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Las Cruces Symphony to focus on classics during Dec. 11-12 shows

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With guest conductor Maestro Richard Lee, the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in Atkinson Recital Hall, NMSU Music Building, 1075 N. Horseshoe St. on the NMSU campus.

The Classics 2 concert will include Bach’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Mozart’s Symphony in D Major “Paris,” Schubert’s Symphony in B Minor “Unfinished” and Mahler’s “Adagio” from Symphony No. 10.

Tickets are $42-$53, depending on where you sit in the recital hall.

LCSO has three concerts planned in 2022:

  • Pops Concert, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-13, with Conductor Emeritus Lonnie Klein, as LCSO backs up Serpentine Fire performing the music of Earth, Wind and Fire;
  • Classics 3, Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13, with guest conductor Devin Patrick Hughes and LCSO performing Ginastera’s Four Dances from “Estancia,” Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, Harbach’s Lilia Polka and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7; and
  • Classics 4, Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, with guest conductor Gene Chang and LCSO performing Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten and Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 “Linz.”

For tickets, call 877-466-3404 or lascrucessymphony.com to order online.