Concert Series – Presented by AMP Concerts

Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


Free, live music every Friday in the Railyard Plaza all summer long! Concerts presented by AMP Concerts, sponsored by Falling Colors, and additionally supported by the InterPlanetary Festival.


InterPlanetary Partner Event:
NMPAS Presents “Music of Spheres” at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center.

This very special program takes place on the same weekend as the Santa Fe Institute’s “Interplanetary Festival” and is an exciting event that incorporates several art forms and astrophysics.

Patricia Henning, a UNM astrophysicist and member of the New Mexico Bach Chorale, explores our place in the universe through a slide show that includes galaxies which she and her students have recently discovered. 

Artist Tina Mion exhibits some of her latest work, including an image of the blood moon. NMPAS Artistic Director Franz Vote leads a vocal quartet and an ensemble of 9 instruments and keyboard in music from Bach’s Art of the Fugue and a series of arias about the moon, astronomers, the evening star, and a total eclipse. Readings from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice by the founder of the International Shakespeare Guild, Santa Fe’s own John Andrews, round out the program, which closes with Joseph Strauss’s amazing waltz, Sphären-Klänge [Music of the Spheres].

Note that there are two performances on Saturday, June 15th at 3 pm and again at 7pm

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque will host a Star Party at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center following the 7 pm performance, weather permitting. 

Reserve your tickets to this event here.


Musical performance by Denver-based percussion-centered electronic performance group “Itchy-O“.
Itchy-O creates transcendent musical experiences by blending many cultural iconographies in an effort to provide a distinctive offering that dissolves familiarities, awakens possibilities, and employs the true nature and power of hive-minded ceremony. With a performance troupe of over 50+ musicians, dancers, puppeteers, and special effects experts itchy-O creates a space where the performer and audience co-create an ecstatic artistic experience.  Shaking all tenants of tradition, the percussive rhythms of the drum battery and taiko drums intermingle with unique custom-crafted electronic devices, providing a primal-futuristic spiritual immersion.

Co-presented by AMP Concerts


Performance by “The Family Stone” featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and Original Founding Members of Sly & The Family Stone, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico featuring Phunne Stone.

Co-presented by AMP Concerts


Musical performance by Santa Fean “Tone Ranger” (AKA Alex Simon), dance music that embodies the magnetic and supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Blending deep house rhythms with ethereal instrumentation (lap steel, harmonica, whistling, voice), he has earned a reputation as one of the region’s most original and sought-after live electronic acts.

Co-presented by AMP Concerts


Tomas O’Halloran will play an awesome set during the Opening Day of the InterPlanetary Festival.
Check out some of his mixes on his SoundCloud, deejaytomas.


“Beautiful, mystical and poetic.” – New York Times

“Downtown cool from Lou Reed to Deborah Harry to The Strokes all in one!” – Wall Street Journal

JiHAE ‘s latest LP ‘Illusion of You’ features her co-write with the legendary Leonard Cohen and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) on song, ‘It Just Feels’.

During her burgeoning artistic career, JiHAE (which means “wisdom” in Korean) has released 4 albums, written and produced a multimedia rock opera based on her 3rd concept album, ‘Fire Burning Rain’ with Academy Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, performed at the London Olympics, Cannes Film Festival and the United Nations, and become heavily involved with a variety of nonprofits, including work with Hillary Clinton’s 2012 Hours Against Hate global initiative, the Willie Mae Rock Camp and Let’s Come Together, a creative platform she founded to unite people for human rights. JiHAE also runs a music for production/label, Septem.


Schwimmer also recently completed 2 commissions from The Metropolitan Museum while Polygraph Lounge has received and performed 2 commissions from Carnegie Hall for full length concerts. Among the long list of artists Schwimmer has worked with are Simon and Garfunkel,Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Gotye, Chaka Khan, Laurie Anderson, Bette Midler, Queen Latifah, producer Arif Mardin, Adam Guettel, Gotye’s Ondioline Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group,  producer Peter Katis,  Paul Bley, The Boston Pops, Mary Cleere Haran, T-Bone Walker, Sam Rivers, Ethan Iverson, Marc Shaiman, David Krakauer,  Christian Marclay, Matthew Barney,  Ang Lee, Maria Schneider, Michel Gondry, Mark Morris Dance Group, Trey Anastasio, The Klezmatics, Bernie Worrell, Sxip Shirey, Nels Cline, Annette Peacock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marshall Brickman, Karen Black, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Josh Groban, Mabou Mines, Geoffrey Holder, John Cale, Steve Buscemi, Iva Bittova, Theo Bleckmann, John Stubblefield, Burt Bacharach, The Roches, Jack Quartet, Scott Robinson, Edie Brickell, producer Teo Macero, Hal Willner, Vernon Reid, The Everly Brothers, Ethel, James Emery, Bela Fleck, Lenny Kaye, Kurt Vonnegut, Tamar Muskal, Anjani Thomas, Odetta, Drepung Loseling Tibetan Monks, Sussan Deyhim, producer John Simon, Joseph Jarman, Fred Anderson, Alwin Nikolai/ Murray Louis Dance Company, Marc Ribot, Frank London, C&C Music Factory and Sammy Davis Jr. among others.

Rob is a featured ondioline/keyboards/theremin soloist (as well as playing keyboards and theremin) with Gotye’s Ondioline Orchestra which has played to acclaim from National Sawdust and Roulette in NYC to Moogfest (Durham, NC) to Tasmania and The Sydney Festival (both in Jan 2018.) Rob also did arrangements for Gotye’s upcoming release. Rob is also a leading player of the Haken Continuum fingerboard. Recent recording sessions on Continuum include Paul Simon, Esperanza Spalding and Trey Anastasio.

