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UNLV Wind Orchestra Provides 5th Annual “President’s Concert” Nov. 15

The award-winning, 10-time Grammy-nominated UNLV Wind Orchestra provides its fifth Annual UNLV “President’s Show” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Functions to be performed consist of John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” and “Experiences in the world”; Charles Gounod’s “Soldier’s Chorus” and “Avant de quitter ces Lieux”; Johann Strauss’ “Nur Fort”; Morton Gould’s “Excitement for Flexibility”; and W. Francis McBeth’s “They Hung Their Harps in the Willows.”

Signing up with professor Thomas Leslie, creative director and conductor of the UNLV Wind Orchestra, are guest conductors Col. John R. Bourgeois, director emeritus, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and Lt. Col. Dr. James Bankhead, former conductor/commander, United States Flying Force Band. The performance likewise includes visitor speaker teacher Clarence Gilyard; baritone musician Richard Hodges; and UNLV Wind Orchestra associate director Zane Douglass.

As part of this special tribute to the service males and females of the U.S. Armed Forces, all profits from the concert will be contributed to the UNLV Rebel Veterinariansfund. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Discounts are readily available, and veterans are complimentary.

UNLV Wind Orchestra Presents “” The President'' s Performance”” Nov. 16

The UNLV Wind Orchestra presents the third yearly “President’s Concert” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Artemus Ham Concert Hall as a special homage to the United States military veterans, UNLV student veterans, Las Vegas initially responders, and the 9 Las Vegans who have been awarded the French Legion of Honor.

The orchestra, led by artistic director and conductor Thomas Leslie, will consist of guest conductors:

Col. John Bourgeois, director emeritus of the U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own”
Lt. Colonel James Bankhead, previous conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band, “America’s Own”
Zane Douglass, UNLV going to trainer of performing. Visitor vocalists consist of baritone soloist Tod Fitzpatrick, sopano musician Lillian Roberts, mezzo-soprano musician Erin Gonzalez, and mezzo soprano soloist Celeste Dixon.

In addition, the Wind Orchestra will carry out a world premiere composition, Pledge of Plenty, by UNLV professor Anthony LaBounty, composed especially for the orchestra.

As part of this special tribute to the service males and females of the United States Army, all profits from the show will be contributed to the UNLV Rebel Vetsfund. Tickets are $10 and can be acquired at pac.unlv.edu or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Discounts are offered.

UNLV Dance Presents “” In Orchestra 3″” Oct. 20-21

UNLV Dance provides its very first concert of the year, resuming the “In Orchestra” series, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall.

UNLV Dance groups with the UNLV Chamber orchestra, under the direction of Taras Krysa, to present Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Instead of simply rebuild the original ballet, the objective of the work is to gather a group of choreographers and inform the conventional story though the lens of various dance styles and categories, including ballet, modern-day dance, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, and folk dance. “In Orchestra 3” also will bring members of the UNLV Theatre into the mix by reciting some of Shakespeare’s initial text throughout the piece.

Efficiency highlights:

Dance & & complete orchestra
This production is a new version of the traditional ballet Romeo and Juliet: blending dance styles, genres, and forms, with choreography by UNLV Dance faculty (Cathy Allen, Victoria Dale, Margot Mink Colbert, Richard Havey, Louis Kavouras, and Dolly Kelepecz-Momot) and guest artists (James Jeon, choreographer in residence at Seoul Ballet Theatre, Jiyeon Kim and Jaesun Lee, dance professors at Korea National Sport University).
Music by Prokofiev carried out by the UNLV Chamber orchestra under the instructions of Taras Krysa.
Lighting by Elizabeth Kline, with video forecasts by Beth Mehocic.
Students from UNLV Theatre will be reciting a few of Shakespeare’s original text throughout the piece.

$ 18 – All Seats. $ 10 discounted tickets are readily available for senior citizens, military members, all trainees, UNLV Faculty and Staff, and UNLV Alumni. Tickets might be purchased at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center Box Office, at pac.unlv.edu, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Season subscriptions also are readily available.

UNLV Wind Orchestra Performs Thursday, Oct. 5

The UNLV Wind Orchestra is pleased to provide its first show of the season, “Bizarro,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Artemus Ham Auditorium. The show features performer extraordinaire Bob Anderson in a tribute to Vincent Falcone; UNLV Jazz professor Adam Schoreder, bari sax musician; and the Rancho High School Wind Ensemble, under the instructions of Clint Williams and Monica Guido in an unique visitor appearance.

General admission tickets are $10 an available at the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center Box Office, at pac.unlv.edu, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Discounts are offered.

UNLV Dance & & UNLV Music Present “” In Orchestra 2″” Oct. 16 && 17.

The UNLV department of dance and School of Music present “In Orchestra 2”– a collective show of dance, music, art, and design on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Artemus Ham Auditorium.

Dance faculty Dolly Kelepecz and Richard Havey developed a brand-new ballet and jazz dance-inspired adjustment of Stravinsky’s classic ballet burlesque Petrushka– the story of 3 puppets and their love and jealousy for one another. Petrushka has long been hailed as a production that joins dance, music, and design, and this production showcases professional marionette and puppetry artist Anthony Rais.

Department of dance chair Louis Kavouras tackles Toru Takemitsu’s sonorous and poetic contemplation of the circulation of water, Riverrun. With regard to the work, Takemitsu composes, “The music flows in the form of a musical tributary originated from a particular main present, wending its way through the scenery of night towards the sea of tonality.” This dance is an abstract formalist construction based upon the principals and motion of modern dance master Erick Hawkins. Kavouras has been a member of the Erick Hawkins Dance Business for more than 20 years.

The program also consists of the lovely climatic works by Erik Satie, Gymnopédies, choreographed by fall 2015 ballet artist-in-residence April Wexelman.

UNLV dance has a long history of inter-departmental partnerships. This performance includes installation art/scenic design by department of art sculpture professors Dave Rowe, piano performance by School of Music faculty Timothy Hoft, and lighting design by dance production professional Peter Jakubowski. The program is conducted by Taras Krysa, director of UNLV Orchestras and the Henderson Symphony.

Tickets to “In Orchestra 2” are $18, with discount rates available. Tickets can be bought at the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.unlv.edu., or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787).

UNLV Chamber orchestra Opens 2015-16 Period Sept. 21

The UNLV Symphony Orchestra, conducted by professor Taras Krysa, opens its 2015-16 period at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in Artemus Ham Auditorium. The program consists of Gioachino Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Inform; Ellen Taafe Zwilich’s Concerto Elegia for Solo Flute and Strings (Jennifer Grim, flute); and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

Grim carries out the premiere of Concerto Elegia, by Ellen Taafe Zwilich. UNLV is among simply 11 universities who commissioned this work. The other taking part schools are University of Miami, Baylor University, Vanderbilt University, Boston Conservatory, Louisiana State University, Rice University, Skidmore College., University of Lousiville, University of Michigan, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Zwilich is the recipient of various prizes and honors, including the 1983 Pulitzer Reward in Music (the very first woman ever to get this sought after award), the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Chamber Music Prize, the Arturo Toscanini Music Critics Award, the Ernst von Dohnanyi Citation, and Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, four Grammy nominations, and, to name a few differences, she has been elected to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

In 1995, she was called to the very first Composer’s Chair in the history of Carnegie Hall, and she was designated Musical America’s Author of the Year in 1999.

Tickets to the performance are $10 and discounts are readily available. To buy tickets, check out pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-ARTS (2787).