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.
Score! The Las Vegas Philharmonic got its hands on five rare, gorgeous Stradivarius violins, and the Phil is doing the sensible thing: THROWING A RAGER. Well, okay, three days of events that showcase the sound and story of these exceptional instruments. March 6 and 7 events at Reynolds Hall in The Smith Center; visit lvphil.org for times and ticket prices
The spirituals and freedom songs that chronicle the historic struggles of African Americans are a national treasure. Vegas City Opera celebrates them in this concert with a special focus on the story of a towering figure in human rights: Sojourner Truth. (AK) 3p, Windmill Library, free, vegascityopera.org
Shania will serve as creative director for her new Las Vegas show, combining her three decade-long career with inspiration from her iconic videos and elements from her 2018 sold out global NOW tour. We are bringing you specially-priced tickets.
At this year’s Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival, you’ll catch hot acts such as Fog Holler, Steel Betty, and Blue Highway. And, who knows, maybe you’ll see the tortured ghost of Rascal Flatts’ salon highlights haunting the periphery. Close your eyes! Run away! Stay in the light! (AK) 11a-7p, Centennial Hills Park, free, lasvegasnevada.gov
This is a rare chance to see Wilco’s guitar master Nels Cline, whose closing solo on “Impossible Germany” — gorgeous, penetrating, virtuosic — has pretty much been this blurbist’s only bulwark against rampant insanity for the past decade. (SD) 6:30p, Brooklyn Bowl, tickets start at $59.50, brooklynbowl.com
The Miró Quartet is named after the renowned surrealist painter Joan Miró, and for good reason: The music of this tight-knit chamber group partakes of the same imaginative vigor as Miró’s celebrated works. The quartet is known for its thoughtful, studied renditions of classical works, and praised for promoting the sonic virtues of chamber music. (AK) 7:30p, UNLV’s Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center, $30, unlv.edu/pac
Henderson Industrial Days celebrates the city’s patriotic origins with food, music, line dancing, a costume contest, a car exhibit, and a pie-eating competition. For FREEDOM!!!!! (AK) 4-9p, April 17; noon-8p April 18, Water Street District, free, cityofhenderson.com