LV Philharmonic's 2017-18 Season Features 15 Never-Performed Works

LV Philharmonic's 2017-18 Season Features 15 Never-Performed Works

The Las Vegas Philharmonic and Music Director Donato Cabrera announced the 2017 - 2018 concert season today, which will include 13 performances from September 9, 2017 - May 19, 2018 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

This will be the orchestra's 19th concert season and Donato Cabrera's 4th season as Music Director for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. The upcoming season includes 15 never performed works by the Las Vegas Philharmonic including John Adams's Common Tones in Simple Time, Leonard Bernstein's Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations and C.P.E. Bach's Cello Concerto in A Major.

In November, the orchestra honors the culture and spirit of Mexico and the American Southwest performing works by Aaron Copland and Silvestre Revueltas, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the "Music Unwound" initiative. In addition, the orchestra features four of its own principal musicians including Cory Tiffin (clarinet), Kimberly Glennie (harp), Stephen Caplan (oboe), and Andrew Smith (cello), as guest soloists and collaborates with chorus-in-residence, the Las Vegas Master Singers in the Las Vegas Philharmonic's performances of Handel's Messiah and Orff's Carmina Burana.

Back by popular demand, Pink Martini performs with members of the Philharmonic on Reynolds Hall stage for an exclusive gala concert experience, which will include a pre-concert silent auction, dinner, live auction and more.

Cabrera shares, "I'm thrilled to lead the orchestra in its 19th season and take pride in the fact that we'll be showcasing some of the talent right here in our own backyard by spotlighting members of the orchestra as soloists while we perform great works we all know and love, masterpieces never before played here and continue our exploration of new music. As always, patrons can expect the unexpected."

Subscriptions to the new season start at just $110 and go on sale Monday, April 17, 2017 through The Smith Center Box Office. Music Director Donato Cabrera and special guests will continue to host pre-concert conversations one hour prior to each performance in Reynolds Hall to discuss the works to be performed and the history behind the music (no pre-concert conversations for two of the performances - December 2, 2017 matinee and March 3, 2018 evening).

Ticket pricing in the 2017-18 season will stay consistent with the 2016-17 season pricing. Subscribers save 10% when they renew before June 5, 2017 and can choose among three different concert packages at five different price points. In addition, subscribers can purchase additional single tickets with their subscription order at the 10% discount.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will continue to offer its shuttle bus services from its Henderson and Summerlin locations in Las Vegas to its Reynolds Hall evening performances during the 2017-18 concert season.


Concert Line-up:

OPENING NIGHT - DON JUAN
Cabrera Conducts Strauss, Adams & Brahms
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall
Opening Night Cocktail Party On Stage at 9:30pm - $50 per person; reservations required; ticket purchase separate from concert

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Mykola Suk, piano

STRAUSS, R. Don Juan, TrV 156, Opus 20
ADAMS Common Tones in Simple Time
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Opus 15

OPENING NIGHT ON OUR 19TH SEASON features one of the greatest symphonic blockbusters of all time, music from an American icon to mark his 70th birthday and a concerto performed by an award-winning pianist who calls Las Vegas home. Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphilsept9

OKTOBERFEST
Cabrera Conducts Beethoven, Mozart, & Bruckner
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Cory Tiffin, clarinet

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture, Opus 62
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

WE SHOWCASE IMPORTANT WORKS from three Masters in this striking program that combines some of the most prolific composers rooted in Austro-German Romanticism. Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphiloct14

COPLAND IN MEXICO
Cabrera Conducts Copland & Revueltas
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall featuring Cultural Historian and Curator for Music Unwound / Copland in Mexico, Joseph Horowitz

Donato Cabrera, conductor

COPLAND Selections from Rodeo
REVUELTAS Homenaje a Federico García Lorca
REVUELTAS Redes
COPLAND El Salón México

YOUR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS Copland in Mexico, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities and the "Music Unwound" initiative. Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphilnov4

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Featuring Selections from The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf & other Holiday Favorites
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Our traditional celebration of the holiday season with fun for the entire family!

