NMPhil Power Concerts

A Magical Family Events for People of All Ages, Featuring the Beauty & Energy of Orchestral Music

Immanuel Presbyterian Church / 114 Carlisle Blvd SE / Albuquerque, NM 87106


In the grand tradition of Leonard Bernstein’s groundbreaking and impactful “Young People’s Concerts,” the New Mexico Philharmonic presents the “Power Concerts” series.

These concerts aim to inform and delight children and families by providing an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at both the classical music tradition and the orchestra. Led by Music Director Roberto Minczuk, Power Concerts are affordable, 1-hour concerts that will take the audience on a guided tour through topics such as the building blocks of music, interesting stories and anecdotes from music history, as well as introducing them to the various instruments of the orchestra. Each concert will highlight one composer or more and focus on an instrument or family of instruments. By making these concerts affordable, it is the NMPhil’s hope that it can reach as many young people and their families as possible, introducing a new generation to the wonders of classical music.

The inaugural two concerts for this exciting series are titled “Beautiful Woodwinds” and “From the Macabre to the Majestic.” As the title suggests, the first concert will feature the woodwind family, while the second will feature the violin, cello, brass, and percussion sections. Featured composers include Camille Saint-Saëns and Aaron Copland.

For many children, this will be their first experience hearing a symphony orchestra—and to experience it with a world-class philharmonic is sure to leave an indelible mark we hope will translate into lifelong devotees—and future patrons—of the arts. Combined with the presence of our fabulous Music Director, Roberto Minczuk, the children and families who attend these concerts will feel like they are learning about football at the Super Bowl, while being guided through the orchestra and music by an expert in their field—akin to Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, or Simone Biles.

This is the first time NMPhil is offering this type of concert that brings families together in a concert which provides entertainment, education and family bonding.

ExpLore upcoming

NMPhil Power Concerts


Commission Chair Barbara Baca, District 1
Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada, District 2
Commissioner Walt Benson, District 4

Councilor Trudy E. Jones

Councilor Trudy E. Jones
Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn
Councilor Renee Grout