LV Phil’s Music Connection

Immerse yourself in the music you love

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has put together a list of resources for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Check back regularly, as we will continue to post new updates.

 

MusicWise: Facebook Live

Every Tuesday, Music Director Donato Cabrera hosts conversations about music, arts and culture with a different special guest each week. Tune in on Tuesday’s at 1PM Pacific by logging on to Facebook or check-out the recordings below of our recent Facebook live events.

April 7 – Watch MusicWise with Donato Cabrera

April 14 – Watch MusicWise with Austrian-Romanian pianist, Maria Radutu

April 21 – Watch MusicWise with David Herbert, principal timpanist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

April 28 – Watch MusicWise with composer Katherine Balch

May 5 – Watch MusicWise with violinist Alexi Kenney

May 12 – Watch MusicWise with violist Gerhard Marschner

May 19 – Watch MusicWise with Roy Kaiser, Artistic Director of the Nevada Ballet Theatre

May 26 – Watch MusicWise with Nancy Uscher, UNLV’s Dean of the College of Fine Arts

June 9 – Watch MusicWise with violinist and actress, Lucia Micarelli

June 16 – Watch MusicWise with actor and Mondays Dark host, Mark Shunock

June 23 – Watch MusicWise with chefs, James Trees and Giovanni Mauro

June 30 – Watch MusicWise with Myron Martin, President & CEO of The Smith Center

 


The Music Plays On

Read Music Director Donato Cabrera’s daily commentary on all things music, from his favorite works to clips of stunning performances to artists that shaped genres in music.

Read on Medium

 

NPR Broadcasts LV Phil Performances on KCNV 89.7 FM

Nevada Public Radio is broadcasting a collection of memorable performances from the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s past five seasons plus two special broadcasts from the current 2019-20 season on Classical 89.7 FM. The broadcasts will run every Saturday at 2 PM through August 22. Click for summer broadcast schedule. Each broadcast will include insightful conversation about the artists, works and inspiration behind the music with Donato Cabrera and Dave Becker. Stream the broadcasts live online at https://knpr.org/classical-897-kcnv or tune in this Saturday to 89.7 FM

See summer broadcast schedule

 

Donato Cabrera talks about the new 2020-21 Season and our preview livestream event in this recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article.

Read at LVRJ

 

Donato Cabrera shares the Philharmonic’s 2020-21 Season Preview

Read at LV Weekly

 

The Smith Center interviewed Music Director Donato Cabrera, concertmaster De Ann Letourneau and bassoonist Alex Rosales Garcia about how they are staying connected to audiences.

Read The Smith Center Blog

 

50 Las Vegas singers unite to sing Keith Thompson’s “Needing Each Other” in support of Vegas entertainers and the TCS Entertainment Community Relief Fund. Read more online.

Watch on YouTube

 

Donato Cabrera talks about his musical influences growing up in Nevada in this recent interview with columnist John Kats on Instagram live.

Watch on YouTube

 

Read John Kats’s recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article about Donato Cabrera’s greatest hits.

Read at LVRJ

 


LV Phil SoundBytes

Thank you to our musicians who have volunteered to share thoughts, videos and music with us digitally, we know our community is grateful.

Please enjoy these video clips from our Philharmonic musicians.

 

LV Phil’s violinist, Mira Khomik performs a live stream recital from the Ukraine on Thursday, June 18 at 8AM.

Watch on YouTube

 

As a part of Taps Across America, LV Phil’s Larry Ransom performed at Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Watch video on Facebook

 

Principal bass, Paul Firak takes us on a hike through the desert.

Watch video on YouTube

 

May the 4th be with you! Watch Zachary Jackson, principal tuba perform a Star Wars tribute with his brother.

Watch on YouTube

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic’s concertmaster De Ann Letourneau participated in the Monday’s Dark telethon on Monday, April 27. Watch this clip of De Ann performing the Prelude to Bach’s Partita #3.

Watch on YouTube

 

Music & Meditation

Relax and enjoy this morning meditation presented by our violinist, Rebecca Sabine Ramsey.

Watch on YouTube

For weekly mediation with Rebecca, tune in to her Violin Sound Sanctuary channel on YouTube.

Watch on YouTube

 

Principal horn, Bill Bernatis shares a mini performance.

Watch on Facebook

 

LV Phil Concertmaster De Ann Letourneau plays a clip of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata from her home.

Watch on Facebook

 

A spirited piece for oboe and strings featuring Stephen Caplan, De Ann Letourneau, James Harvey, Hanna Suk and Andrew Smith.

Watch on YouTube

 

Feeling reflective? Listen to this piece with harpist Kim Glennie about a mermaid’s feeling of social isolation and lost love.

