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Las Vegas Philharmonic: Musician’s Choice

Stephen Caplan
Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Philharmonic
Principal oboe, Stephen Caplan after he performed his solo piece.

DEBUSSY   Danses Sacree et Profane (Kim Glennie, harp)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Concerto for Oboe/Str (Steve Caplan, oboe)
CPE BACH   Cello Concerto in A Major (Andrew Smith, cello)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

The Las Vegas Philharmonic spotlighted three of its musicians in a touching performance featuring works by Debussy, Vaughan Williams and CPE Bach.  Harpist Kimberly Glennie shines on Claude Debussy’s Danses sacrée et profane, oboist Stephen Caplan demonstrates command of his instrument in Vaughan Williams’s Oboe Concerto and cellist Andrew Smith delights audiences with his performance of C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major.  The orchestra ended the evening with Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, featured in the 2003 film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.    

Danielle Branton joined Nevada Public Radio in September 2007, combining her loves of public radio and the Internet to maintain the organization’s web presence. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Full-Stack Web Develoment Certificate from UC Berkeley and co-owned 2 Bytes Web Design. She relaxes by hiking the trails around Las Vegas.