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January 2018 - Extras: Sunday Afternoon Classics at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

The New Mexico Philharmonic’s third concert as part of the Sunday Afternoon Classics at the National Hispanic Cultural Center series will take place Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. University of New Mexico’s own Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall leads the New Mexico Philharmonic in a concert of Winds and Horns Aplenty! Your NMPhil pays tribute to Rossini, plays Bach’s glorious Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, and returns to the dawn of the 20th century with Arthur Bird’s remarkable Serenade for Wind Instruments. And for brass lovers, there is a massive brass attack in Paul Terracini’s Concerto for Brass!

Conductor Eric Rombach-Kendall is best known as a conductor of winds, brass, and percussion and is Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico, where he has served as Director of Bands since 1993. He has conducted wind ensembles and orchestras in more than 35 states, Canada, China, and Sweden and has recorded eight albums with the UNM Wind Symphony featuring prominent soloists from the New York Philharmonic, Boston Brass, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and the faculty of the University of New Mexico.

An advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Rombach-Kendall has commissioned and premiered numerous works for wind ensemble. Works he has commissioned have been performed by such prestigious organizations as the New York Philharmonic on Live at Lincoln Center and The President’s Own, United States Marine Band. From 2011-2013,he served as President of the College Band Directors National Association.

Single ticket prices for the NHCC Series range from $24 to $68 and are available online at or by calling the box office at 505-724-4771. There is no service charge for patrons purchasing tickets in person at the NHCC box office.

The New Mexico Philharmonic enriches the lives of New Mexicans through musical excellence, educational opportunities, and community engagement. To learn more about upcoming performances or to become a volunteer, please visit

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