The Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Masterworks II The Magic of Scheherazade
The second concert in the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 10th Anniversary Masterworks series will welcome American classical saxophonist, Eugene Rousseau performing Tomasi’s “Concerto for Alto Saxophone,” with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Also programmed for the evening is Rimsky-Korsakoff’s musical tale of 1001 nights, “Scheherazade,” and Mendelssohn’s concert overture, “The Hebrides” (Fingal’s Cave), conducted by the Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Director David Itkin.
Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Concert ticket prices range from $25 to $75, excluding tax and fees. To purchase concert tickets or to subscribe to the remaining Masterworks and Pops concerts, please call the UNLV Box office at (702) 895-2787 or visit www.LasVegasPhilharmonic.com.
About the Masterworks and Pops Series Concerts:
For the 10th Anniversary season, the Las Vegas Philharmonic will offer two different series of concerts. The Masterworks Series will feature five traditional, classic concerts with renowned musicians and the new Pops Series will feature three concerts with guest artists performing jazz, Broadway and contemporary music.
About Las Vegas Philharmonic:
Founded in 1998, the Las Vegas Philharmonic is the third largest arts organization in the state and six-time recipient of the Best Performing Arts Group award. The Philharmonic has grown into a nationally recognized orchestra, entertaining growing audiences with a continuously expanding program which currently includes: a Masterworks Series featuring some of the best touring artists in the world; a Connoisseur Series that presents top soloists performing in some of the city’s most luxurious homes; a variety of special events; a new Pops Concert Series for 2008-2009; and its annual Fourth of July “Star Spangled Spectacular” concert. The Philharmonic has created an extraordinary impact on the cultural and educational life of Southern Nevada and will find its new home in the $475M Smith Center for the Performing Arts slated to open in 2011.