Brown Bag Performance Series

Always free, always entertaining! Take a lunch break at the very popular Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.  Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973.  You will love the variety this series presents! Brown Bag Performances help to connect the community.  Performances are held at 12 pm on the first Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted).

Due to closures in the Spring of 2020, LAAC is providing extra performances for the 2020-2021 Brown Bag Season. With continuing concerns regarding social distancing, performances may be cancelled, or provided to the community through alternative means, such as a Facebook Live or YouTube Live concert. We thank you for your patience, and continued patronage of the Brown Bag Performance Series.

Los Alamos Arts Council’s
Brown Bag Performance Series LIVE at Fuller Lodge!

As of the performance on May 5, we are once again able to have performances in Fuller Lodge.

We hope that you will be looking forward to these performances and be able to attend once again. We will be mindful of any Covid restrictions to ensure safety of the performers as well as audience members. Temperatures will be taken at the entrance and masks will be required in Fuller Lodge. There are stations for hand sanitizing available. Requirements will be adjusted if and when the rules change.

Looking forward to seeing you all again.

June 16th, 2021 – Joy Charles and Aaron Anderson

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s free Brown Bag Performance Series presents an in-person concert featuring pianist Aaron Anderson and cellist Joy Charles. The live concert takes place at noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN FULLER LODGE. This program is made possible in part through the support of the County of Los Alamos.

Aaron Anderson has been playing piano in concert halls and bars (some with actual people in the audience) all over the Mountain West for over twenty years. He plays a lot of jazz, rock and blues. Joy Charles has played cello for toddlers and some very cute barn yard animals. She plays a lot of classical music. Six years ago, a couple needed a pianist and a cellist to play for their wedding, and thus began a fruitful collaboration and the unique Anderson-Joy sound.

They take songs that Aaron likes and songs that Joy likes, and put them together as a way to coerce the other into playing them. Usually it works out to form some kind of pleasing musical expression. By combining their different musical backgrounds, choosing music from a wide range of styles, and applying unique arrangements, they bring out the best in each other and in a song.

May 5th, 2021 – Charles Lieou

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s free Brown Bag Performance Series presents an in-person concert featuring pianist Charles Lieou. He will be playing selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – J.S. Bach. The live concert takes place at noon on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN FULLER LODGE. This program is made possible in part through the support of the County of Los Alamos.

Charles Lieou

April 21st, 2021 – The Sunday Five Wind Quintet

The Sunday Five Wind Quintet is excited to present an online brown bag concert for the Los Alamos Arts Council on April 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM.  Formed during the pandemic by Gabriela Meriweather on flute, Kwami Barnett on clarinet, Pablo Hernandez on oboe, Dan Nebel on horn, and Kyle Sneden is based in Northern Colorado; this is their official debut performance.  Hornist Dan Nebel was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM, and he is thrilled to share music with his hometown community again!  The concert will feature an arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture by our bassoonist Kyle Sneden, Three Short Pieces by Jacques Ibert, Three Shanties by Malcolm Arnold, and an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango by the Imani Winds hornist Jeff Scott.  The concert will also feature works for solo horn including Interstellar Call by Olivier Messiaen and The Water Garden by Brian S. Wilson.
Click to view our teaser!

December 9th, 2020 – Sax Atomics

Los Alamos Arts Council Donations
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The 2020-2021 Brown Bag Performance Series is sponsored in part by the County of Los Alamos.

We encourage a variety of performances during this popular and well-attended performance venue. If you would like to perform on our Brown Bag Performance series, please contact the Arts Council directly, at 505-663-0477.

Performing Artists:  The 2020-2021 season has been finalized. We are currently accepting requests for the 2021-2022 series.  Please email your request and materials to us at laarts@rt66.com.  We encourage poets, dancers, musicians, & scholars of the performing arts to present a one hour program, free to the public. Please inquire.