Sunday, October 14: 2018-2019 Concert Season Opener - Featuring Guest Soloist, John De La Paz
October 8th, 2018
The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will open its 2018-19 season on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Atkinson Recital Hall at New Mexico State University.
The concert will feature clarinet soloist John De La Paz in a virtuoso piece titled Solo de Concours. John, a D’Addario Woodwinds program clinician, is an Assistant Professor at NMSU and DACC, and has a private music studio in Tucson, AZ. He is a co-founding member of Duo Artesanal, who performs chamber music for clarinet and piano, and has performed and presented workshops and masterclasses throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Japan.
The band also will premiere a march titled The Fightin’ 55th, composed by John David Beasley, a MVCB member and former member of the U.S. Air Force. Assistant Director, John Schutz, will conduct Alfred Reed’s First Suite for Band. Other works on the program include Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2, Mark Camphouse’s Whatsoever Things, and Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, among other pieces.
The 3 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.