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Song Plays Beethoven / March 9, 2024

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.

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Roman Echoes / May 18, 2024

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.

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

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.

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A Night with Ottmar Liebert / March 11, 2023

It’s a night of Nouveau Flamenco! The New Mexico Philharmonic, welcomes New Mexico’s own “million-fingered” guitar virtuoso! Experience a flamenco-driven fusion of styles and genres in an amazing evening of music. With 38 Gold and Platinum Records, the music of Ottmar Liebert will wrap you in rhythm all night!

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Scheherazade: A Musical Masterpiece / January 14, 2023

Love, seduction, death, and survival are all encompassed in Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Juan. This musical tour de force leaves the narrative of the classic story to the listener and features amazing musicians from the New Mexico Philharmonic in some of the most beautiful orchestral solos ever written. Then, the romantic Ballade written by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a British composer known for his rich orchestral works and brilliant instrumental writing. The concert concludes with the shimmering music evocative of the legend of Scheherazade, the wife who fended off her certain death by telling amazing stories for a thousand and one nights.

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Ioniță Plays Dvořák Cello Concerto / March 18, 2023

Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță, winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is soloist in Dvořák’s sublime and passionate Cello Concerto. Then, it’s Maurice Ravel’s joyful and impassioned Suites from Daphnis et Chloé, a visceral experience through the rich sound tapestry of what Ravel called a “choreographic symphony.”

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The Greatest: Beethoven’s 9th / February 11, 2023

Beethoven’s almost 200-year-old Symphony No. 9 in d minor remains an astonishing landmark in the history of music as perhaps the greatest, best loved, and most well-known classical work of all time. The concert starts with a work co-comissioned by the NMPhil, in conjunction with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, by contemporary Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid.

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Tchaikovsky Festival: Love & Triumph / October 22, 2022

The virtuosic “Cossack Dance;” Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto; the full-of-passion Romeo & Juliet, Overture-Fantasy; and the exuberant and explosive 1812 Overture conclude the Tchaikovsky Festival, an array of some of the composer’s most loved music.

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The Magic of the Bandoneón / November 5, 2022

A master of the bandoneón, Argentinian-born Richard Scofano is the descendant of three generations of bandoneónists who grew up in the center of the folk traditions and culture of Northeast Argentina in a home constantly filled with musicians and singers. His performance of Piazzolla as well as his own La Tierra Sin Mal  will leave you astonished! The program also includes Ginastera’s Four Dances from Estancia and the dynamic, unforgettable Las noches de los mayas by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.

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Tchaikovsky Festival: Tchaikovsky Sublime / October 16, 2022

Tchaikovsky Festival! Your NMPhil starts the season with the majestic and sublime sounds of Tchaikovsky. Enjoy three concerts of iconic music by the Romantic Russian master, including some of his most famous works and featuring pianists Olga Kern and Sylvia Thereza.

From the gracefulness of some of the most beloved movements from Tchaikovsky’s Ballets to the fate-infused Symphony No. 5 full of passion and intensity, enjoy an afternoon of sublime themes and orchestral sound with your New Mexico Philharmonic.

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