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Laredo Phil Launches 35th Season with Concert Sunday, Oct. 4 at TAMIU Posted: 9/24/15

Laredo Phil Launches 35th Season with Concert Sunday, Oct. 4 at TAMIU

 

The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, better known as the Laredo Phil, will launch its 35th Anniversary Season by celebrating the "Sounds of our Heritage" in concert Sunday October 4 at 3 p.m. at the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine & Performing Arts Recital Hall.

"Sounds of our Heritage" is a season inspired primarily by the various countries whose flags have flown over the City of Laredo. While focusing primarily on music of the United States, each of the other flags will be represented in one or more of the season’s concerts.

A major initiative being undertaken by the Laredo Phil this season is to build stronger ties with the community, both through its music-making and by presenting a free concert at Blas Castañeda Park in collaboration with the City of Laredo Parks & Recreation Dept.

"Symphony in the Park" is the first of its kind here in the Gateway City, and the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy an evening of patriotic music as the Orchestra honors the City's veterans.

To further demonstrate its commitment to reaching new audiences, the Laredo Phil is partnering with Texas A&M International University’s Artists in Residence, the world-renowned Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara, in a concert at the Laredo Energy Arena April 30, 2016 to celebrate the music of México.

For ticket and more information, contact the Laredo Phil by calling (956) 326-3042, email laredophilharmonic@gmail.com, or visit www.laredophil.com.

Additional 35th Anniversary Season concert details are:

 

Concert 1

"America the Beautiful"

Featuring the professional premiere of "1945" by local composer Donald Hale, a United High School graduate now studying composition at The University of Texas, this concert highlights the primary flag of Laredo - the United States. The concert opens with Hale's short work about the end of World War II, is followed by the Trumpet Concerto of American composer Lowell Liebermann performed by Mary Elizabeth Bowden, and finishes with the "New World Symphony" by the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, written while he was the Director of the National Conservatory of Music in Washington.

Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine & Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Sunday October 4, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20 / $15 (Seniors).

 

Concert 2

"Symphony in the Park - a Tribute to our Veterans"

With so much great patriotic music, why not come out and honor those who have dedicated their lives to the protection of our nation? Featuring music celebrating the Republic of Texas, the Republic of the Rio Grande, the United States, and more, this concert will include performances by local college ensembles, high school groups and culminate with a performance by the Laredo Phil, giving special recognition to our city's veterans.

Blas Castañeda Park

Saturday November 7, 2015

Music begins at 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

FREE and open to the public.

 

Concert 3

"Celebrate the Season"

A concert of light seasonal music including the traditional favorites "Sleigh Ride," Nutcracker Suite, White Christmas and many, many more.

Sunday December 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Guadalupe & Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center, Laredo Community College

Tickets: $20 / $15 (Seniors).

 

Concert 4

"Continental Friends"

Laredo, having flown under the flags of both Spain and France, will feature the music of those countries in this concert full of rich, harmonious and romantic sounds of La Procession Du Rocio, and Prelude de l'Apres Midi by Turina and Debussy, respectively. The program will be completed with the incredibly Romantic and sensual poetry of Ruckert as set to music by Gustav Mahler and performed by a returning star of previous Laredo Phil concerts, soprano Adrienne Danrich.

Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine & Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Saturday March 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 / $15 (Seniors).

 

Special Event

"Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán & The Laredo Phil"

Though not part of the overall season, the Laredo Phil is proud to partner with Texas A&M International University to present a concert by the world-renowned Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán de Guadalajara, Artists in Residence at the University, as the final event in a three-day Mariachi Festival at TAMIU.

Laredo Energy Arena

Saturday April 30, 2016

For ticket information email mariachi@tamiu.edu.

 

Concert 5

"Concertos Galore"

Featuring the winner of the Laredo Concerto Competition held in April 2016, this concert will also include performance of music by a diverse group of soloists, from three Bassoons in a piece by Steven Amundson, to the unusual and pseudo-retro Concerto Grosso No. 2 by Alfred Schnittke, performed by international stars Maria Schleuning (violin) and Jolyon Pegis (cello).

Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine & Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Saturday May 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 / $15 (Seniors).

 

For more information about tickets, programming, soloists or more visit the Laredo Phil's webpage at www.laredophil.com or email laredophilharmonic@gmail.com.