Marianna Gabbi

Intermezzo
5:57 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

New Horizons Orchestra presents an “Afternoon at the Opera”

Maestra Marianna Gabbi, conductor of the New Horizons Orchestra in Las Cruces.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Opera music presents unique challenges not just for the singers but also for the orchestra, and the members of the community-based New Horizons Orchestra have been working hard to prepare for this weekend’s “An Afternoon at the Opera,” says conductor Dr. Marianna Gabbi. “There will be beautiful moments -- like life!” she promises in this interview with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin. The program includes music by Rossini, Wagner, Bizet and Strauss, including solo arias sung by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez, a NMSU graduate who recently joined the Houston Grand Opera.

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Intermezzo
2:07 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Gabbi and Leland to perform Beethoven with NHSO

Maestra Marianna Gabbi, conductor of the New Horizons Symphony Orchestra.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Conductor Marianna Gabbi and pianist William Leland met in 1975, when Gabbi first came to Las Cruces. Their friendship and musical kinship has not wavered, and this weekend, they perform Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto together, with Leland as soloist and Gabbi leading the New Horizons Symphony Orchestra. Gabbi reflects on music by Beethoven and Dvorak, as well as her long friendship with Leland, in this interview with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin.

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Intermezzo
12:35 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

For the Love of Music: Jorge Martinez-Rios and Marianna Gabbi

Violist and singer Jorge Martinez-Rios and conductor Marianna Gabbi at KRWG-FM.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Jorge Martinez-Rios is a man of many musical talents. Though mainly known as the violist in La Catrina Quartet, he is also a singer, and in February, he made his debut with orchestra in several songs from West Side Story – performed with soprano Thea Cordova and the New Horizons Orchestra, with Maestra Marianna Gabbi conducting.

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Intermezzo
1:35 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Marianna Gabbi takes up the baton once again

Marianna Gabbi in the KRWG-FM studios.
Leora Zeitlin

Marianna Gabbi's life-long passion for music and teaching is bringing her back onto the podium, with baton in hand, as she becomes the new conductor for the New Horizons Orchestra for the 2012-2013 season. The former conductor of the Las Cruces Symphony was the first woman to conduct an orchestra in China, and the first American woman to conduct in Russia. She came to the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about her love of music and her new role with New Horizons.