Music Under the Stars!
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With the New Mexico Philharmonic at the Sky Room in Rio Rancho.
The NMPhil will perform “Music Under the Stars!” on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Sky Room in Rio Rancho.
The Sky Room is an outdoor performing arts space at Campus Park. It’s a free, family-friendly Labor Day weekend musical celebration
under the stars, with an adventurous soundtrack for Saturday night. Featuring Sousa, Gershwin, John
Williams, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, and much more.
Grammy Award-winning Music Director Roberto Minczuk conducts.
The New Mexico Philharmonic will also be joined by winners of the 2022 Jackie McGehee Young Artists’
Competition: pianist Gabriel Higbie performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and violinist Sahid
Palacios performing Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole.
Bring a blanket and picnic dinner and help celebrate the holiday! Food trucks will be available on-site.
This performance is made possible through a partnership with the City of Rio Rancho’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.
In 2017, Grammy® Award-winning conductor Roberto Minczuk was appointed Music Director of the New
Mexico Philharmonic and of the Theatro Municipal Orchestra of São Paulo.
He is also Music Director Laureate of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Canada) and Conductor Emeritus of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira
(Rio de Janeiro). Highlights of Minczuk’s recent seasons include the complete Mahler Symphony Cycle with
the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; Bach’s St. John Passion, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7, Beethoven’s
Fidelio, Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Verdi’s La traviata, Bernstein’s Mass, and
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier with the Theatro Municipal Orchestra of São Paulo; debuts with the Cincinnati
Opera (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and Daejeon Philharmonic in
South Korea; and return engagements with the Orchestra National de Lille and the New York City Ballet. In the
2016/2017 season, he made return visits to the Israel Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Teatro Colón
Philharmonic and Orchestra Estable of Buenos Aires.
Admission to the concert is free. Seating will be on the lawn. The Sky Room is located at 2516 King Blvd NE, Rio
To learn more about upcoming performances or to become a volunteer, please visit nmphil.org.