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May events at New Mexico State University

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT CLASSICS VI


Cruces Symphony Orchestra will present Classics VI, its final performance of the 2003-04 season, May 1 and 2 in the New Mexico State University Recital Hall.

The performance will feature pianist Andrew Russo and include Lutoslawski's "Little Suite for Orchestra," De Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain," Mendelssohn's "Capriccio Brillant," Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess" and Respighi's "Pines of Rome."

Russo has performed in the Gewandhaus and Freylingshaus concert halls in Germany, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Kioi Hall in Tokyo and the Salle Cortot in Paris. He has appeared at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Kuhmo Festival, the Spoleto Festival and the International Piano Series.

For more information call symphony orchestra office at (505) 646-3709.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OFFERS SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS

The New Mexico State University Museum invites families to spend Saturday afternoons at the museum to participate in arts and crafts activities and view current exhibits.

Children and their families can make Egg Carton Bugs on May 1 and Dancing Dragons on May 8. Both workshops will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. They are free and no sign-up is necessary. All supplies are provided.

The University Museum Gallery, located in Kent Hall at the corner of University Avenue and Solano Drive, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information call (505) 646-5161 or (505) 646-3739.

NEW HORIZONS BAND TO HOLD CONCERT AT NMSU

New Horizons Concert Band, which consists of senior citizen musicians from the area, will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

For more information call William Clark, New Horizons director, at (505) 646-2421.

CHILDREN'S THEATRE WORKSHOP TO PRESENT TWO PLAYS

The Children's Theatre Workshop at New Mexico State University will present two plays during May in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

Children in first through third grades will present "Androcles and the Lion," at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 10. Children in fourth through eighth grades will present "A Servant with Two Masters" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

The Children's Theatre Workshop is presented by the Department of Theatre Arts under the direction of department head Ruth Cantrell. The students involved in these two productions have been taking comedy classes with Cantrell since September 2003.

Both plays are free and open to the public.

For more information call the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office at (505) 646-4515.

MUSEUM TO HOST EXHIBIT, LECTURE BY GERALD W. THOMAS

The New Mexico State University Museum will host an exhibit and a public lecture by former NMSU President Gerald W. Thomas in May.

Thomas' exhibit, "Torpedo Squadron Four," will run from May 15 through Aug. 15 in the University Museum. It contains photographs, text and memorabilia related to the actions and contributions of the squadron during World War II.

Thomas will also present a lecture titled "A Navy Pilot's View of World War II" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Museum Auditorium.

Thomas served as NMSU president for 14 years before retiring in 1984. As a carrier-based naval torpedo pilot, Thomas was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Air Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation. Prior to coming to NMSU, Thomas was the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Texas Tech University and was a teacher and researcher at Texas A&M University.

For more information call the University Museum at (505) 646-3739.

'ARCADIA' CONTINUES AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts presentation of "Arcadia," its last play of the 2003-2004 season, will continue through May 9 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

"Arcadia" presents two intriguing groups of characters -- a collection of 20th century scholars researching the past and an early 19th century household wondering about the future -- on stage in the same room, but existing in their own distinct periods.

The play takes the audience back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between romantic longings and mathematical and physical theories and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits of life -- "the attraction Newton left out." It was written by Tom Stoppard, the author of "Shakespeare in Love."

Tickets for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances and Sunday matinees are $11 for adults, $8 for students and $10 for senior citizens, faculty and staff. Tickets for Friday and Saturday performances are $13 for adults, $9 for students and $11 for senior citizens, faculty and staff.

Curtain calls will be at 7 p.m. for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances, 8 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees will be at 2 p.m. There will be no Monday performances.

For more information or tickets, call the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office at (505) 646-4515.