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El Pasoan's love their music. Luckily the city offers music for every conceivable taste, from rock and country and country and western, to tejano and classical.

One great source of music, both classical and jazz, is the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. The Oldest symphony in Texas offers several classical concerts each season under the acclaimed direction of maestro Gürer Aykal. Sometimes pop music, including jazz, is performed. Kinder concerts, in December and February, offer fun filled classics for kids.

El Paso Pro Musica delights audiences with choir and chamber music as well as classical music dating back to the Renaissance era. Especially anticipated are its dazzling Christmas concerts at the city’s historic Union Depot. The season runs from October through April.

Bruce Nehring Consorts is El Paso’s professional singer and chamber players group. They perform from October through March at the Chapel at Loretto, 1300 Hardaway. Their performances include music from the Renaissance period to contemporary times.

El Paso Community Concert Association offers 5 performances each season with both well-known artists and emerging talents.

Festival de la Zarzuela performs at UTEP and includes folk opera dating back to the 16th century. This art includes dancing, singing and spoken recitation in both English and Spanish.

The Opera Co., Inc. is one of the newest 31-passenger trolleys, which can be chartered for special occasions. The charge is $75 an hour with three-hour minimum.