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Barber’s Adagio

Saturday, March 1, 2025 / 6 p.m.

Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Michelle Cann piano

Barber Adagio for Strings
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Copland Suite from Billy the Kid 
Copland El Salón México

Originally a movement of a string quartet, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings was later rewritten for orchestra at the request of Arturo Toscanini. Both moving and mournful, it has become synonymous with memorializing that which has gone on, and was used at the funerals of Frankin Roosevelt and Leonard Bernstein. This program of mostly American music also features two beloved works of Aaron Copland and Beethoven’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 4, performed by the dazzling Michelle Cann.

Popejoy Hall / 203 Cornell Drive, NE / Albuquerque, 87106 

5:00 p.m. Pre-concert Talk

Made possible by: Menicucci Insurance Company
Hosted by KHFM’s: Alexis Corbin

2024/25 Popejoy Classics

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We have exciting concerts coming up next season, including the return of Olga Kern to the Popejoy stage on October 12 with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, the orchestra will be commemorating 100 years since Puccini’s death with Tosca in Concert” on November 16. The new year will start with a concert on January 18 titled “Mozart & Salieri,” a curated program including music from the movie Amadeus, such as Mozart’s Requiem, as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri. Midori will be back again with the NMPhil performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on February 1. Other concerts will feature works by Barber, Copland, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. The season will conclude with the epic Mahler Symphony No. 3. All concerts will take place at Popejoy Hall.

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