Join us for highlights from the Philharmonic’s 20th anniversary season. In addition to the music, you’ll hear insights from the Philharmonic’s Music Director, Donato Cabrera. That's Sunday at 2 p.m.
August 11 - Season Finale – Ode To Joy (5/11/19)
DONATO CABRERA, conductor
THOMAS REIF, violin, American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship recipient
LAS VEGAS MASTER SINGERS, UNLV CONCERT SINGERS, UNLV CHAMBER CHORALE, DAVID WEILLER and JOSEPH SVENDSEN, directors
FELICIA MOORE, soprano
KELLEY O’CONNOR, mezzo
SEAN PANIKKAR, tenor
RAYMOND ACETO, bass
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor, Opus 64
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125 “Choral” *2001, 2009
*Dates in red indicate previous performance dates
Our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship is made possible by the generosity of German Philanthropist Mrs. Dorothee Hennings-Holtmann and honors cultural unity while showcasing American and German soloists exchanged between the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Cottbus State Theater Orchestra.
Violinist Thomas Reif is highly sought after for his versatility and has performed with orchestras throughout Europe.
Beethoven’s 9th was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (thus making it a choral symphony).
The Las Vegas Master Singers, our Chorus-In-Residence, join acclaimed vocalists Felicia Moore (soprano), Kelley O’Connor (Grammy® Award-winning mezzo-soprano), Sean Panikkar (tenor) and Raymond Aceto (bass) on Beethoven’s final symphony.
Listen to Donato’s Spotify Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/lvphilmay11
“Nevada Public Radio’s broadcasts of the Las Vegas Philharmonic performing in the magnificent acoustics of Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center offer an introduction to the musical gifts of your symphony orchestra for those that haven’t yet attended one of our concerts,” said Donato Cabrera, music director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. “It will also offer our seasoned audience members and supporters the opportunity to hear and enjoy an encore performance and re-live the experience they had in the concert hall during our 20th Anniversary season.”