Capricious Capriccios / January 20, 2024

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.

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Musical Fiestas: Carmelo de los Santos!​ January 15, 2023

Join us for an exceptional evening of music featuring violinist Carmelo de los Santos, newly appointed Concertmaster for the NMPhil, international soloist and Assistant Professor of Violin at UNM. Hosted by Jean and Bob Gough in their lovely contemporary, southwest home in Sandia Heights. RSVP by January 12, 2023!

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Cármelo Plays Saint-Saëns / September 25, 2022

The New Mexico Philharmonic takes you on an emotional journey in our 2022/2023 Afternoon Classics kickoff concert. We begin with the passion of the Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3, followed by the meditative and evocative Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel, and ending with the happy and light “Haffner” Symphony by Mozart. Brazilian violin virtuoso Cármelo de los Santos is featured as the soloist. Matthew Forte conducts.

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