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UNLV Performing Arts Center Announces 2017-18 Season
The UNLV Performing Arts Center (PAC) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 season.
Our home, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is different, daring, and diverse, and the UNLV PAC is, too. We’re excited to bring you five artists and one group that have never performed here. By popular demand, we’re bringing back one artist and one group that are doing new works. If you like chamber music, we continue our partnership with the UNLV School of Music to present the Dorian Wind Quintet and Lydian String Quartet, along with three concerts by UNLV faculty.
The season opens Sept. 29 with Taylor Davis, a violinist, YouTube sensation, composer, avid gamer, and proud nerd, who performs her own work and popular music. The other artists performing this fall are guitarist Ricardo Cobo on Oct. 20 performing tangos y sones cubanos (a genre originating in Cuba circa 1920); Cantus, “the premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the U.S.,” performing with the Green Valley High School Choir on Nov. 3; and the Montreal Guitar Trio on Dec. 1 performing music from Danzas: Spanish Guitar, their most recent CD.
Spring’s menu of performances begins with smooth jazz guitarist and composer Ken Navarro on Feb. 3. In March, we’re bringing back the comic opera stylings of Gilbert & Sullivan when the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players perform The Pirates of Penzance, backed by a live orchestra, on March 9. On April 5, we honor the first leader of the Performing Arts Center and UNLV’s 60th anniversary, with a performance of Beethoven’s "Piano Concerto No. 5" and Sibelius’ "Symphony No. 2" by the Seattle Symphony with Jeremy Denk on piano, directed by Ludovic Morlot. The 41st season ends on April 27 with one of the most intriguing theatrical performances we’ve seen in a while — Shadow Theatre: Fireflies. Using only their bodies, props, and light, this group creates worlds for the audience to visit.
With our popular Design Your Own package, purchase all 13 shows with premier seats for less than $325 (just $25 per ticket). You also can pick and choose. You can see the three guitar concerts for less than $120 (a 12 percent discount) or the five chamber music concerts for less than $115 (a 15 percent discount). Other discounts are based on the number of shows you buy; the more you buy the more you save!
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