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Stepping Out of the Familiar

“The Creative Fire” took place last evening in Santa Fe’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel. We premiered two new works by living composers, Aaron Alter (Carlsbad, CA) and Daniel Steven Crafts (Albuquerque, NM). Both pieces were very well received by those who took a chance and tried something new. The NM Bach Society Ensemble performs […]

Why “The Creative Fire”?

Before we provide details of an upcoming program I know you will love, I would like to thank the NMPAS musicians and Richard G. Kurman for donating their time and energy to “The Creative Fire,” a concert benefitting NMPAS 2016-2017 season events. Your ticket purchase goes to artist fees and other program-related expenses – thank […]

Photo Gallery Part I: Spring and Summer 2016

MOZARTFEST April 3, 2016 Ilfeld Auditorium, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM Orchestra warming up on stage before “Overture to the Magic Flute” Open Dress Rehearsal, March 30, 2016 Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Santa Fe Piano soloist Linda King rehearses Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” concerto with Franz Vote and the NM Bach Society Orchestra […]

Annual New Mexico Society Bach Concert on April 9, 2017

The Bach “Zia”, logo of the New Mexico Bach Society, has been used by permission of Zia Pueblo. GET READY FOR A PROGRAM OF HEAVENLY MUSIC BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH The Annual New Mexico Bach Society concert is coming up on April 9, 2017. I’d like to start this post with special thanks to NMPAS’ […]

Check Out the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival!

Dear Friends, The 2017 e-poster for the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival is attached. The Maitre (Maestro) founded the School 74 years ago, and it is still going strong. One of the hardest things for instrumentalists to acquire in music school is enough orchestra experience to be truly prepared for the professional world. Monteux […]

Reflections on the Camino

This morning I woke up to a note from a dear friend in Paris. She just read the Camino de Santiago series on the NMPAS blog for the first time. Beatrice is a cellist whose father is French. Her mother is Spanish, so she knows Spain really well. Thus, it was wonderful to receive her […]

Camino de Santiago Part IX

Rick Steves recommended that we spend at least a few days in Santiago de Compostela, and I am so glad that we followed his advice. It is a beautiful city with good museums that tell the history of the Camino. There were other churches and cathedrals on the spot where the present-day Cathedral stands. On […]

Yale Whiffenpoofs Guest in the Immaculate Heart Chapel on January 12, 2017!

On Thursday evening, January 12, 2017 at 7 pm the Yale Whiffenpoofs will present a guest concert in the Immaculate Heart Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road in Santa Fe. NMPAS is hosting the concert in collaboration with the Yale Association of New Mexico. Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended, as their Santa Fe concert sold out last time. […]

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 […]

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