Performing Arts Center Announces 2018-19 Season

Cirque Mechanics to launch its touring show at UNLV, the Russian Ballet returns, and guitar series showcases variety of styles.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center (PAC) is pleased to announce the 2018-19 season.

UNLV is different, daring, and diverse, and the UNLV PAC is, too. For more than 40 years, we have presented high-quality, world-class artists, and we hope you’ll join us for our 42nd season of exciting artists.

We are pleased to partner with Cirque Mechanics in launching their 2018-19 touring show, '42FT– A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels.' They’ll work in our space with many students from the College of Fine Arts for a week, ending with a public performance Sept. 22.

The jazzy, poppy sounds of Gabriel Royal, a singer-songwriter and cellist discovered in New York City subways, fill Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Oct. 12. The students of Mariachi Herencia de México visit Las Vegas on their first major tour Nov. 16. The Russian National Ballet returns with The Sleeping Beauty on Feb. 4 to help you get in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Start March with an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration — Danú — one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles performs March 6.

Our guitarists this season are a diverse group representing flamenco, fingerstyle, and classical guitar. Join us Oct. 5 to hear Grisha Goryachev, whose work revives the tradition of the solo flamenco guitar artist. Fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee, whose work has been seen millions of times on YouTube, performs Nov. 9. In 2019, Tengyue (T.Y.) Zhang (2017 Guitar Foundation of America first-prize winner) performs Feb. 8, and the Grammy-winning Jason Vieaux returns to Las Vegas on April 12.

The UNLV Chamber Music Society presents the Hermitage Piano Trio on Oct. 23 and the Takács Quartet on Feb. 26, in addition to three concerts by UNLV School of Music faculty members Sept. 20, Jan. 31, and April 9.

With our popular Design Your Own package, purchase all 14 shows with premier seats for $339 (that’s less than $25 per ticket). You also may pick and choose. You can see the four guitar concerts for less than $160 (a 15 percent discount) or the five chamber music concerts for less than $115 (also a 15 percent discount). Other discounts are based on the number of shows you buy: the more you buy the more you save!

More information is available online.

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