The UNLV School of Music presents dozens of free classical music recitals and concerts every term. Most are by students, performing solo or in small groups. There are also performances by music faculty, guest artists, and visiting ensembles. Some things, such as their symphony orchestra and wind band concerts, have a small charge. You can find the complete list on their website.
Henderson Libraries has a full slate of International Festival events in April and May. You learn about another culture, through classes, demonstrations, exhibits, and performances. Included: cooking demonstrations and classes, arts and crafts, language classes, discussions, and films.
A twist on a classic, Sin City Opera updates the show so that it takes place on the set of the “Pagliacci Comedy Hour,” a 1950’s style television show with a "Mad Men"-esque cast of characters. Fri–Sat 7P; Sun 2P, $20. Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive, sincityopera.com
The sons of legendary artist Dave Brubeck have been musicians in their own right for over 50 years. Their quartet performs jazz infused with funk, blues, and world music. 7P, $39–$59. Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
The 4th annual Celebrando Festival April 28 will celebrate Hispanic culture and giving back. There will be food, music, dance, art and musch more. They are partnering with Nevada PEP and some of the money raised will go to them.
The Department of Fine Arts Music Program presents superb performances featuring traditional favorites and foot-tapping classics by popular composers. 7P, $5–$8. Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., csn.edu/pac
CSN’s College Singers, Chamber Chorale, Jazz Singers, and students of CSN’s Voice Classes present an evening of festive choral music in this semester-ending concert. 7P, $5–$8. Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., csn.edu/pac
Thanks to our friends at Brooklyn Bowl, we are bringing you specially-priced tickets for each of the following shows, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the radio you love. Tickets are limited so don’t wait, secure yours before they are gone!
Enjoy an afternoon of laid back rhythms as Hawaiian-born musician Gary Haleamau expresses true aloha spirit in celebration of Asian-American Pacific-Islander Heritage Month. 2P, free. Main Theater at Clark County Library, lvccld.org
Join Nevada School of the Arts for a free concert on Mother's Day, starting at 5 p.m. Performing will be the NSA Chamber Orchestra with Alexandra Arrieche, guest conducto and the NSA Preparatory Orchestra with conductor Mary Straub. There will be works by Jennifer Bellor, Joan Trimble, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
We have a limited number of specially priced tickets with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Nevada Public Radio. Reserve your tickets for As The Crow Flies and others coming up at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.
Jazz singer Ryan Baker and his trio celebrate songs from the legendary big bands of the Swing era, while giving the material a more modern twist. Mr. Baker will talk about how his passion for jazz grew out of an early love of big band music and how that music was informed by American history.