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Capricious Capriccios / January 20, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

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. Music Director Roberto Minczuk leads the evening, which ends with Puccini's, Capriccio Sinfonica as a 100 year tribute to the composer's death.

Power Concert: The Violin & a Trip to Italy & Spain​ / January 21, 2024

Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM, United States

After the success of last year's Power Concerts, we are back for a new season of illuminating, affordable, family-friendly concerts! The NMPhil Power Concert series is geared toward introducing young audience members and their families to classical music, the orchestra, and the instruments that make it all possible. Join us on a musical sojourn to parts of the Mediterranean! Our second Power Concert of the season is rife with drama and flair, featuring music evocative of Italy and Spain and the magic of the violin, with our incomparable concertmaster, Cármelo de los Santos. Presenting the music of Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Chabrier, and more, this concert is sure to fill you with European wanderlust!

Winter Serenade / January 28, 2024

Cathedral of St. John 318 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque, United States

This afternoon program is centered on Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, a work of charming melody and instrumental virtuosity. Dvořák’s work was championed by no less than Johannes Brahms, and this 1878 work will take the NMPhil audience to a serene musical landscape. The second half of the program contrasts Dvořák’s winds with hearty brass.

Mahler’s Resurrection / February 17, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

Violin virtuoso Jennifer Frautschi is soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, one of the most loved violin concertos in the repertoire and nicknamed “Turkish.” Then, from gallantry to misfortune—austerity to intricacy—misery to serenity, experience the many ways that massive chunks of sound transform in Gustav Mahler’s exceptional Symphony No. 1. Hear and see your NMPhil play “The Titan” in all of its glory!

Song Plays Beethoven / March 9, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

The New Mexico Philharmonic welcomes back renowned star violinist Yoonshin Song for a stunning performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Also on the program is a new work for strings by Diné-American composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Raven Chacon. Rounding out the evening is the tortured Brahms Symphony No. 1, a work that took the composer more than 21 years to finalize! Music Director Roberto Minczuk conducts.

Power Concert: Germany & Austria​ / March 10, 2024

Immanuel Presbyterian Church 114 Carlisle Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM, United States

After the success of last year's Power Concerts, we are back for a new season of illuminating, affordable, family-friendly concerts! The NMPhil Power Concert series is geared toward introducing young audience members and their families to classical music, the orchestra, and the instruments that make it all possible. We close out the Power Concert series with a celebration of the symphonic tradition in all its glory! Germany and Austria were the cultural hotspots of the day and the birthplace of Western classical music as we know it, and today, we honor some masters. The orchestra and its power and beauty will be on full display in a veritable cornucopia of works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Johann Strauss.

A Spring Thaw / March 15, 2024

First United Methodist Church 314 Lead Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM, United States

What better way to celebrate the hint of spring in the air than with an NMPhil Coffee Concert! Enjoy this almost-spring morning of music with the gentle beauty of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Schumann’s First Symphony, a work of bright brass, a driving scherzo, and more. The “Spring” Symphony premiered in 1841 with Felix Mendelssohn conducting and announced Schumann’s spot-on Romantic sensibilities to the world.

Hooray for Hollywood! / March 16, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

The silver screen will come alive in an Oscar®-worthy evening of Hollywood's best-loved music with iconic selections from your favorite films on the heels of the Academy Awards. Get dressed to impress and join the NMPhil for all the glitz, glamour, and musical excitement associated with Oscars classic scores. Celebrate 96 years of movie music!

A Glimpse of the Future / March 24, 2024

Volcano Vista High School (Performing Arts Center) 8100 Rainbow Blvd NW, Albuquerque, United States

Each year, the Music Guild of New Mexico holds the Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition for Piano and Strings, giving musicians ages 10 to 21 the opportunity to compete for a chance to perform with your NMPhil! Hear two first-place winners each perform a concerto with the orchestra, led by Music Director Roberto Minczuk. And hear Haydn’s spirited, energetic Symphony No. 88, a 1787 masterpiece.

The Wizard of Oz Ballet / April 6, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

The New Mexico Ballet Company joins the NMPhil for a colorful, fully staged production of L. Frank Baum’s cherished story of Dorothy’s journey to the Emerald City! Follow the yellow brick road as she encounters amazing characters—and finds that quick wits, compassion, courage—and just a touch of magic—are inside of us all. Join us for a wondrous night of enchanting music and dance!

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini & The Rite of Spring / April 20, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

Tonight, we celebrate the dance! The NMPhil opens the concert with the Scythian Suite of Prokofiev, whose music was written and, notably, rejected for a Diaghilev-commissioned ballet. Next up, we welcome back 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition second-prize winner Anna Dmytrenko for an exciting performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a work used in many 20th-century ballets. And then, music from the ballet to end all ballets: The Rite of Spring. Music Director Roberto Minczuk conducts.

Musical Fiestas! Meet the Artist: Anna Dmytrenco

Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM, United States

Music • Dinner • Wine • We are pleased to present award-winning pianist Anna Dmytrenko, winner of the 2016 OKIPC Audience Choice award, in a performance hosted by Dr. Ron Bronitsky at his North Valley arts-and-crafts-inspired home. Enjoy an afternoon of brilliant piano performance, dinner, and wine.

$200

Bollywood Gala / April 27, 2024

The View Event Center 1550 Tramway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, United States

The New Mexico Philharmonic is proud to present the Annual New Mexico Philharmonic Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024. This event provides businesses and individuals with an opportunity to celebrate, have fun, and support Albuquerque’s most prominent performing arts organization and the education programs that the NMPhil facilitates. The theme of the gala this year will be Bollywood.

