Las Vegas Phil’s 2016-17 season: premieres, John Williams, Rita Moreno

Posted on: April 5, 2016

“Music from such masters as Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Mahler will combine with new works by four American composers—and the movie music of Oscar-winner John Williams—during the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 2016-17 concert season,” under Music Director Donato Cabrera, writes Carol Cling in Saturday’s (4/2) Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada). Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno “will join the Philharmonic’s annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ concerts Dec. 3-4 to narrate Prokofiev’s beloved ‘Peter and the Wolf.’ … In addition to nine Saturday evening performances and four matinees at Reynolds Hall, the Philharmonic will present three [chamber music] concerts.” The season-opening program in September will feature Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Bright Sky by Kevin Beavers. Also planned are Brahms’s German Requiem, with the Las Vegas Master Singers, UNLV Concert Singers, and Chamber Chorale; Clarice Assad’s Nhanderu; and the world premieres of Nathaniel Stookey’s YTTE (Yield to Total Elation), jointly commissioned with the San Francisco Symphony, and Jennifer Bellor’s 898 Hildegard. The orchestra will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, and the sixth symphonies of Beethoven and Bruckner.

Posted April 5, 2016