Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild to Host Annual Fall Fundraising Gala

The Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild will host its fall fundraising gala, Desert Nocturne, to raise funds for the 10th anniversary season of he Las Vegas philharmonic. The gala will feature an evening of dinner and dancing at Green Valley Ranch resort on Sunday, November 9. The gala will include world-class cuisine, fine wines and spectacular entertainment by the Walt Boenig Big Band and vocalist Laura Taylor.

Desert Nocturne will begin at Green Valley Ranch resort’s Grand Events Center in the La Sirena Ballroom with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. The reception will feature the instrumental talents of students from Nevada School of the Arts followed by dinner and musical interludes at 7:30 p.m. A live auction will take place at 8:30 p.m. and the gala will conclude with an evening of dancing to the Walt Boenig Big Band, featuring the stylistic vocals of Laura Taylor. Desert Nocturne will raise money for the tenth anniversary of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Philharmonic Guild. Tickets for Desert Nocturne start at $150 per person. For information on purchasing tickets or to donate to the silent or live auctions contact Toni Carpenter, (702) 243-5222 or email or Monica Fuller, (702) 433-0960 or email or visit .

About the Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild The Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild is the volunteer support organization for the orchestra that serves to raise awareness of the orchestra through volunteer service, fund-raising events and education initiatives. The Guild has assisted the orchestra with its concerts, youth concerts and soirées since July 2003. With more than 300 members and counting, The Guild offers numerous volunteer opportunities. For more information or to download the membership application, please visit or contact membership chair, Barbara Senninger at (702) 343-4884 or

About the 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.