Mountain Mail reports
The second Presidential Chamber Music Series at New Mexico Tech features works by Haydn and Mendelssohn. The concert is on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Macey Center. Thanks to support by Dr. Daniel H. López, President of New Mexico Tech, the series is free and open to the public.
New Mexico Symphony Orchestra violinist Willy Sucre has long organized the chamber music series, which features a variety of guest artists. For this season opener, Sucre, on viola, is joined by Roberta Arruda and L.P. How on violins and Sally Guenther on cello.
The concert program includes string quartets by Haydn, Boccherini and Mendelssohn. States Willy Sucre of this particular concert, “this will be an evening of beautiful and accessible chamber music.”
The newest name on the list is Roberta Arruda, a Brazilian violinist who played with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for a year, in addition to the Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Santa Fe Symphony, and the Church of Beethoven.
Santa Fe violinist Liang-Ping How made his solo debut with the National Youth Orchestra of Taiwan at the age of seven and his Carnegie Hall debut in 1974 was with the New York String Orchestra. He has been a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1980. He has toured extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and is a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Sally Guenther, on cello, graduated from Indiana University and The Juilliard School. After playing in several American orchestras including Syracuse, Cincinnati and the Metropolitan Opera orchestras, she moved to Norway, where she served as alternating solo cellist in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for over twenty years. She has performed regularly with the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Group and Serenata of Santa Fe. She also maintains a cello studio in Santa Fe.
The free Presidential Chamber Music Series is part of New Mexico Tech’s Performing Arts Series.
Before the concert, Tech Club – Club Macey holds a social in Macey from 5 to 7:30 p.m., with light snacks. TCCM is a social club for people 21 and over.
Also preceding the concert is a meet-and-greet reception for Socorro County Arts exhibit featuring a variety of Socorro area artists.