Guillermo Figueroa, music director of Music in the Mountains, will play a violin solo in Harold Farberman's "Double Concerto for Violin and Percussion" with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.
The concerto, premiered by the American Symphony at New York's Avery Fisher Hall in 2007, was written by Farberman for and about Figueroa, who also is music director of the New Mexico orchestra and principal guest conductor for the Puerto Rico Symphony.
The concerto will be played with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, his Coriolan overture and the Adagio from the "Hammerklavier Sonata" in three performances, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1. Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leon Botstein will conduct the performances, which also feature percussionist Simon Boyar.
The Friday performance will begin at 8 p.m. at Popejoy Hall, also the site of the Saturday performance starting at 6 p.m. The Sunday performance will be at 2 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
Tickets are $10-$60 and are available by calling (505) 881-8999 or visiting www.nmso.org or the NMSO box office at 4407 Menaul NE, Albuquerque.