Las Vegas Chamber Music Society

Current Events

 

The Las Vegas Chamber Music Festival brings a variety of outstanding and highly regarded performing artists to Las Vegas to hold workshops and give chamber concerts with and for inner-city, low-income children. The goal of the festival is to expose and assist low-income, inner-city children in gaining an appreciation of the arts and nurturing their abilities to perform chamber music. The four day festival will allow these artists to give workshops at variety of Title I schools. (Title I schools are an indication that the majority of the students in the school receive free and reduced lunch based on family income.) Students will also have the opportunity to have their chamber ensembles coached by these outstanding and highly regarded performing artists. The students' teachers will be mailed information and participation packets during January. Based on participating schools and teachers, a schedule of workshops during the school days will be developed. Afternoon master classes will be presented with students playing in small ensembles while working with the artists. Each artist will submit two groups which they have coached to the festival coordinator for inclusion in a culminating concert on the afternoon of Saturday, April 10, 2001. In addition, the visiting performing artists will be featured on a recital during the evening on each day of the festival. Following the festival, questionnaires will be disseminated to the students, the parents, the teachers and the artists to gauge the success of the program and to improve future festivals.

 

 

The Las Vegas Chamber Music Society was established in 2003 to meet the growing local need for quality chamber music concerts featuring local artists as well as an international array of the world’s finest musicians at affordable ticket prices. In addition, the society is dedicated to establish opportunities for the young people to participate in master classes, perform in concert settings and attend performances. The Las Vegas Chamber Music Society is excited to produce and set new standards of performance for Las Vegas audiences. LVCMS President Robert Stewart expects the coming season to be among the most talked about cultural events and the most artistically satisfying ever. Stewart states: “I’m proud and honored to feature these incredible local musicians and to introduce this newly formed trio to our Las Vegas audience". Past seasons have featured exciting performances by Mads Tolling, Ricardo Cobo, Lidia Kaminska, the Colorado String Quartet, Awadagin Pratt, Ana Vidovic and the joyous return of Thomas Leander to our city.

This concert is sponsored in partnership with the Northern Trust Bank and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Concert is free and open to the public. Society memberships are available, and more information is available at the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society web site, www.lvcms.org, or by calling (702) 507-3863 or 217-7784.

CONTACT: Robert Stewart

President, Las Vegas Chamber Music Society
5301 Crimson Ridge Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 217-7784
www.lvcms.org
mailto:summerlinstrings@aol.com