Los Alamos Community Winds Brings Live Music Back To The Community With Oct. 24 Concert

Join the Los Alamos Community Winds for ‘Bring Back Music – Los Alamos’ Oct. 24. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Community Winds will host “Bring Back Music – Los Alamos,” a live concert for the community, on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The drive-in style concert will start at 1 p.m. The concert will be held in the north parking lot of Central Park Square, on the corner of 15th Street and Nectar Street, in Los Alamos. Registration will be via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bring-music-back-los-alamos-registration-124799357237.

Bring Back Music – Los Alamos will include performances from The Los Alamos Flute Choir, the Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet, The SaxAtomix, percussionist George Price, and LACW director Ted Vives playing trombone accompanied by pianist Julian Chen.

Bring Back Music – Los Alamos will be performed in a safe, socially distanced environment. Concert attendees will be able to listen to the concert from their vehicles, either live or by tuning into an FM broadcast on their car radios. Restrooms will be available. All other existing New Mexico COVID-19 regulations will be observed.

Members of the community can also watch this live-streamed concert on YouTube at https://youtu.be/WTB9PyiF9p0.

The Los Alamos Flute Choir is led by Tracey Speyrer. Performers include Heidi Morning, Nina Epperson, Wendy Keffeler, Carolynn Scherer, Ivanna Austell, and Jo Ann Howell.

The Los Alamos Flute Choir will perform selections arranged for a variety of flutes including the rarely used alto and bass flutes.

The SaxAtomix is led by Bryan Fearey. Performers include Adolfo Meana and Sadie Barry on alto saxophone, Joyce Guzik on tenor saxophone, and Paul Lewis on baritone saxophone, and Fearey on soprano saxophone. Selections include arrangements of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Henry Mancini’s “The Pink Panther.”

The Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet is made up of Patricia Cote, Lori Dauelsberg, Tammie Nelson, and Fearey all on Bb clarinet, with Guzik on the bass clarinet. Selections include “Promenade” from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry.

Price will be performing the “5/8 Etude 7/8” snare piece by Morris Goldenberg.

Vives and Chen will be performing Alexandre Guilmant’s Morceau Symphonique and Joseph Edouard Barat’s Andante and Allegro.

The LACW would like to thank Phil Kunsberg, projectY, and the Los Alamos County for making this event possible.

The Los Alamos Community Winds released a new CD of performances created this past summer. The CD is entitled “The Social Distancing Sessions – Summer 2020 (Music Recorded in a Safe Environment)” and contains 53 minutes of newly recorded and previously unreleased tracks.

The newly recorded works were all done by having the musicians record their individual parts at home. The separate recordings were then combined electronically into an ensemble whole.

The end result is a live studio recording that highlights a variety of music. Selections on the CD include several marches by John Philip Sousa, a suite of music by the Beatles, Ralph Vaughan-Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, and much more. Also included on the CD are several bonus never-before-released tracks from previous live performances. The CD will be available for purchase at the October 24 event and online at http://www.lacw/org afterward.

All proceeds from the sale of this CD will go toward hosting the 2022 National Convention of the Association of Concert Bands. LACW is teaming up with the Santa Fe Concert Band and the Albuquerque Concert Band to host this national event locally, which will culminate in a public concert by the world-renowned Canadian Brass on Friday, May 6, 2022 at The Lensic in Santa Fe.

The Association of Concert Bands is the umbrella organization that governs community bands and ensembles across the United States and abroad.

For more information about the Los Alamos Community Winds, Bring Back Music – Los Alamos, and the purchase of the new CD, visit  http://www.lacw.org