The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced the following events for January:
Las Vegas Philharmonic – Masterworks III - Ravel, Sibelius & Mozart –Rising Star
Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $46
Each year the Las Vegas Philharmonic designates one of its Masterworks concerts to showcase an up-and-coming music talent. This year the Philharmonic features violinist Elena Urioste, a two-time winner of the Sphinx Competition. Picture postcards spring to mind as the Las Vegas Philharmonic takes patrons on an aural European tour. A blend of Basque melodies and French style inspired the sensual, hypnotic dance rhythm of Ravel’s “Bolero.” Sibelius evokes the austere winter landscape of Finland in his Violin Concerto, expertly delivered by the radiant Elena Urioste. The journey ends in Austria with Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, the thrilling and triumphant capstone of his symphonic output.
JAZZ ROOTS: Vocalese featuring The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and Special Guest Jon Hendricks
Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets prices start at $26
Vocalese takes some of the best-known, most complex and sophisticated instrumental solos in jazz and treats them as melodies with swinging, poetic lyrics. For the first time ever living legend Jon Hendricks, the originator of the Vocalese style, will perform with eight-time Grammy® Award-winning vocal group The Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices.
Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
DRUMLINE LIVE brings its fourth U.S. tour and energetic cast to The Smith Center in January 2013. The cast has honed its precision and percussion with years of training in marching bands across the southern U.S. The versatile group of musicians and dancers brings explosive beats and athleticism to the stage, expanding the marching band experience to audiences across the country. The group awes with contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown and brass tradition.
The Joffrey Ballet Co-Presented by Nevada Ballet Theatre and The Smith Center