The Duke Symphonette, a University of New Mexico student-run classical chamber orchestra, presents its last concert of the Chamber Masterpieces project on Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. in Keller Hall.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations to support the UNM Music Scholarship are greatly appreciated.

The program includes:

  • Mozart - Concerto for Trombone in D major; Dalton Harris, soloist
  • Waxman - Carmen Fantasie for Violin; Gilson Filho, soloist
  • Hindemith - Mathis der Maler Symphony; Eugene Sidorov, conductor

Harris, a trombone and sackbut, currently studies under Karl Hinterbichler at UNM. He has played with the Durham Symphony, the San Juan Symphony, the Sandia Brass, Spazio Opera Festival, L'Orchestre de la Cité d'Ingrès and most recently finished his inaugural season as Artistic Director of the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble.

Filho is currently a graduate student of Dr. Cármelo de los Santos at UNM. Also, he is Concertmaster of the UNM Symphony as well as a first violin of the Abe Franck Graduate String Quartet (2015-17). A native of Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, Filho began his musical studies at the age of 6. A year later he began his violin studies in a "Projeto Suzuki” project located in the poor neighborhood of "Alto do Céu"(Recife). In 2000, he was awarded with a scholarship to study at the Pernambuco Conservatory of Music (CPM) with Professor Ademar Rocha (Brazil) where he completed his studies in 2006.

Sidorov joined UNM in the Fall of 2014 to continue his graduate studies in Oboe Performance, focusing on the American oboe performing style, in the studio of Dr. Kevin Vigneau. Sidorov holds his Associate of Arts Degree in Music from the L. Sobinov State Musical College in Yaroslavl, Russia; Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music (the “Red” Diploma with Distinction) and Post Graduate studies in Oboe Performance and Wind Ensemble Conducting from Kazan State Conservatory named after Nazib Zhiganov in Kazan, Russia, and Master’s in Conducting from Shenandoah Conservatory.

For more information visit, The Duke Symphonette.

To watch the Duke Symphonette performances, visit the group's Vimeo channel.