Colors of the holidays

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Music > Los Alamos Community Winds lights up the community with annual prism concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Crossroads Bible Church

By The Staff

Like light through a prism, Los Alamos has many unique “colors” of musical talent to offer.
The Los Alamos Community Winds invites the public to attend its 4th Annual Holiday Prism Concert as we showcase the many sounds of the season. The show begins 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Crossroads Bible Church.
Featured are local string quartet, String Theory performing “Carol of the Bells.” They will be joined by several other players for Karl Jenkins “Palladio.”
Also on the program are vocalist Rene LeClaire performing music by Miklos Rosza and John Jacob Niles, pianist Frances Meier with music by Claude Thornhill and the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos Handbell Choir under the direction of Trudy Gabel.
“Prism Concerts were originally conceived in some of our nation’s colleges and universities as ways to promote academic programs in music and recruit students by showcasing (in a single concert) all the different facets of the ensemble curriculum,” said LACW Director Ted Vives. “Our hope is to do the same for the amazing variety of musical talent that we have here in Los Alamos.”
This year’s concert highlights that variety with performances of holiday classics by saxophone, horn, flute, and clarinet ensembles to truly unique offerings such as solos on trombone, guzheng (Chinese harp) and theremin, an electronic instrument used in film scores and in the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations.”
The concert will conclude with a combined performance by the entire company of a special arrangement of composer Alan Silvestri’s music from the 2004 holiday classic “The Polar Express.”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, however donations are accepted.