New Mexico Philharmonic Announces 2012-2013 Concert Series at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 14, 2012—The New Mexico Philharmonic today announced a new series of concerts to be performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center that includes eight matinee performances.
The NHCC Series begins on Sunday, September 16th at 2 p.m. with Uriel Segal conducting an encore performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” with soprano Paulette Berman Fagen and mezzo-soprano Susan Platts. The program will be a repeat of the concert performed at Popejoy Hall on Saturday, September 15th.
Next on the NHCC Series schedule on Sunday, September 23rd at 2 p.m. will be Clark Suttle conducting an all-Bach program that includes the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, the Concerto in D Minor, Concerto in G Minor, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Seán Duggan, two time winner of the Bach Competition in Washington D.C. and a Benedictine monk, will solo on piano.
On Sunday, November 11th at 2 p.m. Dante Anzolini conducts soprano Sharla Nafziger, baritone Edmund Connolly, the New Mexico Philharmonic and The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John in Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del destino, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Brahms’s Requiem.
The fourth installment in our NHCC series is on Sunday, January 13th at 2 p.m. Grant Cooper will conduct Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Ballet with the New Mexico Ballet Company. And on Sunday, January 27th at 2 p.m. Christopher Confessore will conduct a program featuring Craft’s From a Distant Mesa, with tenor Brian Cheney, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7.
The Sunday, February 10th 2 p.m. concert features local favorite David Felberg conducting Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 1. Special guest will be 11-year-old piano prodigy Ishan Loomba.
Philip Mann takes the podium on Sunday, March 3rd at 2 p.m. to conduct Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major with guest artist James Shields, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9.
The final concert of the season is scheduled for Sunday, April 7th at 2 p.m. Santa Fe resident Robert Tweten will conduct and solo on piano in a program that includes Mozart’s Overture to Le nozze di Figaro and his Piano Concerto K488, plus Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3.
For information on subscription savings, call 323-4343. Individual tickets are available now at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Box Office, online by clicking the Buy Tickets links on the individual concerts, or by calling 724-4771.
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/support.
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