$175

Schubert the Great! / April 28, 2024

Volcano Vista High School (Performing Arts Center) 8100 Rainbow Blvd NW, Albuquerque, United States

Named by Schubert himself for its towering nature, the “Great” Symphony was written between 1825 and 1826 and was so great, Robert Schumann called it “sheer musical mastery of the technique of composition.” Experience for yourself the raw power of Schubert’s Ninth.

Early Beethoven / May 3, 2024

South Broadway Cultural Center: The John Lewis Theatre 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, United States

The last NMPhil Coffee Concert of 2023/24 is sure to leave you excited for next season! Premiered in 1803 in Vienna and conducted by the composer himself, Beethoven’s second foray into the world of big, public symphonies combines his unique artistry with his humor, stated through various musical jokes in the Scherzo and Finale. This is one of the last works of Beethoven’s early period. The program—led by Na’Zir McFadden—also includes Anthony Ratinov performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 to lighten your early spring morning.

GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues / May 4, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

Join your NMPhil and experience this timeless music live, performed by GO NOW!, led by Gordy Marshall, 25-year drummer with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Moody Blues. This is an incredible tribute to the greatest classic rock band of a generation. Gordy presents a super-group of world-class musicians, singers, and songwriters, including Mick Wilson, lead singer with 10cc for more than 25 years, who, between them, perform the Moodies’ legendary and timeless catalogue of songs and hits. These include “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Go Now,” “Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary’s Dead),” “I Know You’re out There Somewhere,” “Question,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” plus “Forever Autumn” and a show-stealing rendition of “Nights in White Satin.”

Roman Echoes / May 18, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

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.

Musical Fiestas! Meet the Artist: Grace Park

Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM, United States

Music • Dinner • Wine • We are pleased to present Grace Park , winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition and one of the leading violinists of her generation. Join hosts Peggy and Steve Schroeder at their lovely home with a resort inspired backyard in Los Poblanos Gardens. Enjoy a spring afternoon of brilliant violin performance, dinner and wine.

$200

2024 Annual Car Raffle

Mercedes Dealership 8920 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM, United States

New Mexico Philharmonic 2024 Annual Car Raffle! The winner of the NMPhil Raffle will drive away in an all-new Mercedes GLB SUV from Mercedes-Benz of Albuquerque. All proceeds benefit the New Mexico Philharmonic. Tickets are $100, and only 999 tickets will be sold. It is time to buy your ticket to win! This year’s Raffle Drawing will be help on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 at 5:30pm at the Mercedes of Albuquerque Dealership. Only purchased tickets are entered in the raffle. Ticket holders do no need to be present to win, we will call you if you are not there!

Olga & Sergei / October 12, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

Olga Kern is back, this time performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s most technically challenging concerto, one made famous by Vladimir Horowitz. This will be but the latest of Olga’s visits to New Mexico, each one building upon the last. The symphonies of Anton Bruckner, including the fourth, performed here, were also built one upon the other. His Symphony No. 4 is known for both the extensive revisions it received by the composer as well as its powerful finale.

The Princess Bride In Concert / October 26, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles ... Experience one of the most beloved films of all time as never before … with the power of a full symphony orchestra performing the entire musical score live-to-picture! Directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride features an all-star cast including Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage and André the Giant.

Tosca in Concert / November 16, 2024

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

“Tosca in Concert” is the New Mexico Philharmonic’s salute to Giacomo Puccini, commemorating 100 years since his death. Like the operatic presentation, the dramatic nature of Tosca in this concert performance will fascinate audiences as it has since its premiere. Renowned soprano Carmen Giannattasio will perform the role of Tosca and Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan will play Cavaradossi.

Mozart & Salieri / January 18, 2025

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

“Melody is the essence of music,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart said. “I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses.” Perhaps no instrument conveys melody quite like the human voice. Join us for this program of music featuring the Coro Lux Oratorio Society choir and soloists in Mozart’s Requiem as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s mythical tribute to the rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri.

Midori Plays Mendelssohn / February 1, 2025

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

The prodigious violinist Midori returns to New Mexico with your NMPhil in the shimmering genius of the Violin Concerto of Felix Mendelssohn. Also on the program is the exquisite Fifth Symphony of Dimitri Shostakovich, echoing the times of war and despair of World War II. The premiere in November 1937 was a "triumphal success” that appealed to both the public and “official” Soviet critics, receiving an ovation that lasted well over half an hour.

Barber’s Adagio / March 1, 2025

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

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.

Essential Tchaikovsky / April 12, 2025

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

Get reacquainted with the genius of Tchaikovsky in a program featuring two of his most brilliant works. Violinist Guido Sant’Anna joins Music Director Roberto Minczuk in a program that will thrill both the newest audience member and die-hard classical music fan alike. Sant’Anna, age 19, will exhilarate the audience while the musicians of the NMPhil’s performance of the Pathétique will leave you breathless.

The Great Gatsby Ballet / April 19, 2025

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

A special one-night-only performance of a ballet based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, your NMPhil joins forces with New Mexico Ballet Company! From East Egg to West Egg and under the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg, featuring great characters like the villainous Tom, the naive Nick, the lovely Daisy, and the dreamer, Gatsby. Revisit this great American novel from a new perspective.

Mahler’s Magnum Opus / May 31, 2025

Popejoy Hall 203 Cornell Drive, NE, Albuquerque, United States

Witness 200 people on one stage in a performance of the Symphony No. 3 in d minor by Gustav Mahler. Consisting of six movements, it is Mahler's longest composition and is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire. A women’s community chorus and a children’s chorus will join the NMPhil musicians, Music Director Roberto Minczuk, and mezzo-soprano Lilia Istratii in a powerful performance.