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Line Up Announced for El Paso Pro-Musica “Festival 2017”

The El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival kicks off with everything from Beethoven, Spanish Guitar, Bach’s Lunch, the collaboration with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, a Special Commissioned New Music work composed for El Paso Pro-Musica and Grammy Nominated Zuill Bailey performing in Concert, Community Engagement and Educational Outreach.

The first week features Zuill Bailey the Beethoven String Trios with the Concert Master of the New York City Ballet Kurt Nikkanen and violist Scott Rawls in Concerts in El Paso and Las Cruces. The Trio will perform the complete Trios during the course of the Festival.

The second week welcomes renowned pianist Michael Brown, and his teacher, Jerome Lowenthal, who is the head of the Piano Department at the Juilliard School of Music and who has performed with the finest Symphony Orchestras from around the world, including working with the renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski. They will perform works by Ravel, Beethoven, Chopin, and new compositions by Michael Brown, plus “four hand piano,” which is always very exciting to watch.

The third week marks the 11th annual collaboration with El Paso Pro-Musica and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. This year, Grammy Award winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux performs the stunning “Concierto de Aranjuez,” by renowned Spanish Composer Joaquin Rodrigo. The performance is entitled “Viva Espana,” and he will continue with the theme at his Bach’s Lunch performance. He performs Solo Guitar in his recital with El Paso Pro-Musica on Sunday afternoon.

This particular week will also mark the return of the Classic Film Series, a Free Film presented by the International Museum of Art and the Sociedad Cultural de Espana. Honorary Consul General, Martha Vera, is also the Co-President of El Paso Pro-Musica. The film presented is “The Miracle,” a film set in Spain starring Roger Moore and Carol Baker.

The fourth week of the Festival will be a very special week of Concerts. Zuill Bailey will perform works from his multiple Grammy Nominated CD in a special tribute to long time supporter and friend, J.O. Stewart, along with pianist Elizabeth De Mio at the El Adobe Recording Studios. This concert is part of the EPPM 100 Series, the annual Fundraiser in support of the Educational Programs presented by El Paso Pro-Musica.

The Fourth Week will also include a New Composition commissioned for El Paso Pro-Musica by composer Elena Cats Chernin. The work, “The Three Dancers,” is inspired by the paining by Pablo Picasso. The piece includes Zuill Bailey at the Cello, a violin, saxophone, accordion, Double Bass, and piano. The pianist featured is renowned soloist Yuliya Gorenman.

Bach’s Lunch, sponsored by United Bank of El Paso del Norte and presented by the El Paso Museum of Art will take place each Thursday in January at Noon at the Museum. The one hour concerts are Free will feature the musical artists performing each week with an inside look at their performances and the music.

The Twilight Tours are a new approach to intimate Chamber Music Concerts. The goal behind the Twilight Tours is to present mini-concerts where Food, Wine and More are part of the setting. The Twilight Tours are scheduled for January 4 at the Double Eagle Restaurant, January 5 at Star City Studios and January 25 at the Coronado Country Club sponsored by SunRidge Senior Living.

The Artists who appear during the Festival will be performing in Schools, Hospitals and Senior Centers throughout the region, and will conduct Master Classes with students of the Department of Music at UTEP.

A Pre-Concert talk with Zuill Bailey takes place 30 minutes prior to all concerts.

For information on Tickets, call 915-833-9400 or  go to Tickets are also available at the door for all concerts. Student Tickets are only $5.00.
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EPPM, EPSO’s 10th Anniversary Collaboration continues with Zuill Bailey in Concert

The El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival continues this week with the 10th Anniversary Collaboration with the Festival and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
Each year, a guest artist from the EPPM Chamber Music Festival is featured with the Symphony Orchestra and in a solo recital Concert with El Paso Pro-Musica. This year, Artistic Director and World Renowned Cellist Zuill Bailey will performing “Tales of Hemingway,” a cello concerto written for him by Grammy Award winning composer Michael Daugherty.
The new composition was inspired by  novels by Ernest Hemingway, including “The Old Man and the Sea,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” and “The Sun Also Rises.”  The performances are set for Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at the Plaza Theater. For tickets, contact Ticketmaster or 915-833-9400.
On Sunday, January 24, Zuill Bailey will present a special recital celebrating his  #1 CD of the Bach Cello Suites and a salute to some incredible composers including Chopin and Paganini.  Composer Dominic Dousa from the UTEP Department of Music will accompany Bailey in what promises to be an entertaining, insightful afternoon of music.
The matinee concert is set for 3:00 the Church of St. Clement on Campbell and Montana.
Tickets are $25.00 for Adults/$20.00 for Senior/Military and $5.00 for Students. Tickets can be purchased on-line at or by calling915-833-9400. Tickets are also available at the door.

