November 19, 2017

Music From Angel Fire Golf Scramble

Play golf with our Music From Angel Fire Musicians at the beautiful Angel Fire Resort Country Club. This will be a 4 person, 9 hole golf scramble and dinner. Limited to 48 golfers.

When: Tuesday, August 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Where: Angel Fire Resort Country Club

Registration begins at 2:00 pm. There will be a shotgun start at 3:00 pm.

Register now! Please complete your reservation and pay your entry fee at the Music From Angel Fire Office behind the Post Office. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. No registrations after August 20!

Question? Call MFAF Office at 575-377-2333.

Music From Angel Fire Season 34

AROUND THE WORLD

Culture is one of the most defining attributes of a society and its greatest export. Come out and support your World Class, home grown Music Festival! This year we are offering several free community concerts as way of saying Thank You to the community that so strongly supports us.

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Frontier Park, Angel Fire | FREE!
Cool Summer Nights Concert- A festive fanfare
Pack a picnic basket and a lawn chair and check out The Brass Project, one of MFAF’s Young Artist ensembles

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm OPENING NIGHT!
Angel Fire Community Center | $35
Opening Night! France – Let’s Get Romantic
FAURÉ Quartet in G Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 45
RAVEL Selections from Le Tombeau de Couperin arranged for Woodwind Quintet, Imani Winds
POULENC Sextuorfor Winds and Piano, Op. 100, Imani Winds

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm
United Church of Angel Fire | $45
Musical Conversations I: Italian Baroque
Enjoy an evening of Musical Conversations in the first of this three-part series. Jonathan Coopersmith will guide the audience through a musical journey of the Italian Baroque. There will be a 30-minute lecture/demo followed by the concert, without intermission. Experience the sweet, soaring, virtuosity of the mighty Piccolo!

VIVALDI Concerto in C for Violin, Two Cellos and Continuo, RV 561
LOCATELLI Sonata in C for Flute and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1
FARINA Capriccio Stravagante for Strings and Harpsichord
VIVALDI Concerto in C Major for Piccolo, Strings and Continuo, RV 443

Loretta LaMothe’s “Summer’s Grand Finale”

Music from Angel Fire is thrilled to announce Loretta LaMothe’s “Summer’s Grand Finale” as the winner of the 3rd annual program cover competition. This year’s competition was open to full or part time residents of Colfax County. Jurors for the competition were Angie Coleman, Elizabeth Jose and Greg Moon, all prominent Taos artists.

The art work will be featured on the Summer Festival program book and will be on display with other pieces, all available for purchase throughout the festival at the Angel Fire Community Center.

The luscious Angel Fire Ski Mountain and colorful meadows below at the end of a particularly rainy summer was the inspiration for this art. “The unsurpassed beauty of Angel Fire and the entire Moreno Valley offer unlimited subject matter for any artist willing to observe and interpret!” Loretta LaMothe.

2017 Art Competition Guidelines

MUSIC FROM ANGEL FIRE – CALL TO ARTISTS

Entry Deadline: March 20, 2017

OVERVIEW AND ANNOUNCEMENT

On January 14, 2017 Music from Angel Fire launches its third annual juried art competition. One artist will be selected and the winning work will be featured on the cover of the Summer Festival program book, a publication distributed at all festival concerts, August 18-September 2. The work may also be used for an annual MFAF poster if that is re-instated. The competition alternates each year between artists residing in Colfax and Taos counties. In 2017, entries may be submitted by part or full time residents of Colfax county and will be judged by a panel of jurors. The submitted work must have been completed in the last two years and artists are invited to submit artwork created in 2D or 3D, including, but not limited to, painting, photography, pottery, and sculpture. The winning artist will have the opportunity to display and sell their work at the Angel Fire Community Center throughout the festival. Application fee is $20 per medium. Competition opens on Saturday, January 14 and closes March 20, 2017. Questions, please contact Jennifer Cavan by email at jennifercavan@gmail.com or by phone at 505-954-1640. Email is preferred.

