Silver City, NM – The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Conductor Lonnie Klein, will be performing a concert at the Fine Arts Center Theater on the campus of Western New Mexico University on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The concert offers music from Johannes Brahms and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The concert begins with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and flows into Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin played by guest soloist Philippe Quint. The second half features Tchaikovsky’s exuberant Symphony No. 2., an overwhelming display of cheerful, upbeat, nationalistic folk material from Russia.
An award-winning violinist, Philippe Quint is a multi-faceted artist whose wide range of interests has led to several Grammy nominations for his albums and performances with major orchestras throughout the world. His remarkable degree of lyricism, poetry and impeccable virtuosity has gripped the eyes and ears ofaudiences in Asia, Australia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. with what The Times (London) describes as his “bravura technique, and unflagging energy.”
The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to be returning for the third year to perform for the wonderful patrons of Silver City and the surrounding area. The Orchestra consists of 72 musicians sure to fill the beautiful Fine Arts Center Theater at WNMU with outstanding classical music. Premium tickets are still available but selling fast. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the music of what Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico refer to as the “flagship cultural activity of the region.”
Tickets are available for purchase through WNMU by calling 575.538.6238, the Grant County Community Concert Association at 575.538.5862, and the Mimbres Region Arts Council at 575.528.2505. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $5 for students.
Pictured is Phillipe Quint.