Welcome to the 2017-2018 season of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.
I’m delighted to welcome everyone back into the recital hall for our 38th spectacular year. Once again, Lonnie Klein has programmed a diverse repertoire with six dynamic Classics Concert cycles featuring renowned guest solo artists from around the world. Our Classics One concert will feature world renowned pianist, Misha Dichter; Rachel Barton Pine and her violin will be a rare and special treat for Las Cruces in November for Classics Two; and Soprano Kirstin Chavez will be a delight in December performing a one woman rendition of Bizet’s “Carmen” during Classics Three. The ever popular Ilya Yakushev will be back by popular demand to perform for Classics Four, and the beautiful cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio will usher in spring for Classics Five. And to finish our season with flourish, the incredible NMSU Masterworks Chorus will be performing Verdi’s masterpiece “Requiem Mass” alongside the Orchestra. Our January POPS concert featuring Brass Transit performing the music of the legendary rock band Chicago will entertain audiences with music we all remember from the 70’s and 80’s. And finally, back by overwhelming popular demand is our POPS Under the Stars concert in September at the new downtown Plaza de Las Cruces! This concert will thrill audiences of all ages with patriotic music, including a salute to our veterans, Broadway tunes, and popular Hollywood television and movie themes.
The symphony continues to thrive thanks to the generosity of our patrons, donors,
The 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!