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Current Music News
Join us as UNLV faculty members perform music by Robert & Clara Schumann and Johaness Brahms.
Bring a lunch and enjoy conversation with the world-famous Kronos Quartet and Oscar-nominated director Sam Green.
Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have teamed up with the Kronos Quartet for this wildly creative multimedia performance piece.
All faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the UNLV community are welcome to participate.
UNLV’s coordinator of keyboard studies enlists students to share Beethoven’s works with the community.
This season marks the center's 44th.
Music In The News
Lady Gaga’s big-band performances at the Park Theater are called, “Jazz & Piano,” but they could be called, “UNLV Jazz & Piano.”
The sound of music — and the sound of musicals.
They did it again. The students of UNLV’s Jazz Studies program not only were invited back to the Monterey Next Generation Jazz competition, staged March 9-11, but saw their Honors Combo win first place in the College Jazz Combo category. It’s the second victory in as many years by UNLV’s jazz musicians, as Jazz Ensemble I tied for first last year in the College Big Band category (it placed as a finalist during this month’s contest, which also saw Las Vegas Academy of the Arts’ big band compete in the high school division). The Honors trio, meanwhile, has already been asked to return to Northern California to perform during the revered Monterey Jazz Festival in September.
In his legendary career, Leonard Bernstein played many roles: conductor, pianist, TV star, cultural ambassador.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its second Spotlight concert of the season, titled "A Little Romance," on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts featuring three of the Las Vegas Philharmonic's principal musicians: Janis McKay (bassoon), Bill Bernatis (horn) and Voltaire Verzosa (piano) performing classical works for duet and trio.
If Uli Geissendoerfer says there’s a great deal of artistic energy in Vegas’ jazz scene, you should believe him. He’s the director of the Latin Jazz Ensemble and coordinator of Jazz Small Groups at UNLV and the musical director/curator/performer at the Dispensary Lounge, among other hats he wears. As such, the pianist/composer spends a great deal of time with some of the most talented players in town, and he wants to unify their creative efforts.