2016/17 Sunday Afternoon Classics at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

2016/17 Sunday Afternoon Classics at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

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Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2 p.m., National Hispanic Cultural Center
Christopher Confessore conductor
Colin Davin guitar
Viva Italia!

Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D Major
Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major (arr. for guitar)
Boccherini: Minuet
Puccini: Crisantemi
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1

Celebrate the romance of Italy with magical music by her greatest composers! Immerse yourself in Rossini’s beloved Overture to The Barber of Seville, Puccini’s soaring Crisantemi, gorgeous Vivaldi mandolin and guitar concertos, and so much more. Featuring dynamic young virtuoso guitarist Colin Davin. Christopher Confessore (yes, Italian!) returns behind the baton.


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Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3 p.m., NHCC
Performers and repertoire TBD
Winners of the Olga Kern International Piano Competition in Recital

On the heels of their stunning performances the prior evening, the NMPhil is proud to present the winners of the Olga Kern International Piano Competition in recital. This optional fifth concert will include a short awards ceremony, and then the winners of this impressive new contest will be featured in recital. The winners of the OKIPC are sure to have long and storied musical careers – don’t miss out on the opportunity to say you knew them when!







Sunday, January 8, 2017, 2 p.m., National Hispanic Cultural Center
Eric Rombach-Kendall conductor
Winter Winds and Brass

Mozart: Serenade in c minor
Reinecke: Octet, Op. 216
Cheetham: Commemorative Fanfare
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques for Brass Ensemble, Timpani, and Drums

New Mexico’s own Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall leads your NMPhil in a winter concert of winds and brass to warm up your afternoon! The program includes Mozart’s luminous Serenade in c minor, Reinecke’s remarkable and charming Octet, and more brassy classical gems by Cheetham, Warlock, and Tomasi.


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Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2 p.m., National Hispanic Cultural Center
Oriol Sans conductor
Edward Pogossian cello
Passionate Sunday: Protégé Series

Piazzolla: Melodía en La menor
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major
Haydn: Symphony No. 49, “La passione”
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia in d minor

The NMPhil Protégé Series returns, this time presenting gifted young cellist and Juilliard School freshman Edward Pogossian. Oriol Sans conducts a wondrous afternoon of music, including Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C and his stunning Symphony No. 49, “La passione.” Also, youthful prodigy Felix Mendelssohn’s lyrical Sinfonia in d minor.


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Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2 p.m., National Hispanic Cultural Center
David Felberg conductor
Katie Mahan piano
Bach, Just Bach!

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Bach: Keyboard Concerto in A Major
Bach: Keyboard Concerto in g minor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

One of America’s most outstanding pianists – Katie Mahan – joins the New Mexico Philharmonic for an afternoon of nothing but Bach! Maestro William Intriligator of the Cheyenne Symphony called Mahan a “musician whose performances are both elegant and thoughtful, stylish and deep.” Sit back and savor four Bach concertos in one afternoon – including Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 and No. 3.


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