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Jamie Bernstein On Growing Up in Her Father’s Shadow by Linda Marianiello On Sunday, August 4, at 11 a.m., Jamie Bernstein will read from her memoir, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, about her life as the daughter of the famous composer, conductor, and activist Leonard Bernstein. The event at Collected Works […]

The upcoming New Mexico Bach Society concerts take place this spring in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Please visit the NMPAS website (www.nmpas.org) for dates, times and tickets. Or call Hold My Ticket at 877-466-3404. NMPAS has become particularly well known for its New Mexico Bach Society programs, which have sold out for the […]

Dear Friends of NMPAS! I wanted to post a link to this article because it addresses something that all of us who love live music think about frequently: What is the future of the performing arts? In “Curtains: The Future of the Arts in America,” Michael Kaiser, former Director of the Kennedy Center, says a […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]