The Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Israel’s 60th AnniversaryLAS VEGAS – August 26, 2008 – The Las Vegas Philharmonic will celebrate Israel @ 60 with an exclusive concert and grand gala event on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. The Israel @ 60 grand gala event begins at 6:30 p.m. VIP tickets to the grand gala reception and concert are $300 per person and includes premium concert seating. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and ticket prices are $30, $60 and $90, on sale now.
As Israel embarks upon its 60th anniversary, the Las Vegas Philharmonic will honor this significant milestone with a concert and grand gala celebration featuring a musical night filled with traditional Israeli and Jewish folk, patriotic, liturgical and Klezmer music. The concert will feature a special performance by world-renowned mezzo-soprano Eugenie Grunewald, performing the 3rd movement of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah,” and performances by the Las Vegas Hebrew Academy choir and four of the city’s top cantors, including Cantor Daniel Friedman (Temple Beth Shalom), Cantor Marla Goldberg (Temple Sinai), Cantor Philip Goldstein (Temple Ner Tamid) and Cantor Andres Kornworcel (Midbar Kodesh Temple). The celebration of Israel @ 60 will be lead by Las Vegas Philharmonic music director and conductor, David Itkin.
“The Philharmonic's concert celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary, which is being so generously supported by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, is going to be one of the most exciting community-wide events in our history,” said David Itkin, music director and conductor of the Philharmonic. “We are very excited to be able to bring such a beautiful and unique celebration to Las Vegas and to take part in the ongoing international celebrations commemorating this historic occasion.”
The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s celebration of Israel @ 60 is supported by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson. Ticket sales will benefit the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.