The Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture Series
Los Alamos Arts Council is pleased to present “Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lectures” to honor the many contributions of Rosalie Heller to life and music in Los Alamos
Rosalie Heller made major contributions to classical music in Los Alamos. She taught and inspired over 300 pupils of all ages from 5 to 95. Rosalie was a gifted pianist and performed at over 100 chamber music concerts in Northern New Mexico. She gave a series of eight well attended evening lectures on classical music in Fuller Lodge, and as a radio host for over ten years, created a variety of programs. During her 17 years as Artistic Director of the Los Alamos Concert Association, many outstanding artists and programs were brought to Los Alamos.
The 2nd presentation of The Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture was held on Wednesday, October 23, featuring James M. Keller. Mr. Keller was in his 25th season with the New York Philharmonic, where he occupied an endowed chair as its Program Annotator. He was also the Program Annotator of the San Francisco Symphony, a position he has held since 2000. His book Chamber Music: A Listener’s Guide, was spotlighted as “book of the month” and a “five stars book choice” by BBC Music Magazine. In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award for his feature writing in Chamber Music magazine.
From 2010 to 2019, Keller was a staff writer and critic-at-large at Pasatiempo, the weekly arts and culture magazine of The Santa Fe New Mexican.
The inaugural presentation of The Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture was held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM. Admission was free.
The inaugural speaker was Bill McGlaughlin, of Exploring Music fame! Bill celebrated the 100th year of Leonard Bernstein‘s birth (1918) with a multi-media presentation entitled, Remembering Lenny.