May 14th Concert
April 27th, 2017
The Mesilla Valley Concert Band will perform our fourth free concert of the season on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 3pm in the Atkinson Recital Hall in the Music Center at NMSU. The Band will play Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco - Overture, one of Verdi’s early and popular operas that portrays the Biblical story of the Jews’ captivity and exile by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar.
Also on the program is Samuel R. Hazo’s Exultalte, an exuberant celebratory piece selected and conducted by Marissa Al-Masoud, an oboe player in the band who is the band director at Chaparral Middle School in Chaparral.
The concert also features Randall D. Standridge’s Imaginarium. In the composer’s own words, “This piece is dedicated to all of the dreamers who see more in the world than is actually there, who see possibilities where others see only dead ends, and who believe in creation rather than destruction.” Rod Pior, who plays first alto saxophone in the band and is a band director at Alamogordo High School, selected this work to conduct.
For more information, please see www.mesillavalleyconcertband.org. And plan to join the Band on May 14th for an expecially varied and entertaining musical presentation.