LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC PERFORMS GLAZUNOV WITH VIOLINIST EXTRAORDINAIRE, RACHEL BARTON PINEWHEN – Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 8 pm
Doors open at 7 pm / Pre-concert Conversation at 7:15 pm
WHERE – UNLV Campus, Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall
TICKETS – www.lvphil.com or call the UNLV box office at 702-895-2787
PR CONTACT – Sabrina Cozine, email@example.com, 702-258-5438 ext. 226
Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A Minor featuring guest artist Rachel Barton Pine, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” create a diverse program for The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s second Masterworks concert of the season on Saturday, November 19. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV with a pre-concert conversation with Music Director and Conductor David Itkin and violinist Rachel Barton Pine at 7:15 p.m.
Copland collaborated with celebrated choreographer Martha Graham to score a ballet celebrating America’s 18th century pioneers. Although the work was composed before Graham called it “Appalachian Spring,” listeners felt the music ran true to the feel of spring and the splendor of the Appalachians.
Rachel Barton Pine, who will perform the Violin Concerto in A Minor, was, at the age of 17, the youngest person to win a gold medal at the 1992 J.S. Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, Germany. She has performed as soloist with many prestigious orchestras around the globe. In addition to her solo work, Pine established the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation to assist young artists through various projects including the Instrument Loan Program, Grants for Education and Career, and Global HeartStrings, which supports classical musicians in developing countries.
Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 concludes the program. This optimistic piece of five movements was inspired by Schuman’s journey through the Rhineland.
Tickets are available online at www.lvphil.com or by calling the UNLV Box Office at 702-895-2787. Ticket price by section is A) $78, B) $53 and C) $38. Senior, Student, and Group discount prices are also available.
The Philharmonic provides a shuttle service for patrons from Sun City Summerlin's Starbright Theatre and at Sun City Anthem's Independence Center in the Henderson area. Bus passes may be purchased through the box office for $15.
For a full listing of concerts for the 2011-2012 season, visit the Las Vegas Philharmonic website at www.lvphil.com. The orchestra will relocate to the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall in the Spring of 2012. For additional information, contact Sabrina at the Las Vegas Philharmonic office at 702-258-5438 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.