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    San Juan Symphony - Sunday, October 7th, 2018 - 3:00 PM

    Southwest Colorado Concerts kicks off their concert season with the San Juan Symphony

    The San Juan Symphony will be performing their program “Rhapsodic and Exotic,” featuring Hungarian arabesques, flashy Russian dances, and the glorious Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius. Maestro Thomas Heuser, Music Director, will be conducting. Spotlighting their principal bassoonist Denise Reig Turner for Weber’s charismatic Rondo Ongarese, they journey over rugged and exotic musical landscapes, at the Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez at 3 pm on Sunday, October 7.

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    Denise Reig Turner is principal bassoon with the San Juan Symphony, Opera Southwest (Albuquerque, NM), Albuquerque Festival Ballet, the NM Performing Arts Society (Santa Fe, NM), and is second bassoon/assistant principal with the New Mexico Philharmonic/New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. She was also principal bassoonist and frequent soloist with the former Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque for 18 years.

    Denise has been on the faculty at the University of New Mexico since 1995 where she teaches bassoon, coaches chamber music and performs with the "New Mexico Winds", the artists-in-residence faculty woodwind quintet. She has performed orchestral, opera and chamber music throughout Europe, Mexico and the Southwest, and has taught master classes at numerous US colleges as well as in Mexico and at the Donizetti conservatory in Italy. She has performed at the Durango and Animas chamber music festivals (CO), the Abiquiu and Placitas chamber music series (NM), Church of Beethoven/Chatter (Albuquerque), and with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

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