|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
President, Las Vegas Chamber Music Society
5301 Crimson Ridge Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130