New Mexico Philharmonic Pops Series Concerts
Season and Single Tickets Now Available
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 26, 2012—Season and single concert tickets for the five-concert New Mexico Philharmonic Pops Series are now available for fans of the genre.
The Pops Series begins at Popejoy Hall on Saturday, September 8th at 6 p.m. with “Dave Bennett’s Tribute to Benny Goodman,” a night of swing-era classics by a clarinet prodigy who brings to life the music of “The King of Swing.”
On December 15th at 6 p.m. the sounds of the season will fill Popejoy Hall with the “Holiday Joy” concert conducted by Randol Bass, who is joined by The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John, the Manzano Day School Choir, and special guest, Mayor Richard J. Berry, narrating the beloved poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Moving to the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center, on Saturday, October 13th at 6 p.m. the Pops Series offers an evening of music and comedy with mime Dan Kamin in a program entitled “Charlie Chaplin at the Symphony.” Everything goes wrong at a classical concert when the Classical Clown shows up to wreak havoc. Two timeless Chaplin comedies, Easy Street and The Immigrant are introduced, accompanied by new symphonic scores by the evening’s conductor, Grant Cooper, music director of the West Virginia Symphony.
Popejoy Hall becomes the scene for romance on Saturday, February 9,2013 at 6 p.m. with the program, “Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Ann Hampton Callaway.” Nominated for a “Best Actress in a Musical” Tony® Award for her role in “Swing!,” Callaway won the Theatre World Award for “Outstanding Broadway Debut,” and garnered a number of other prestigious awards. Roger Melone conducts the New Mexico Philharmonic in a performance that will leave the audience in a romantic mood!
Head back to the ‘70s at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th when “The Music of ABBA” comes alive on the Kiva Auditorium stage. Some of the most danceable music ever performed is resurrected by the talented Swedish group, “Arrival.” Since their formation in 1995, Arrival has toured over 35 nations and appeared on television and radio shows throughout the world. They are the only group with the exclusive right to copy ABBA’s original colorful outfits, and the only group to receive an unreleased ABBA song directly from the original group. This is the closest you will ever get to seeing the real ABBA.
Fans of the Pops Concerts should purchase tickets early as the popular series is expected to sell out quickly. A 10% discount is available by subscribing to the five-concert series. Details and an order form are available at www.nmphil.org or by calling 505-323-4343.
Ticket prices for all Pops concerts are: A Section $68.50; B Section $46.50; C Section $35.50; D Section $19.50.
Single tickets for Pops concerts at Popejoy Hall can be purchased at www.unmtickets.com, UNM Ticket Offices at The Pit (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.), at the UNM Bookstore (Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and at all Albertsons supermarkets in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. They can be purchased by phone at 505-925-5858 (Monday – Friday10 a.m.- 4 p.m.).
Single tickets for Pops concerts at the Kiva Auditorium can be purchased at www.holdmyticket.com, the Hold My Ticket box office in the Sunshine Building at 112 2nd St. SW, or by calling 505-886-1251.
For quick links to purchasing single tickets on line, visit www.nmphil.org.
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