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‘Harmony in the Hills’ concert at SMU-In-Taos to feature American composer's world premiere

Set for July 16 in O’Donnell Auditorium on the Fort Burgwin campus

June 30, 2016

Meadows OrchestraDALLAS (SMU) – Talented musicians from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present a free chamber music concert, "Harmony in the Hills," Saturday, July 16, at SMU-in-Taos. The Ima Leete Hutchinson Concert will feature voice, string, wind and keyboard musicians as well the world premiere of "For Jessica," composed by Jason Mulligan. Other pieces include an eclectic repertoire of French and Cuban works.

The concert will take place at 8:15 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium on the Fort Burgwin campus of SMU-in-Taos, 6850 Hwy. 518.

"The Ima Leete Hutchison concert is a musical treat that the entire Taos community looks forward to each summer," says Mike Adler, executive director of SMU-in-Taos. "There are many music venues in town each summer, but this one is special because it highlights brilliant SMU students who always impress the local community with the breadth of their skills and expertise. It's also one of the rare concerts that is completely free and open to the public."

The Ima Leete Hutchison Concert is featured each year at Fort Burgwin during the SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute, two and a half days of short courses that explore the unique cultural richness, scientific contributions and recreational opportunities of Northern New Mexico. The concert series is made possible by an endowment established in 1989 by William and Patsy Hutchison in honor of Mr. Hutchison’s mother.

SMU-in-Taos is located in the community of Ranchos de Taos, approximately 10 miles south of Taos, N.M., in the heart of the Carson National Forest at 6580 Highway 518. The Fort Burgwin campus has been an educational center of Southern Methodist University since 1973. A map and directions to the campus are available at www.smu.edu/AboutSMU/Maps/SMU-in-Taos. For more information call 575-758-8322.

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