The Western New Mexico University Cultural Affairs fall 2019 season is packed with events from live entertainment to exhibit openings and lectures.
WNMU Cultural Affairs will be continuing the President’s Chamber Music Series and the Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture Series, and it will offer an evening of caroling and activities called Christmas Under the Stars for the first time.
“We continue to cast a wider and wider net to seek out unique cultural offerings to present to the university community and the community at large. We are excited about the breadth of this season with acts hailing from the Louisiana Bayou to the Hebie Province in China and all points all along the way,” WNMU Special Assistant to the President for Cultural Affairs Faye McCalmont said.
Admission prices range from free to $20. A 2019-20 season pass allows entry to all ticketed shows for $170 — a $30 savings.
The WNMU Cultural Affairs fall 2019 season schedule:
— September 12: McCray Gallery Exhibit Opening sponsored by Southwest Festival of the Written Word, featuring photography from Enrique’s Journey by Barletti and honoring Don Felipe Ortego
— September 19, 6:30 p.m.: Lucibela – Cape Verdean (West Africa) vocalist at The Gardens
— September 24, 7 p.m.: President’s Chamber Music Series – Rahim AlHaj (oud) and strings
— September 28, 7 p.m.: Cirque Mei – Chinese Acrobats
— October 10, 6:30 p.m.: Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture and Exhibit – Heidi Loewen
— October 29, 7 p.m.: President’s Chamber Music Series – The Emerson Trio a.k.a. The Concord Trio
— November 7, 4:30 p.m.: Charlie Meckel Exhibit Opening Reception
— November 14, 7 p.m.: Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole
— November 21, 7 p.m.: Honeyhouse
— December 5, 4:30 p.m.: Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts Exhibit Opening featuring Anne Parker
— December 6, 6 p.m.: Christmas Under the Stars – Children’s activities, caroling, treats, WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard reading of The Night Before Christmas
More details about each event are available here, where advance tickets can also be purchased. Those with questions may call WNMU Cultural Affairs at 575-538-6469.