New Mexico hosts tech performing arts collection


The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra will carry out with vocalist Hilary Smith as a part of the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Collection on February 10, 2023. (Courtesy of New Mexico Tech)

This fall, New Mexico Tech is worked up to announce the performing artists on this yr’s performing arts collection.

“We have been doing this for a very long time, as a result of this program has been in existence for nearly 60 years,” mentioned Rona Kalish, director of the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Collection on the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Know-how. “Yearly, we reveal a brand new set of actions and issues, and with the pandemic we had a yr that was all live-streamed, so that is the primary actual season the place we intend to do all the pieces individually. hold.”

Season tickets are actually accessible which may give prospects a 25% low cost on tickets. Particular person tickets value $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for youth, whereas Tech college students enter free with scholar ID.

“So we began these out of doors festivals that have been so profitable and we gave plenty of native bands and dance firms a method to carry out, so we simply saved doing that,” Kalish mentioned.

With their first in-person collection shortly, the forged needed to be rockin’.

TNT Fest: Meet Takes & City begins the collection on Saturday, August 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Campus Drive. This free occasion contains scholar bands, together with golf equipment, meals vehicles, and extra.

“Nicely, we search for range and since we’re a small metropolis and a small college, we’re at all times looking for issues that meet plenty of totally different wants,” Kalish mentioned.

“Tomorrow: Tribute to the Beatles” arrives at Macy’s Middle on September 10.

“Everybody was so enthusiastic about ‘Yesterday: Tribute to the Beatles,’ so we’ll have a ’60s costume social gathering and a Beatles trivia contest just like the third week of faculty,” Kalish mentioned.

“We’re actually establishing our stage as a venue in order that it will likely be a extra intimate feeling when we’ve the theater firm right here.”

Scaryvore is beginning October seventh.

“They seem to be a actually enjoyable group from Scotland they usually play each conventional music and rock music,” Kalish mentioned. “We have at all times carried out rather well with Celtic bands as a result of our college students find it irresistible, our oldest find it irresistible, everyone loves it.”

After Scaryvore comes the “Horror Channel” on November 4-5.

“It is a tremendous thrilling efficiency, Colleen Gino wrote this music and it is a few girl having a glass of wine on a Friday night time after a tough week,” Kalish mentioned. “Then, she falls asleep and has some nightmares the place zombies seem.”

An rising ladies’s group, Large Richard, will carry out at New Mexico Tech on January 20, 2023. (Courtesy of New Mexico Tech)

In January, Tech brings within the new yr with Large Richard, an rising all-women group.

“They simply got here collectively as a undertaking, actually, and everybody liked it a lot,” Kalish mentioned. “They began hitting the pageant circuit, people, bluegrass and songwriting-type festivals all around the nation they usually simply made an enormous hit, so I instantly placed on feelers to convey on this group.”

“Large Richard is not throughout Ladies’sfest, however we favored the idea of ladies getting collectively,” Kalish mentioned. “After all, his band title is a spoof on all these rock and roll bands with names which are somewhat derogatory to ladies, so Large Richard is unquestionably a hoax on these sorts of band names.”

On February 10, 2023, the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra will carry out with singer Hilary Smith.

A sweetheart soiree dinner might be served earlier than a night of big-band swing music. Band members embody skilled and semi-professional musicians, together with music lecturers from native public faculties and universities, to create a energetic dynamic that lets the viewers share within the dazzling sights and sounds of this well-liked sound. After all, dance is welcome.

“Now we have a complete bunch of scholars right here who love swing and ballroom dancing, so this present will actually communicate to them,” Kalish mentioned. “And we’ve an older group of people that simply love huge band music, whether or not it is up to date or conventional or swing; They find it irresistible all.”

Rhythm of the Dance, that includes World and Irish Champion dancers, hit New Mexico Tech on March 2.

The present is preceded by a social hour with Irish meals and drinks.

“It is an Irish step dance group, a few of the authentic guys from ‘River Dance’, the unique producers, not the unique dancers, after which a complete troupe of musicians. So it is only one huge present, and actually a chunk of Irish historical past and Irish music.” About from many alternative angles, each up to date and conventional.

The finale of March is Womanfest on March 24-25.

“I am a feminine musician, so I’ve at all times tried to have ladies in our seasons yearly as a result of I believe it is actually essential for younger individuals and communities to see superb ladies on the market,” Kalish mentioned. “It is essential for us to pay attention to ladies’s points.”

String Queens will carry out as a part of the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Collection. (Courtesy of New Mexico Tech)

The String Queens are acting on March 24 because the trio performs an assortment of music from the Baroque period to the Jazz Age to the Sizzling 100 charts.

“They’re ladies of colour, which is admittedly essential to provide voices to every kind of artists,” Kalish mentioned.

Womenfest comes with dwell music, workshops, artist showcases, distributors and extra as they rejoice the ladies in our lives.

“We’ll do it once more, the place we’ve ladies in enterprise and social providers with ladies on campus and the group talks on the march,” Kalish mentioned. “So individuals in our group may actually see ladies in Socorro County and it was such an enormous success that we simply saved going.”

Particular preshow occasions are a further cost. For extra data go to or name 575-835-5688.


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