New Mexico Philharmonic Grateful for Generous Donation of Stock Valued at $130,000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NM, October 17, 2012—The New Mexico Philharmonic today announced that it has received a very generous gift of stock valued at over $130,000 from Linda Buffett. “We are so pleased with the generosity of this individual, who has over this past year seen the growth of the New Mexico Philharmonic from a fledgling organization to a vital cultural force in Albuquerque and New Mexico,” said Executive Director Marian Tanau. “Linda Buffett was proud to provide this gift in support of the New Mexico Philharmonic and has been a long-standing ticket holder. This gift was given in recognition of our creative programming, commitment to youth education and plans for long-term growth.”
The New Mexico Philharmonic was organized in the late spring of 2011, and in its first season presented a Classical Concert Series at Popejoy Hall that featured five performances. In the spring, two concerts in the Neighborhood Series were presented in area religious facilities. An avant gard PULSE program at the KiMo Theatre brought international talent to the stage that combined electronic music and film. Community concerts, youth concerts and outdoor concerts at the Albuquerque Biological Park Zoo completed the orchestra’s inaugural season.
In the 2012-2013 Season the NM Phil offers seven performances in the Classical Series at Popejoy Hall and eight Sunday Afternoons at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, six of which are unique to this series.
The very popular Pops Series brings national and international talent to the stage with three concerts at Popejoy and two at the Kiva Auditorium. The Introduction to the Classics Series at the KiMo Theatre offers educational and entertaining talks on the development of classical music, followed by stirring performances of music of the period.
The Neighborhood Concert Series brings four distinctive programs in five performances held in the more intimate settings of area religious facilities. One performance will feature the winners of the Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition in Piano and Strings.
The orchestra performs at various community concerts and will end the 2012-2013 Season with outdoor performances at the Albuquerque Biological Park Zoo.
This fall the New Mexico Philharmonic introduced a greatly expanded educational platform that involves children from kindergarten through high school. The Music Education Mission creates powerful musical experiences and in-depth learning for young audiences, and develops partnerships with community organizations to support and sustain a music education program of the highest quality.
El Sistema offers in-depth, hands-on music education to 20 elementary students in a Title 1 APS school. Ensemble Visits offer performances and teachable moments to small groups of elementary students. Popejoy Hall Concerts for Children bring over 12,000 4th and 5th grade students and parent chaperones to hear live performances of music selected especially for their age level. Fusion Performances offer joint music and visual events to ten APS middle and high schools to engage students in a new experience of aural and visual learning about music. Music in Four Corners will bring concerts to area middle and high schools.
As the major professional orchestra in the state, the New Mexico Philharmonic is committed to inspiring audiences of all ages and backgrounds through its artistic excellence, innovative programming and educational and community engagement. The New Mexico Philharmonic is a non-profit corporation recognized as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. To learn more about upcoming performances or to become a volunteer, please visit www.nmphil.org. Donations are gratefully accepted at www.nmphil.org/contrib. Those interested in donating securities to the New Mexico Philharmonic can contact Christine Rancier at 505-263-2959.
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