Sounds of the Season -

One of the many ways in which the holiday season is celebrated is through music. This year is no exception, with everything from chorale to jazz taking the stages throughout the Borderlands. Here are a few you’ll want to catch.

The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra returns to the Atkinson Recital Hall with its second concert of the season, Classics 2, with guest conductor Richard Lee CPE directing. You’ll get two opportunities to experience orchestral bliss: Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 12, at 3 p.m. Featured in the repertoire are Bach’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major; Mozart’s Symphony in D Major “Paris”; Schubert’s Symphony in B Minor “Unfinished”; and Mahler’s “Adagio” from Symphony No. 10. More information can be found here.

The wonderful Mesilla Valley Chorale is back with their annual Christmas concert, Carols Old and New, at the Rio Grande Theatre, Sunday, December 12, at 3 p.m. The diverse program includes songs such as The Hanukkah Suite, Mary Did You Know?, You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch, White Christmas and many more. If you have a passion for choral music, this concert will put you in the spirit. Find out more here.

Looking for something a little Jazzier? The historic Plaza Theatre is bringing Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum jazz icon Dave Koz and Friends to El Paso, Tuesday, December 14, at 7 p.m. His Christmas tours are a holiday tradition, and this year he’s bringing Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Rebecca Jade with him for a full-on assault on your seasonal pleasure centers. Tickets are going fast, but you can find out more here.

In two weeks, the Plaza Theatre will again be a seasonal hot spot, when they bring back the traditional holiday favorite, The Merry-achi Christmas Tour, Sunday, December 19, at 7 p.m. This colorful Mexican celebration – filled with seasonal songs, dance and festive merriment – features the nation’s premiere Sol de México de José Hernández. If you love Mariachi music, this is the real deal! Find out more about this world-renowned event here.

Are there more? You betcha! We’re constantly adding new events to our comprehensive events calendar, so check it out regularly to find out what has been added. From our family at Hutton Broadcasting, to yours, have a wonderful and music-filled holiday season!

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