Ronn McFarlane – Lutenist
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Lutenist Ronn McFarlane brings the lute—the “Prince of Instruments” in the Renaissance—into today’s musical mainstream and makes it accessible to a wider audience. McFarlane’s music ranges from Renaissance and Baroque music (including the genius of J.S. Bach), to Scottish and Irish tunes from the 17th and 18th centuries, to his own original eclectic, Celtic- and Americana-inspired music. His solo CD, Indigo Road, received a GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2009.
Chris Greene Quartet – Contemporary Jazz
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
The Chris Greene Quartet (CGQ) has been a highly visible part of the Chicago jazz scene since 2005, and has developed a true group sound and feel by maintaining a stable lineup for almost a decade. While honoring the tradition, the CGQ incorporates elements of funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues, and reggae, reflecting the diverse backgrounds of the band members. Greene has been described by All About Jazz as “a post-bop maverick intent on shaking things up for the mainstream.”
THE CONNECTION: Mike Welch & Friends
Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
A powerful throwback to the sounds of 1960s Chicago, Mike Welch and the Connection combines masterful musicianship with raw intensity for blues audiences all over the world. Led by “Monster” Mike Welch—so nicknamed at the age of 13 by Dan Aykroyd of Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live fame—these dynamite musicians have honed their approach through decades of individual performances and collaborations with well-known blues performers.
m-pact – A Cappella Ensemble
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, m-pact returns to Music in Corrales with a joyful holiday program. Hailed as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. The group has performed across four continents with pop stars Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, and Ray Charles; jazz legends Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, the Woody Herman Orchestra; and many others.
Michael Brown – Classical Piano
Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Michael Brown has been described as “one of the most refined of all pianist-composers” (International Piano) and “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers” (The New York Times). Brown earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in both piano and composition from The Juilliard School, and his programs often interweave the classics and his own compositions.
Acoustic Eidolon – Folk
Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Acoustic Eidolon, the husband-and-wife duo of cellist Hannah Alkire and guitarist Joe Scott, returns to Music in Corrales. Joe is the only double-neck guitjo player in the world. (Wonder what a guitjo is? Well, come and see!) Together, their music blends the harp-like sound of Joe’s guitjo with the warmth of Hannah’s cello for a unique take on a wide variety of musical styles.
Socks in the Frying Pan – Celtic
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 7:30 p.m..
Socks in the Frying Pan is a multi-award-winning trio from County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. The group has captivated audiences around the world with their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability, and onstage wit. The group was recognized as “New Band of the Year” by the Irish Music Association, and has been booked by every major Irish festival in the United States.
Friction Quartet – String Quartet
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Friction Quartet, whose performances have been called “terribly beautiful” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “exquisitely skilled” (ZEALnyc), has garnered international attention as commissioners and interpreters of new music, but the group also is devoted to performing masterworks of the string quartet repertoire. Friction is currently Artist in Residence at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center. They have also been Artist in Residence at the Center for New Music and San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
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3563 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM
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Behind Village Mercantile just south of Meadowlark
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