Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'spotlight' music to the ears.(Final)

Byline: Joanne Sheehy Hoover For the Journal


Santa Fe is a hotbed of talent and Santa Fe New Music has decided to take advantage of that fact. Saturday night for the closing of its second season it initiated "Spotlight On ..." concerts to highlight musicians in the neighborhood.

As pianist Marthanne Dorminy-Gardner, the evening's featured artist, amply demonstrated, the idea has built-in advantages. For starters, the Santuario de Guadalupe was nearly full, a rare condition for new music.

In addition to friends of the artist, there was a sense of the Santa Fe community supporting its own. Dorminy-Gardner's gracious manner and occasional remarks added to the feeling of an intimate artistic gathering. …

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