Las Vegas Philharmonic Launches Music Van
The Las Vegas Philharmonic announces its latest community enrichment and music education initiative, Music Van, which will drive the organization's ability to deliver music and its benefits to more of Las Vegas through mobile activations and experiences.
The Philharmonic's Music Van will serve three broad functions: educational outreach, senior community support, and community engagement. As a mobile education and outreach program, Music Van will engage the diverse community within Las Vegas with customizable programs including:
- Classroom music support programs using specially designed musical instruments for young children
- Instrument demonstrations, chamber music programs, and composition programs for students in middle and upper grades
- Music performances and music therapy experiences for senior communities and individuals
- Community events featuring opportunities to play different instruments, jam with Philharmonic musicians, and create music with family and friends
Beginning in late 2018, Music Van will implement these types of programs in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson. As the program develops over a 3-year period, the Music Van will be able to serve more communities through Southern Nevada, including Boulder City, Mesquite, Moapa, Laughlin, and more.
Music Van will deliver programs that are customizable depending on the needs of the group engaged in the activity. Some accommodations include sensory-friendly programs for special needs individuals, bilingual programming in Spanish and English, as well as adaptive technology.
"Music can build bridges, engage friends and neighbors, and simply bring people together. Music Van aims to be a catalyst for fostering community togetherness and music education by allowing us to bring the Philharmonic to the places Las Vegans live, study, work and play," says Las Vegas Philharmonic's Director of Education, Dr. Kevin Eberle.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic is committed to bringing music to people where they are, engaging with our community in new and different ways. Music Van will be the platform to reach this goal and constantly reinvent what it means to create and experience music in Southern Nevada.
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. The resident symphony orchestra of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Las Vegas Philharmonic brings a valued and vibrant cultural dimension to the city, providing more than 23,000 children this 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.