An Evening with NMPhil at the Botanic Garden / September 1, 2023

Join your New Mexico Philharmonic for a concert among the flowers at the Albuquerque Botanical Garden! Enjoy the start of the Labor Day weekend with Music Director Roberto Minczuk and an NMPhil performance featuring a wide selection appropriate for the surrounding space featuring music by Copland, John Williams, Elfman and much more, relax and enjoy a perfect night of marvelous music among the flowers! Bring a blanket and picnic dinner and help celebrate together!

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A Glimpse of the Future / March 24, 2024

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.

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A Taste of Italy / November 5, 2023, 3 p.m.

It is one of the most hummable works of the classical canon Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony. An old favorite of orchestra audiences, the symphony conveys Mendelssohn’s impressions of Italy and the Mediterranean region during an 1830–31 visit. Enjoy the famous opening scherzo for yourself! Music Director Roberto Minczuk leads the orchestra in a program also including Daniel Steven Crafts’s Eighteenth Symphony, a new work.

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Let Freedom Ring! Free Concert / July 4, 2023

It’s a FREE family-friendly July 4th musical celebration under the stars! Live music returns to  Rio Rancho’s Sky Room Performing Arts Space, as the City of Rio Rancho presents a spirited night of America’s favorite music with your NMPhil! From Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, music from Star Wars, Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and so much more, this evening of patriotic and classical favorites is sure to delight all who attend. Our Grammy® Award-winning Music Director Roberto Minczuk conducts! 

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Beethoven’s Fifth / July 2, 2023

You can hear those famous first four notes in your head right now, can’t you? Dum dum dum dahhh. During World War II, those notes were converted to Morse code, signifying the letter “V” for Victory. Continue or start your own history with that famous opening and the incomparable music that follows with your NMPhil performing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, the work that made its composer a superstar in the Vienna music scene of the early eighteen hundreds. And when the concert is in a church, why not play the organ? Maxine Thévenot serves as your guide for Handel’s B-flat Organ Concerto, one of six organ concerti composed by the Baroque genius.

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A Fourth of July Weekend Celebration NMPhil at the Botanic Garden! / July 1, 2023

Celebrate your Fourth of July weekend among the verdant ambiance of the Botanical Garden of the ABQ BioPark with the NMPhil! Enjoy a program of Americana featuring works by the march master, John Philip Sousa; the cinematic brilliance of John Williams; the cannonade of Pyotr Tchaikovsky; and much more. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from the Shark Reef Café to enjoy in the grass. Get tickets today!

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Celebrating Rachmaninoff

Celebrating Rachmaninoff / September 30, 2023

Happy birthday, Rachmaninoff! The New Mexico Philharmonic celebrates the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth with two of the Russian master’s most stellar compositions. First up, the Second Piano Concerto—a perennial audience favorite—with 2022 Olga Kern International Piano Competition winner Jonathan Mamora. Closing out the evening is the striking and dramatic Symphony No. 1, whose disastrous premiere almost caused Rachmaninoff to swear off composing all together! Music Director Roberto Minczuk leads the orchestra in the 2023/24 Popejoy Hall Classics opening concert.

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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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Mahler’s Resurrection / February 17, 2024

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!

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