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UNLV Dance Presents “” In Stride' ' April 26-29

UNLV Dance presents its final performance of the season, “In Stride,” featuring work choreographed by the bachelor of fine arts majors in dance performance and choreography, at 7:30 p.m. April 26 – 28 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 – 29 in Dance Studio Among the Alta Ham Fine Arts structure.

All seats are $18, with $10 tickets readily available for seniors, military, students, and UNLV faculty, personnel, and alumni. Tickets may be bought at the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

UNLV Opera Theater Presents New Twist on Classic “” Don Giovanni”” March 16-18

UNLV Opera Theater, in conjunction with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, provides Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the Judy Bayley Theatre March 16-18. David Ward is guest director, with Wes Kenney as guest conductor. Students from the Entertainment Engineering & & Design program are constructing the set.

In this modern take on the timeless story, Don Giovanni is the most effective guy in Hollywood. He rules the film industry, however seems guilty of sexual assault, potentially even rape – raising the problem of sexual harassment and abuse in present day Hollywood using Mozart’s 18th century operatic work of art. Don Giovanni abuses three ladies: Donna Anna, a ruling film star; Donna Elvira, a woman he promised to marry; and Zerlina, a young starlet searching for her first huge break. Beginning with the death of Donna Anna’s dad at the hand of Don Giovanni, we follow these 3 ladies as they attempt to concern terms with the man who has actually radically modified their lives. This makeover at a dashing hero calls into question simply how romantic this male truly was. Will Giovanni get away with it or face justice?

Double-cast to provide more chances for the vocalists of UNLV Opera. The cast includes Don Giovanni (Philip Harris and Michael Parham); Leporello (Christophe Kennedy); Donna Anna (Joan Sobel and Mariah Wilcox); Don Ottavio (Chris Martin and Daveon Bolden); Donna Elvira (Karin Hochman and Casey Dakus); Zerlina (Tamara Richards and Moriah Berry); Masetto (Kurt Sedlmeir and Mark McCreery); and Il Commendatore (Richard Hodges).

The production and design team consists of assistant director Bonita Bunt, scenic designer and technical director Michael Genova, lighting designer Javier Moreno, impresario Jennifer Holland, orchestra preparation by Costs Bernatis, assistant Maya Sprouse, and vocal coach Semyon Rozin.

Ward is the Director of the Crane Opera Ensemble at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam where he works as a Visiting Assistant Teacher. This year he directs a double-bill of Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost as well as The Pirates of Penzance. He just recently completed a consultation as Visiting Opera Director and Checking Out Assistant Teacher at the University of North Texas in Denton where he staged Le nozze di Figaro, A Little Night Music and Discussions of the Carmelites last season.

Tickets are $25, with discounts readily available. To purchase tickets, visit the Carrying out Arts Center siteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

College of Fine Arts Presents “” Music & & The Brain” Symposium Feb. 21

College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy Uscher welcomes you to a symposium titled “Music & & the Brain” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Barrick Museum of Art. It is presented by School of Dental Medication professor Lawrence Zoller.

Zoller got his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1976. He then, in 1978, finished a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of reproductive biology at Hershey Medical Center. His research concentrated on female reproduction and particularly on the mechanism of follicular maturation and ovulation.

Prior to signing up with UNLV in 2005, he was an associate teacher in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Aside from his research, he also was actively associated with mentor numerous courses to medical, dental, and graduate students. These courses included anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology, embryology, and physiology. In 1986, at the behest of the dean of the dental school, he initiated and coordinated a joint program for the physiological sciences for the oral curriculum at Boston University. He won numerous mentor awards and is the only non-clinician to win the Spencer R. Frankl Award for Quality in Mentor. This award honors the best general teacher in the oral school.

Upon joining the UNLV School of Dental Medicine he became the head of the physiological sciences program. He was the first instructor to develop an online course for the oral homeowners. He is understood for his Socratic teaching methods. He has served on various national committees dealing with oral and medical curricula. Aside from his professional obligations he takes pleasure in cooking, treking (to sweat off the cooking), music, reading, photography, and Star Trek. He wishes, to all, “Live Long and Prosper”.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the general public.

Barrick Museum Presents Art & & Science of Color Theory Feb. 12

Go To the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 for an unique look into the art and science of color theory with Julie Oppermann. Learn what it suggests to consider vision as an active procedure in the brain, not just the eye.

Informed by Oppermann’s neuroscience background as well as her active international painting practice, this presentation will discuss everybody from 19th-century French chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul to Op Art’s Bridget Riley as we travel through the history of color theory in Europe and its journey to the U.S.

. This talk will become part of a series of lectures and workshops by artists in our spring 2018 exhibit “Plural.”

Admission Info

This occasion is free and available to the general public.

Recommended voluntary contribution:

$ 5 adults
$ 2 kid and senior

NCT Presents August Wilson'' s “” Fences”” Feb. 9-18

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre presents August Wilson’s well-known Fences Feb. 9 – 18 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Harry Waters Jr. directs.

Working as a trash male in Pittsburgh in 1957, Troy Maxon’s old dreams of ending up being an expert baseball gamer ought to be a far-off memory. But the bitter dissatisfaction of being rejected the right to play in the major leagues impacts Troy’s universe, including his relationships with his spouse, Rose, and his teenage kid, Cory. Cory likewise imagines becoming an expert football player, however is constrained by his dad’s defeatist pragmatism. Building actual and metaphorical fences around his family, Troy remains in danger of ruining the very thing he seeks to secure.

