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Capricious Capriccios

Saturday, January 20, 2024, 6 p.m.

Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Cármelo de los Santos violin

Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Paganini Capriccio No. 24
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Puccini Capriccio sinfonico

Lively, brilliant, whimsical. The New Mexico Philharmonic presents an evening of capriccios! NMPhil concertmaster Cármelo de los Santos performs the virtuosic Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso of Saint-Saëns. Also on the program, two Russian composers’ takes on the folk tunes of Spain and Italy: the brightly orchestrated Capriccio espagnol of Rimsky-Korsakov and the Capriccio Italien of Tchaikovsky, inspired by a soul-healing trip the composer took to Rome. The performance ends with Puccini’s Capriccio sinfonico, a tribute to the 100-year anniversary of the composer’s death. Music Director Roberto Minczuk leads the evening.

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

Making a difference

This performance is made possible by:
Art Gardenswartz & Sonya Priestly

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The season will start with a bang, featuring Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 and the Piano Concerto No. 2 with 2022 Olga Kern International Piano Competition winner, Jonathan Mamora, and celebrating 150 years of the composer’s birth. Throughout the season, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring are some of the masterpieces we will present. Back by popular demand are Ukrainian pianists Tetiana Shafran and Anna Dmytrenko as well as violinist Yoonshin Song. NMPhil Concertmaster Cármelo de los Santos will perform Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in an evening filled with several capriccio works by various composers. The season closes with the amazing Italian violinist Anna Tifu, performing the Khachaturian Violin Concerto. All concerts will take place at Popejoy Hall.

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