Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall
DONATO CABRERA, conductor
THOMAS REIF, violin, American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship recipient
LAS VEGAS MASTER SINGERS, UNLV CONCERT SINGERS, UNLV CHAMBER CHORALE, DAVID WEILLER and JOSEPH SVENDSEN, directors
FELICIA MOORE, soprano
KELLEY O’CONNOR, mezzo
SEAN PANIKKAR, tenor
RAYMOND ACETO, bass
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor, Opus 64
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125 “Choral” *2001, 2009
*Dates in red indicate previous performance dates
Our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship is made possible by the generosity of German Philanthropist Mrs. Dorothee Hennings-Holtmann and honors cultural unity while showcasing American and German soloists exchanged between the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Cottbus State Theater Orchestra.
Violinist Thomas Reif is highly sought after for his versatility and has performed with orchestras throughout Europe.
Beethoven’s 9th was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (thus making it a choral symphony).
The Las Vegas Master Singers, our Chorus-In-Residence, join acclaimed vocalists Felicia Moore (soprano), Kelley O’Connor (Grammy® Award-winning mezzo-soprano), Sean Panikkar (tenor) and Raymond Aceto (bass) on Beethoven’s final symphony.
Listen to Donato’s Spotify Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/lvphilmay11