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Olga & Sergei / October 12, 2024

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.

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Tosca in Concert / November 16, 2024

“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.

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Mozart & Salieri / January 18, 2025

“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.

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Midori Plays Mendelssohn / February 1, 2025

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.

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Barber’s Adagio / March 1, 2025

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.

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Essential Tchaikovsky / April 12, 2025

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.

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The Great Gatsby Ballet / April 19, 2025

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.

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Mahler’s Magnum Opus / May 31, 2025

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.

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