Bettman & Halpin – Joyful Acoustic Americana
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Bettman & Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts: taking the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin’, to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over.View their Website
Sybarite5 – Exciting, Eclectic Chamber Music
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Dubbed “the Millennial Kronos,” the Sybarite5 string quintet is turning heads with their eclectic repertoire and commanding performance style. Sybarite5 has taken audiences by storm all across the U.S., forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From Elgar to Radiohead, Piazzolla to Brubeck, these talented, diverse musicians take the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules.View their website
November Concert 2018
Baracutanga – A Community of Rhythm, Song & Culture
Saturday, November 17, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and the USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways. This kind of experimentation, blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, yields an exciting and distinct Latin flavor all its own. Lyrically and musically, Baracutanga builds bridges between the south and the north. With their affinity and respect for native rhythms from the lands of their ancestors, the group finds common ground in creating songs which cross linguistic and cultural barriers.
December Concert 2018
Washington Saxophone Quartet
Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:30 p.m.
The Washington Saxophone Quartet returns to Music in Corrales! Known for their rich harmonies and refined sounds, the Washington Saxophone Quartet has proved to its audiences what Europeans have known for decades: the saxophone is a versatile instrument, capable of the widest range of musical ideas. Seasoned music lovers, newcomers to chamber music, and students alike appreciate the group’s musicality coupled with its warm, engaging performance style.View their website
January Concert 2019
Cantus – Male Vocal Ensemble
Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Cantus features eight men singing in a TTBB (tenor, tenor, baritone, bass) arrangement for male voices. The artists are self-led, with programming and musical direction coming from within the group itself. The ensemble is known for innovative concert programming, often tying together works of numerous genres to explore a selected narrative, including classical music, orchestral-vocal repertoire, folk music, art song, popular songs, spirituals, and newly commissioned works.
February Concert 2019
Dave Stamey – Western Singer/Songwriter
Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30 p.m.
The newest member of the Western Music Hall of Fame, Dave Stamey has been called “the Charlie Russell of Western Music” by Cowboys and Indians magazine. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. Western Horseman magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time.View his website
March Concert 2019
Katie Mahan – Classical Piano
Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Praised as “one of the most outstanding talents coming up today,” American pianist Katie Mahan is capturing the attention of audiences throughout the world for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful, charming stage presence. Katie has recorded six independently released CDs featuring diverse repertoire, and will release two new CDs in 2018 including an all-Gershwin album. During 2017, Katie gave a concert tour of Russia, highlighted by her Russian orchestral debut in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.View her website
April Concert 2019
Berta Rojas – Classical Guitar
Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists, and is renowned for her flawless technique and innate musicality. She has been praised as “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and by Classical Guitar magazine as “ambassador of the classical guitar.” Berta has performed on major stages in dozens of countries around the world. She takes her audiences on a colorful journey of sound, embracing new works by composers in diverse genres, as well as performing traditional works for classical guitar.View her website