Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tix Now On Sale For LV Philharmonic! Sunday Matinee 4-Pack Special

The Las Vegas Philharmonic is launching an exciting new experience called the Sunday Matinee 4-Pack for its 2015 – 2016 concert season starting Monday, July 13, 2015 through The Smith Center Box Office.  The package includes four Sunday concerts at 2 pm on December 6, 2015, January 10, 2016, April 3, 2016 and May 22, 2016.  The concerts will represent a dynamic mix of the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s classical and pops style programming, led by Music Director Donato Cabrera to include:

The Snowman, an animated, heartwarming holiday film playing on a large screen while the orchestra provides the beautiful score for the annual holiday concert, Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninoff featuring guest pianist Martina Filjak performing Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Gershwin: Music of the Jazz Age showcasing the timeless classic Rhapsody in Blue and Cabrera Conducts Tchaikovsky featuring two works by the composer including Variations on a Rococo Theme and Symphony No. 6.

Three of the four performances will include a Classical Conversation hosted by Cabrera at 1 pm to share the history and meaning behind the music being performed.

When patrons purchase the Sunday Matinee 4-Pack, they will receive four concert tickets for the price of three tickets or 25% off the full single ticket price.  The discounted ticket prices are $292, $202 and $142 and can be purchased from The Smith Center box office at 702.749.2000 or online at lvphil.org.

“This will be the first time in the orchestra’s 17 seasons that it will perform Sunday afternoon concerts.  Many of our patrons have expressed interest in attending an afternoon performance so we are excited to share this opportunity for greater flexibility and convenience with them,” says Michele Madole, Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.   “And what better way to welcome those new to attending the Philharmonic but by offering them the option for great entertainment on a Sunday afternoon.”

The 2015 – 2016 concert season, which begins on Saturday, September 12, will include 15 performances in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center with the addition of the new weekend matinees.  Currently, the Las Vegas Philharmonic is selling 10-concert and 5-concert Series I, II and III subscriptions, a Tuesday night Spotlight Series in Troesh Studio Theater and individual tickets to its Series II and III programs in Reynolds Hall.


The Snowman: A Holiday Tradition
Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 2:00 PM
Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Las Vegas Master Singers, David Weiller

Las Vegas Philharmonic’s traditional holiday gathering launches the city’s festive season with a family-friendly, fun-filled concert that brings the community together on stage and off.  This year’s concerts feature a special screening of the film The Snowman based on the beloved children’s book accompanied by the orchestra performing the beautiful score.  In addition, festive favorites including excerpts from The Nutcracker, and the traditional sing-along make this a most merry musical celebration you won’t want to miss!
Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninoff
Sunday, January 10, 2016 – 2:00 PM
Classical Conversation with Music Director Donato Cabrera at 1:00 PM
Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Martina Filjak, piano
MASON BATES   Devil’s Radio
RAVEL   Piano Concerto in G Major
RACHMANINOFF   Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Opus 27

Gershwin Jazz
Gershwin: Music of the Jazz Age
Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 2:00 PM
Classical Conversation with Music Director Donato Cabrera at 1:00 PM
Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Cory Tiffin, clarinet

STRAVINSKY   Scherzo à la russe
MILHAUD   Le création du monde
BERNSTEIN   Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
WEILL   Little Threepenny Music
GERSHWIN   Rhapsody in Blue

Cabrera Conducts Tchaikovsky
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 2:00 PM
Classical Conversation with Music Director Donato Cabrera at 1:00 PM
Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Oliver Herbert, cello

D.J. SPARR Dreams of the Old Believers
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

The Las Vegas Philharmonic, led by Music Director, Donato Cabrera, established its presence in Southern Nevada in 1998 and has continued to entertain growing audiences with its concert series and youth program.  A proud resident company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Las Vegas Philharmonic brings a valued and vibrant cultural dimension to the city, providing over 16,000 children each year with vital access to a music education program and showcasing local talents alongside stellar guest artists on the magnificent Reynolds Hall stage.  At the orchestra’s core are 76 contracted professional musicians, many of whom are esteemed educators who also perform in other professional productions in Las Vegas, bringing depth and variety to the organization.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Philharmonic’s community, education and artistic programs are made possible by the generous donations and support of individuals and corporations.  To join us in our mission or learn more, visit lvphil.org  or call 702.258.5438.

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