El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival adds venue, more attractions for 2nd week

The El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival is entering it’s second week, with more amazing concerts and Community Engagement.
Artistic Director and World Renowned Cellist Zuill Bailey kicks it off with educational engagement at Hanks High School and Orchestra students from schools in YISD. He then will take his audience “Back to Bach,” in Las Cruces on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theater.
This week, legendary Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Shai Wosner perform first at the Free Bach’s Lunch, Thursday at Noon at the El Paso Museum of Art. They then provide Master Classes for students of the Department of Music at UTEP. A new collaboration with UTEP and EPPM works to provide the finest special training from the finest visiting musicians in the world to the students of the Department of Music.
The duo will perform the first half of the Beethoven Cycle on Friday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. at El Adobe Recording Studios, 5301 El Paso Drive with an added bonus of Champagne and Deserts for the Concert at the same Concert Price- $25.00 for Adults, $20.00 for Senior/Military and $5.00 for all students.
The Beethoven Cycle continues on Saturday, January 16 in Concert at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, the only organist to receive a Grammy Award, Paul Jacobs will perform at the Church of St. Clement at 2:00 p.m. The incomparable performance will be unprecedented for El Paso Pro-Musica.
Tickets are also available at the door of every concert. For more information on tickets, go to or call 915-833-9400.

El Paso Pro-Musica announces Chamber Music Festival line up

This year’s 2016 El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival promises to be the best yet with incredible moments, including the Great Pablo Casals Cello in El Paso, 10th Anniversary Collaborations, a Grammy Award winning Composer’s composition for Artistic Director and World Renowned Cellist Zuill Bailey and an evening of Tango with the Quint Quintet from Argentina and Two-Time Grammy nominated violinist Philippe Quint.
The vision of El Paso Pro-Musica Artistic Director Zuill Bailey is to make the Chamber Music Organization accessible to all. The 2016 Chamber Music Festival seeks to accomplish the goal of insuring that the finest artists in the world not only perform in the region but engage with students in the classroom throughout the region.
The Festival is set from January 7-29.  The 2016 Chamber Music Festival celebrates two amazing milestones in El Paso. El Paso Pro-Musica and the El Paso Museum of Art have worked together for 10 years by presenting “Bach’s Lunch,” a free noon Concert every Thursday during the Festival.
The hour long “informances” give audiences a look at the artists, their music and it’s a great opportunity for music lovers to tour the El Paso Museum of Art. “Bach’s Lunch,” has been sponsored by United Bank of El Paso Del Norte for the last 10 years.
ErnestHemingwayAnother milestone during this Festival is the 10th Anniversary collaboration with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
Each Festival, Special Festival Artists perform as the Guest Artists for Symphony Concerts. This year, Grammy Award winning Composer Michael Daugherty has composed a Special Cello Concerto specifically for Zuill Bailey, called, “Tales of Hemingway.”
This is a look at Hemingway’s greatest literary masterpieces through music. The special premiere of this Concerto will take place in El Paso.
Some incredible highlights and “firsts” for the Festival include The Tempest Trio, three of finest musicians in the world including pianist Alon Goldstein, Violinist Ilya Kaler and Cellist Amit Peled, who will perform on the Cello used by the Great Cellist Pablo Casals.
Week Two will feature the incomparable cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, with Pianist Shai Wosner and a special concert with the only Organist to ever win a Grammy, Paul Jacobs.
Artistic Director and World Renowned Cellist Zuill Bailey will be performing in two special concerts… One in Las Cruces and the other in El Paso and will be performing his favorite works of Bach and others as a tribute to his #1 Classical Chart Topping CD.
Week Three will feature the collaboration with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and ending the Festival on an amazingly Energetic Note with the Quint Quintet and an Evening of Tango, in special surroundings at the El Adobe Recording Studio. This is a Special EPPM 100- Event with Food and Music and the Group will be recording this unforgettable Concert. They will also perform in Las Cruces.
This year’s Festival will also include Master Classes for students of UTEP’s Department of Music with all of the artists. They will work with the students on their individual  repertoire and give them insight into careers in music in the 21st Century.
Outreach will continue at hospitals, schools senior center and in locations throughout the region.
Call 915-833-9400 for Tickets or go to
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