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Community Concerts Coming

GCCCA announces 2015-16 schedule

The Young Irelanders

The Grant County Community Concert Association has announced its six-concert 2015-16 season. “This varied selection of talented and highly regarded artists promises to be full of pleasure and surprises for almost every musical taste,” association president Peter Falley said.

Svetlana Smolina

The season will kick off Sept. 17 with Presidio Brass, one of the country’s premier brass en-sembles. Audiences and music critics alike have rated their “Sounds of the Cinema” show a “must see!” Nov. 6 brings the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra to Silver City for the first time as part of GCCCA’s regular season. This annual event also has the support of the Mimbres Region Arts Council and Western New Mexico University. Shortly thereafter, on Nov. 14, Silver City will greet The Young Irelanders, a group of young performers among the best exponents of Irish traditional music, song and dance in the world today. Their electrifying show has been seen by heads of state and in major concert venues throughout the world.

Hits and Grins, a country and comedy trio of award- winning singers and song-writers, will start off the spring with lots of laughs and great country music on Feb. 2, 2016. On March 12, 2016, internationally acclaimed classical pianist Svetlana Smolina will perform. She has thrilled audiences from Moscow to London and New York. The final concert of the season on April 7, 2016, will bring a dynamic electric string band, Stringfever, made up of three brothers and a cousin, all world class musicians from London, England. They use their unusual electric instruments to put on a wildly entertaining show with music ranging from show tunes to jazz and classical.

Presidio Brass

All concerts will be in the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater in Silver City, with most of them starting at 7 p.m. (The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra event will start at 7:30 p.m.) Three of the concerts, Presidio Brass, Hits & Grins, and Stringfever, will be accompanied by Educational Outreach programs for area school children on the morning of the scheduled evening concert.

These programs are free to the children and GCCCA pays bus transportation costs to the Fine Arts Center Theater if requested by the schools.

The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra

Season tickets are on sale for $55 for the full six-concert season. Ticket holders for any concert may be accompanied by two children up to age 17, who are admitted free of charge. WNMU students with a valid student ID are also admitted free.

Individual or season tickets can be obtained via secure credit card purchase online at www.gcconcerts.org. Further information and subscription forms can be obtained by calling 575-538-5862. Donations to GCCCA over and above the tickets prices are tax deductible. Contributions in any amount are most welcome.



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