Date(s) - Sunday April 29, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro
Classical Violinist Jack Glatzer returns to Sierra County with a new program, Tierras Encantadas, devoted to understanding and presenting the essence of New Mexico. As in his previous concerts, Glatzer combines music with images to express his feelings and experiences — in this program he offers an interpretation of the diversity and beauty of the land, as well as the rich history of the various cultures and spirit of the people.
The state motto of Land of Enchantment so aptly describes New Mexico. We immediately think of the scenery – the mountains, the desert, the canyons, the great river. But there is also the fascinating enchantment of its history from the Anasazi to the Conquistadors to the Pueblo Revolt, the Spanish domination followed by becoming part of the US. Also, the enchantment of the various societies which constitute the population, Spanish, Latina, Native American Nations, Catholic, Penitentes, Crypto Jewish. Finally the enchantment of art – the many painters born in New Mexico or who, because of the ‘enchantment’ made New Mexico their home and their inspiration. Glatzer will show these paintings and link them to works of music by New Mexican composers.
The main works of music are two compositions, written especially for this project, by Dr. James Helder. He is well known to Deming audiences for his many celebrated concerts by his jazz ensemble. Other musical works are by Louis Ballard, the first Native composer to achieve national and international acclaim, and Ron Maltais, resident of Las Vegas who wrote for this program Variations on Amazing Grace.
Tierras Encantadas was created to honor the unique and beautiful state of New Mexico in all the richness and color of history, land and people. Glatzer seeks to tell its fascinating story through the eyes of the art and music of New Mexico artists and to capture the heartbeat of New Mexico through an enchanting violin Interpretation of its story.