Below are the performances, upcoming and recent, that I am doing with various groups, including Taos Soundscapes, the Lee/Detels Duo, the Bakkum/Detels piano duo, and others. I also perform weekly as Music Director, Pianist, and Song Leader at the El Pueblito Methodist Church in El Prado, Sundays at 11 AM.
April 3 – Los Alamos “ 100 Years of Great Four-Hand 4-hand Piano Music”
With pianists Claire Detels and Kim Bakkum. Lunchtime recital.
Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos • Noon • Free
April 5 – Santa Fe Turquoise Trail Baroque Band
Plays J.S. Bach, Lully, Scheidt, Schmelzer, and Albinoni. Featuring Claire Detels on harpsichord and Baroque violin, Sarah Manthey on viola da gamba, and Joseph Fasel on Baroque oboe and recorder.
April 13 – Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Concert
Including Brahms Violin Concertso, Hohvaness’s Mysterious Mountain Symphony and Rossini’s William Tell Overture.
Crossroads Bible Church • 7pm
Jan. 20 — “Oh Freedom”
Martin Luther King Day concert with tenor Salman Lee and pianist Claire Detels. With tribute to Nina Simone.
Taos Mesa Brewery • 2pm • $15/$10 Seniors.
Jan. 26 — Taos Soundscapes presents the 5thannual Schubertiade
Featuring Claire Detels as speaker and pianist, cellist Rebecca Caron, violinist Ellen Chavez de Leitner, and singers Salman Lee, Elizabeth Calvert, and Mark Jackson.
Brock’s in Taos • 3pm • $25/15
Jan. 27 — Schubertiade at Hotel St. Bernard (2nd performance)
Taos Ski Valley • 8pm • Tickets TBA
Feb. 1 — Santa Fe “TGIF”
Concert series featuring Ellen Chavez de Leitnerr on violin, and Claire Detels on piano.
Santa Fe Presbyterian, 5pm
Feb. 16 – Schwartzman/Detels Violin Duo
Perform Celtic and New Mexican folksongs for the 25thanniversary celebration of Shared Table
Taos Mesa Brewery • 3pm
Feb. 24 — Black History Month
Concert with tenor Salman Lee and pianist Claire Detels
Unity Church of Taos • 4pm
Mar. 9 — Taos Soundscapes
Presents the 5thannual Great Women Composers concert, w/ 400-yr. tribute to Barbara Strozzi. Featuring Strozzi scholar Candace Magner on Baroque guitar, Claire Detels on harpsichord and piano, Rebecca Caron on cello, Joseph Fasel on recorder, and singers Elizabeth Calvert and Mark Jackson.
Taos Presbyterian • 3pm • $20/15 for Veterans and students.
Mar. 10 — GWC repeat in Angel Fire.
Claire Detels is Professor Emerita of the University of Arkansas Dept. of Music with an MA and PhD in Historical Musicology from the University of Washington and a BA from Colorado College. Always fascinated with the relationship between cultures and artistic styles, Claire initially intended to major in anthropology. Although she ended majoring in music, her interest in style and culture found its place in the study of musicology, as well as music performance.
Claire’s one-of-a-kind artworks and accessories feature everything from wall hangings to shawls, scarves, table runners and fiber jewelry. She works without reference to pre-drawn patterns or stitch counting; but according to expressive mixtures of different fiber textures, colors and stitch-types. Her award winning work is currently featured in the Amman Gallery in Taos, NM.