we were among his many fun guests this morning. Here is a link to the Podcast in case you’d like to listen in: […]

Los Pastores: A Beautiful Collaboration

On Sunday, November 27, 2016 NMPAS will co-present the music from “Los Pastores” and “Las Posadas”. Our partner for this year’s Annual Winter Solstice concert is El Rancho de las Golondrinas (https://golondrinas.org). Las Golondrinas has traditionally celebrated Christmas at this time of year. We are so pleased that they and their members are joining us […]

The Camino de Santiago Part VII

We are now to July 26th on the calendar, two days prior to reaching Santiago de Compostela. I was feeling as though there was not enough time to fully enjoy the quiet countryside, because our guide books told us that the last long stretch into Santiago is fairly urban. And after being in many small […]

Fall Photos by NMPAS Friend Bette Evans

A great friend of NMPAS, Bette Evans, shared some recent photos that she has taken. In October she drove through the Bisti Badlands near Farmington with a close friend who is a fantastic photographer. Bette herself is also quite a fine photographer, as you will see! Bette is a retired Professor of Political Science at […]

The Camino de Santiago Part VI

Melide was an important stopping place on our Camino. As mentioned in the last post, we arrived there in the late afternoon on The Feast Day of St. James the Apostle. In case I didn’t explain this clearly, our pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela is where the bones of Santiago Apóstol lie in the […]

The Camino de Santiago Part V

We are now departing Portomarín en route to Palas de Rei. I’d like to stress that, for me, the meaning of the pilgrimage lies in the walking itself. The beauty of the quiet countryside certainly enhances the experience, yet a pilgrimage involves both an inner and an outer process, and both are valuable. For those […]

Founding a Brand New Organization: An Insider’s View

Linda Marianiello, flutist and Executive Director, New Mexico Performing Arts Society (photo credit: Henry Grossman, New York, NY) As I mentioned in the latest post in the Camino de Santiago series, much of my Camino experience provided time to reflect on the past four years in which we – Franz Vote, several Santa Fe singers, […]

A Contemporary Classical Education

Hey all! My name is Sammi Gilbert, and I’m the new intern here at NMPAS. I’m a 19 year old sophomore Contemporary Music Major at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. This year marks the first double digit anniversary of my time as a classical flute player, and I thought it would be […]

The Camino de Santiago Part IV

Posted on October 1, 2016 by ladyblithers We are now in León, staying at a wonderful family-run hotel on a beautiful square in the old part of the city. Directly across the square from our hotel is the Basilica de San Isidoro. Many churches along the Camino de Santiago offer to stamp your “Credential del Peregrino” (Pilgrim […]