HU Music Presents Musica Romantica Oct. 13

Andre Garcia-Nuthmann

Andre Garcia-Nuthmann

Las Vegas, NM – New Mexico Highlands University music faculty Linda King and Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will present a “Musica Romantica” concert Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.

King is a concert pianist and Garcia-Nuthmann is a tenor vocalist.

Guest musicians for the concert include Krzysztof Zimowski, a violinist and concertmaster for the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Opera Southwest Orchestra, and Dana Winograd, principal cellist of the Santa Fe Symphony and a New Mexico Philharmonic member.

The “Musica Romantica” concert will be in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. Tickets are $5 and students with valid IDs are free.

The program includes romantic Spanish music from the great Spanish, Mexican and Argentinian composers of the 19th and 20th century.

“The program includes very different kinds of music, ranging from introspective, gentle and poetic to very dramatic, rhythmic and powerful,” King said. “The combination of classical styles influenced by Spanish rhythms and folk songs make for an accessible, audience-friendly concert experience.”

The program begins with King performing Valsa Azul by Ricardo Castro, La Maja y el Ruiseñor  by Enrique Granados, and Intermezzo by Manuel Ponce.

Next, Zimowski and King perform Estrellita by Manuel Ponce, and Romanza Andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate.

Before intermission, King and Winograd will perform Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla.

Next, Garcia-Nuthamann sings Siete Canciones Populares Españolas (Seven Popular Spanish Songs) by Manuel de Falla. King accompanies on piano.

The program concludes with King, Zimowski and Winograd performing Trio, op. 76 by Joaquí­n Turina.

King and Garcia-Nuthmann are both well known to New Mexico music audiences, as well as performing internationally at the world-renowned Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.

King performs as both a soloist and in chamber ensembles, including the Santa Fe Symphony and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has performed in the Beethoven Festival of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra.

Garcia-Nuthmann has performed as a soloist with the Santa Fe Bach Choir, Cantucum Novum, Desert Chorale, and Santa Fe Opera, among others. He earned his Ph.D. in vocal performance from Arizona State University and directs the Highlands University choral program in the Department of Music.

King has performed previously with both Zimowski and Winograd.

“Krzysztof uses his extraordinary virtuosity on violin to express the soul of the music. Dana has exceptional versatility on cello, performing a wide variety of musical styles,” King said.

Zimowski was born in Wroclow, Poland and is world renowned. He has performed in Paris,  London, Mexico City, Brussels, Belgium, and more. Zimowski was the concertmaster for the Symphony Orchestra of Weikersheim and Bayreuth in Germany. After moving to the United States, he also performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and more. 

Winograd earned her B.A. and M.A. from the acclaimed Julliard School in New York, and had an active freelance career in New York that included performances at Carnegie Hall and Broadway operas. In New Mexico, she also plays for the Figueroa Project and was recently named artistic director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association.