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New orchestra to perform tribute to military at zoo

FOR THE RECORD – This story said tickets for the New Mexico Philharmonic’s concert Saturday are available at the zoo box office. However, advance tickets are not available. Tickets, which are $15 for adults, $10 for those 12 and under, will be available at the zoo before the concert Saturday.


The New Mexico Philharmonic has announced a concert at the Rio Grande Zoo on Saturday, May 28. The program, said spokeswoman Carla Lehmeier-Tatum, will be light classics and an Americana tribute to the military.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for the general public, $10 for those 12 and under and two-for-one tickets for active military with ID. Tickets are available at the zoo, 903 10th SW.


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Lehmeier-Tatum said the philharmonic is renting the zoo with financial help from donations.

The philharmonic is made up of musicians of the defunct New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.