TAMIU Guitar Ensemble Performs at LPO Concert Monday

Texas A&M International University's Classical Guitar Ensemble will make a special appearance at Monday's concert by The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Laredo Civic Center at 7:30 p.m.(photo)

The Concert, "Viva México!" is a tribute to Mexican classical and contemporary orchestral music. Richard Kilmer will conduct the program to include compositions by Galindo, Marquez, Moncayo and Revueltas.

The TAMIU Classical Guitar Ensemble was a recent recipient of the One Level Category (Outstanding/Superior) Award at the first-ever State College/University Guitar Ensemble Competition, sponsored by the University of Texas at Brownsville.

The Guitar Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Gilberto Soto, associate professor and chair of the University's department of fine and performing arts.

Tickets for the LPO performance can be purchased in advance by calling 727.8888 or at the door. Admission is $20 person or $5 for students presenting University or student ID.

For additional information on the LPO, please call 727.8888. You may also visit: http://www.laredophilharmonic.org

For information on the University's growing fine and performing arts program, please contact Soto at 326.2649, visit offices in Pellegrino Hall, room 215B, or email gsoto@tamiu.edu

University office hours for the Spring Semester are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Beginning May 16, University Summer hours will be from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The University will be closed on Fridays.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu