The UNLV Performing Arts Center, a home for Southern Nevada's performing arts for 38 years, recently announced its 2013-14 season. Four distinct series comprise the season: the acclaimed Charles Vanda Master Series; the Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV; the UNLV Performing Arts Center Series; and the UNLV Chamber Music Series, co-produced with the UNLV Department of Music.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center continues the Design Your Own Series subscription, offering patrons an early opportunity to select a variety of shows at a discounted price. Subscription benefits include early notice about other UNLV Performing Arts Center offerings and discounts to bring friends or family. Excellent seats are still available.
The season opens Sept. 19 with La Revue de Cuisine. In this UNLV Chamber Music Series event, faculty and guest musicians perform a program with infusions of jazz and popular dance - from the Tango to the Charleston - in Bohuslav Martinu's ballet and other works.
Additional performances in the UNLV Chamber Music Series include the Fry Street Quartet, Oct. 22; the Axiom Brass Quintet, Jan. 30; and Three Times Four, Feb. 20.
The Charles Vanda Master Series opens Nov. 2 featuring 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.
The Vanda Master Series also welcomes the Moscow Festival Ballet performing Cinderella, Feb. 1; and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, featuring Boguslaw Davidow as guest conductor and Roman Rabinovich on piano, March 13.
The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV features Mak Grgic, Nov. 19; Duo Siqueira Lima, Feb. 15; and, the VIDA Guitar Quartet (Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Helen Sanderson, and Christopher Stell), April 10.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center is also pleased to present the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performing Gypsy Romance, Sept. 26; Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!, Feb. 22; Repertory Dance Theatre performing Elements and featuring UNLV dance students, March 8; and Grammy-nominated American contemporary Jazz band The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, April 26.
Season subscription information is available now at pac.unlv.edu or (702) 895-ARTS (2787).
About the Performing Arts Center
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada's original performing arts venue, celebrating nearly 40 years of arts in Las Vegas. 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. At the UNLV PAC, Southern Nevadans can enjoy the arts nearly every day of the year. The Performing Arts Center is home to productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV and the UNLV music and dance departments, the Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The center also hosts more than 50,000 Clark County School District students yearly for productions, festivals and concerts.