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Mardi Gras/Carnival Concert

Mardi Gras/Carnival Concert
January 18, 2014 4:00PM

Enchantment Chamber Music, with violinist Ellen Chávez de Leitner, and guitarists Lynn McGrath and Genevieve Leitner, will present a concert of music meant for light-hearted enjoyment, as traditionally celebrated in Europe with social balls and parties before the forty days of Lenten fasting and penance observed by the Church. Included in the concert are New Mexican and Venezuelan waltzes, Austrian ländlers, Brazilian modhinas, New Mexican polkas, and tangos by Piazzola.


What: Mardi Gras/Carnival Concert
Where: IHM Retreat & Conference Center, 50 Mt. Carmel Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
When: Saturday January 18, 2014 4:00PM
Who: Enchantment Chamber Music, with Lynn McGrath, Genevieve Leitner, classical
guitar; Ellen Chávez de Leitner, violin
Tickets: $20 - $25, www.chavezdeleitner.com

Feb. 25, 2017 Concert in Cortez, CO - February 21, 2017

ELLEN CHÁVEZ DE LEITNER, violin, GENEVIEVE LEITNER, guitar, AND CECILIA LEITNER, voice, will perform music of Villa-Lobos, Paganini, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Astor Piazzolla, and more at the lovely new Sunflower Theatre in beautiful Cortez, Colorado.

Tickets for Oct. 29th San Miguel concert at the door only now! - October 29, 2016

Advance tickets are no longer available for tonight's concert. Please bring cash to pay at the door. Thank you!

8PM Oct. 29, 2016 Concert at San Miguel Mission, date posted - October 29, 2016

8:00 PM October 29, 2016 San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe, NM 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Chapel Series Concert: Duo Guadalupe Plays Music for Violin and Guitar Come and enjoy music by Bach, Piazzola, Paganini and Barrios, in the oldest church in the USA! We're so happy to be playing as a duo again, and hope you enjoy some of our favorites. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Advance discount prices available - October 25, 2016

Reduced price for the San Miguel Chapel Series concert on Oct. 29th are available only until Friday late evening. (See entry below, or click on "BUY" above.)

See you Saturday!

House Concert Success! - March 7, 2016

We had a wonderful concert on Saturday, with a great audience, and a full house! I so much enjoyed sharing music with the attentive, appreciative audience. Here are some comments by some of them:

"Not only was the music superb, but the people and your welcoming home were added warmth." (Charles)

"Ellen, the delight and the thanks are ours.....it was most lovely and special." (Lily)

 "I do hope you have more house concerts.  What a perfect concert space .  The house has really come together and it is fabulous …thanks for having all of us there to enjoy lovely music." (Lucy)

Genevieve, Carlos and I plan to perform again, and I hope often.

Chamber Music House Concert - February 5, 2016

March 5, 2016 at 3:00PM: Music for violin and guitar, with Ellen Chavez de Leitner, Carlos Perez and Genevieve Leitner, playing solos and duos. To reserve your seats click on BUY at the top of this page. Be sure to select the amount of tickets you want from the drop down button, then the yellow "Buy now" button.

Concert in Taos - February 2, 2016

The "Schubertiade" , a benefit house concert for the Taos Community Chorus on Sunday was a great success! Claire Detels invited me to play the Variations on “La ci darem la mano” by Beethoven, for trio (two violins and viola), and there were lots of singers and pianists who also played music of Schubert and other composers of his era. Great fun! Such an appreciative audience too! The house was packed, and I knew it would be, which is why I didn't help out with the promotion. I will, however, be sure to tell you about my next house concert soon!

Video of New Mexican music (re-posted) - September 5, 2014

Sunday: All Saints/All Souls/Day of the Dead Concert and Art Show - October 7, 2013

Just a reminder:
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:00PM
All Saints/Day of the Dead Concert
Come hear Marin Marais' Sonnerie de Ste. Genevieve, "The Soft, Complaining Flute" from Haydn's Mass for St. Cecilia, Richard Strauss' "Allerseelen" (All Souls), and more beautiful music in honor of All Saints and All Souls Days!
Come see the "retablos", or paintings of the saints, by Ellen Chavez de Leitner, Cecilia, Genevieve, and Rose Leitner!
Come buy CD's, retablos, and other items as gifts or something for yourself!

Coming up: All Saints/All Souls/Day of the Dead Concert and Art Show - September 18, 2013

OCTOBER 13, 2013, 4:00PM AT IHM CHAPEL, 50 MOUNT CARMEL ROAD, SANTA FE, NM, 87505
All Saints/All Souls/Day of the Dead Concert and Art Show

Enchantment Chamber Music presents music and art to commemorate All Saints Day and All Souls Day (also known as Day of the Dead). The concert will include music for the occasion (a couple of weeks early) from Medieval and Baroque to comtemporary, for violin, cello, harpsichord, piano, voice, and flute. Includes Chant from Liber Usualis, music of H.I.F. Biber, Nicola Matteis, Marin Marais, J.S. Bach, J. Albrechtsberger, F. Schubert, R. Strauss and Rev. Fr. J.M. Blanch. Northern New Mexico style santos painted by violinist/artist Ellen Chávez de Leitner and her daughters Genevieve, Cecilia, and Rose will adorn the IHM Chapel, and some will be also available for purchase.

