The Performing Arts Center at UNLV, Southern Nevada's longstanding performing arts venue for 39 years, recently announced its 2014-15 season, including the acclaimed Charles Vanda Master Series, The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV, and the UNLV Chamber Music Series.
The PAC 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 Sept. 17 with Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann, presented by the UNLV Chamber Music Series and presented in conjunction with the UNLV department of music. The concert features violinist Oleh Krysa, esteemed violinist and professor at the Eastman School of Music, performing with UNLV faculty Mykola Suk, Bill Bernatis, Andrew Smith, and Jason Bonham.
Additional performances within the UNLV Chamber Music Series include the American String Quartet Oct. 23; 20th Century Masterworks Jan. 27; and the Horszowski Trio Feb. 24.
The Charles Vanda Master Series opens Oct. 18 with renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award-nominated composer Branford Marsalis in Well-Tempered with the "glowing" (The New York Times) Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
Additional performances within the Vanda Master Series are 2CELLOS March 7 and the Orquesta Sinf?nica del Estado de M?xico March 20, featuring music director and chief conductor Enrique Bat?z and Alfonso Moreno on guitar.
The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV features Denis Azabagic Nov. 19; Ricardo Cobo and Scott Tennant in a Tribute to Andres Segovia Jan. 31; the Montreal Guitar Trio March 12; and the Brasil Guitar Duo April 15.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center also is pleased to present contemporary urban Jazz saxophonist Paul Taylor Nov. 7; Alex Boy? Nov. 22; Tango Buenos Aires Jan. 15; and The Midtown Men - four stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys songs by The Beatles and The Four Seasons - Feb. 14.
For information on purchasing a season subscription, 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 a good community citizen:
- 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.
- 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.