Tue, 9 August 2016
Guest One: Joshua Habermann
The Best Show In Town welcomes one of the best musical director’s in the Southwest, Joshua Habermann, musical director for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Undergoing its 34th season, Habermann shares how the ensemble has raised its artistic profile and broadened its programming to include choral-orchestral masterworks as well as cutting-edge a cappella programs. He also discusses the exciting community outreach projects and the power that music carries with it to bring people together and provide a place for individuals to belong to something that can allow them to achieve something greater than the individual. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations in New Mexico, as well as one of the most distinguished. It successfully achieves its mission of exciting, engaging and inspiring diverse audiences with the beauty and power of great choral music.
Guest Two: Roberta Parry
Roberta Parry – Artist and Award-winning playwright and author, Roberta Parry talks about what inspires her creative process from the art of painting water colors to writing a 500-page novel. Always an inspired individual, Roberta talks about her new innovative book, “Killing Time”, a novel she refers to as having something for everyone: Drama, humor, nostalgia, sex, mystery, murder. We discuss the variety of creative and innovative literary techniques she employs, from removing the “he saids, and she saids”, to putting it in the form of a “novel in two acts”. She also tells the story of the inspiration behind her book, her creative process as well as her desire to pay tribute to a nostalgic piece of Americana she fears may be quickly disappearing.