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Clint Holmes, narrator

ANDERSON A Christmas Fantasy
TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Nutcracker Suite, Opus 71a
STRAUSS Radetzky March
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf, Opus 67

LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC'S TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION returns with all the wonder and magic of the season. Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphildec2

A BAROQUE HOLIDAY - HANDEL'S MESSIAH
Cabrera Conducts Manfredini, Buxtehude, Corelli & Handel
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Las Vegas Master Singers, David Weiller, director

MANFREDINI Concerto Grosso Opus 3, No. 12 "Christmas"
BUXTEHUDE Das neugeborne Kindelein
CORELLI Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 8 "Christmas"
HANDEL Messiah, Part I

WE USHER IN THE SEASON with music from the Baroque era. Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphildec2eve

MUSICIANS' CHOICE
Cabrera Conducts C.P.E. Bach, Debussy & Vaughan Williams
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Kimberly Glennie, harp
Stephen Caplan, oboe
Andrew Smith, cello

DEBUSSY Danses sacrée et profane
Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
BACH, C.P.E. Cello Concerto in A Major
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

SPOTLIGHTING THE VIRTUOSITY of our esteemed musicians serves as inspiration for this robust program featuring pieces selected by members of your symphony orchestra.

Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphiljan13

SOUNDS FROM TWILIGHT
Cabrera Conducts Torke, Schumann & Beethoven
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Alexi Kenney, violin

TORKE Sylvan
SCHUMANN Violin Concerto in D Minor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92

TWILIGHT'S MAGICAL PROPERTIES and bittersweet marking of time resonate in this musical feast. Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphilfeb10

PINK MARTINI GALA CONCERT
LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC'S ANNUAL GALA
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 - 8:00pm

MULTILINGUAL SENSATION PINK MARTINI returns to headline our annual gala, along with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, dazzling with their signature, seductive style that has won them fans all around the globe.

Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphilmar3

CARMINA BURANA
Cabrera Conducts Hindemith & Orff
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Las Vegas Master Singers, UNLV Concert Singers & UNLV Chamber Chorale
David Weiller and Joseph Svendsen, directors
Members of the UNLV Department of Dance

HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
ORFF Carmina Burana

STORYTELLING THROUGH MUSIC, CHORAL WORK AND DANCE culminates in this vivid program beginning with Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, an orchestral work written by German composer Paul Hindemith in America in 1943.

Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphilapr14

SEASON FINALE
Cabrera Conducts Bernstein, Beethoven & Prokofiev
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Danae Dörken, piano, American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship recipient

BERNSTEIN Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Opus 73, "Emperor"
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Opus 100

IN HONOR OF internationally beloved American Composer Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday and to mark the second year of our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship, we present an evening that begins with Bernstein's Fancy Free Variations from the ballet about Three Sailors on shore-leave in New York City, which premiered to instant popularity in 1944. Listen to Donato's Spotify Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/lvphilmay19

Spotlight Concerts
Our Spotlight concert series features members of our symphony orchestra performing some of their most cherished pieces composed for small ensembles in the intimate Troesh Studio Theater. The series is offered as an add-on to the 9, 6 or 4-concert subscriptions or as a stand-alone package.

Spotlight I: A Night of Flute and Strings
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Alexander Viazovstev, flute
De Ann Letourneau, violin
Jason Bonham, viola
Andrew Smith, cello

JOLIVET Ascèses for Solo Alto Flute
VARÉSE Density 21.5 for Solo Flute
BEETHOVEN Serenade, Opus 25 for Flute, Violin and Viola
HOFFMEISTER Quartet in C Minor for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello
MOZART Flute Quartet No. 1 for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello

Spotlight II: A Little Romance
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

Janis McKay, bassoon
Bill Bernatis, horn
Voltaire Verzosa, piano

F. STRAUSS Nocturno, Opus 7 for Horn and Piano
R. STRAUSS Andante in F, Opus Posthumous for Horn and Piano
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata, Opus 168 for Bassoon and Piano
EWAZEN Trio for Bassoon, Horn and Piano
BRAHMS (arr. Reynolds) Five Brahms Songs for Horn, Bassoon and Piano

Spotlight III: Windsongs
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Alexander Viazovtsev, flute
Christina Castellanos, flute
Cory Tiffin, clarinet
Janis McKay, bassoon
Bill Bernatis, horn

HAYDN Trio No. 3 in G Major, Hob. IV:3 ("London")
BEETHOVEN Flute Duo, WoO 26
GABAYE Sonatine for Flute and Bassoon
BRAHMS (arr. Viazovtsev) String Quartet No. 3 in B Major, Opus 67 for Flute, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon


The Las Vegas Philharmonic, led by Music Director, Donato Cabrera, established its presence in Southern Nevada in 1998. The mission of the organization is to perform music that enriches and educates, helping to build a vibrant, culturally rich community.

Music education and outreach are the cornerstones of the Philharmonic's commitment to community. Our Youth Concert Series brings more than 19,000 children annually into the concert hall for a vital music education program, and our Cox Communications Young Artists' Concerto Competition recognizes and encourages emerging talent among Nevada youth in the area of music performance.

Our season of concerts showcases local talents alongside stellar nationally and internationally known 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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