Beautiful Music in a Timeless Setting
Complementing the fine musicians who play for the Music in Corrales concert series is the extraordinary venue of the Historic Old San Ysidro Church. Artists have said that they particularly enjoy the wonderful acoustics of the church and the intimate 175-seat limit that allows personal interaction with the audience.
The Old San Ysidro Church epitomizes the independent nature of the people of Corrales. In 1868 severe flooding of the Rio Grande destroyed the original colonial chapel erected near the river prior to 1750. The church was rebuilt in its current location in 1869-70 by parish members who salvaged and scraped old timbers reclaimed from the ruins of that flood.
The Old San Ysidro Church is located at 966 Old Church Road, Corrales, NM
Saturday, September 21, 7:30pm
Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet, since its inception in 1985, has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and most recently, the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”
Sunday, October 27, 7:30pm
Carrie Newcomer’s music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Over the course of her career she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. Her ability for sharp observation of the world led the Dallas Morning News to rave, “She’s the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, ‘that is so true.’” She has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and Rolling Stone has declared that Newcomer “asks all the right questions.” Author Barbara Kingsolver wrote, “She’s a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace.”
Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm
Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon have presented secular and sacred recitals across the country. They have designed a sacred music program that presents German Lieder, French Chansons, Italian art songs, Operatic arias, duets, American art songs, Spirituals, Hymns, Broadway music and popular music. They weave Biblical stories, scriptures and personal experiences from television, appearances with opera companies, symphonies and concerts into an evening filled with music and laughter.
SOLD OUT CONCERT -waiting list at concert will-call desk only
Saturday, December 14, 7:30pm
Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and American cellist Natalie Haas have earned standing ovations for their earlier performances here. They are renowned for their vast repertoire spanning several centuries of Scottish music and Alasdair’s own compositions. Their music blends a profound understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge musical explorations.
Saturday, January 18, 7:30pm
Born In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bobby Shew began playing the guitar at the age of eight and switched to the trumpet at ten. By the time he was thirteen he was playing at local dances with a number of bands and by fifteen had put together his own group to play at dances, occasional concerts and in jazz coffee houses. He spent most of his high school days playing as many as six nights a week in a dinner club, giving him an early start to his professional career.
Saturday, February 15, 7:30pm
Since her Carnegie Hall debut with the Juilliard Orchestra, she has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and her native Israel, appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (with violinist Midori), the Caramoor Center, the Aspen Music Festival, the Tel Aviv Henry Crown Hall, Teatro Solis ,Uruguay with glamourtango, Hayuza teatre ,Tokyo with Kumatubara and Silvia Duran dance companies and Teatro Presidente in San Salvador with the El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra.
Saturday, March 8, 7:30pm
Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). This past year, the ladies were invited to open multiple shows for music legend Willie Nelson and they performed at the venerable RockyGrass festival in CO. Their new CD “Light in the Sky” spent 20 weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 radio chart and charted as Folk DJ’s #3 Top Album of 2012. In 2013, the band will spend the month of March touring throughout Australia, and in August will head to Europe for the first time, for Denmark’s Tonder Festival. They have also been invited to appear for the third time at NC’s legendary music gathering, MerleFest. Also scheduled is a fourth appearance at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where in September 2012 the Bristol Herald Courier dubbed Red Molly “The Twin City’s sweethearts”, saying the band “lit up the stage, as a massive crowd of adoring fans sat mesmerized by their silky smooth harmonies and superb musicianship.”
Saturday, April 5, 7:30pm
Claire Huangci began her international career as a classical pianist at the age of nine. She was billed a child prodigy and played in a concert for President Bill Clinton at the age of ten. Since then, Claire has been awarded many grants, performed numerous concerts and won several prizes, long out-growing the image of a prodigy and coming into her own artistic maturity. With her technical brilliance, deep musical expression, playful virtuosity and her keen sensibility, she captures her audiences all over the world.