Laredo Phil Launches 35th Season with TAMIU Concert  Oct. 5
Posted: 9/25/14

Laredo Phil's 35th Season Readies
with Oct. 5 Concert at TAMIU

On Sunday, October 5, you'll have a chance to "Phil" your world with music.  The Laredo Philharmonic's 35th Concert Season will begin at 3  p.m. in Texas A&M International University's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts' Recital Hall.

Music director and conductor Brendan Townsend said the debut season concert will be a dazzler and include a world premiere.

"The concert will include Beethoven's Triple Concerto, and Prokofiev's First Symphony which he wrote in the style of Haydn. With the help of Laredo Phil composer-in-residence, Dr. Colin Campbell, and the world premiere of his Trilogy for Organ and Orchestra, the Laredo Phil will certainly confirm its selection as recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music by the League of American Orchestras," Townsend said.

Next on the season schedule is the Sunday, November 16 concert entitled Romantic Blues. This concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine  Arts Center theater at Laredo Community College.  It will feature Nancy Galbraith’s "Euphonic Blues," filled with lush lyrical sounds, and bold rhythms, and the perfect counterpart to Mahler's Fourth Symphony.

The third concert in the season is set Friday, January 30 and is dubbed "Friday Night Lites."  It will be held at TAMIU's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts' Recital Hall at 7:15 p.m. The program includes a lively assortment of short works.

Saturday, March 28 will bring the Laredo Phil's much-praised performance of one of the greatest Masses of all time, Mozart's "Requiem" at TAMIU's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts' Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The closing concert of the 35th Season will take place Sunday, May 3 with a concert dubbed "Winning Combinations."  It will be held at LCC’s Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center theater at 3 p.m. and feature the Texas premiere of Peter Boyer's first symphonic adventure, and the  winner of the annual Laredo Concerto Competition.

For more information on any of the Laredo Phil concerts this season, please contact the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra at 956.326.3042 or visit  www.laredophil.com.  Tickets are available for sale on the web site and can be reserved and available at the door.

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