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Current Music News
This season marks the center's 44th.
The students recently won three DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards, bringing their total to 20 since 2010.
Based on the blockbuster movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this fabulously fun musical adaptation follows the adventures of West Coast sorority girl Elle Woods.
"Gramophone" calls Vieaux "among the elite of today's classical guitarists" and NPR describes him as "precise and soulful."
From UNLV Magazine spring 2019 issue.
The concert is presented In conjunction with the “Music Unwound: Dvořák in America” project.
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.”
Album cover of “Hamilton: An American Musical” (courtesy)"Be Careful, It‘s My Heart," is the song Irving Berlin sings during an interview in Berlin‘s New York office, July 16, 1942.
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.