Entries by Linda Marianiello

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 […]

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 […]

Ludwig van Beethoven

Tonight we watched “Immortal Beloved”, a truly great film about Beethoven’s life directed by Milos Forman. Seeing it again compelled me to write a few words about Beethoven’s music and the film. If you haven’t seen it, you may want to order it from Netflix. When the film first came out, the trailers about it […]

A Big Welcome to Our New Intern Sammi Gilbert

NMPAS would like to welcome our new intern, Samantha Gilbert. Sammi is a sophomore majoring in Contemporary Music at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. As you can see from the photo, her main instrument is flute. Sammi has lived in many different parts of the US: Born in Massachusetts, she lived for 17 […]

Fireside Opera Chat on September 11, 2016

  Tim Willson, a vocal soloist and member of the New Mexico Bach Chorale, commented on the musical side of the “Fireside Opera Chat”: We were elated after the dress rehearsal. It helped make a major change in our attitudes, as we had been feeling as if we had not accomplished enough of our chores […]

The Camino de Santiago, Part II

The next steps of the journey to Santiago de Compostela took me through Paris to visit a dear friend. We have known each other since 1985. She is a cellist who teaches at several of the most important conservatoires in Paris and lives in a nearby suburb. Here is a photo of Marly le Rois, […]

The Camino de Santiago

In July 2016 I spent a month in Europe. My first real vacation in quite some time, it was a beautiful experience from start to finish. NMPAS had just finished our season on July 3rd. On July 5th I got on a plane to Munich, and left everything behind to enjoy music and a pilgrimage […]

History in the Making

The Camino de Santiago and NMPAS have something in common: They are both historic and have many stories to tell. Of course, the Camino has been around for much longer than NMPAS. People began to make pilgrimages from all over Europe beginning in 1100 CE. In walking the Camino one cannot help but think of […]