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New Mexico State University events, April 30 through May 9

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY TO HOLD FILM PRESENTATIONS


Mexico State University Art Gallery will present film presentations during its lunchtime program Art a la Carte on April 30 and May 7.

"Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator," a documentary on the murder of professional skateboarder Mark "Gator" Rogowski, will be shown on Friday, April 30. The first part of "The Quay Brothers Collection" will be shown on Friday, May 7.

The events are free and open to the public. Free parking will be provided and guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall near the intersection of Solano Drive and University Avenue. For more information call the gallery at (505) 646-4010.

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT CLASSICS VI

The Las 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 Andrew Russo, piano, 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. Russo has also recorded "Mendelssohn" with the Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig and collaborated with "Auvergnois" composer Phillipe Manoury on a performance of his "Pluton for Piano and Electronic Media."

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

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM TO HOST 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 is composed 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.

PLAY CONTINUES AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts presentation of "Arcadia," its last play of the 2003-04 season, will run April 30 through May 9 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

"Arcadia" presents two 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."

"Arcadia" was written by Tom Stoppard, the author of "Shakespeare in Love."

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