The city's master singers ring in a new chapter of Las Vegas history by performing at the Smith Center. We talk with LV Philharmonic conductor David Itkin, soprano Marie Plette, and the Smith Center's 'acoustic architect' Paul Scarborough about the magic of sound inside the new center.
How better to celebrate Frank Sinatra than with one of the men who knew him best? The LV Phil celebrates the swinging tunes of Ol' Blue Eyes with his longtime musical director, Vincent Falcone. We catch up with Vinnie on his years with Sinatra, and with singing impressionist Bob Anderson on what it takes to replicate an icon.
Miles Hoffman is a familiar voice for NPR classical music fans. He's been a longtime regular on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Performance Today," and literally wrote the book on classical music listening ("The NPR Classical Music Companion: An Essential Guide for Enlightened Listening").
World famous cellist Zuill Bailey returns for a repeat performance with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Recognized for solo performances worldwide and TV roles (HBO's "Oz"), Zuill Bailey talks about bringing classical music to audiences who usually prefer rock and hip-hop.
It's a night of Broadway showtunes when the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs hits by that favorite songwriting duo, Rodgers & Hammerstein. The LV Phil will perform tunes from "The Sound of Music," "The King and I" and "South Pacific," among others.
Famed composer Samuel Adler chose one city to premiere his newest musical creation: Las Vegas. Adler and the Las Vegas Philharmonic bring "Drifting on Wind and Currents," a piece commissioned by a doctor in memory of his wife, to local audiences.
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.