Bluegrass, folk and hymns are the sounds of the vast American landscape. Hear Barber’s bracing Second Essay for Orchestra followed by Higdon’s Smoky Mountains inspired Concerto 4-3. The orchestra continues through the High Plains in Thomson’s film score for The Plow That Broke the Plains and finishes the American tour with the “Simple Gifts” of Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
Experience the heritage, sentiment and texture of Coleridge-Taylor’s spirited 18th century Haitian dance, The Bamboula, followed by Elgar’s heart-wrenching Cello Concerto, his response to the end of the First World War, featuring artist-in-residence Joshua Roman. And to conclude Donato Cabrera conducts Sibelius’s bold and sweeping Symphony No. 2.
The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Experience music’s most inspiring message of faith. Donato Cabrera conducts the “Messiah” of the season as Las Vegas's favorite holiday musical tradition returns. Rejoice greatly!
It was a young, desperate love that inspired Frederic Chopin. Too shy to declare his feelings, he wrote: “I say to my piano what I would like to be saying to you…” Maria Radutu returns for Chopin’s exquisite First Piano Concerto. Donato Cabrera has said of her: "Maria Radutu reveals these intimate emotions that people aren’t so quick to bring to the stage – there’s no filter between what she’s feeling and what she’s trying to project to the audience.” Also, Saint-Georges will enchant with his comedic Symphony, and Mozart captures the essence of Parisian musical taste in his Symphony No. 31.
Indulge in an evening of passion, betrayal, sacrifice, and bittersweet farewell as your symphony orchestra performs arias from the world’s most famous operas. Four distinguished opera stars are joined on stage for a powerhouse performance featuring selections from Carmen, Così fan tutte, Doctor Atomic, Don Giovanni, La bohème, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, Rigolettoand more!
Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared to. For the grand finale, the Las Vegas Philharmonic presents Tchaikovsky’s impassioned Fourth Symphony, plus Sibelius’s patriotic tone poem, Finlandia, and Prokofiev’s blistering Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring the lightning speed dexterity of pianist Ilya Yakushev.