Join us on August 18 for our MUSICWISE Series when your Las Vegas Philharmonic presents a Facebook live broadcast with Music Director Donato Cabrera and special guest composers, Juan Pablo Contreras and Viet Cuong.
Juan Pablo Contreras is a Latin GRAMMY®-nominated composer and Universal Music recording artist who combines Western classical and Mexican folk music in a single soundscape. His works have been performed by major orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Mexico City and UNAM Philharmonics, the Salta and Córdoba Symphonies in Argentina; and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Waco Symphony Orchestra in the United States.
Contreras has been commissioned to write a new orchestral work for the Las Vegas Philharmonic and five other orchestras as a part of the New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program.
Viet Cuong is an award-winning American composer whose wildly inventive compositions have been performed by musicians and ensembles around the globe including Sō Percussion, Eighth Blackbird, Alarm Will Sound, Sandbox Percussion, PRISM Quartet, Albany Symphony, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Minnesota Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, and Dallas Winds.
Cuong will begin his three-year tenure this season as the California Symphony’s Young American Composer-in Residence where he will develop three new orchestral works with the symphony.
To watch this event, log on to https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasPhilharmonic/ and even join in with comments.