An American Portrait by the Las Vegas Philharmonic at the Smith Center
On Saturday, Nov. 17 the Las Vegas Philharmonic and guest conductor, assistant conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Case Scaglione, will celebrate the musical spirit of America with a concert called An American Portrait. The program is book-ended by two works by Aaron Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man and Lincoln Portrait. This will be the first performance of the Fanfare for the Common Man in Reynolds Hall.
The concert program continues with performance of Copland’s Old American Songs featuring soprano Linda Lister and tenor Mark Thomsen, followed by Leonard Bernstein’s infectious rhythms in Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Charles Ives’s Variations on America and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings.
An American Portrait will conclude with the much-anticipated Las Vegas Philharmonic debut by Zappos.com CEO, Tony Hsieh, who will narrate Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. The Lincoln Portrait is a stirring work that features spoken excerpts from some of Abraham Lincoln’s most well-known and beloved speeches.
Tickets are priced from $46 to $94 and are available from The Smith Center Box Office, Phone (702) 749-2000 or online at www.lvphil.org.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 17 - 7:15 pm
Event Website: The Smith Center