|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBUQUERQUE, NM, November 3, 2011-The New Mexico Philharmonic today formally announced the dates for its 2011-2012 Concerts at Popejoy Hall. All performances will take place on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m.The inaugural season will begin on Saturday, December 10th with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #5 and Aaron Copeland’s Rodeo and Old American Songs conducted by Robert Tweten, with soprano soloist Kirsten Lear.The remaining season of performances at Popejoy Hall will include:
- A “Holiday Joy” Pops Concert on Saturday, December 17th. Conductor Randal Bass leads the orchestra in his arrangements of classic holiday music.
- On Saturday, January 28th, Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor “From the New World”, Op. 85, b.178, conducted by Dante Anzolini
- On Saturday, February 25th, Victor Yampolsky conducting Bartok’s Viola Concerto with Kimberly Fredenburgh on viola. The program includes Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73.
- The final concert of the season is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st with Uriel Segal conducting Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 99 with David Felberg on violin. Other offerings on the program are Alexander Borodin’s Overture to “Prince Igor” and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, arrangement by Ravel.
Patrons are able to enjoy all five concerts for as little as $97.50! That is just $19.50 per concert. Ticket sales for the season of five concerts begin on November 21st. Ticket purchasers may choose from three options:
- Order online at www.unmtickets.com
- Call UNM Ticketing Services at 925-5858.
- Visit either of the UNM ticketing offices: Main Campus Bookstore at Central & Cornell NE, Tuesday through Friday 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday Noon – 4 PM; Pit Ticket Office, northeast corner, 1111 University Blvd. SE. Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM.
Former full classical season subscribers to Popejoy Hall orchestra performances are being offered the opportunity to purchase season tickets and renew their selected seating options. All classical music fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure their seats for each exciting concert.
The New Mexico Philharmonic was formed in the spring of 2011 by a group of professional musicians and supporters whose goal it is to present exceptional live performances of classical music to audiences in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico. The New Mexico Philharmonic is a non-profit corporation recognized as a charitable 501©(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 here.