2016/2017 SEASON


Songs of Our Politics

by Roger Wilhelm

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2 P.M.

Winchester Cultural Center

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society opens its 54th season with "Songs of Our Politics" a concert by the 23-voice Musical Arts Singers at the Winchester Cultural Center at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd.

The Musical Arts Singers, a chamber vocal ensemble of semi-professional singers, founded in 1980, performs two concerts annually. The 54th season opener marks Dr. Peterson's 49th year as the Society's music director.

The Winchester Cultural Center is located at 3130 McLeod Drive in Las Vegas, NV 89121. For information on ordering tickets call Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit www.clarkcountynv.gov.


Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday November 27, 2016, 3 PM

UNLV Artemis W. Ham Hall

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society under the direction of Dr. Douglas Peterson celebrates its 54th Anniversary Season with a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's majestic oratorio, "Elijah" on Sunday afternoon, November 27th, at 3:00 p.m. in UNLV's Artemus W Ham Concert Hall.

The oratorio "Elijah" received its premiere in 1846 and was immediately hailed an undisputed masterpiece. The popular oratorio has since taken its place as one of the greatest and most enduring works in the choral repertory.

Sunday's concert features the Musical Arts Society's 65-voice Chorus, along with guest soloists and the SNMAS 34-piece orchestra. Bass-baritone, Neil Wilson, will perform the role of "Elijah" on Sunday in this his thirty-seventh appearance as soloist with the Society. His first solo performance with SNMAS, however, took place back in 1980 when he sang the bass solos in "A Sea Symphony" by British composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams.

This is the third occasion that Dr. Wilson has sung the role of "Elijah" with SNMAS. Soloists and their roles include Amy Cofield, soprano (The Widow); Jason Nichols tenor (Obadiah); Valerie Ore contralto, (Queen) (Angel); Robert Peterson, (Ahab); and Carolyn Peterson (Youth).

Admission is $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, disabled, and military; and $10 for students with ID. For more information call the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office at (702) 895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.


Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Saturday, December 3, 2016

8:00 PM

MGM Grand Garden Arena

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will provide the choral accompaniment for Andrea Bocelli's 2016 annual Christmas engagement on Saturday evening, December 3, 2016 in the MGM Grand Arena. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Members of the 65-voice Musical Arts Chorus are thrilled to have been invited to perform with Andrea Bocelli for the 8th time during his annual U.S. tour.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the MGM Grand at (702) 891-7777

Please note that the SNMAS season pass will not be applicable to this concert


Musical Arts Singers in Concert

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 3 PM

Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will present the 22-voice Musical Arts Singers in a concert on Sunday, February 26th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall on the UNLV campus.


Masterworks by Mozart and Haydn

Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 3 PM

UNLV Artemus W. Ham Concet Hall

TThe Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will present Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339" by Mozart and "Requiem" by Michael Haydn , April 9th, 2017, in UNLV's Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. The 65-voice Musical Arts Chorus, guest soloists, and the 32-piece Musical Arts Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Douglas R. Peterson will perform with guest soloists.


Hollywood and Broadway Selections

Sunday, May 21st 2017, 3 PM

CSN Horn Theatre

The 50-voice Musical Arts Chorus will perform in its annual pops concert Sunday, May 21st, in the Horn Theatre on the CSN Campus

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This program has been funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.