NM Philharmonic plans Labor Day musical celebration in Rio Rancho

Music under the stars!

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the New Mexico Philharmonic at the Sky Room in Rio Rancho.

The NMPhil will perform “Music Under the Stars!” Saturday, September 3 at 7 p.m. at the Sky Room in Rio Rancho.

The Sky Room is an outdoor performing arts space at Campus Park. It’s a free, family-friendly musical celebration on Labor Day weekend
under the stars, with an adventurous soundtrack for Saturday night. Starring Sousa, Gershwin, John
Williams, Bizet, Tchaikovsky and many more.

Grammy Award-winning musical director Roberto Minczuk conducts.

The New Mexico Philharmonic will also be joined by winners of the 2022 Jackie McGehee Young Artists’
Competition: pianist Gabriel Higbie performing Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin and violinist Sahid
Palacios performing Lalo’s Spanish Symphony.

Bring a blanket and a picnic and help celebrate the holidays! Food trucks will be available on site.

This representation is made possible through a partnership with the City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

In 2017, Grammy® Award-winning bandleader Roberto Minczuk was named musical director of the New
Philharmonic of Mexico and the Municipal Orchestra of the Theater of São Paulo.

He is also laureate musical director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Canada) and conductor emeritus of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira.
(Rio de Janeiro). Highlights of Minczuk’s later seasons include Mahler’s complete symphony orchestra cycle with
the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; St. John Passion by Bach, Symphony No. 7 by Bruckner, Beethoven
Fidelio, The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz, The Magic Flute by Mozart, La traviata by Verdi, the Mass by Bernstein and
Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss with the Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo; made his debut with the Cincinnati
Opera (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the Daejeon Philharmonic in
South Korea; and return engagements with Orchester National de Lille and New York City Ballet. In the
Season 2016/2017, he made return visits to the Israel Symphony Orchestra, as well as to the Teatro Colón
Philharmonic and Estable Orchestra of Buenos Aires.

Admission to the concert is free. The seats will be on the lawn. The Sky Room is located at 2516 King Blvd NE, Rio
rancho.
To learn more about upcoming performances or to volunteer, please visit nmphil.org.

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