Watch on YouTube

 

Watch our principal flute, Tina Castellanos perform Samuel Barber’s Canzone with Jed Moss.

Watch on YouTube

 

LV Phil bassist, Geoff Neuman and his son share a performance clip of “Old Folks at Home” by Stephen Foster and a special message from home.

Watch on YouTube

 

For all our Star Wars fans, LV Phil trombonist, Tyler Vahldick shares this fun performance clip!

Watch on YouTube

 

Principal percussion, Pat Bowen does a quick Bolero clip and putt!

Watch on YouTube

 

Principal harp, Kim Glennie shares how she’s staying busy during quarantine.

Watch on YouTube

 

Tom Wright, principal trumpet talks about his different music activities to pass the time at home.

Watch on YouTube

 

LV Phil violist, Omar Shelly performs a happy birthday video for a friend from his cactus garden.

Watch on YouTube

 


Concert Program Notes

Whether you want to relive this season’s performances or learn more about these inspiring works, visit our program notes and listen to Donato Cabrera’s concert playlists on Spotify.

2019-20 Season Program Notes

 


Other Music Resources

Kennedy Center’s Digital Stage

Visit Kennedy Center’s Digital Stage to watch extraordinary performances with new video releases daily and original stories.

Watch the 1962 American Pageant of the Arts with JFK, a 7-year old Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Bernstein and more. The event was to raise funds for the National Cultural Center which later became The Kennedy Center.

Watch the performance

 

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress recently commissioned the Boccaccio Project, a music initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project includes 10 videos and 10 original compositions which will premiere online. View the release schedule and how to watch.

 

Chineke! Foundation

Europe’s first black, minority and ethnic orchestra, Chineke! performs Deep River arranged by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in a moving tribute to the victims of racial injustice.

Watch performance

 

The Power of Music

Classical musicians around the globe join in solidarity over the death of George Floyd.

Watch these inspiring performance clips

 

The National Memorial Day Concert

Join the National Symphony Orchestra and a stellar lineup of performers live from the 2020 National Memorial Day Concert in honor of our men and women in uniform, their families, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Watch the recorded broadcast

 

Vegas PBS Digital Studios

Discover Sound Field on PBS Digital Studios, featuring episodes on music teachers that explore the culture behind our favorite songs and musical styles.

Learn more

 

Musical America

Visit this international guide featuring seven days and seven nights of 100 free music streaming productions, compiled by Musical America.

View on Musical America

 

KCNV Classical Radio

Live Stream our local Classical KCNV radio 24/7

Stream Now

 

Student Recitals

Experience student recitals by today’s finest young classical musicians on the stage of Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Watch On Stage At Curtis

 

Travis Cloer’s “Quarantunes”

Las Vegas entertainer and Jersey Boys star, Travis Cloer sings daily “Quarantunes” from home.

View on Facebook

 

Las Vegas Master Singers

Watch performance clips of the Las Vegas Master Singers

Watch on YouTube

 

Vegas City Opera / vegascityopera.org

Watch this clip of Vegas City Opera performing The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill

Watch on YouTube

 

ArtsWave Mindful Music and Poetry

Mindful Music Moments delivers a daily specially-curated playlist featuring the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Opera.

Subscribe

 

Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall

Visit the Interactive Experience

 

Met Opera’s nightly online streaming

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Art Resources

The British Museum’s Virtual Gallery

Take a virtual trip overseas to The British Museum in London. Explore the extraordinary artifacts in the museum’s Egyptian Sculpture Gallery.

Your virtual tour is here

 

Behind the scenes at the Getty

Delve into the art world at the Getty with art books, online exhibitions, podcasts and videos on the Getty Iris to help keep artistic spirits up.

Learn more

 

Van Gogh Museum’s online collections

View the Collection

 

Musée d’Orsay’s online collections

View the Collection

 

Kennedy Center’s lunchtime video series

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Family Fun Resources

The Neon Museum

Practice social distancing outdoors while exploring the history of Las Vegas through neon at The Neon Boneyard Museum. They museum reopened on Friday, May 22 and are offering a special deal for locals.

Learn more

 

LV Phil’s orKIDStra Digital

The Las Vegas Philharmonic launches orKIDStra digital, an interactive online music experience for elementary school children.

Visit orKIDStra Digital

 

Kim Bavington’s Art Classes For Kids

Local Las Vegas artist, Kim Bavington is offering her Art Classes For Kids program online.

Start Your Class

 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Discovery Children’s Museum is offering digital resources for kids to try fun and safe science experiments from home.

Start Experimenting

 

Save with Stories Initiative

Hear your favorite celebrities read children’s stories.

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