July 2018

Program Notes

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.

‘Unforeseen Journey’ — El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future (EPSMF) hosts a night of marimba at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, featuring Andy and Amy Smith, percussion, and presenting the 2018 Young Musician Awards. Tickets: $18; $14 seniors, military; $7 students (Ticketmaster). Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.

Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society — The society presents the RG Thrio Jazz Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 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 RG Thrio band is lead by Bob Geitgey, keyboard; Eric Unsworth, double bass and Byron Mutnick, drums.

‘Tango for a Piano’ — Mexican pianist Astrid Morales and cellist Jason Mooney premier their new masterpiece for cello and piano by renowned tango composer Sonia Possetti at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, as part of the Mexican Cultural Series. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras auditions — The El Paso Symphony will host membership auditions for EPSYOs’ 12th season Saturday and Sunday, 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.

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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