Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Orchestra celebrates season with Mozart.

Byline: Joanne Sheehy Hoover For the Journal


* Director conducts Musica de Camara in concert that is holiday tradition

On Christmas Eve in the St. Francis Auditorium William Mullen set aside his role as managing director of the Santa Fe Concert Association and picked up a baton to conduct a concert by the Musica de Camara Orchestra. He was continuing a tradition, begun by himself 19 years ago in the Santuario de Guadalupe, of honoring the season with great music from the classical tradition.

Changes have occurred over the years. The concerts moved in 1985 to the St. Francis Auditorium, where they have remained.

Always centered on classical music, though not any specific holiday theme, the repertoire shifted 11 years ago to all-Mozart and has stayed there. …

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