Spencer Theater to Host Ottmar Liebert and Band Luna Negra in Concert on 7/26
Six-time Grammy Award nominee, and nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert, has released 25 albums and received 38 Gold and Platinum distinctions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His debut album La Semana has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time, and he has twice been named by Billboard Magazine as "New Age Artist of the Year." This year he released two new albums, Three-oh-Five and Bare Wood, works that reflect his ever evolving musicianship.
Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of our time, thrilling sold-out audiences throughout the world. He returns to the Spencer Theater stage with his dynamic band, Luna Negra at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, sharing his many evocative tunes. A few seats remain for $69 & $66. In prelude to his concert is a masters class, a rare opportunity for guitarists of all levels to receive insight and personal tips on technique and style from the master. The class is limited to 50; participants must be ticket holders for the evening concert.
This promises to be a night of richly atmospheric music. Liebert's mesmerizing instrumental compositions conjure up a multitude of gorgeous images, many of the ancient Spanish and Muslim Andalusia of lore, as well as visions of the rugged American southwest with its vistas with deep canyons, undulating deserts and snaky spirits. His is the music of imagination and travel, a deeply pleasurable vehicle for capturing different vistas - all at the Spencer Theater. Call 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets or information.
Upcoming performances at the Spencer Theatre include:
Spencer Speakeasy Party: A Roaring '20s Dinner & Dance - Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. ($110). Costumes are optional at this Flapper party, but dressing á la mode makes for a whole lot of fun! Enjoy a scrumptious steak and lobster dinner on stage, speakeasy drinks, and dancing to the big band jazz of The Capones, a septet of horns and percussion together with sultry female vocals.
Lee Greenwood - Saturday, August 2 at 8 p.m. ($79 & $76) This award-winning "God Bless The USA" singer/songwriter also won distinction for 19 Top Ten country hits like "I.O.U." "Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands" and "Somebody's Gonna Love You." Sponsored by Kay Bird & Sandy Erwin.
The Shirelles starring Beverly Lee - Saturday August 9 at 8 p.m. ($79 & $76). The sweet harmonies and sassy spirit of this historic vocal group shines forth in Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues and smooth uptown Soul hits like "Dedicated To The One I Love," "Mama Said," "Soldier Boy," and "Sha La La." Starring group original Beverly Lee, The Shirelles are sponsored by Lynn & Bruce Morgan.
Don McLean - Saturday, August 16 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). Legendary singer & songwriter of "American Pie," "Vincent," and "Castles In The Air," Don McLean is a true American troubadour, a master of "spirituality in rhythm and verse." He's joined by his multi-instrumental band for a night of folk-rock anthems.
Pat Green, Texas Country - Thursday, August 21 & Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). The Grammy-nominated hit maker, whose tunes "Wave On Wave" & "Take Me Out Dancing" is an ace songwriter with upbeat vocal stylings and a bit of Rock and Blues in his Country mix. Green will be joined at the Spencer by his five man band. Sponsored by The R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation.
Brass Transit, The Music of Chicago - Saturday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). Featuring a world-class horn section, rocking rhythm section and sky-high vocals, Brass Transit takes us to a more freewheeling era with the many Jazz-Rock hits of Chicago with classics like "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" and "Wishing You Were Here." Brass Transit features some of Canada's most-in-demand musicians and the group won endorsement by Chicago for its true sound and integrity. Enjoy their soaring vocals and spot-on instrumentals with multiple woodwinds, bass and drums.
For more season information and show, event & buffet tickets, please visit www.spencertheater.com or call 575.336.4800.
The Spencer Theater is at 108 Spencer Road, Airport Highway 220, Alto, NM. Business hours are 9 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For tickets or information call (575) 336-4800 or toll free at 888.818.7872.
Summer Season 2014 is sponsored in part by The Hugh Bancroft Jr. Foundation, The Lodge at Sierra Blanca and Walton Stations of New Mexico KWES 93.5 FM, KBUY 1360 AM and KWES 1450 AM Fox Sports, with additional season support from KOBR Channel 8, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso Ford-Lincoln, R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation, Su Casa Magazine, Rainmakers, New Mexico Magazine, Comcast Spotlight, MTD Media, The Dove KEDU 102.3 FM, Burt Broadcasting in Alamogordo, Majestic Communications in Roswell and First National Bank of Ruidoso.