When: April 24th - 27th
Location: Festival Grounds
Music and silent auction
Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.
The High Desert Winds will present a free concert of wind band music followed by a reception and silent art auction. Musical selections include works by Prokofiev, Whitacre, Bedford, Mackey, and Elgar. The art auction will offer works on paper and canvas by featured artist Mark Frossard, along with photography by Lindsay Parks and paintings by Joshua Neel. The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza will provide complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar will be available. Proceeds from the art auction will benefit Concordia Santa Fe, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of wind-centric music in our community.
Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted at the door. The concert, art auction, and reception will take place:
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Mesa Ballroom, Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe
The High Desert Winds is a community outreach program of Concordia Santa Fe that provides both high-school students and community adults with wind-centric musical opportunities at a higher level than those offered by school band programs and other community ensembles. Membership is open to high-school students based on the recommendation of their band directors, and to community adults by audition. Participants come from Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Pecos, Rowe, and Albuquerque. The musical selections for the October 20 performance are March, Op. 99 by Sergei Prokofiev, October by Eric Whitacre, Sun Paints Rainbows Over the Vast Waves by David Bedford, Strange Humors by John Mackey, and Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.
Mark Frossard has been creating artwork for Concordia Santa Fe since its inception in 2007 to aid in the thematic cohesion and promotion of their eight annual professional performances. Mark was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1981. In 2004, he earned his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas. During his time in the Midwest, Mark began his studies of the figure and the process of narrative storytelling in his work. After graduation, Mark moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, incorporating the beauty of the southwestern landscape into his paintings. His new work became inspired by the cultural diversity, alien landscape and vibrant colors.
Lindsay Parks is a native Floridian living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An alum of Savannah College of Art and Design, with a bachelor’s in Photography and minor in Graphic Design, her principle work focuses on weddings, events, and portraiture. Her love of travel and documentary photography has inspired a vast portfolio of snapshots and candids.
Joshua Neel’s paintings address the tradition of plein air easel painting in New Mexico marrying this practice of observation with other stylistic impulses. Neel examines themes of isolation and uncertainty, deploying monolithic “modern” forms, fiery fits of Automatic Surrealism, or ABEX eccentricity onto fields of passive post-impressionist landscapes. A reconciliation of earnestness and doubt unfolds in these atmospheric collisions of contrary positions.