The Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra, a community orchestra performing for the benefit of the greater Albuquerque region with many university affiliates including faculty, students and alumni, hosts a pair of spring concerts featuring conductor Michael Bowen. The concerts will be held at Immanuel Presbyterian Church Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and at V. Sue Cleveland High School on Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. All concerts are free of charge.

Bowen will conduct both performances, which will include Overture to Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Capriccio Italien by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas, Land of Enchantment by Michael Bowen, and An American Paris by George Gershwin. 

Additionally, student artwork, inspired by the music, will be projected overhead during both performances, and will also be on display in the lobby at each concert.  Plan to arrive early to view drawings, paintings and photography created by students from V. Sue Cleveland High School, several RRPS Elementary Schools, Bosque School and Del Norte High School.

Numerous APO members have connections to The University of New Mexico either as faculty, students or alumni. They include: David Felburg and Anne Eisfeller, adjunct professors in the UNM music department; Walter Gerstle, professor, civil engineering; andJane Selverstone, professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Alumni members include: Doug Wilber, Erik Maese, Paul Arroyo, Anna Stanley, Mary Anne D’Aarcangelis, Chris Ogden, Michael Christmas, Kris Sugars and Brian Tuffnell. Retirees include Bev Ortiz and Susan Brake.

Current UNM students include: David Sorensen, Jesse Hernandez, Sarah Blair and Anny Chung.  

Donations to support the operations of the orchestra are greatly appreciated. All venues are handicap accessible.

For more information visit Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra or call 505-433-7445.