A founding member and co-director of The NY Theremin Society, Rob is one of the top theremin virtuosos in the world and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The NY Times, Wall St Journal, WNYC, WQXR and the popular PBS series “History Detectives”.  Rob is the thereminist for Ethan Iverson’s (The Bad Plus) “Pepperland,” a full length dance piece for The Mark Morris Dance Group which premiered in Liverpool in 2017 as part of Liverpool’s “Sgt. Pepper at 50” celebration. His appearances as theremin soloist include The Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Caramoor (which included Rob’s theremin arrangement of Bernard Herrmann’s “Scene d’Amour” from Vertigo,) The Boston Pops in a world premier of  “Nosferatu” at Symphony Hall,  The Moab Music Festival, The Little Orchestra at Lincoln Center, with Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall and Simon & Garfunkel’s world tours (including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary show at Madison Square Garden) where he also played keyboards and sang. In addition to his CD Theremin Noir (with Uri Caine and Mark Feldman,) Rob has performed as featured thereminist on Trey Anastasio’s CD Traveler, Matthew Barney’s epic movie Cremaster 3, the 2009 R.W. Goodwin feature Alien Trespass, CBS television series Now and Again and A&E’s Breakfast With the Arts. He was chosen to perform in a sold out concert at the Disney Concert Hall (LA) as part of legendary The 10 Piece Theremin Orchestra. Rob was recently interviewed by Faith Salie (Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me) for CBS Sunday Morning and The NY Theremin Society concert was filmed as part of the same segment about the resurgence of the theremin. Schwimmer premiered a new silent movie soundtrack (The Fall of the House of Usher–1928) featuring live theremin at The NY Theremin Society’s recent residency at Bucknell University and given its NYC premiere at The Tribeca New Music Festival.

He composed the score for Cynthia Wade’s 2008 Academy Award winner “Freeheld” in the Documentary Short category as well as collaborating on David Frankel’s Oscar winner “Dear Diary” for Dreamworks (their first Oscar) in the Live Action Short in 1997. Rob’s compositions have been featured in theater, television series and movies, silent films, documentaries and feature films as well as Rob’s continuing series of solo concerts.

He has performed at venues all over the world including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Weiner Konzerthaus, Tokyo Dome, Madison Square Garden, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Festival, The Metropolitan Museum, The Stone, The Museum of Modern Art, The Blue Note, CBGB’s, The Stone and the Colosseum (Rome).


LIVE and ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The “Dioses del Baile,” or “Gods of Dance,” have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing.

The latest recording is an album of classic Mexican hits reimagined with a reggae feel. Titled Non-Stop: Los Angeles ? Mexico ? Kingston, it pays homage to the band’s Latin roots, allowing them to personalize songs that defined their youth and in turn, become part of Latin and Pop music lore. Produced by drum & bass reggae legends, Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt) and featuring various high profile guest vocalists, the album recreates the magic of classic Latin hits with a reggae dancehall vibe that only Ozomatli could make feel as natural as waves rolling in the Caribbean sands.

The album was born from the group’s desire to pay tribute to the Mexican styles that influenced their youth. Originally conceived as a tribute to mariachi and NorteĂąo, the band decided to expand the concept and include old and new artists and cover more eras all under the umbrella of reggae. Pairing reggae dancehall instrumentals with the already eclectic variety of Mexican music spoke to the band’s desire to do something uniquely authentic for its 20th anniversary. The album includes classic Mexican songs such as “Sabor a Mi” and “Besame Mucho,” but also songs by contemporary Mexican acts like Cafe Tacuba and Mana, Mexican-American greats like Selena, and classic legends like Santana. Ozomatli has always brought people and cultures together with their music and that is exactly what this album embodies, merging Jamaican influences with Mexican roots to lend an original Ozo sound to songs we all know.

Prior to paying respects to the classic Latin catalogue, Ozomatli was creating its own repertoire adored by fans and critics alike. The band catapulted to the top of the live music scene with its first eponymously titled album. The impact of the then 10-piece band’s album was felt throughout the music world, and earned them the opportunity to open for Carlos Santana on his Supernatural tour. Following the success of its first album and touring with Santana and Mana, Ozomatli released its sophomore album, Embrace the Chaos, which garnered a Grammy award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. The follow up album, Street Signs, won both the same award and the Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2005.

Ozomatli takes firm stances on various social justice issues. Their work focuses on giving voice to Latino culture, opportunity to children, fighting for workers’ rights, and promoting global unity and peace amongst people, cultures and nations. Ozomatli were named Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department in 2006, was the first musical group to speak at the TED Conference in San Francisco, and performed for President and First Lady Obama at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 32nd Annual Award Gala.

In addition to politics and social issues, Ozomatli emphasizes the importance of family and children. Ozomatli has strived to make music to be shared through the generations and have even recorded music specifically targeted towards children and families. Their 2012 release, Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz, features all original children’s music that captures the innovation and liveliness that Ozo fans have become accustomed to, while educating children on the values of nature and knowledge. The band continues to perform the album at special OzoKidz concerts, where parents and children alike dance and play along on OzoKidz kazoos.

With Non-Stop, Ozomatli continues creating music for entire families and communities. By recreating these classic Latin songs, Ozo redefines their meaning and reimagines their beauty for generations to come. As Ozomatli percussionist and MC, Justin Poree, puts it, “Anyone who is eight or 80 will recognize “Sabor a Mi” or “Besame Mucho.” These rhythmically and melodically rich songs bridge the generational gap, captivate all who listen, and beautifully mesh a variety of rich cultures.


 

Presented by SFI and Meow Wolf. Absolutely Free

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