Each season the Las Vegas Philharmonic showcases an international rising star soloist. In March German pianist Alexander Schimpf, the winner of the 2011 Cleveland Piano Competition and first prize winner of the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, will perform Tchaikovsky’s revered Piano Concerto No. 1 with the orchestra. David Lockington returns to conduct.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30p.m.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:30p.m.
Master violinist Joshua Bell commands and directs this brilliant chamber orchestra, known worldwide for its polished and refined sound. Formed in 1958, they have come to represent the pinnacle of musicianship. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is purity put to music, perfection played out loud, and every performance is a true treat for fellow performers and lovers of music everywhere.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:30p.m.
The Matt Pack is back! Matt Catingub, who led the orchestra’s 4TH WITH THE PHIL concert, returns to conduct, sing and swing with “Love Vintage Las Vegas Style” featuring big band favorites made famous by Rat Packers Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra and some signature songs of Louis Prima and Keely Smith.
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30p.m.
A vibrant concert that demonstrates that love means the same in any language featuring music from Ricardo Castro’s 1900 Mexican opera, Atzimba, and Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez featuring sensational classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas. The second half is dedicated to Rimsky-Korsakov’sScheherazade.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:30p.m.
Enjoy an evening of great music from the best of Southern Nevada’s young musicians! Student musicians, ages 8‐18 perform in the last of a series of family concerts for the season. Some music selections include: Highlights from Porgy & Bess, American Landscape by Newbold, Holst’s “Brook Green Suite” a Sammartini symphony, and Heikki Suolahti’s “Sinfonia Piccola”. Also featured is a Youth Philharmonic Soloist, (Catherine Patton, Violin) Performing “Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso” by Saint-Saens.
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30p.m.
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming is known for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. She has performed across the world, from the Beijing Olympics to Buckingham Palace to the Obama Inaugural Celebration. For her first-ever public performance in Las Vegas, she will sing beloved songs and arias ranging from grand opera favorites to Broadway and The Great American Songbook.
Sunday, May 11, 2014, 2:00p.m. & 6:00p.m.
Danny Wright presents an elegant Mother’s Day piano concert at The Smith Center’s elegant Cabaret Jazz, featuring works from Danny’s double album, A Mother’s Love, celebrating mothers everywhere with songs like “You Raise Me Up” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.”
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30p.m.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic says au revoir to its 2013-14 season with a musical romp around Paris. Sarah Hicks, Principal Conductor, Pops & Presentations of the Minnesota Orchestra, will lead French favorites such as Debussy’s Claire de lune, Bizet’s Farandole from L’Arlesienne, Jacques Brel’s Ne me quitte pas as well as Colombo’s accordion-laced Indifference and Passion.