Season at Glance

Series I - Fall Concerts

Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 pm
La Cueva High School (website
7801 Wilshire NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 (map)

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm
St. Therese Church (website)
3424 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87107 (map)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, "The Wasps"
Danny Elfman, Batman Suite
Jerry Goldsmith,  Alien End Title
Peter IlyichTchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74


Series II - Winter Concerts: “Bernstein Centennial Celebration” (Click Here) for a Printable Program (PDF)

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm 
Atrisco Heritage Academy (website)
10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd SW, Albuquerque NM 87121 (Map)

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm
V. Sue Cleveland High School, (website)
4800 Laban Rd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (map)

Leonard Bernstein, Fancy Free:  Three Dance Variations
Leonard Bernstein,  On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite
Sergei Prokofiev, Lt. Kijé Suite
Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 (Unfinished)

Series III - “Art and Music Combined” (Click here) for a Printable Flyer

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm
V. Sue Cleveland High School (website)
4800 Laban Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (map)

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center (website) 
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (map)

Richard Wagner, The Flying Dutchman Overture
Max Steiner, Casablanca Suite
Ottorino Respighi, (arr, Rossini), La Boutique Fantasque Suite
Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
Zoltán Kodály, Háry János Suite, Op. 15:
         Prelude:  The Fairy Tale Begins
         The Viennese Musical Clock
         The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon
         Entrance of the Emperor and his Court

Student artwork, inspired by the music above, will be projected overhead during both performances, and will also be on display in the lobby at each concert.  Plan to arrive early to view drawings, paintings and photography created by students from Rio Rancho Public Schools, Albuquerque Public School, and Bosque School. From RRPS: V. Sue Cleveland High School, Lincoln Middle School, Sandia Vista Elementary School and Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. From APS: Monzano HS, Del Norte HS, and Longfellow ES. 


Series IV – Spring Concerts: “Music of the Mexicos” (Click Here) for a printable flyer

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center (website) 
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (map)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm
St. Therese Church (website)
3424 4th St. NW (map)

Daniel Davis, Sinfonietta Cibola: A Celebration of New Mexico (2012)
I. Earth Fire Water Sky
II. Alabado: Great Spirit
III. Centennial Fiesta: It Grows as it Goes
Blas Galindo, Sones de Mariachi
Aaron Copland, El Salón México
Owen H. Reed, La Fiesta Mexicana
     Prelude & Aztec Dance

* Sinfonietta Cibola for orchestra (2012) is a musical celebration of New Mexico in three continuous movements:
I. Earth Fire Water Sky begins with an original folk like melody, that is passed among the winds over a percussive layer. A middle section is a quasi tango-like march followed by a developmental Recapitulation accumulating with a massive chord. The music describes the intrigue of a beautiful land and its conquest in search of Cibola, (the Legendary Seven Cities of Gold), and finding nothing but mud. Conquest leads to settlement and exploration and exploiting the land of its natural resources which ultimately is expressed in the Atomic Bomb.
II. Alabado: Great Spirit begins with familiar New Mexico refrains of religious folk songs, the alabado is a sacred song of the Penetentes of Northern New Mexico - the melody is an original tune I composed for the Viola while viewing a spectacularly glorious sunset eight days after moving to New Mexico.
III. Centennial Fiesta - It Grows as it Goes The finale is a whirlwind mixing traditional New Mexico folk tunes with original festive music. It begins with an introductory trumpet call rallying the entire orchestra into a frenzy that halts suddenly on a loud chord. The first main section is a fanfare based on fragments of two traditional New Mexico folk tunes alternating between brass/percussion and winds/strings. The fanfare suddenly shifts without warning into "Las Mañanitas", a traditional birthday song of both Mexico and New Mexico. The final section was inspired by New Mexico's state motto "Crescit eundo - it grows as it goes", beginning with strings imitatively growing into a joyous party celebration recalling the music first stated in the opening measures. The NM folk tunes incorporated in Centennial Fiesta reside at the UNM John Donald Robb Trust Center for Southwest Research and UNM Libraries. The composition truly is a celebration of New Mexico-the Land of Enchantment-in the 100th year of becoming part of the United States of America in 1912

Annual Chamber Music Concert 

Members of the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra perform a variety of intimate chamber music works, such as trio's, quartets, quintets, and more.
The program will be announced at the concert.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Las Puertas Event Center (website)
1512 First St. NW Albuquerque NM, 87102 (map)

(Click Here) for a map photo of Performing Arts Center at Atrisco Heritage Academy
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(Click Here) for a map photo showing the Concert Hall at V. Sue Cleveland High School
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