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New Mexico State University events during October

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM OCT. 1 AND 2


Cruces Symphony Orchestra will perform Classics One concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall. Featuring guest violinist Alexander Markov, the performance marks the world premiere of a new composition by composer William McGlaughlin.
For ticket information call (505) 646-3709.


ASNMSU CULTURAL SERIES PRESENTS PERFORMANCES
New Mexico State University's ASNMSU Cultural Series will present a performance featuring pianist Terry Riley at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Rio Grande Theatre and a performance by the group Ollabelle at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in the NMSU Music Center Recital Hall.

For more information call (505) 646-1420.


NMSU MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS OCTOBER EVENTS
New Mexico State University's Music Department will present the following events during October:
- NMSU Choirs, "Red White and Blue" with special guest NMSU President Michael Martin, 8 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8, Music Center Recital Hall, (505) 646-2067.
- Mesilla Valley Concert Band, 3 p.m. Oct. 9, Music Center Recital Hall, (505) 646-2421.
- Keyboard Concert Series, featuring pianist Trefor Smith, 8 p.m. Oct. 10, Music Center Recital Hall, (505) 646-2421.
- Dona Ana Lyric Opera, "First Annual Thelma Medoff Endowment Concert," 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Music Center Recital Hall, (505) 646-1986.
- Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble, "Scholarship Concert," 3 p.m. Oct. 16 (505), 646-2304.
- Dona Ana Lyric Opera, "Sweep and Swing," Oct. 21-23,Music Center Recital Hall, (505) 646-1986.
- Faculty Recital featuring percussionist Fred Bugbee, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Music Center Recital Hall, (505) 646-2421.
- Trio Recital featuring Marianna Gabbi on violin, Michael Staehle on cello and William Leland on piano, 3 p.m. Oct. 30, Music Center Recital Hall, (505) 646-2421.


LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES TO PRESENT POETRY READING
Fiction writer Alexander Parsons will read from his new novel, "In the Shadows of the Sun," at New Mexico State University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in Hardman Hall Room 106. Following the reading, Parsons will be available to sign copies of his new book.

Parsons, a native New Mexican, earned a master's degree in fiction writing at NMSU. His first novel, "Leaving Disneyland," won the Associated Writing Programs Award Series for the Novel and the Writers' League of Texas Violet Crown Award. His short fiction has appeared in The Colorado Review, Puerto del Sol and the Mid-American Review.

For more information call (505) 646-2027.


WORKFORCE SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE OCT. 13 AND 14
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana will sponsor the 2nd Annual Southern New Mexico Workforce Summit and the Changing World of Work Conference Oct. 13 and 14 at the Las Cruces Hilton.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13, the Workforce Summit will provide programs related to local, state and national workforce issues. From 3:30 to 6 p.m., there will be pre-conference activities and a reception.

The Changing World of Work Conference is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Topics include multigenerational diversity, challenges of change, and new trends and innovations.

To register for the summit or conference, call (505) 527-7776.


NMSU ART GALLERY TO FEATURE PAINTER, PHOTOGRAPHER
The Art Gallery at New Mexico State University hold an opening reception for an exhibition by painter Marietta Leis and photographer Betty Hahn from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The exhibition will run through Dec. 16.

For more information call (505) 646-2545.


LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES TO SPONSOR HUNGER BENEFIT
La Sociedad para las Artes at New Mexico State University will sponsor the 13th Annual Hunger Benefit beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 20.
The event will begin at the Rio Grande Theatre, featuring a silent auction, door prizes and readings from Charles D'Ambrosio and other local writers.

The benefit will continue at 10 p.m. with a music reception featuring indie rock band The Sadies at El Patio in Mesilla.

The event raises money for Casa de Peregrinos, a local charity that offers hot meals and other services for people in need. For more information call (505) 646-2027.


NMSU THEATRE ARTS TO PRESENT "CLOUD TECTONICS"
New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts and the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) will present "Cloud Tectonics" Oct. 21-30 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

Set in Los Angeles, the story begins when Anibal de la Luna picks up hitchhiker Celestina del Sol, who claims to be 54 years old and pregnant for two years.

Tickets for "Cloud Tectonics" are $8 to $13, depending on performance time and date. For times and reservations, call the ASTC box office at (505) 646-4515.


NMSU TO HOST TOURNAMENT OF BANDS
The 28th Annual New Mexico Tournament of Bands will be held Oct. 22 at New Mexico State University's Aggie Memorial Stadium. The competition, sponsored by the NMSU Pride Band, is designed to recognize and reward regional bands and student musicians who display the highest degree of excellence.

For more information call (505) 646-2304.


NMSU THEATRE ARTS TO PRESENT READINGS
New Mexico State University's Department of Theatre Arts will present the "Dark Night Reading Series" at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre. New work will be selected to read for audience feedback as part of a play development workshop.

For more information call (505) 646-4515.


NMSU TO HOST "HALLOWEEN HOWL"
New Mexico State University will host "Halloween Howl" from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Corbett Center ballrooms. The event, sponsored by Union Program Council and other NMSU organizations, will feature a haunted house, carnival and costume contests.

For more information call (505) 646-3200.