The American Prize Award-winning UNLV Wind Orchestra performs “Joe’s Tango" at 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 16 in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. The concert features Distinguished Artist-in-Residence and principal trombonist for the New York Philharmonic, Joseph Alessi.
"The College of Fine Arts is very honored to have Joe Alessi as a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence during this academic year," said College of Fine Arts dean, Nancy J. Uscher. "Our students will be truly inspired by his artistry.”
The Nov. 16 concert, conducted by Professor Thomas G. Leslie and Zane S. Douglass, highlights a plethora of world premiere performances including: UNLV Wind Orchestra Associate Conductor Douglass’ transcription of the Main Theme from “Captain Blood” by Erich Korngold; Chick Corea’s Concerto for Trombone, featuring Alessi; Jorge Machain’s Five Cities featuring the internationally renowned brass quintet, Boston Brass; and a brand new composition titled, Triumvirate, composed by Machain to commemorate the collaboration of Maestro Alessi, the Boston Brass, and the UNLV Wind Orchestra on the release of their new album, Joe’s Tango. Tickets are $20 and available online, through the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office, or by calling 702-895-ARTS. Discounts are available.
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation's largest fine arts colleges, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Music, School of Architecture, Entertainment Engineering & Design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
We illuminate the power of the arts amidst breathtaking advancements in science and technology. In doing so, we are creating a global destination at the forefront of transforming arts and design. To accomplish this we encourage agency, inventiveness, problem-solving, and big-idea thinking in our students, faculty, and staff. We make education relevant through evolving curriculum and effective learning outcomes.