Letter to the editor: Don’t pass up Alamosa’s musical offerings

As a long-time music lover, I have been very impressed by the performances of the Adams State Music Department.  Each year, offerings include choral, band, chamber music, percussion and jazz performances. Additionally, recitals by junior and senior students present an opportunity to hear a variety of music genres, including student- composed pieces. An important benefit is meeting the students, and watching them mature under the tutelage of their professors. 

My reason for writing this letter is that I am wondering why there aren’t more Alamosans at these great musical shows. They are just too good to not be enjoyed by more music lovers. Some performances, such as the recitals, are free. The others cost only $5 or less for seniors and students. A membership in “Friends of Music” gives one entrance into all Music Department offerings for the entire year. You can’t beat it, it’s a great deal. Many thanks to Beth Robison, chair of the ASU Music Department, and the department’s group of dedicated professors. I appreciate the fantastic job they have done. 

My comments about the ASU Music Department aren’t meant to take anything away from the other amazing musical venues in the Valley. In fact, one of the many reasons

I stayed in Alamosa after retiring 37 years ago is the wonderful array of musical offerings available. I have been blessed by and am thankful for the tremendously talented musicians performing in the Valley Community Chorus, SLV Symphony, SLV Band, Alamosa Live Music Association and so on. And now, the new Society Hall brings in a variety of talented performers. We have it really good here in Alamosa and I’m thankful for all whose efforts bring us great music.

Mac McFadden


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