Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Its Annual Cox Communications Young Artists' Concerto Competition

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will host its annual Cox Communications Young Artists' Concerto Competition for Nevada students through senior year in high school on Saturday, October 15th at the College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne campus. Students who enroll in the competition are required to memorize one movement from a standard concerto to perform in front of a panel of four judges including Music Director Donato Cabrera and members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra.

The judges select a winner and runner-up that will receive a monetary award to use toward their music education provided by Cox Communications. Cox's support of The Las Vegas Philharmonic is part of the Company's longstanding support of the arts - in particular, youth art education - and is part of the Cox Hearts for Arts program. This is year two of a five-year pledge by Cox Communications to support the program. In addition, the winner of the competition performs as soloist on Reynolds Hall stage with the orchestra during the Philharmonic's Youth Concert Series presented to over 16,000 fourth-grade students in Clark County.

The competition provides young musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of professional musicians and gain experience performing on stage for a large audience. Many of our past competition winners have shared their aspirations to attend a prestigious conservatory and pursue music as their profession.

To date, the Las Vegas Philharmonic has reached over 200,000 students in Southern Nevada with its annual Youth Concert Series. "It is our goal as an organization, to encourage an appreciation for classical music among young listeners and inspire students to learn a musical instrument," said Las Vegas Philharmonic Education Director, Kevin Eberle.

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 16,000 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 call702.258.5438.

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About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com andwww.coxmedia.com.



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