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Kathleen Hill

Leora Zeitlin

There may be magic in the air when the Mesilla Valley Concert Band performs this Sunday. One of the featured works is “Concerto for Horn and Sorceress,” a new work written by local attorney and composer David Beasley for his horn-playing wife, Kim Beasley. Dr. William Clark, conductor of the ensemble of 101 players said of the work, “it has an energy… it’s indescribable until you hear it.” Clark came to KRWG to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the program, which will also include music by Rossini, Eric Whitacre, and Mark Camphouse.

Leora Zeitlin

Cora Patterson plays horn in the New Horizons Orchestra, a community orchestra made up of amateur, professional, and student musicians who rehearse weekly for the sheer love of making music. Their next concert is this Sunday, when they’ll perform music by Mozart and Sibelius under the direction of conductor Marianna Gabbi and guest conductor Kathleen Hill. The concert also reunites Gabbi and pianist William Leland, long-time friends and collaborators, who were colleagues at New Mexico State until their respective retirements, but who continue to perform together occasionally.