Classix Two, a Nevada 150th Signature Event is *all Nevada*, featuring a performance of the first-ever full orchestral and choral arrangement of the state song, Home Means Nevada, commissioned and recorded by the Reno Philharmonic as a gift to the entire state.
Special Saturday Night Performance in addition to the regular Sunday / Tuesday concert set.
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Laura Jackson, Music Director
James Winn, Piano
RAFFETTO / BUGLI arr. Home Means Nevada
SHEPHERD Desert Garden
DAUGHERTY Lost Vegas
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, op. 44
Bertha Raffetto’s words, David Bugli’s arrangement, and the voices of the Reno Philharmonic Chorus combine to celebrate our dynamic state in splendor and style. In addition, we will bring back Desert Garden, Reno Phil’s commissioned work by composer Sean Shepherd, a Reno native and Reno Phil Youth Orchestra alumni who is now composing for the most distinguished orchestras across the globe. Desert Garden depicts the beauty of the land we call home and we will enhance Sean’s music with visual images inspired by the Nevada landscape, created by Megan Burner, UNR lecturer of photography.
Michael Daugherty is a seasoned American composer who captures Americana in sound. Michael describes his work as follows “Lost Vegas is my musical homage to bygone days in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. I recall the enormous neon signs punctuating the “Strip,” promoting casinos and hotels ruled by the underworld, and the massive marquees trumpeting performances by pop music legends such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis.” The second half of the evening features UNR piano professor and long-time Reno Phil pianist, James Winn, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, op. 44. To make sure everyone has a chance to experience this unique tribute to the state, a special Saturday evening performance has been added to the schedule.
Doors open at 6:30 PM for Saturday and Tuesday evening performances, and 2:30 PM for Sunday matinee. Music Director Laura Jackson conducts the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and offers a pre-concert talk one hour before the concert on Sunday and one half-hour before the concert on Tuesday. In this preview, she discusses the works and composers from the performance giving attendees a background and historical context for the music they will hear during the concert. She will often be joined by one of the musicians or a special guest. Preview talk is 7:00 PM on Saturday and Tuesday in the exhibition hall, and 3:00 PM Sunday in the concert hall. Seating for the preview is general admission, first-come, first served.
Tickets are $27*-$82 (*including senior discount). Transaction fees may apply. Buy tickets online, or at the Reno Philharmonic Box Office, 925 Riverside Dr., Ste. 3, Reno, NV 89503, (775) 323-6393.
Student Rush tickets are available for $9 at the door, one hour before concert. Seating based on availability. Valid student I.D. required. Cash encouraged. Season subscriptions and group rates are available through the Reno Philharmonic Box Office only.
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* Music program subject to change without notice.