The Friends of D.H. Lawrence is
a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated
to preserving and fostering the rich heritage of creativity left
by D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, including the preservation and renovation
of the D. H. Lawrence Ranch north
of Taos. Membership is open to all who want to sustain the Lawrence's legacy.
The DH Lawrence Ranch in San Cristobal, New Mexico is currently only open by appointment. Please contact the following for an appointment, or to communicate any questions or concerns: Mary Vosevich, UNM Physical Plant Director, (505) 277-6644; Rick Rumanski, Planning officer/UNM Physical Plant Dept., (505) 277-1698; or Dr. Wynn Goering, UNM Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, (505) 277-7601.
'Lorenzo's Ashes' the Opera
Harwood Museum, 238 Ledoux Street, Taos, New Mexico
Authur Bell Auditorium
A one act performance. 40-45 minutes.
There are four cast members representing: Dorothy Brett, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Frieda Lawrence and Angelo Ravagli.
The music is by Bruce Trinkley and the words are written by Jason Charnesky
The Performances at the Harwood will be:
| Sept.14 @ 7:00 P.M.
| Sept. 15 @ 7:00 P.M.
| Sept. 16 @ 3:00 P.M
local cast members:
Tina Sandoval (Dorothy Brett)
Heather Antonissen ( Mabel Dodge Luhan)
Julia Armstrong (Frieda Lawrence)
Mark Jackson (Angie Ravagli)
Tickets will cost:
|$15 for non-members
$12 for members of the Harwood
$ 5 students
According to the Harwood Museum web site, harwoodmuseum.org,the world premiere of Lorenzo's Ashes, a one-act chamber musical, recounts the story of writer D. H. Lawrence's stay in Taos and of the three women who fought to make sure that he remain part of Taos legend and landscape forever. Lawrence, a controversial writer of sexually daring novels, was invited to Taos by that remarkable Taoseña, Mabel Dodge Luhan. He arrived with his wife Frieda and was later joined by the British painter Dorothy Brett. Years later, these three women contrive to have Lawrence's cremated ashes returned to Taos for final dispensation. But in death, as in life, Lawrence's powerful spirit moves each of the women in very different directions as each struggles to secure a final resting place for her own memories of love and devotion. The plots and counterplots of the three women (and of Frieda's new Italian lover, Angie) create a music drama that is wry, wise and rowdy.
With music composed by Bruce Trinkley, frequent resident of the Wurlitzer Foundation, the piece was created during his 2012 winter and spring residency at the Wurlitzer Foundation. The book and lyrics are by Jason Charnesky, a Pennsylvanian poet who has collaborated with Trinkley to create over two dozen theatre pieces.
The cast comprises three remarkable women of Taos and an equally remarkable man: Tina Sandoval, soprano, as Brett; Heather Antonissen, mezzo-soprano, as Mabel; Julia Armstrong, contralto, as Frieda; and Mark Jackson, baritone, as Angie. The work is directed by Richard Edelman, guest artist from Boston, Massachusetts.
The production is co-sponsored by the Harwood Museum of Art, the Friends of D. H Lawrence, SOMOS, and the Taos Opera Guild and is presented in conjunction with The Remarkable Women of Taos and Northern New Mexico.
Native American Connections -
Dr. Katherine Toy Miller
The Early Moderns, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Taos Pueblo, and the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, 2012.
Spiritual Connections: Georgia O'Keeffe and D. H. Lawrence, 2011.
2011 and 2012 readings are now posted in audio format at http://www.culturalenergy.org/lawrence.htm. This page includes other related talks & interviews about Lawrence and the period, including Mabel Dodge Luhan & John Collier Sr.
Q & A & Ranch talks coming for 2011 and 2012.
A Non-Profit Organization Creating Media Voices
for Youth, Arts & Activism for Northern New Mexico
125 A La Posta
Taos, NM 87571
Just Past Albertsons
To Listen: http://www.culturalenergy.org/listenlinks.htm
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|Twenty-five of the Top 50 most popular books about New Mexico.
Other lists available upon request.
1. Death Comes for the Archbishop. Willa Cather.
2. Bless me Ultima. Rudolpho Anaya.
3. Milagro Beanfield War. John Nichols.
4. The Man Who Killed the Deer. Frank Waters.
5. No Life for a Lady. Agnes Morley Cleveland.
6. Red Sky at Morning. Richard Bradford.
7. Great River. Paul Horgan.
8. Tularosa. C.L. Sonnieshen.
9. House at Otowi Bridge. Peggy Pond Church.
10 Riders to Cibola. Norman Zellinger
11. Sky Determines. Calvin Ross.
12. Centuries of Santa Fe. Paul Horgan.
13. New Mexico Place Names. T.M. Pearce.
14. Wind Leaves No Shadow. Ruth Laughlin.
15. No High Adobe. Dorothy Pillsbury.
16. Dance Hall of the Dead. Tony Hillerman.
17. Conquest of Don Pedro. Harvey Ferguson.
18. Great Taos Bank Robbery. Ton Hillerman.
19. Lamy of Santa Fe, His Life and Times. Paul Horgan.
20. Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian Russell.
21. New Mexico. Marc Simons.
22. New Mexico, Rio Grande and Other Essays.
Tony Hillerman/David Muench.
23. Black Range Tales. James A. McKenna.
24. Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso. Alice Marriott.
25. People of the Valley. Frank Waters.
D.H. Lawrence writings with a Taos setting:
Phoenix (Contains essays about Taos)
“The Princess,” in Complete Short Stories of D.H. Lawrence (The heroine resembles Dorothy Brett)
“Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine,” in Phoenix II
St. Mawr (Novella that ends in San Cristobal)
The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories (Short story with a Mexico setting but drawing heavily on Taos experience)
Mornings in Mexico
A few, just a few, others at random:
Blood and Thunder. Hampton Sides.
So far from God. Ana Castillo.
Spinning Sun, Grinning Moon. Max Evans.
Skeleton of a Bridge. Robert Mirabal.
The Rounders. Max Evans.
The Journal of Antonio Montoya. Rick Collignon.
The Autobiography of Kit Carson. Kit Carson.
Lorenzo in Taos. Mabel Dodge Lujan.
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Friends of DHL Membership annual dues:
Send membership checks (with name and address) to:
Friends of D. H. Lawrence
PO Box 1177
Taos, NM 87571
The Friends of D.H. Lawrence Board:
Bill Haller, President
Sam Richardson, Vice President