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New Mexico State University events Nov. 3-13

LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES TO PRESENT HUNGER BENEFIT,


edad para las Artes in the New Mexico State University Department of English will present its annual Hunger Benefit reading at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. Fiction writer ZZ Packer and Rus Bradburd, writer and English instructor at New Mexico State University, will read.

Tickets are $10. All proceeds are donated to Casa de Peregrinos (House of Pilgrims,) a nonprofit emergency food bank that provides Dona Ana County families in need with food.

A silent auction will coincide with the reading, where guests can bid on various items donated from local businesses. Door prizes will be awarded. A reception will follow at the restaurant My Brother's Place, 336 S. Main St.

For more information call (505) 646-2027.

LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY TO HOLD CONCERT
The Las Cruces Symphony at New Mexico State University will perform its "Classics No. 2" concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

Pianist Alan Chow is the guest artist.

Pieces to be played are "Concerto in A Minor" by Schumann, "Slavonic Dances," "op. 46" and "op. 92," all by Dvorak, and "Marche Slave" by Tchaikovsky.

Single tickets are available for both performances.

An "open dress rehearsal," which features the orchestra and soloist in a working rehearsal, will begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 3. Tickets are $15 with open seating.

Call (505) 646-3709 for more ticket information or Music Director/Conductor Lonnie Klein at (505) 646-4733.

THREE STUDIO RECITALS SET
The New Mexico State University Department of Music will hold a trombone studio recital Sunday, Nov. 5; a flute studio recital Monday, Nov. 6; and a horn studio recital Tuesday, Nov. 7, all at 8 p.m. at the Music Center Recital Hall.

For more information call (505) 646-2421.

VISTING ARTIST TO PRESENT LECTURE AND ART DEMONSTRATION
Visiting artist Joe Bova will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Room 212 in the New Mexico State University D.W. Williams Hall. He will present a ceramic studio demonstration on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at D.W. Williams Hall.

Bova is a graduate of the University of Houston and the University of New Mexico. He is a fellow and past president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

For more information call (505) 646-1705.

TUBA AND TRUMPET STUDIO RECITALS SET
Tuba and trumpet students will showcase their work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, and 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, respectively, at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

Coordinators are tuba instructor James Shearer and Pancho Romero, trumpet instructor.

For more information call (505) 646-2421.

NMSU TO HOST INTERNATIONAL MARIACHI CONFERENCE
The Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference will be held Nov. 8-Nov. 12, with many of the festivities on the New Mexico State University campus.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Thursday, Nov. 9, various workshops will be held throughout Corbett Center. On Nov. 8, participants must check-in between 2-6 p.m. on the second floor of Corbett Center. The NMSU fiesta will be held on the same day beginning at 6 p.m. in the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

The conference's student showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Pan American Center. On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pan American Center there will be a concert featuring Alicia Villarreal, "Orgullo de mujer," as the headliner; Mariachi Cobre; Mariachi Divas; and Los Arrieros.

The conference will conclude on the NMSU campus Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Pan American Center with the Mariachi Mass. At 9:30 a.m., a non-denominational service will be given featuring liturgical mariachi music from Mariachi Cobre.

Tickets for the mariachi student showcase are $6. Tickets for the Villarreal concert are $85, $65, $45 and $30.

For more information call (505) 646-1420.

EL PASO PRO-MUSICA ARTIST TO PERFORM FOR NMSU
Andreas Haefliger, pianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, as part of the El Paso Pro-Musica program at the New Mexico State University Music Recital Center.

Haefliger is a Swiss pianist and resides in Vienna. Critics have said that his performances contain a rare combination of power, elegance and poetry.

The night's program will be "Beethoven Perspectives" and feature four sonatas composed by Beethoven.

For more information and ticket prices call (505) 646-2421.

NMSU SYMPHONIC WINDS TO PLAY "WIND CURRENTS"
The New Mexico State University Symphonic Winds will perform "Wind Currents" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Music Recital Center Hall.

The program will feature band literature through time. Ken Van Winkle will conduct.

Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors and $7 general admission. Discount season tickets are $50.

For more information call (505) 646-2304.

NEW PHOTO EXHIBIT TO FEATURE NMSU THEATER
The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and American Southwest Theatre Company are presenting a photo exhibit of the 2005-2006 NMSU Theatre Arts/ASTC season. It will be on display in the Hershel Zohn Theatre lobby through December.

The photographer for the exhibit is Tom Price.

For more information call (505) 646-4515.

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT
"Pottery of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics at the New Mexico State University Museum.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSEUM DISPLAYS MEMORIES
"New Mexico State University Memories: The First 30 Years" is on display at the University Museum until Dec. 16. Through photos and artifacts, this exhibit celebrates the first 30 years of NMSU when it was called New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS HISTORIC AMADOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
"Friends of the Family: Photographs from the Amador Family Collection" is on display at the University Museum through Dec.16. The exhibit features photographs taken by members of the prominent Amador family during the early 20th century in Las Cruces. These photographs reveal the people and places of Las Cruces during the Edwardian era.

Museum events are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.