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.