Las Vegas Philharmonic 2016-17 Performances to Air on NPR
The Las Vegas Philharmonic has partnered with Nevada Public Radio for the second year to broadcast performances from its current 2016-17 season on Classical 89.7 FM Sundays at 2pm, starting June 4. Each broadcast will be 90 minutes to two hours in length and will include conversation with Music Director, Donato Cabrera and Nevada Public Radio's Dave Becker as well as full length performances by your symphony orchestra. The programs featured on air will include the following Las Vegas Philharmonic concerts:
Upcoming air dates:
- June 4: Opening Night - Cabrera Conducts Mahler (performed 9/10/16)
- June 11: Symphonic Spectacular (performed 10/8 & 10/9/16)
- June 18: Cabrera Conducts The Classics (performed 11/5/16)
- June 25: Cabrera Conducts Beethoven & Mozart (performed 1/14/17)
- July 2: Cabrera Conducts Dvo?ák (performed 2/4/17)
- July 9: Cabrera Conducts The Music of John Williams (performed 3/4 & 3/5/17)
- July 16: Cabrera Conducts Brahms (performed 4/1/17)
- July 23: Cabrera Conducts Bruckner (performed 5/27/17)
The broadcasts will also stream live online during broadcast at https://knpr.org/classical-897-kcnv.
"Nevada Public Radio's broadcasts of the Las Vegas Philharmonic performing to a captivated audience in the glorious acoustics of Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center offers a peek at the extraordinary talent of your symphony orchestra to those that haven't yet attended one of our concerts," said Donato Cabrera, music director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. "It will also be a wonderful opportunity for our seasoned audience and supporters to hear and enjoy these concerts again, allowing them to re-live the experience they had in the concert hall."
"Donato Cabrera is an exceptional guide to enhance listening to these powerful performances. As a Nevadan who has returned home, our listeners will come to know his engaging personality and the motivations for selections that have made up an outstanding season. We're thrilled to add these concerts to our on air schedule at Classical 89.7," adds Flo Rogers, president and CEO of Nevada Public Radio.
About the Las Vegas Philharmonic
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. A proud resident company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Las Vegas Philharmonic brings a valued cultural dimension to the city, providing over 19,000 children each year with vital access to a music education program and showcasing 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.
About Nevada Public Radio
Nevada Public Radio (NVPR) was established in 1975 as an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. NVPR signed on the air in 1980 with one station serving the Las Vegas area as Nevada's first National Public Radio (NPR(r)) affiliate station. For more than three decades, NVPR has remained true to its mission to enhance the quality of life and foster civic engagement by informing, educating and inspiring a growing audience through public media - including content on air, in print and online. NVPR's broadcast network includes two FM stations serving the Las Vegas metropolitan area - News 88.9 KNPR and Classical KCNV 89.7. Combined with five associate stations, 10 translator stations and associated HD digital channels, NVPR serves a geographical area of more than 66,000 square miles including parts of California, Utah and Arizona. NVPR is the publisher of the award-winning Desert Companion monthly magazine and the producer of KNPR's State of Nevada. Further information is available at www.knpr.org, www.classical897.org and www.desertcompanion.com.