The NMSU Philharmonia is embarking on several firsts this year, says conductor Simon Gollo, who also teaches violin at NMSU and plays with La Catrina Quartet. The student orchestra is preparing for its first tour – to Houston and San Antonio – in February. It will have its first concerto competition in the spring. And it is now, for the first time, a full ensemble, rather than the smaller string ensemble it was last year. Tonight, the ensemble will play Mozart’s Symphony No.