Las Vegas, Nev. – The Performing Arts Center at UNLV, Southern Nevada’s longstanding performing arts venue for 38 years, recently announced its 2013-2014 season, including the acclaimed Charles Vanda Master Series, The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV, and the UNLV Chamber Music Series.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center also continues its Design Your Own Series program, offering patrons an early opportunity to select a variety of shows at a discounted price. Included are the many benefits of subscribing, such as early notice about UNLV Performing Arts Center offerings, and discounts to bring friends or family. Excellent seats are available, as these purchases are processed before individual tickets go on sale.
The season opens on September 19 with the Le Revue de Cuisine, presented by the UNLV Chamber Music Series and presented in conjunction with the UNLV Department of Music. The concert features the flavors of the Roaring Twenties Paris as faculty and guest musicians perform with infusions of jazz and popular dance – from the Tango to the Charleston – in Bohuslav Martinu’s ballet and other works.
Additional performances within the UNLV Chamber Music Series include the Axiom Brass Quintet October 22; the Fry Street Quartet January 30; and Three Times Four February 20.
The Charles Vanda Master Series opens November 2 with Peter Nero with the UNLV Jazz Symphony Orchestra in The Gershwin Project. Perhaps the “perfect pop conductor” (Philadelphia Inquirer), Nero performs and conducts a delightful evening of Gershwin melodies, including “Someone to Watch Over Me” and excerpts from Porgy and Bess.
Additional performances within the Vanda Master Series are the Moscow Festival Ballet performing Cinderella February 1; and Israel’s Haifa Symphony Orchestra – featuring Boguslaw Davidow as guest conductor and Roman Rabinovich on piano – March 13.
The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV features Mak Grgic November 19; Duo Siqueira Lima – Uruguayan Cecilia Siqueira and Brazilian Fernando Lima – February 15; and the VIDA Guitar Quartet (Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Helen Sanderson, and Christopher Stell) April 10.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center also is pleased to present the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performing Gypsy Romance September 26; Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! February 22; Repertory Dance Theatre performing “Elements” featuring UNLV dance students March 8; and The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman April 26.
For information on purchasing a season subscription, please call 895-ARTS (2787) or visit pac.unlv.edu.
UNLV PAC Facts
- Arts organizations, like the Desert Chorale, Las Vegas Master Singers, and Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, have longstanding traditions here.
- With productions by the College of Fine Arts, including productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre and the dance and music departments, Southern Nevadans can enjoy the arts nearly every day of the year.
- The PAC continues to be good community citizens:
- hosting more than 50,000 Clark County School District students yearly for productions, concerts, and festivals;
- donating over $100,000 in production costs to the CCSD Fine Arts division to give students a quality performance experience at limited expense;
- and granting fellow not-for-profit organizations major discounts on facility rental fees.
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada’s original performing arts venue. Located on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a variety of performances and is home to the Charles Vanda Master Series