October 2018

Program Notes


UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• Guest tenor Brian Downen and composer Jorge Martin perform Saturday, Sept. 29.
• El Paso Youth Jazz Ensemble performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.
• UTEP Wind Symphony performs Tuesday, Oct. 2.
• Jazz guitarist Dave Styker performs Wednesday, Oct. 3.
UTEP Choirs perform Tuesday, Oct. 9.
• Commercial Music Ensemble performs Thursday, Oct. 11.
• Ecclesiastical Choral performs world music from Lebanon Friday, Oct. 12.
• An evening of music and discussion on “Black on Brown: African Influence on Latin American Guitar Music” with John Siqueiros, Dena Kay Jones and Felipa Solis is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month events.
UTEP Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
• Mariachi Los Mineros performs music for Día de los Muertos at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs Thursday, Oct. 25.
Rio Grande Concert Series featuring works of guest composers is Sunday, Oct. 28.
Symphony Band Concert — UTEP Department of Music presents the band concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
UTEP Opera presents Menotti’s “The Telephone” and Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 and 4. Admission: $12; $8 seniors and military, non-UTEP students; $3 UTEP students, faculty & staff.

Southwest Chamber Winds — The concert, sponsored by Sierra County Arts Council, is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Grapes Gallery, 407 Main Street, Truth or Consequences. Admission: $10 ($5 for SCAC members). Information: 575-894-0615 or sierracountyarts.org.

Cellisimo — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the duo of Ruslan Biryukov and Anne Suda performing works by Bach, Vivaldi, Paganini and Piazzola at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25; $5 students 18 and older with I.D. (available at the door only); free for age 17 and younger with paying adult. Information: (575) 405-7429 or lascrucescca.org.

El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The 24th annual series of piano concerts are at 7 p.m. selected Saturdays at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early; concerts are almost always standing room only. Information: chopinfest@sbcglobal.net or elpaso-chopin.com.
Oct. 6: Richard Dowling. He is the first pianist in the world to perform the complete cycle of Joplin’s 53 rags, marches, waltzes, and cakewalks in public. Dowling will perform ”The Teenage Chopin,” masterpieces composed by Chopin between ages 14-19.
Oct. 20: Lucy Scarbrough. Scarbrough is founder and director of the Chopin Festival, and has served three times on the Chopin Foundation of the United States’ Selection Jury for the National Chopin Competitions.

LCSO with Philippe Quint — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, opens its season with the guest violinist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6-7, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, featuring “La Quattro Stagioni” by Piazzolla and “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7 by Villa Lobos. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.
  Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.

NMSU Department of Music — Most performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Admission is free, unless listed otherwise. Information: (575) 646-2304 or music.nmsu.edu.
• Tuesday, Oct. 9: Choral Ensembles presents “Season of Change” with the University Singers, the Statesmen, and the Women’s Chorale.
• Friday, Oct. 12: Jazz Ensembles, with “Time and Space” featuring music by Count Basie, Bob Mintzer, Fred Sturm and others.
• Saturday, Oct. 13: Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Capriccio a Quattro, a Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor.” Other works include Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10 in B Minor, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.
• The NMSU Opera Workshop presents “Lyrical Apparitions” with music by Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Weber, Ponchielli, Chanler, Bonds and more, and Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” Monday, Oct. 29.

EP Chorale and Chamber Choir auditions —El Paso Choral Society hosts auditions by appointment for its 2018-19 chorale and chamber choir through Oct. 15, at El Paso Conservatory of Music, 801 N. Mesa. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays. The choirs will perform Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 8 and another work in the spring at the Abraham Chavez Theater. Sign up for 10-minute auditions with General Director Prentice Loftin: 259-4999 or auditions.epchoirs@gmail.com. Information: epchoralsociety.org.

EPSO’s ‘Fire and Blood’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, presents guest violinist Chloe Trevor at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, in the Plaza Theatre. Selections includes Michael Daugherty’s “Fire and Blood” inspired by mural artist Diego Rivera, and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4, in F minor, op. 36. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes with Dr. James Welch are at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
  Trevor is a silver medalist in the Ima Hogg Competition.
  The symphony’s first “Artful Preludes,” a collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art, is noon, Thursday, Oct. 18, at the museum. Patrons will enjoy an exclusive tour of the El Paso Museum of Art exhibit “After Posada: Revolution” while inspired by music by Chloé Trevor. Admission is free.

Opera Guild and Friends Brunch — El Paso Opera Guild and Friends hosts its brunch Saturday, Oct. 20, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive, in Sunland Park. RSVP at info@epopera.org.
  Guild events in 2019 include a cocktail event on Jan. 10, and a luncheon on May 12.

Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society — The society presents the Roman Chip and the Boarder Jazz at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins after a short business meeting. Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks, (575) 640-8752 or mvjazzblues.net.

EPCC Student Music Ensembles’ Concert — El Paso Community College hosts the concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount. Information: 831-2361, epcc.edu.

Derik Nelson & Family — Grant County Community Concert Association presents the “aural and visual journey through time and space” with unique performances of popular music at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 (age 17 and younger with paid adult (two per adult), and WNMU students with valid ID admitted free. Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.

‘Mitt3n 3’ — El Paso Pro-Musica in collaboration with the Peabody Conservatory and John Hopkins University, presents a week of percussion, marimbas and more for its Young Artist Development Series Nov. 5-9. The residency features appearances at schools, senior centers, and pop-up performances at various locations. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
 
Main family performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall in Las Cruces, and Friday, Nov. 9, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $5.


 

 

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