Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to see the Las Vegas Philharmonic perform "Masterworks II: An American Portrait" at The Smith Center's Reynolds Hall on Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture led by the conductor, Case Scaglione at 7:15 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $27, you get one ticket for balcony seating (up to a $46 value).
- For $50, you get two tickets for balcony seating (up to a $92 value).
For the Las Vegas Philharmonic's third performance in their new home at the Smith Center, American musical traditions old and new come to life via the works of Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives, and Samuel Barber. Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man opens the show with an overture of inspiring chords. His Old American Songs follows with throwback arrangements of traditional tunes such as “The Boatman's Dance,” “Simple Gifts,” and “At the River,” featuring tenor Mark Thomsen and soprano Linda Lister.
Next, Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story incorporates such distinct features of the American musical landscape as swinging jazz rhythms and musical street gangs. Copland's Lincoln Portrait concludes the evening, a brass-heavy meditation that subtly assimilates strains of mid-19th century songs including “Camptown Races” and “Shenandoah” and climaxes with an extended narration from Lincoln's writings, here performed by bestselling author, Zappos.com founder Tony Hsieh. New York Philharmonic assistant conductor Case Scaglione will take the baton for this concert.