Las Cruces High School

Leora Zeitlin

Violist Julio Campos and violinist Amalia Zeitlin grew up making music in Las Cruces, played in the Las Cruces High School Chamber Orchestra, and decided to make music their careers. This Sunday, they will make their orchestral debut together when they perform Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” with the New Horizons Symphony Orchestra (NHSO). The work is a double-concerto for violin, viola and orchestra, and NMSU viola professor and NHSO conductor, Jorge Martinez, will be conducting.

An evening of popular Neapolitan songs can be just as ambitious for a tenor as performing a full opera, says acclaimed opera singer Alex Richardson, who is back in Las Cruces to perform just such a concert with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra this weekend. “To do eight long and big pieces all in a row, that’s kind of operatic in itself – just the stamina to get through those songs,” he told Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin in the KRWG studios. And, he adds, “each one is poetry with a story to tell,” requiring the singer to assume a variety of characters during the concert.

Leora Zeitlin

The Beatles are coming to town—through a new “fab four” band called the Ladybugs. The new group is formed by four young Las Cruces musicians, all of whom graduated from Las Cruces High School some years ago and have pursued musical careers. The shows will include their own arrangements of 19 Beatles tunes, with a variety of instruments.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Las Cruces High School HOSA/Future Health Professionals Chapter Advisor, Joanie Anderson; and with LCHS student and former HOSA New Mexico State Officer, Aretha Deng, to talk about the opportunities available to LCHS students interested in pursuing medical careers. LCHS and Oñate High School are the only two HOSA chapters in Las Cruces.