• May 24, 2022
 The El Paso Pro-Musica Season is Back for 2021-2022

Pro-Musica back for 2021-2022

The El Paso Pro-Musica Season is Back for 2021-2022

El Paso Pro-Musica is back with In-Person Concert for the 2021-2022 Season. Artistic Director Zuill Bailey is working alongside musical artists from around the world, ready to return to El Paso, following difficult times during the Global Pandemic.

“El Paso Pro-Musica is thrilled to present such wonderful artists and fabulous friends of El Paso and the region as we return to “In-Person,” performances. It has been a difficult year for artists everywhere and we are thrilled to be back on stage in El Paso,” says Zuill Bailey, who is celebrating his 20th year as Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica.

The Season begins with Cabaret Singer Shelly Watson, set to perform everything from Opera, to Halloween and Disney favorites in a special Family Concert on Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Shelly will then conduct Master Classes at the UTEP Department of Music, UTEP Theater and Dance and a Pop-Up Concert at “The Manor at 1011,” on Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. The Juilliard trained vocalist, who attended the Juilliard School with Zuill Bailey, is part of the Outreach Program for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Pianist Richard Dowling performs Chopin, Gershwin, Scott Joplin and Holiday Classics in a Concert on Tuesday, December 7 at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Dowling will kick off the excitement leading  up to the 2022 EPPM Chamber Music Festival that was held virtually in 2021.

The Festival begins with an “EPPM 100,” event, celebrating Zuill Bailey’s 20th Anniversary as Artistic Director. “Bach and More,” will round out the performance at “The Manor at 1011.”

The innovative chamber ensemble,  Camarata del Sol, based in Las Cruces, will perform Latin American favorites in Concerts in El Paso and Las Cruces, and violinist Kurt Nikkanen and pianist Maria Asteriadou, will perform and conduct an education residency in the region in January.  The annual collaboration with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra continues with Zuill Bailey and violinist Helen Kim performing the passionate Brahms Double Concerto.

“Bach’s Lunch,” the Free Noon Concerts held every Thursday in January, returns to the El Paso Museum of Art.

The  El Paso Pro-Musica Main Series Concerts,  brings Jazz to El Paso, as pianist Matt Herskowitz presents eclectic evenings of Jazz to El Paso and Las Cruces on March 29-30. The Season comes to an exciting close with Awadagin Pratt and Zuill Bailey performing together on Wednesday, April 20 at First Baptist Church.

The duo performed together at the Church for the first time in El Paso in 2002, marking Zuill Bailey’s First Concert as Artistic Director.

Tickets are available at the all new website at eppm.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door and by calling the El Paso Pro-Musica office at 915-747-8163.
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