Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. I’m delighted to welcome everyone back for another 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. Violinist, Tim Fain will open the season for our Classics One cycle, performing Prokofiev’s “Concerto No. 2”. Our Classics Two concert will feature soprano and runner up on “America’s Got Talent”, Barbara Padilla performing a variety of great arias from Italy, Mexico, and Venezuela, and finishing with Holiday Festival Encores. The perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Join us in March to listen to guest soloists, Mario Carbotta, flute & Guy Yehuda, clarinet perform Bottesini’s “Fantasia for Flute & Clarinet”, and our season finale - Classics Four - will feature pianist Alessio Bax performing Grieg’s “Piano Concerto” for a spectacular end to the season. Back by popular demand is our traditional indoor POPS concert in February featuring the incredible Mambo Kings performing a fantastic Jazz Fusion Rock concert certain to have you tapping your toes and clapping your hands!
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 performing outstanding classical and popular 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!