Culture / Music

From Film Scores to Test Scores, Mara Arredondo Does It All

By Staci Engman
Photos courtesy of Mara Arredondo & the Classical Music Institute

Viola player Mara Arredondo’s music career is varied and distinguished, and she’s only just begun. Her career has allowed her to traverse the country and perform with some of classical music’s biggest stars. Now in her third year with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra …

Culture / Featured

An Invitation to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Photos and Story by Christian Chapman

It was the tour of a lifetime. Carnegie Hall. Last year Maestro Phillip Gabriel Garcia, El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra, (no affiliation with EPSO youth orchestra) members, their family and entourage journeyed to New York. With Herculean fundraising efforts the thousands and thousands of dollars to make the trip were …