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Roman Echoes

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 6 p.m.

Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Grace Park violin

Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Bruch Violin Concerti No. 1 in g minor*
Khachaturian Spartacus Suite No. 2
Respighi Pines of Rome, P. 141  

As we draw the 2023/24 season to a close, we are delighted to welcome violinist Grace Park* to the Popejoy Hall stage in a fiery interpretation of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor. Opening the show is the bombastic Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila followed by more music by Khachaturian, his Spartacus Suite No. 2. Ending the night is Respighi’s colorful and evocative Pines of Rome. Music Director Roberto Minczuk conducts.

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

Soloist & Repertoire Change

*Note: Dear Patrons, due to unexpected circumstances, Ms. Tifu has had to withdraw from presenting Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto as originally scheduled. Replacing Ms. Tifu will be Grace Park performing Bruch’s Violin Concerti No. 1 in g minor. All previously purchased tickets are valid and no action is necessary. 

5:00 p.m. Pre-concert Talk

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

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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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