Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents THE CLASSICS This Fall
The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents The Classics on Saturday, November 5th at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation at 6:30 p.m. for patrons to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music in the evening's program.
The concert will begin with Mozart's Symphony No. 1, K16 written by Wolfgang Amadeus at the tender age of eight. The three movement symphony is known for Mozart's four-note motif that he introduces in the second movement and uses again in subsequent symphonies.
Next the Philharmonic performs Haydn's majestic Symphony No. 104, otherwise known as the "London" symphony for his brief residency in England. Haydn's last symphony was very well received at its premiere in 1795 and set a precedent for later composers to emulate.
After a brief intermission, the orchestra will conclude the evening performance with Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 61 featuring guest violinist Tobias Feldmann. Although it was slow to catch on after its premiere in 1806, Beethoven's expressive and technically demanding concerto has become one of the most frequently performed in violin repertoire today.
Feldmann earned his degree from the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin under Professor Antje Weithaas. His numerous accolades include the renowned 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, the 2012 International Joseph Joachim Competition in Hanover and the 2012 German Music Competition. He also earned awards at eleven international violin competitions. Feldmann has soloed with orchestras including the Münchner Kammerorchester, the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Bilkent Orchestra Ankara and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. In 2014, he released his debut CD featuring works by Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Bartók and Waxman under the GENUIN label.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic offers shuttle buses to The Smith Center from Summerlin (Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd.) and Henderson (Anthem Center at Independence Center 2460 Hampton Road). Bus passes must be purchased in advance and can be obtained when purchasing concert tickets, or by calling The Smith Center Patron Services at 702.749.2000. Each bus pass costs $20 roundtrip per concert.