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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.

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!

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.

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 Italian violinist Anna Tifu to the Popejoy Hall stage in a fiery interpretation of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto. 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.