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NMPhil Music & Arts Festival 2020

April 1, 4:00 pmApril 19, 7:00 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic's Music & Arts Festival 2020

April 1-19, 2020

Love & Sacrifice

The New Mexico Philharmonic’s Music & Arts Festival brings together a variety of cultural institutions and organizations to produce events which will spark dialogue and deepen our collective understanding. The dynamic 2020 festival schedule contains music, theatre, film, and more—and most events are free to attend.

Events Schedule Will Be Announced Soon!

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6 p.m.
Music & Poetry Open Mic Night
Napoli Coffee / 3035 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Hosted by the Outpost Performance Space Roust the House Band, comprised of Sarah Bodkin, Neil Cole, and Hovey Jude Corbin. All attendees are invited to share their own music and poetry relating to faith in any of its incarnations.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
FUSION presents Meteor Shower
The Cell Theatre / 700 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Said to be “among the best work of his long career” by the National Review, Steve Martin’s 2016 play examines two couples’ faith in intimate relationships, and each other. Performances run through April 7, 2019. Reserve tickets online through FUSION.

Friday, April 5, 2019, 6:30–9 p.m.
Der Freylekher Shabes
Congregation Nahalat Shalom / 3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
A joyous, danced Shabbat service with live music. Potluck vegetarian dinner at 7:20 p.m., Yiddish dancing with The Community Klezmer Band at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend any part of the evening’s celebrations.

Saturday, April 6–Sunday, April 7, 2019
Songkran Festival
Buddhist Center of New Mexico
/ 143 Madison St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Celebrate the Traditional New Year of Thais, Laotians, Sri Lankans, Burmese, and Cambodians with food, music, dance, art, and more.

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 4–7 p.m.
The Art of Faith in Historic New Mexico
Gutierrez–Hubbell House
/ 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
An afternoon of music, art, and wine! Performances by the New Mexico Philharmonic String Quartet, talks by New Mexican artists and wine growers, wine tasting, open-air art market, food trucks, and more! Reserve your spot through Bernalillo County.

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 4 p.m.
Art & Transformation: R.A.W. TUBA
African American Performing Arts Center
/ 310 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
The New Mexico premiere screening of R.A.W. TUBA: From Sandtown to Symphony. This documentary chronicles New Mexico Philharmonic Principal Tuba Richard Antoine White’s inspiring journey from homeless youth to world–class symphonic musician.

Admission $1+
Pay What You Will (donations are appreciated)

Monday, April 8, 2019, 7 p.m.
The Liar’s Game

Empire Board Game Library
/ 3503 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Albuquerque’s own live, interactive game show! Three storytellers spin tales of art and faith, as the audience attempts to determine which one is lying. Win prizes, and enjoy food and beverages from Empire’s café. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., game starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, no pre-sales.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Anton Bruckner: The Music of Faith
La Cumbre Brewing Company / 3313 Girard Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
New Mexico Philharmonic Music Director, Roberto Minczuk, speaks on the influence of religious beliefs in Bruckner’s life and compositions. Featuring a performance by the NMPhil Wagner Tuben Quartet. La Cumbre will donate $1 of each pint to the NMPhil.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6 p.m.
Miracles, Magic, & Monsters 
Boxing Bear Brewing Co. / 10200 Corrales Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Author, researcher, and skeptic Benjamin Radford weaves the mysterious tales of New Mexico throughout the ages.

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6 p.m.
NMPhil Classics 7: Vivaldi & Bruckner (Vivaldi: The Seasons)
Popejoy Hall
/ 203 Cornell Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
The New Mexico Philharmonic’s final classics concert of the 2018/19 season, featuring two very different composers, both of whom led lives influenced by their strong religious faith. Sound Card members eligible to reserve tickets one week prior to the show.

Admission $22–$75
Student $10 (with valid student ID)

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1 p.m.
Inspired by Faith: Josie Lopez & Tracey Whitney
The Albuquerque Museum
/ 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Curator of Art Josie Lopez, PhD, highlights works from the permanent collection that use themes of faith in both traditional and unexpected ways. Tracey Whitney, singer/songwriter, New Mexico Music Awards nominee, and former Ray Charles “Raelette” performs a set of gospel–inspired tunes. Featuring Steve Figueroa, pianist. Museum admission is free from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Monday, April 15, 2019, 7 p.m.
The Lady in Blue: Sor María de Ágreda
UNM Hodgin Hall, Bobo Room / 1889 Central NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
UNM Assistant Professor and author of Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: The Writing and Travels of Sor María de Ágreda, Anna Nogar, PhD, speaks on the fascinating transatlantic history of a Spanish nun, focusing not only on the 400-year-long history of the nun’s bilocation narrative, but also on the impact of her writing on colonial Mexican society.



April 1, 4:00 pm
April 19, 7:00 pm
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