Community Winds Conductor and Artistic Director Ted Vives rehearses with the musicians Tuesday. The concert’s Americas-based repertoire was a “happy accident.”
Community Winds to perform today, Saturday

Saturday is the day to see “Travelogue of the Americas,” Los Alamos Community Winds’ latest offering.

The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 E Road.

Community Winds Conductor and Artistic Director Ted Vives said coming up with the concert’s Americas-based repertoire was one of those happy accidents.

While picking out selections for the concerts, Vives noticed a theme.

“I said ‘gee, these are all pieces from right here in the New World,’” Vives said. “…I didn’t go into it with this idea already in my head, it sort of built upon itself.”

In addition to featuring music about the New World, most of the music was created by composers born after 1950, and except for one composer, they all hail from the New World. Composer Cory McBride, for example was born in 1985. He wrote Agua’s Realm in 2004, when he was just 16 years old.