Welcome


When music IS your FORTE, you want to share it with the world! At Southwest Symphony, beyond being great entertainment, we believe that music starts great conversations, inspires imagination, shows strength, soothes the SOUL, and most importantly brings people together! Our world could use much more of that! That is where Southwest Symphony and our group of musicians with the SWSO coupled with the Cultural Arts Series bring the world of music right here to Lea County and Southeastern NM- to inspire, to educate, to give us reflection in our day, and to make our lives BETTER through the artistry of live performance! There is no comparison to a great night out at the Symphony with friends!

We believe that supporting artists from around the world while continuing to perform the best of what classical music represents with the SWSO is respecting what is great about the all-inclusive power of the performing arts! We think you will enjoy this eclectic season of notables and we look forward to sharing in each event with you.

The goal at Southwest Symphony is to encourage the appreciation of art and culture, to make it a part of your life. The Youth Series Outreach Program within Lea County Schools is continuing to expand learning and is helping thousands of students each year discovering artistic excellence and mentorship through our music education partnerships in each district.

Your support of the Symphony each season is the priceless encouragement which all performers draw strength from in order to create the notable experiences that only music inspires! It is our hope that through our endeavors, we are inspiring new art and music to flourish, while preserving its grand legacy for generations to come.

Join in the EXCITEMENT of this season with us...because MUSIC is our FORTE!

Dr. Mark R. Jelinek, Artistic Director

Genevieve S. Cavanaugh, Executive Director