POPS 1: Aloha From Las Vegas
Date: Nov. 15, 2014
Mid-November brings the Islands to Las Vegas as Sin City is celebrated as the “ninth island” of Hawaii. The Founder & Artistic Director of Hawaii Pops and famous Pops Conductor of the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Symphony, Matt Catingub, will be conducting, hosting and performing this evening with special guest artist – five-time Grammy-nominated Amy Hanaiaili’i. It’s certain to bring a warm, refreshing experience to all guests who join on this journey through traditional and popular Hawaiian music.
Date: Nov. 22, 2014
Reynolds Hall will ring with sound as Bulgarian conductor Danail Rachev leads the Las Vegas Philharmonic in its premiere performance of Brahms’ “First Symphony.” From the opening of Weber’s “Overture to Oberon” through Markus Groh’s powerful performance of Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto #4,” this evening is certain to bring a musical legend to life. There is a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.
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Date: Dec. 6, 2014
Officially ring in the holiday season on December 6 as Donato Cabrera, the new Music Director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, hosts this traditional seasonal spectacular. Featured will be performers from the Las Vegas Master Singers and other special guests to offer Christmas favorites from Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and Leroy Anderson. The highlight of this stirring evening that brings back holiday memories will be the sing-along at the end of the performance. This is not to be missed.
Date: Dec. 7, 2014
December 7 is the day when Vegas will implode as Reynolds Hall rocks with the sounds of Brody Dolyniuks’ new production, “Totally 80s Symphonic!” The creator of “Symphonic Rockshow” combines 80s pops and new wave hits with orchestral accompaniment, featuring songs from A-Ha, Eurythmics, Tears for Fears and The Cure. You are invited to revisit the 80s dressed in full, hilarious attire (complete with 80s hair) as the amp’d band and full string, brass and woodwind are backed by a state-of-the-art sound and lighting show for an ace, choice experience.
Date: Jan. 10, 2015
The Las Vegas Philharmonic introduces us to a new international star. Accomplished young violinist Bella Hristova will move you with her compelling, passionate performance of the “First Violin Concerto” by Max Bruch. Also featured is Rei Hotoda (conductor of the 2014 Youth Concert) now conducting Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Dvorak’s “Eighth Symphony.” This is certain to be a stirring, memorable experience.