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New Mexico State University music department and KRWG-FM to hold gala weekend

The New Mexico State University Department of Music and KRWG-FM will present a gala weekend with the host of National Public Radio's program "St. Paul Sunday," Bill McGlaughlin, Nov 9-10.

Bill McGlaughlin is the host of National Public Radio's "St. Paul Sunday" and will be at New Mexico State University Nov. 9-10 for a gala weekend. (Courtesy Photo)

"St. Paul Sunday" is a weekly radio program that brings chamber musicians and McGlaughlin into a recording studio, mixing performance and conversation to give listeners access to how music is created. It is heard on 224 radio stations nationwide and the Internet and is the most widely distributed weekly classical music program produced by public radio.

McGlaughlin, a musician and composer, lives in New York City. He has been hosting "St Paul Sunday" since its inception in 1981. In 1996 the program received the George Foster Peabody Award.

The weekend will begin with a social hour, dinner and presentation Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Drippings Springs Rd. At 6 p.m. there will be a no-host cash bar followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, a concert in the style of "St. Paul Sunday" with McGlaughlin and the New Mexico State University Brass Quintet will be held at the Music Center Recital Hall. The Brass Quintet features New Mexico State music department faculty members Pancho Romero, Ken Van Winkle, Nancy Joy, Allen Kaplan, Jim Shearer and Martha Rowe.

A reception featuring an hors d'oeuvres buffet will follow the concert at 4:15 p.m. in the Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms.

Tickets for the weekend's different events may be purchased separately. Seating for the concert is limited to 500. For more information call the KRWG-FM Development Office at (505) 646-4525.