2015/2016 SEASON


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Musical Arts Singers in Concert

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2 P.M.

Winchester Cultural Center

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society opens its 53rd season with "Choral Americana," a concert by the 23-voice Musical Arts Singers at the Winchester Cultural Center at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11th. The program features the music of Randall Thompson, one of America's greatest choral composers and Robert Frost, one of its favorite poets.The Musical Arts Singers create magic with performances of Randall Thompson's beloved "Frostiana" and the composer's famous "Alleluia."

The concert includes choral favorites by American composers Irving Fine and an enchanting medley from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific." Soprano Cindy Stock joins Tenor Robert Peterson and Soprano Suzanne Russell in a performance of Stephen Sondheim's delightful "Getting Married Today" from the Broadway hit, "Company." Pianist Eric Eichorst accompanies the concert.

The Musical Arts Singers, a chamber vocal ensemble of semi-professional singers, founded in 1980, performs two concerts annually. The 53rd season opener marks Dr. Peterson's 48th year as the Society's music director.

The Winchester Cultural Center is located at 3130 McLeod Drive in Las Vegas, NV 89121. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event. For information in ordering tickets call Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit www.clarkcountynv.gov.


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Masterworks I, Mozart & Bach

Sunday November 29, 2015, 3 PM

UNLV Artemis W. Ham Hall

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will celebrate its 53rd anniversary season with performances of W. A. Mozart's "Grand Mass in C Minor" and J. S. Bach's popular "Magnificat" on Sunday, Nov. 29th, at 3:00 PM in UNLV's Artemus Ham Concert Hall.

Mozart's "Grand Mass in C Minor" is filled with exalted choruses that alternate with operatic arias. Soprano soloist, Amy Cofield Williamson, in a return engagement, sings three stunning arias in the Society's performance,not to be missed! Other soloists include Suzanne Russell, soprano; Valeria Sokalova Ore, mezzo-soprano; Scott Williamson, tenor; and Neil Wilson, bass-baritone. All are well known to Southern Nevada audiences through their many professional appearances on the Ham Hall stage.

Time and time again, Mozart's "Grand Mass in C Mino" has been cited as the greatest Mass setting between the "B Minor Mass" of Bach and the "Missa Solemnis" of Beethoven. SNMAS has performed Mozart's "Grand Mass in C Minor" in the past in 1973 and 2000.

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, disabled and military and $10 for students with ID. Tickets are available at UNLV's Performing Arts Center Box Office (702) 895-2787 pac.unlv.edu.


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Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Saturday, December 5, 2015

8:00 PM

MGM Grand Garden Arena

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will provide the choral accompaniment for Andrea Bocelli's 2015 annual Christmas engagement on Saturday evening, December 5, 2015 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 7th 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


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Musical Arts Singers in Concert

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3 PM

Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will present the 24-voice Musical Arts Singers in a concert of 'American Choral Gems' at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall on the UNLV campus.

The 24-voice Musical Arts Singers under the direction of Dr. Douglas R. Peterson will perform choral medleys from "My Fair Lady" and "Oklahoma!" in addition to the hymn "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" and the spirituals, "Deep River" and "All My Trials." Novelty selections from early America include "A Horticultural Wife" and "Demon Rum." Other light selections include the folk song "Scarlet Ribbons" and "Sand in My Shoes" by John Cacavas. The program will close with selections from Roger Wilhelm's "Songs of Our Politics!" Vocalist Sidra Kain is featured guest soloist.

The Musical Arts Singers, a chamber choral ensemble of semi-professional singers founded in 1980, performs two concerts annually, as part of the Society's 53rd season. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the UNLV Performing Center Box Office call 702-895-2787.


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Schubert & Bach Masterworks

Sunday, April 24th, 2016, 3 PM

UNLV Artemus W. Ham Concet Hall

TThe Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will present a Schubert and Bach Masterworks Concert Sunday, April 24, 2016, 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 Schubert's "Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major" and J.S.Bach's "Ascension Oratorio" at 3 p.m.

Guest soloists are Richelle Janushan, Soprano; Suzanne Russell, Soprano; Valeria Sokalova Ore, Mezzo-Soprano; Robert Peterson, Tenor; Aldo Aurelli, Tenor; and Thomas Hydes, Bass-Baritone.

One of Schubert's two late masses, the "Mass No. 6 in E-flat" was composed in 1828, the last year of Schubert's life. Schubert's most ambition mass setting features large choral passages with the orchestra taking on an extremely active role. The influence of Bach, Haydn, and especially Beethoven in the "ambitious Beethovenian architecture" is felt in the Mass. Bach's richly scored "Ascension Oratorio" follows the story of the Ascension as told in Luke, Mark and the Acts of the Apostles. It consists of a compilation of several biblical sources, free poetry and chorales, presumably written by Picander who had written the libretti for the "St Matthew Passion" and the "Christmas Oratorio," among others.

Las Vegas Academy's "Les Chanteuses" will be featured in "Bist du bei mir" by G.H. Stolzel and "Laudamus Te" by Antonio Vivaldi under the direction of Rosanna Cota.

This final masterworks concert of its 53rd season is sponsored by John E. Tucker and made possible in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 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

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*Music Director Dr. Douglas Peterson celebrated his 90th birthday, on February 8th.


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Annual Pops Concert

Sunday, June 5th 2016, 3 PM

Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall

The 50-voice Musical Arts Chorus performs "Classic Cole Porter & Broadway" celebrating the music of Cole Porter at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 5th, in the Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall at UNLV. Sidra Kain, Sue Russell, Cindy Stock, and John A. Smith are among the featured soloists.

The program under the direction of Dr. Douglas R. Peterson includes music from the following Porter Broadway shows: "Anything Goes," "Kiss Me Kate," and "Can-Can." The Musical Arts Chorus sings over 30 Porter songs including "In the Still of the Night," "Begin the Beguine" and "Just One of Those Things."

Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, military, and disabled and are available at the UNLV Performing Center Box Office by phone at (792) 895-2787 or online at pac.unlv.edu.





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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.