CHANGING LIVES … Making a Difference Where It Counts

Saturday Sep 7, 2013

423 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 768-3522
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Phone: (505) 768-3544

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Benefit concert for the New Mexico Philharmonic.

“CHANGING LIVES…Making a Difference Where It Counts” Please join us for an evening of live entertainment as we celebrate the success of the New Mexico Philharmonic at the beginning of its third spectacular season. The evening will focus on the Philharmonic's contributions to our community through its educational programs and free community concerts. International superstar violinist, Rachel Barton Pine, will perform a variety of musical styles--Latin, Rock, and Classical--accompanied by the New Mexico Philharmonic. A 9-year-old piano prodigy will perform Mozart, and young jazz keyboard and guitar talents will provide entertainment during the concert's opening. Great food, libations, Silent and Live Auctions will continue the excitement. A performance by students from Dolores Gonzales Elementary will be the highlight of the evening. These students were part of this past season's Young Musician Initiative in-depth intensive music education program, and have demonstrated great improvements not only in musical ability, but in all areas of their lives. All Benefit tickets are $100 each. The portion of the ticket price that is deductible as a charitable contribution is $75. Opening Reception and Silent Auction 5:30pm - 6:30pm Performances and Live Auction 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Pining for classical

Rachel Barton Pine

It’s easy to overlook the strength and fortitude possessed by acclaimed violinist/classical music ambassador Rachel Barton Pine. Her love affair with the violin began in church as a child, and it has continued—almost unabated—ever since; Pine suffered a terrible accident on an Illinois train, and her recovery was arduous. But two years later, she was back. Listing all her symphony affiliations and award-winning albums would take up too much space here, but if that’s your thing, her aural pedigree is flawless. While Pine adores the classics, she’s also a big fan of heavy metal. Her ear for cadence and tone are extraordinary. She not only feels the music, she allows her audience to revel in its thrilling beauty. Pine plays a benefit concert for the New Mexico Philharmonic on Saturday, Sept. 7, at KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW). Tickets are 100 bucks, but it’s a benefit, dig? The recital begins at 5:30pm.

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