Julie Albers grew up in a family where everyone was a musician: Dad played the piano, Mom taught violin, and each of her sisters mastered a string instrument. But Julie emerged in her own right when she starting winning the big prizes in France, Munich and South Korea.
When you hear the word "opera," do you think Verdi and Puccini? Or do you think of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in long braids and a Vikings helmet singing onstage? Well, no matter how fluent you are in opera, fear not! The Las Vegas Philharmonic is bringing the ancient art form to modern audiences with its show, "A Night at the Opera (For People Who Think They Hate Opera)." Conductor David Itkin and two opera singers join us to woo you to the operatic side.
Guess who's turning 200 this year? Frederic Chopin! The Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates the composer's bicentennial as part of its Masterwork Series. Ukranian pianist Valentina Lisitsa joins Maestro David Itkin and the Philharmonic for a night of concertos.