Astor Piazzolla Le Quattro Stagioni (Four Seasons)
(Performed by guest soloist – Philippe Quint, Violin)
Heitor Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7
Neopolitan Art Songs
(Performed by guest soloist – Alex Richardson, Tenor)
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
Holiday Festival Encores
Frederic Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
(Performed by guest soloist – Andrea Padova, Piano)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Concert Co-Sponsors Consortiums:
David Amram Partners: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra
Newly commissioned work partnering the LCSO & composer David Amram
(Performed by guest soloists – Maria Schleuning, Violin & Jolyon Pegis, Cello)
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
Guest Artist Underwriter: Candis Stern
The Smith Family
Outdoor Concert at the Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces
Come enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars featuring Great Music, Good Food, Beer and Wine, and the Spectacular LCS0! 70 Musicians onstage filling the night sky with Music!
Gates open at 5:30pm
Concert starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $16 General admission – Open seating
VIP Table Seating – $51 Single Seat $510 Table of 10
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…
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.
Luncheons begin at 11:30 with Dr. Klein’s presentation starting at 12:00
I’m delighted to welcome everyone back for our 39th spectacular year. Once again, Lonnie Klein has programmed a diverse repertoire with four dynamic Classics Concert cycles featuring guest solo artists from around the world. Back for a third time is violinist, Philippe Quint guest soloist for our Classics One cycle, performing Piazzolla’s Latin inspired “Four Seasons”. Our Classics Two concert will feature Las Cruces New Mexico native and world class tenor, Alex Richardson performing a variety of Neopolitan Art Songs, and a Holiday Festival Encore. Join us in March to listen to Italian pianist, Andrea Padova perform Chopin’s beautifully moving “Piano Concerto No. 2”, and our season finale – Classics Four – will feature the partnership of the LCSO and renowned composer, David Amram, performing a newly commissioned work “Partners: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra” for a spectacular end to the season. And back by popular demand is our POPS Under the Stars concert in September on the downtown Plaza de Las Cruces. Join us for great music, good food, beer and wine, all under a beautiful New Mexico night sky!
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!
Debra Marks – Executive Director
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.
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.
1075 N Horseshoe St., Suite 210
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-3709
Fax: (575) 646-1086
Post Office Box 1622
Las Cruces, NM 88004
1075 N Horseshoe Las Cruces NM 88003