ELIGIBILITY

The 2017 Music from Angel Fire Art Competition is open to any artist (at least 18 years of age) who is a part or full time resident of Colfax county. All applicants will be asked to provide a Colfax county address, as well as the number of months per year the artist spends in the county. Winner may be asked to submit documentation to provide proof of residency. All submitted entries should be original works of art completed in the last 2 years and must be for sale. Artists who have been a featured MFAF artist in the last 5 years are not eligible to submit.
Up to 3 submissions per medium.

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE

Beginning January 14, applicants may apply at www.youjudgeit.org/mfaf. Up to 3 entries per medium per artist. To complete the application process, you will need to provide the following:

– Contact information
– Brief artist bio and statement (300 words or less)
– Brief statement about the work (100 words or less)
– Image of the original work
– Credit card information for the $20 entry fee

You may log into your application and make modifications as many times as needed. When you are ready to submit your application, you will be directed to pay the entry fee and press the “submit” button.

ENTRY FEE

The nonrefundable entry fee is $20 per medium (up to 3 images).

AWARD

The winning artist will be notified by April 10th. Artwork will be featured on the cover of the Summer Festival program book, may be used for the poster image (if the poster is reinstated). It will also be featured on the MFAF website and other print materials. The winning artist will be acknowledged from the stage and receive an invitation to the opening night post-concert reception. The artist will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the festival opening nights in Angel Fire and Taos. The winning artist will have the opportunity to display and sell their work throughout the festival at the Angel Fire community Center and the artist retains 100% of the proceeds of all pieces sold, with the exception of the winning work. The winning piece will be on display and available for bidding at each festival concert and will be sold to the highest bidder. MFAF will retain 40% of the proceeds for the winning piece.

IMAGE

The image of the original work should be square or vertical and should be able to be proportionally reduced or enlarged to fit on an 8.5 by 11 cover. Horizontal images may be considered but, if one is chosen as the winning piece, it will require artist’s approval of cropping the image.
Each applicant may submit up to 3 images.

Each image must be in JPEG (.jpg) format, at a minimum resolution of 150 DPI, a maximum height of 11 inches and a maximum file size of 2 MB. It should not include text info or borders that are not part of the work. Filename should be “Piece name, Year of completion” (e.g. Snowy Sunset, 2013).

If selected, the artist will need to provide a high resolution image (600 DPI) of the piece as well as a headshot and bio.

CALL AGREEMENT

By submitting the online application to the Music from Angel Fire Art Competition, Artist agrees that the digital image submitted for jurying is original work. If Artist’s artwork is chosen as the winning image, Artist agrees to allow MFAF to publish it on the 2017 Summer Festival program cover, the festival website, a possible festival poster, and other advertising materials, and does not expect any compensation. Artist understand that if their artwork is chosen as the wining image, Artist will be asked to sign an agreement acknowledging understanding and acceptance of these terms.

IMPORTANT 2017 DATES

January 14: Competition opens
March 20: Submission deadline at 11:59 pm
April 10: Artist notification
April 12: Public announcement
August18: Music from Angel Fire Summer Festival opens

Music From Angel Fire Returns

musicMusic from Angel Fire celebrates its 33rd Summer Festival from August 19 through September 3. Twelve concert performances and numerous festival events will take place in the beautiful New Mexico mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. The 2016 season explores a rich history of literature and music combined to create the theme, “Storytelling – poetry and literature in music.” Artistic Director and violinist Ida Kavafian hand-selected the season’s programs which bring stories to life through music performed by a host of nationally renowned artists.

The opening week includes concerts in Angel Fire and Las Vegas, and a performance at the Taos Center for the Arts. The season kicks off with the return of festival-favorite ensemble Time for Three, the genre defying string trio that includes Nikki Chooi, a 2010 and 2011 Music from Angel Fire Young Artist alumni. Time for Three will perform at the Angel Fire Community Center on August 19 and at the Taos Center for the Arts on August 20. Also featured this opening week is the world premiere of Iberian Songs by Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank and performed by the GRAMMY-nominated soprano Tony Arnold, on August 24 at the Angel Fire Community Center.

Tickets | $35 and $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at www.musicfromangelfire.org/summer-festival/2016-concerts; and at the door (subject to availability).

On August 23rd, Music from Angel Fire presents Viva la Musica!, a benefit event that includes an evening of traditional Spanish cuisine and the passion of Flamenco dance and music at Old Martina’s Restaurant and Hall in Taos. The dinner tickets have sold out, but we invite you to join us for the silent auction and spectacular entertainment featuring the return of Yjastros: the American Flamenco Repertory Company alongside the music of Gabriela Lena Frank.

Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at www.musicfromangelfire.org/summer-festival/2016-concerts; and at the door (subject to availability)

The popular Musical Conversations, a 3-part series, takes place on August 21, 26 and 31, at the United Church of Angel Fire. Festival host Jonathan Coopersmith joins Ida Kavafian to guide the audience through a musical journey of Baroque and Classical concertos. Chamber Music 101, consisting of two free sessions, will be led by Mr. Coopersmith on August 22 and 26 exploring music performed throughout the season. Chamber Music 101 will inform and enlighten seasoned audiences as well as those new to classical music.

Tickets | $45 plus handling charge. Program information and ticketing at www.musicfromangelfire.org/summer-festival/2016-concerts; and at the door (subject to availability).

Music From Angel Fire Opening Weekend

mfaf-01Opening weekend is just around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome returning Festival lovers and first-timers. Do you have your tickets yet? You can get them online at www.musicfromangelfire.org or by calling our Box Office at 575-377-3233 extension 1000.

Opening night kicks off with an opening act, the free Cool Summer Nights Concert Series at Frontier Park, Angel Fire on Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm. Musical guests include The Brass Project, a student ensemble from the famed Curtis Institute. Many of you heard the tremendous talent of The Brass Project earlier this spring when the musicians were in Angel Fire as part of the MFAF School Residency Program. So pack a picnic basket and a lawn chair and listen to the sounds of one of MFAF’s Young Artist ensembles. A fantastic opening act for the Festival!

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Opening night continues with Trios Two Ways on Friday, August 19 at 7:00 pm at the Angel Fire Community Center featuring the music of Milhaud and Dvořák and showcasing violinists Ida and Ani Kavafian, and violist Steven Tenenbom. Time for Three completes the evening with their fresh, exciting and diverse music.

On Saturday, August 20, the Festival continues with Celebrating a Revolution at 7:00 pm at the Taos Center for the Arts featuring works by Shostakovich and world-acclaimed soprano Tony Arnold. Trio Saint Bernard performs the Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings, and Ms. Arnold joins violinist Stephen Tavani, cellist Zachary Mowitz, and pianist Sam Hong for the Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok. Time for Three joins the stage to add their ground-breaking and genre-defying performance.

The weekend festivities wrap up with Sunday evening’s, August 21, Musical Conversations I: Baroque Chamber Concerti; the first of a three-part series hosted by Ida Kavafian and Jonathan Coopersmith. Held at 7:00 pm at the United Church of Angel Fire, the evening explores the sacred, secular, vocal and instrumental works of the Baroque Era.

Opening Weekend at a Glance

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cool Summer Nights Concert
5:00 pm at Frontier Park, Angel Fire

Music From Angel Fire | Trios Two Ways
7:00 pm at Angel Fire Community Center

DVORÁK Terzetto in C for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74
MILHAUD The Creation of the World for Piano and Strings, Op. 81
TIME FOR THREE The phenomenal classically trained trio that defies a single genre!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Music from Angel Fire | Celebrating a Revolution
7:00 pm at Taos Center For The Arts

SHOSTAKOVICH Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings, Op. 8
SHOSTAKOVICH Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok for Voice and Piano Trio, Op. 127
TIME FOR THREE The phenomenal classically trained trio that defies a single genre!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Music From Angel Fire | Musical Conversations I: Baroque Chamber Concerti
7:00 pm at United Church of Angel Fire

VIVALDI Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings and Continuo, RV 531
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major for Flute, Violin, Harpsichord and Strings, BWV 1050
TELEMANN Concerto in G Major for Two Violas, TWV 52:G3
VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins, Strings and Continuo, Op. 3, No. 10,
RV 580, from “L’estro armonico”

Music From Angel Fire Free Concert

mfafMusic From Angel Fire presents a free concert which includes performances by The Brass Project and local music students from Cimarron and Eagle Nest, directed by award-winning music director Pamela Towry Church.