Tickets: $28 General, $24 Seniors, $18 Students (Click "BUY" on menu bar above.)

Video of New Mexican music at Los Luceros - August 24, 2012

This is a traditional New Mexican polka, played by Ellen and folk mucicians at Los Luceros opening in July 2012:
http://www.chavezdeleitner.com/publicfiles/Ellen_plays_violin_at_Los_Luceros_IMG_4740.MOV

Make reservations online using PayPal! - June 25, 2012

Carlos Perez, virtuoso guitarist, will join the Leitner Trio with music of Antonio Lauro, Fernando Sor, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Marcelo Coronel, Astor Piazzola, Nicolo Paganini, and traditional Chilean songs arranged by Carlos Perez.

You can now make reservations to the Concert on July 14 and buy your tickets using PayPal. (Click on BUY.) Tickets will be held at "Will Call" at the door unless mailing is requested.

Concert July 14, 2012 - June 15, 2012

Carlos Perez will join The Leitner Trio for another delightful concert at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel.
On the program are Classical, Spanish, and Latin American selections.

Click on BUY to order.

For more information about Carlos Perez and Genevieve, click on "Links".

Lessons available - April 26, 2012

Competitive rates on private lessons!
Do you want to improve your technique? Need help with a new piece? Or start as a beginner?
I want to share my knowledge and skills! Just send me an email: chavezd@chavezdeleitner.com

July 2012 Concert - April 3, 2012

Plans are in the making for another concert in July featuring the Leitner family and Carlos Perez.

Details upcoming!

Concert a success! - December 10, 2011

The Leitner Trio concert was a great success. We had a large, appreciative audience which gave us a standing ovation! Genevieve's guitar solos were amazing. Cecilia's singing was so beautiful that half the audience was crying. All the music was fun and enjoyable, for the audience and us too!

Don't forget to sign our guestbook, and get on the email list to be informed of future concerts.

The Leitner Trio Concert December 10, 2011 - October 15, 2011

The Leitner Trio will present a concert at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center Chapel, 50 Mount Carmel Road
Santa Fe NM 87505 at 3:00 PM December 10, 2011

Genevieve Leitner, guitar, Cecilia Leitner, soprano and Ellen Leitner, violin will present music of J.S. Bach, Joaquin Rodrigo for guitar, solo violin by Georg Philip Telemann, a guitar and violin duo by Fernando Carulli, and traditional Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America.

Adults $20
Seniors and students $15
Under 18 free with adult

Tickets available through Ellen until Dec. 3, 2011 or at the door by check or cash.

For more information please contact Ellen Leitner by email or phone at ellenleitner@gmail.com or 505-920-9728. Tickets available through Ellen until Dec. 3, 2011 or at the door by check or cash.

Violin lessons and workshops - March 16, 2011

Time to sign up for Spring lessons at Santa Cecilia Music Studio!
We've got such a peaceful location in the center of Santa Fe, and we know you'd enjoy having lessons there. Call to make an appointment to have a trial lesson and ask any questions you may have.

Cecilia Leitner sings with Canticum Novum on Nov. 6 & 7 - October 21, 2010

Cecilia will be performing in Haydn's "Theresa Mass" on Nov. 6 & 7 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Go to Canticum Novum's website to see details. (http://www.sfcanticumnovum.com/schedule.htm)

Genevieve Leitner at Loretto Chapel on Nov.14 - October 6, 2010

Genevieve Leitner will present a solo guitar concert on November 14th, 2010 at 6:00PM at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, NM. Her program will include music which spans five centuries. Genevieve is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a winner of several competitions. She has a captivating style, and her performances are always a pleasure to hear. Admission by donation, suggested $20.

San Juan Symphony Concert Oct. 10 - October 1, 2010

I'll be joining the San Juan Symphony for a concert on October 10th at 3PM. The guest solo clarinetist is Albert Fiterstein. See my Calendar for program information, or go to their website, http://www.sanjuansymphony.com/.

Duo Guadalupe Concert July 10, 2010 - May 22, 2010

Duo Guadalupe, invited by the El Morro Arts Council, will play a concert at the Old School Gallery in Ramah, NM. Please go to the calendar for details!

On the program will be:
Centone di Sonata - Niccolo Paganini

Leyenda - Isaac Albeniz (solo guitar)

Intermission

Sonata Secunda - Pietro Locatelli

Siete Canciones Populares - Manuel de Falla

"Bordel" and "Nightclub 1960" - Astor Piazzolla

"Santa Cecilia Music Studio" - May 10, 2010

The music studio in Santa Fe , 621 Old Santa Fe Trail, is open and ready for students.

We still have openings for a few students, and are offering individual as well as small group lessons. Come have an introductory lesson and sign up now for summer lessons!

We welcome all ages, and will work out a plan to fit your budget and style.

CONCERT FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2010 AT ST. FRANCIS CATHEDRAL BASILICA - April 20, 2010

Cecilia Leitner, will be singing as soprano soloist with the SANTA FE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA AT 7PM FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2010 at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe. The "Creation" by Haydn will be sung in English, with choir and Soprano, Tenor, and Baritone soloists.

This will be Cecilia's first performance in NM since she received her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from Yale University last May. I hope you can come if you are in Santa Fe or nearby! It's free, so come on time!
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