The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas welcomes to Las Vegas legendary Canadian violist Steven Dann on December 14. Mr. Dann will perform Christos Hatzis’ “Rebirth” for Viola and Large Orchestra. The work features a large orchestra and percussion section with bi-polar and at times violent mood swings inspired by tragic events of Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989.
Dann is the former principal viola of some of the world’s greatest orchestras including the famed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, and the Toronto Symphony. He has also served as guest principal of the Luzern Festival Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle and, in both performance and recordings, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paavo Berglund and Pierre Boulez.
The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas (also known as The Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra) will feature its Academy and Symphonic Orchestra. The ensembles will cover hit songs like Tonight, Somewhere, One Hand, One Heart, and Bernstein’s masterful Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Recognized as the only tuition-free & professional training youth orchestra in the State of Nevada, the Young Artists Orchestra program is home to the most talented young musicians in Las Vegas and regularly feature nationally and internationally renowned guest artists.
Since the inception of YAO in 2015, 100% of our high school graduates have studied at some of the finest music schools and universities in the United States, as well as abroad. Current students and alumni are attending or earned their degree from Yale University, Vanderbilt University, Indiana University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Lamont School of Music, to name a few.
This concert will benefit the tuition-free music program. Silent auction items and merchandise will be available for purchase at the lobby of the Windmill Library Performing Arts Center.
The Young Artists Orchestra Symphony with guest Steven Dann will perform on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at The Windmill Library Performing Arts Center.
Tickets $10-$20 are available online from the Young Artists Orchestra website
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas programs are made possible by the generous donations and support of individuals, foundations, and corporations. To join us in our mission or learn more, visit lvyao.org.