When: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Where: United Church of Angel Fire

The Brass Project is a student brass sextet from The Curtis Institute of Music, one of the top music conservatories in the country. The ensemble will be in New Mexico as part of the second annual MFAF School Residency Program and will return to Angel Fire in August as part of the Young Artist Program during Music from Angel Fire’s 33rd Annual Summer Festival, August 19-September 3. The Brass Project will also perform a free noon concert at the New Mexico Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium on Friday, March 18, in a concert co-presented by Music from Angel Fire, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. These concerts are generously underwritten by the Angel Fire Community Foundation and the Albert I. Pierce Foundation.

Music From Angel Fire – Angel Fire Schedule 2015

mfaf-01Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | Free
Encounters: Meet the Composer
Get up-close-and-personal with the musicians and music being rehearsed in this free open rehearsal. Hear 2015 Music From Angel Fire Composer-in-Residence, David Ludwig, discuss his newly-written piece. Fun and informal!

Wednesday, August 26, 7:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | $30/$40
A Personal World Premiere
Celebrate the birth of a new piece of music written just for Music from Angel Fire, including a special personal touch, by composer David Ludwig. Performed by David’s new bride and former Music From Angel Fire Young Artist, Bella Hristova along with two of her mentors, Ida Kavafian and Steven Tenenbom. Also on the program is “Dover Beach”, written by Ludwig’s predecessor at Curtis, Samuel Barber, sung by the incomparable Susanne Mentzer.

Friday, August 28, 1:00 pm
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire | Free
Chamber Music 101 (Part II)
Are you new to Music From Angel Fire? Want to brush up on your knowledge of chamber music? Learn more about the music being performed this season as Jonathan Coopersmith, chair of musical studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, leads the audience in the second of two free sessions

Friday, August 28, 7:00 pm
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire | $35/$45
Musical Conversations II: The Genius of Bach
Enjoy an evening of Musical Conversations in the first concert of a 3-part series. Ida Kavafian and Festival Host Jonathan Coopersmith guide the audience through a musical journey of the miraculous music of J.S. Bach, exploring the secular, the sacred, the vocal and the instrumental. Hosted by Ida Kavafian and Jonathan Coopersmith

Sunday, August 30, 2:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | $30
Annual Salon Concert
You won’t want to miss this Music From Angel Fire tradition filled with fantastic fun, hilarious humor and lots of laughs. Always a season highlight!

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 pm
United Church of Angel Fire, Angel Fire | $35/$45
Musical Conversations III: The Genius of Bach
Enjoy an evening of Musical Conversations in the first concert of a 3-part series. Ida Kavafian and Festival Host Jonathan Coopersmith guide the audience through a musical journey of the miraculous music of J.S. Bach, exploring the secular, the sacred, the vocal and the instrumental.

Thursday, September 3, 10:00 am
Eagle Nest Elementary School, Eagle Nest | Free
Youth & Family Concert
Featuring Toby Appel, host and narrator, and musicians from the Young Artist program.

Friday, September 4, 1:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | Free
Closer Encounters: Meet the Composer
Get up-close-and-personal with the musicians and music being rehearsed in this free open rehearsal. Hear 2015 Young Artist Composer-in-Residence, Alyssa Weinberg, discuss her newly-written piece. Fun and informal!

Sunday, September 6, 2:00 pm
Angel Fire Community Center | $30/$40
The Curtis Connection
Another World Premiere, this one written by our Young Artist Composer-in-Residence, Alyssa Weinberg will be presented. The YA Wind Quintet will also be showcased in an appropriately titled work for the end of the season by Barber, Summer Music.

For dates of other locations visit Music From Angel Fire.

Business After Hours – Music From Angel Fire & Keller Williams

kw-logoMusic From Angel Fire and Keller Williams Realty Angel Fire, The Power of Teamwork invite you to attend Business After Hours.

Kick off the 2015 Music from Angel Fire Summer Festival!

Join us for appetizers. Pick up a concert schedule and enter to win festival concert tickets! Also, all past festival posters are on sale for $5 and this will be your first opportunity to buy.

When: August 13, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: 3365 Mountain View Blvd.

You do not have to be a member to attend this Chamber sponsored event!

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Music From Angel Fire 2015

music-from-afWhen magical music fills the air!
“An American in America”

When: August 21, 2015 to September 6, 2015

Visit our website for more information.