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Welcome To The Las Cruces Symphony

Present And Promote Music Of The Highest Artistic Quality.

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Upcoming Events

Here are the events for our 2016-2017 season

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September 9, 2016

POPS Under the Stars

Come hear the Las Cruces Symphony perform under the stars!

Featured Music: Patriotic Songs including a salute to our Veterans, Popular Music and the Grand Finale – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture culminating with a FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!

Location: The Grapevine Plaza 3900 W. Picacho

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October 8 & 9, 2016

Classics One

Daugherty | Red Cape Tango
Beethoven| Violin Concerto
Prokofiev| Romeo & Juliet
Featuring Caroline Goulding, Violin
Narration by Richard Rundell

Sponsored by:

Cynthia & Billy Garrett  and   Donna Tate

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November 5 & 6, 2016

Classics Two

Elgar | Cello Concerto
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
Featuring Mark Kosower, Cello

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December 3 & 4, 2016

Classics Three

Featuring NMSU Masterworks Chorus, Leah Edwards, Soprano, Jessica Medoff, Mezzo Soprano, John Carlo Pierce, Tenor, & Mark Womack, Baritone Bass

Tchaikovsky | Nutcracker Suite
Rouse | Karolju
Handel | Messiah

Sponsored by:

Friends of Mathematics and Music:
Joseph Kist & Charles & Nita Swartz

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January 14 & 15, 2017

POPS Concert

Featuring The Texas Tenors
Country – Classical – Pop – Patriotic

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March 4 & 5, 2017

Classics Four

Marquez | Danzon No. 2
Arutiunian| Concerto for Trumpet
Albinoni| Concerto for Two Trumpets
Tchaikovsky| Suite No. 3
Featuring Vicente Campos, Trumpet

Sponsored by:

A Circle of Symphony Friends

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April 1 & 2, 2017

Classics Five

Mussorgsky/Rosenblatt | Pictures at an Exhibition
Liszt | Les Preludes
Rimsky-Korsakoff | Russian Easter Overture
Featuring Dmitri Ratser, Piano

Sponsored by:

M.U.S.I.C

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May 6 & 7, 2017

Classics Six

Paganini | Violin Concerto No. 1
Mahler | Symphony No. 1 “Titan”
Featuring Ryu Goto, Violin

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Maestro

Meet the Maestro

Learn more about Lonnie Klein our Music Director/Conductor

In addition to an extensive regular concert season with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Lonnie Klein has guest conducted regularly with orchestras in Mexico, Canada, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Colombia (South America) as well as with orchestras in the United States…

Find Out More

Luncheons

Lonnie’s Spotlight Luncheons

Thursday prior to each Classics Concert weekend at the Paisano Café in Mesilla

Join us to preview the upcoming program, gain insight into the composers, history and inspiration behind the music. Receive advance copies of the program notes and meet the guest artist while enjoying a delicious lunch at Paisano Cafe in Mesilla.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20… or purchase a season pass for all six luncheons for only $96.

Luncheons begin at 11:30 with Dr. Klein’s presentation starting at 12:00

Welcome to the 2016-2017 season of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.

I’m delighted to welcome everyone back into the recital hall for our 37th spectacular year. Once again, Lonnie Klein has programmed a diverse repertoire with six dynamic Classics Concert cycles featuring guest solo artists from around the world, with a few special surprises. Our Classics One concert will feature a beautiful narration by Richard Rundell of Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet”; Classics Three will be a seasonal delight with Handel’s “Messiah” featuring four visiting guest vocalists accompanied by the NMSU Masterworks Chorus; and Classics Five will feature a surprise visual component you will not want to miss. Our January POPS “The Texas Tenors” concert will entertain with an Emmy Award winning trio performing everything from Bruno Mars to Puccini alongside the orchestra under the baton of Lonnie Klein. These three gentlemen were hugely successful on America’s Got Talent, are selling out venues across the country, and will perform for us for two shows only, so get your tickets early! And finally, back by overwhelming popular demand is our POPS Under the Stars concert in September. This concert will thrill audiences of all ages with patriotic music, including a salute to our veterans, Broadway tunes, popular Hollywood television and movie themes, culminating with a spectacular FIREWORKS display set to Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”.

pops_wideThe symphony continues to thrive thanks to the generosity of our patrons, donors, advertisers and volunteers. Because of your support we are able to continue to offer a quality of music not often found in a community the size of Las Cruces. We are fortunate to have such a talented orchestra and conductor performing outstanding classical music for the citizens of southern New Mexico, and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to enthrall music enthusiasts of all ages. Enjoy the season!

Fondly,
Debra

About Us

The Las Cruces Symphony Association (LCSA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that strives to promote public interest and support for orchestral music in Southern New Mexico. The Association’s volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of local community leaders with a love for symphonic music. The LCSA’s main purpose is generating financial support for the Orchestra through annual fundraisers, the promotion of season ticket sales, and donations from individual and corporate contributors. The LCSA provides scholarships for talented New Mexico State University music students, giving these students the opportunity to play in the Orchestra alongside professional musicians from the area and around the world.

Our Mission

The Mission of the LCSA is to present and promote music of the highest artistic quality for the region’s enrichment and serve our community as a musical, cultural and educational resource.

Our Vision
  • To promote the programs and artistic endeavors of Conductor/Music Director Lonnie Klein and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
  • To assure the operational effectiveness of the LSCA and Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
  • To foster the availability of music in the public arena through collaborations with the City of Las Cruces
  • To cultivate a new generation of music enthusiasts, performers and audience members

Contact Us

Here's how to get a hold of us

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Office Address

1075 N Horseshoe St., Suite 210
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-3709
Fax: (575) 646-1086

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 1622
Las Cruces, NM 88004

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Horseshoe St. Ste 210

1075 N Horseshoe St.
Las Cruces, NM 88003