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UNLV Performing Arts Center Announces 2015-16 Season

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Southern Nevada’s longstanding performing arts venue will feature the acclaimed Charles Vanda Master Series, The Allegro Guitar Series, and the Chamber Music Series.
Arts and Culture  |  Aug 26, 2015  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575
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The Performing Arts Center at UNLV, Southern Nevada’s longstanding performing arts venue for 40 years, recently announced its 2015-16 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 Sept. 16 with La Belle Epoque, presented by the UNLV Chamber Music Series and presented in conjunction with the UNLV Department of Music. The concert features baritone Tod Fitzpatrick, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Weiss, flutist Anastasia Petanova, violinist Weiwei Le, cellist Andrew Smith, and pianists Timothy Hoft, Christina Wright-Ivanova, and Katie Leung, performing works by French composers Fauré, Duparc, Ravel, and Poulenc.

Additional performances within the UNLV Chamber Music Series include the Pacifica Quartet Oct. 22; and the Amernet Quartet Jan. 28.

The Charles Vanda Master Series opens Oct. 24 with Well-Strung, a New York City-based string quartet who derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with pop music of today.

Additional performances within the Vanda Master Series are violinist Sarah Chang with pianist Julio Elizalde Feb. 6; and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, featuring pianist Marcin Koziak, with artistic director Ernst Van Tiel and principal guest conductor Boguslaw Davidow March 17.

The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV features Larry Del Casale & Carlos Barbosa Lima in “Classical Gas” Nov. 21; Andrew York on Feb. 20; and Duo Deloro, guitarists Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic, April 13.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center also is pleased to present the National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 2; Rockapella, the kings of modern a capella music, in a holiday concert Dec. 5; and the David Orlowsky Trio in “The Soul of Klezmer” April 2.

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.