Waters is an actor, vocalist, and director who developed the role of Belize in the very first production of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes in 1991. He is most famous for his representation of Marvin Berry in Back to the Future ( 1985) which earned him a Gold record for his rendition of “Earth Angel.” Performing credits also consist of Adventures in Wonderland and Big Bully, in addition to numerous tv guest-starring functions. Born in Tulsa, and raised in Denver, he participated in Princeton University and received his MFA in directing from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a theatre and dance professor at Macalester College, where he has directed productions of Runaways, Evidence, Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches, The Colored Museum, Tartuffe, Cabaret, and The Laramie Project, among others.

Equity Actor James Austin Williams stars as Troy Maxon. Williams’ credits consist of August Wilson’s Radio Golf on Broadway. His off-Broadway credits consist of August Wilson’s Jitney and Marion McClinton’s Walkers. His local credits include several roles in August Wilson’s Twentieth-Century Cycle at the Kennedy Center, and appearances at Centerstage, the Guthrie Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre Center, Penumbra Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. He was named Star of the Year by City Pages in 2003; was a 2005 NAACP Image Award nominee; received an Ivey Award for efficiency quality in 2008, and was called Artist of the Year by the Minneapolis StarTribune in 2008.

In addition to Williams, the cast includes Equity Actors Alfred Wilson as Bobo, and Deanna Reed-Foster as Rose; Delius Doherty as Lyons; Merald Knight, Jr. as Gabriel; Joshua Horton as Cory; and Yussia Sanders as Raynell.

The production and style group consists of picturesque designer Jasmine Boykin; lighting designer Amanda Valdez; sound designer Josh Schmidt; costume designer Gabrielle Lewis; technical director Liz Haynes; production stage manager Robert Acosta; props master Jesse Soper; and dramaturg Dakota Polk.

Program Dates/Times
7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17
2 p.m. Feb. 11, 17, and 18

Tickets are $33. Discount rates are readily available.

For tickets or extra details, visit the Performing Arts Center siteor call 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Art Critic Dave Hickey Presents Repetition Lectures Dec. 5 & & 12

Globally well-known art critic and former UNLV professor Dave Hickey goes back to UNLV at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12 for 2 extremely unique lectures in the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum auditorium.

Hickey has written for such publications as Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Harper’s Publication, Vanity Fair, and many others. In 2001, he was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship– the so-called “genius grant”– while a professor in the UNLV department of art.

He is understood for his arguments against academicism and in favor of the impacts of rough-and-tumble free enterprises on art. His vital essays have actually been released in 2 volumes: The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Charm ( 1993) and Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy ( 1997 ). In 2009, Hickey released a modified and upgraded version of The Unnoticeable Dragon, adding an intro that resolved changes in the art world considering that the book’s original publication, in addition to a new concluding essay.

“I compose love tunes for individuals who live in a democracy,” he has stated.

Profiles of Hickey have actually appeared in Time Publication, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Times Publication, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, U.S. News & & World Report, The Economic expert, and Show off, to name a few publications. Interviews with Hickey have been released in the Los Angeles Times, Bomb, New Art Inspector, Public Occasions, The Art Newspaper and other publications. He has been talked to numerous times on topics such as art and Las Vegas by the BBC, PBS, and National Public Radio.

UNLV Jazz Presents Fall Jazz Celebration Nov. 27-29

The acclaimed UNLV Jazz Ensembles perform as part of the UNLV Jazz Festival Nov. 27-29 in the Black Box Theatre, including unique guest saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 27 – UNLV’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Uli Geissendoerfer, & & Jazz Singing Ensemble, directed by Janet Tyler, carry out.

Nov. 28 – UNLV’s Jazz Ensemble I, performed by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, and Jazz Ensemble II, carried out by Adam Schroeder, perform with visitor jazz saxophonist Bob Sheppard.

Nov. 29 – The UNLV Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Julian Tanaka, allure Guitar Ensemble, directed by Jake Langley, and allure Ensemble III, performed by Michael Spicer, carry out.

Tickets are $10 for basic admission. Discounts are available. Tickets are offered through the Carrying out Arts Center box office at pac.unlv.edu or 702-895-ARTS (2787 ).

Bob Sheppard
Throughout an extraordinarily diverse career that has actually made him a first-call musician in the realms of jazz, pop, and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind expert Sheppard constantly has let his array of saxophones, flutes, and clarinets do the talking. Super star names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for many years, but such praise is just a by-product of Sheppard ´ s years of steady work and dedication to his craft. Over the years, he has visited with Steely Dan and Boz Scaggs, and brought his varied skills to more current efficiencies with James Taylor, Natalie Cole, and Queen Latifah and most notably with the famous Joni Mitchell on her four-disc set and her 2007 Grammy-winning, Shine.

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 Opera Presents “” Pass Away Fledermaus”” Nov. 8 & & 9

UNLV Opera presents the effervescent operetta Pass away Fledermaus at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 in the Dr. Arturo Rando-Grillot Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center. The long time audience preferred by Johann Strauss II will be sung in English.

Keri Rusthoi and Mariah Wilcox star as Rosalinda opposite Aldo Perrelli and Alex Rate as Eisenstein. Nichole Jarlson and Dominique Mendez play Adele, Adonis Abuyen and Phillip Harris are Falke, while Rabuel Aviles and Erin Gonzalez depict Prince Orlofsky. Christopher Martin and Ranon Pador alternate as Alfred, with Emily Clements and Hunter Rose Turner as Sally. Richard Hodges as Frank, Kurt Sedlmeir as Frosch, and Daveon Bolden as Dr. Blind complete the cast. Jae Ahn-Benton is the pianist while conductor professor David Weiller leads the UNLV Chamber Chorale. Stage director professor Linda Lister has inserted excerpts from other operettas within the popular Strauss waltzes to add much more levity and frivolity to Fledermaus, already filled with champagne and silliness.

Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors/military/faculty/ staff, and complimentary with Student ID. Call the UNLV Carrying out Arts Center box office at 702-895-ARTS (2787) or visit the box office online.

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.