NMPhil’s Music & Arts Festival Migration, April 22 – May 1

Date: Saturday 22 April 2017

NMPhil’s Music & Arts Festival Migration, April 22 – May 1


SAT, APRIL 22, 9 am – 5 pm ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM Chasing the Cure to Albuquerque

2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 FREE ADMISSION 


 Katherine Pomonis, curator

Tuberculosis (TB) had significant impact historically and in how New Albuquerque expanded socially, politically, and economically in the late 19th and early 20th century as a result of this disease. This Community History project will include photographs, documents, medical artifacts, games, artwork by patients, and pop culture materials, including movie bills, books, and music.


SAT, APRIL 22, 6 pm POPEJOY HALL Koh Plays Brahms

203 Cornell Dr, Albuquerque, NM 87131 ADMISSSION: $22-$75

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Jennifer Koh, violin; Roberto Minczuk, conductor

Levy: “Samba” from Suite Brasileira

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in e minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

Arts and music are always at the leading edge of migration. They represent a positive force in our world as opposed to other causes of migration such as war, disease, or persecution. This concert features an American born to Korean parents as soloist, a Brazilian conductor who is the grandson of Russian immigrants, and the wonderful “New World” Symphony composed by Antonín Dvořák, a Czech, while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City from 1892 to 1895.


MON, APRIL 24, 4 pm UNM Honors College Forum Panel Discussion

Beyond Borders: Understanding Migrant Experiences through Art and Literature

Basement level of Student Health Center across from the Student Union and Popejoy Hall

Dr. Myrriah Gomez (Assistant Professor, UNM Honors College), panel leader



THU, APRIL 27, 6 pm NAPOLI CAFÉ Jazz and Poetry

3035 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107 FREE ADMISSION


Team Roust, house band of the Outpost Performance Space

An early evening of jazz and poetry. Bringing people together through the arts – such as a poet, writer, or young jazz musician tracing their ancestry through the migration of their families.

FRI, APRIL 28, 7 pm ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM Chamber Music and Talk: The Story of a Refugee

2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 FREE ADMISSION; SEATING IS LIMITED



1512 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 ADMISSSION: $15


David Felberg, violin; Megan Holland, violin; Kim Fredenburgh, viola; James Holland, cello

Burhans: Escape New York

Monk:  Stringsongs

Reich: Different Trains

Trains have long been a symbol of the industrial age in addition to the migration that followed, which they helped facilitate. This concert celebrates migration through compositions by American-born composers Reich, Monk, and Burhans.

SUN, APRIL 30, 12 pm FUSION THEATRE COMPANY Staged Play Reading Featuring Live Music

THE NAMES by Paul Lewis. Directed by Jacqueline Reid.

The Cell Theatre, 700 1st St. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87102  ADMISSSION: $15


Migrations may be triggered by many forces and events — the tilt of the Earth’s axis, historical upheavals, the exigencies of the heart. THE NAMES tells the story of Martina Visconti, a Jewish opera star who remains in Milan during the Second World War in hopes of protecting her impetuous younger sister, Giulia, who has joined the Resistance. Her fierce devotion sets in motion an unswerving, determined migration across the dangerous territory of wartime, toward the safety which lies just on the other side of night.

MON, May 1, 3:30 pm UNM Honors College Forum Facets of Migration, Q & A

Basement level of Student Health Center across from the Student Union and Popejoy Hall

Celia Lopez-Chavez, Ph.D., Retired Associate Professor, UNM Honors College

Migration and Music: The Countries of Spanish Composer Manuel Areu (1845-1942) FREE ADMISSION





Reed Perkins, Ph.D., Professor, Queens University of Charlotte

Understanding Migration: Why Maps Matter




Troy Lovata, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNM Honors College

Marking and Making Place:

Graffiti Left on Trees by 19th and 20th Century New Mexican Migrant Workers in Wyoming