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.
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.
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
The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will present the Musical Arts Singers in "A Celebration of American Music!" on Saturday, February 25th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall on the UNLV campus.
The 22- voice Musical Arts Singers will perform a medley, Made in the USA, of Dixieland Jazz, Rock 'n' Roll, Country, and Broadway music. A delightful medley from Showboat by Jerome Kern will be featured.
Founded in 1980, the Musical Arts Singers perform two concerts annually. SNMAS music director, Douglas Peterson, is in his 49th year as music director of the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the UNLV Performing Center Box Office call 702-895-2787.
The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society under the direction of Dr. Douglas Peterson celebrates its 54th Anniversary Season with performances of W. A. Mozart's Vesper Psalms and Michael Haydn's Requiem on Sunday afternoon, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. in UNLV's Artemus W Ham Concert Hall.
The Vesper Psalms masterwork foreshadows Mozart's two unfinished religious works: the Mass in C Minor and his own Requiem. Mozart has set five Psalms in addition to the Magnificat canticle. As is common in Mozart's non-operatic works, the sacred text of the Psalms is immersed with a spirit of opera, introduced in the music of the soloists, while maintaining the strict and proper religious spirit of the times.
Michael Haydn was an important teacher of Mozart. Michael Haydn's Requiem, written in honor of Archbishop Sigismund in 1771, is considered a model for Mozart's own Requiem written twenty years later. The Michael Haydn Requiem has recently come into its own and gained in popularity. SNMAS first performed it in 1998.
Sunday's concert features the Musical Arts Society Chorus and Orchestra, and guest soloists Suzanne Russell, soprano; Valeria Sokolova Ore, contralto; Robert Peterson, tenor; and Thomas Hydes, bass-baritone.
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 www.pac.unlv.edu.
The 50-voice Musical Arts Chorus will perform in its annual pops concert Sunday, May 21st, in the Horn Theatre on the CSN Campus
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.