Events

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A journey through the first 50 years of jazz song, including the music of icons including Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. Featuring three guest vocalists and an alI-star jazz ensemble, the concert begins with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ends in the early 1950s.

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International Guitar Night

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Featuring an entirely new quartet of guitarists, each performing in their own styles and traditions. Performers this year include Australian classical guitarist Stephanie Jones, Spanish flamenco star Jesús Guerrero, Canadian jazz guitarist Jocelyn Gold, and Russian fingerstyle player Alexandr Misko.

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Kodo: Tsuzumi

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Japanese taiko-drumming troupe Kodo returns to the Lensic for a dramatic performance filled with pulsing rhythms, athletic virtuosity, and stirring passion.

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Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there’s no way to do them all. Enter The Wheel of Science! Give the wheel a spin and wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next!

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New Mexico Jazz Festival Event. Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez each started life in Havana then brought their talent and passion for music (Rodriguez on piano and Martinez on percussion) to the States.

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Following the award-winning worldwide success of the Take Me to the River tours celebrating Memphis, Take Me to the River - NOLA LIVE! gathers some of the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk R&B, soul and jazz, together on the same stage for a night of unforgettable music with individual and collaborative performances from Dumstaphunk, George Porter, Jr, and Jon Cleary.

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Lúnasa

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Lensic favorite Lúnasa returns to Santa Fe for a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration! “The hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” (Irish Voice), Lúnasa’s stomping, fleet live sets run through the many musical styles of the Emerald Isle, showcasing some of the craftiest fiddle, pipe, and guitar work you'll ever see.

Lensic Presents in partnership with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Paul Taylor Dance Company

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Paul Taylor molded the dance company that bears his name into one of the preeminent performing ensembles in the world, leading it until his death in 2018. The New York-based troupe performs works from Taylor's massive choreographic legacy plus a new piece from PTDC Resident Choreographer, Lauren Lovette.

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Piano Battle

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The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the PIANO BATTLE sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The two artists, with distinctly different performance styles, take turns to perform pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Debussy.

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A humbly compelling and beloved instrument gains expressive, virtuoso freedom with the George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. At their hands, the ever-present relevance of popular music meets the lofty sounds of “highbrow” fare in a delicious acoustic mash-up like nothing else you’ve heard.

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