NMSC&O To Perform Brahms And Schubert Favorites

NMSC&O To Perform Brahms And Schubert Favorites

The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra. Courtesy photo

NMSC&O News:

  • Three classical works to be performed March 1 are admired for beauty

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra (NMSC&O) will present three much-admired works from Brahms and Schubert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.

Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G major is often said to be the composer’s simplest, shortest and most beautiful mass, while Brahms’ masterworks – the radiant Alto Rhapsody and the expressive Schicksalslied – are also admired for their beauty.

Roger Melone, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra conductor and music director. Courtesy photo

“Performing these beloved works from Brahms and Schubert will be a joy for our musicians and for me,” said Roger Melone, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra conductor and music director. “We can’t wait to bring these beautiful pieces to life for our audience with the great acoustics and intimate setting of the First United Methodist Church.”

Albuquerque’s own Jacqueline Zander-Wall, mezzo-soprano, will be a featured soloist for Alto Rhapsody. In addition, audience favorite tenor Eric Parker, baritone Stephen Lewis and soprano Irene T.G. Salazar will be soloists during the concert.

Concert tickets are $25 for regular and $45 for premium general admission seating. Student tickets are $15. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of 15 or more. Tickets may be purchased online at NMSChorus.org and from Brown Paper Tickets, open 24 hours a day, at 800.838.3006.

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