El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras auditions — The El Paso Symphony will host membership auditions for EPSYOs’ 12th season Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 and Aug. 18-19. Auditions are open to musicians age 8 to 22 with at least one year of musical experience on an orchestral instrument. Call for audition appointment: 525-8978. Audition forms and requirements at EPSYOs.org.
The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras were founded in 2005 as an Educational Program of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
Opera Guild and Friends luncheon — The final El Paso Opera Guild and Friends Luncheon for Season 24 is noon Saturday, June 2, Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor, featuring Jamille Brewster, soprano and Guillermo Gutierrez, pianist. Information, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showtime! El Paso subscriptions — Sign up for the new Showtime! El Paso season is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the NE Sam’s Club, 9498 Gateway North. Those who renew their subscription at the event get a free gift. Early Bird prices are $75 for 1 adult ticket (five shows); and $175 for family package (two adult and up to 6 children for five shows). Information: showtimeelpaso.com.
Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society — The society presents the Footprints Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 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.
The Footprints band is led by Pancho Romero on trumpets and flugelhorn, with Alan Kaplan, trombone, Miguel Torres, piano, Adriel Hernandez, bass, and Ruben Galvan, drums.
Poblano Piano Recital — The students of Alfredo Poblano perform in recital at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 1-877-240-6827.
Art of the Arts Society — The informal organization created for the purpose of attracting members of the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts a presentation at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Prentice Loftin, director of El Paso Conservatory of Music, presents “The Art of the Singing Voice.” Information: 543-6747.
During Loftin’s 11 years as Director of Choirs and Assistant Professor of Voice at UTEP, his choirs won international performance awards in Europe on three separate occasions. In 1993, Loftin helped formed El Paso Opera, now in its 13th season. In 2004, Loftin and his wife Yvonne began the El Paso Conservatory of Music.
Guests encouraged to stay for a reception and free Sunset Film Society movie screening of the Sunset Film Society’s “Planet of The Apes” at 2 p.m.
Border Chorders — The El Paso men’s barbershop and a cappella group rehearses at 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Directed by John Eby. Singers in all male vocal ranges welcome. Information: Mitch Wilson 309-6954 or barbershop.org
The Border Chorders are the El Paso chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and were established in 1947. Prior choral singing experience and voice lessons are not required.
Sungold Chorus — The El Paso Sungold Chorus of the Sweet Adelines rehearses four-part harmony 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays at All Saints Church, 3500 McRae. All ladies interested in making good friends and good music are invited. All ages and levels of musical background welcome. Information: 740-3216 or epsungold.org.
The women’s chorus is dedicated to the performance of four-part barbershop harmony, musical education, and community involvement.
The chorus is looking for new members to be a part of this long-standing organization that provides entertainment and education throughout the region. No prior musical background is necessary.
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