Top Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Las Vegas

Top Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Las Vegas
The Smith Center has an outstanding line-up of upcoming classical music performances. You can take your choice of opera, Hawaiian, Masterworks (European giants in the classical genre), popular Christmas classics, New Wave Symphonics, Jackie Evancho, Symphonic Pops, The London Symphony and an evening of Frank Sinatra. Talk about something for everyone! The variety brings fresh meaning to the term “classical music” and opens up the audience to wonderful musical experiences in a new, beautifully appointed, comfortable setting.
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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.

Masterworks Series II: Great European Mastery

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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Pops Series II: Fa La La Las Vegas

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.

Totally 80s Symphonic!

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.

Masterworks Series III: Rising Star

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.

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