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Rachel Wixom, Executive Director, The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts  NMPAS Executive Director Linda Marianiello met Rachel Wixom at a Santa Fe Community Foundation meeting in 2012. They’ve been following each other’s progress with their respective organizations ever since, and have collaborated on several occasions. A few years ago, for example, The Ralph […]

Artist Profile: Franz Vote, NMPAS Artistic Director and Conductor Many Santa Feans may not realize how lucky we are in New Mexico to have internationally recognized conductors like Franz Vote as members of our communities. Maestro Vote is among those who have brought a lifetime of experience to New Mexico. As you will see, Franz […]

Jacquelyn Helin Artist Profileby Linda Marianiello New Mexico Performing Arts Society is privileged to feature many talented, highly experienced and internationally recognized artists like Steinway Artist Jacquelyn Helin on our concert series. Steinway Artist Jacquelyn Helin performs Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book ISaturday, August 29, 2020 at 7 pm via Live Stream from the Immaculate Heart […]

NMPAS Artist ProfileTenor André García-Nuthmann André García-Nuthmann is a tenor in the New Mexico Bach Chorale and a professor of voice and choral singing at New Mexico Highlands University. He also serves on the NMPAS Advisory Board. At an early age, André’s mom got him into youth choir and choral singing at their church. She […]

Mezzo soprano Jacqueline Zander-Wall was born in Highland Park, Illinois and was only a few months old when she, her mother and sister moved to Albuquerque. After the move to New Mexico, Jacque spent summers in Chicago with her Dad. Jacque started singing with her sister, who played guitar and sang the lead, while Jacque […]

          Tim Willson is a native of Greeley, Colorado. His Dad had a great voice. He had begun to sing professionally in a barbershop quartet in Iowa, when the Depression hit and ended his career. Tim’s Dad was very supportive of his music education and gave Tim piano lessons. (For every […]

Esther Moses Bergh, Lyric Sopranowith Linda Marianiello, Executive Director, NMPAS *Photo: Dress rehearsal with the 2019 New Mexico Music Commission Platinum Awards. Esther is to the left of artistic director Franz Vote, who is seated at the piano. Other NMPAS vocalists are Jennifer Perez, Tjett Gerdom, and Tim Willson, with flutist Linda Marianiello. Lensic Performing […]

            Artist Profile Paul Bower (2019 Winter Solstice Concert in Albuquerque – Paul is second from the left in the back row/photo credit: Michael Tait) by Linda Marianiello, Executive Director, NMPAS Baritone Paul Bower has been an important member of the New Mexico Bach Chorale for about 6 seasons! He […]

Artist Profile: Jennifer Perez by Linda Marianiello, Executive Director, NMPAS Soprano Jennifer Perez is a native New Mexican. She was one of the first young artists to enter the New Mexico Bach Chorale as an up-and-coming professional. Mentoring emerging artists is a major part of NMPAS’s Mission to promote New Mexico’s most talented professionals. We […]

On March 25, Linda Marianiello interviewed New Mexico Bach Society mezzo soprano Kehar Koslowsky, who has been singing with us for the past several seasons. Artistic Director Franz Vote calls the New Mexico Bach Chorale “an ensemble of soloists.” Most members of the Chorale are soloists for our programs and also sing the choral parts […]

    For several years, we have wanted to start a Bach Cantata Series. In fact, one of our founders, Chris Ihlefeld, had this in mind when we started NMPAS in 2012. The new NMPAS Cantata Series consists of two programs on March 1 and May 3. These concerts differ from other NMPAS series events […]

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 […]

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