The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will open its 46th season with the Musical Arts Singers performing Roger Wilhelm's "Songs of our Politics" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
The program will bring to life more than 200 years of presidential campaigns. The program includes narration in addition to banjo, piccolo, percussion and keyboard accompaniment.
Typical campaign songs include "Welcome Mighty Chief," "Yankee Doodle," "Lincoln and Liberty," "Happy Days are Here Again," "I Like Ike," "High Hopes," "God Bless the U.S.A." and "Don't Stop."
Admission to "Songs of our Politics" is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors. Students will be admitted free with identification. For more information, call 895-2787.
The Arts Society also will present an all-Beethoven concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 in UNLV's Artemus Ham Hall. It will feature the composer's "Mass in C" and "Choral Fantasia" in a performance by the Musical Arts Chorus, the Musical Arts Orchestra and guest soloists Amy Cofield Williams, Scott Williamson and Neil Wilson.
The Society's annual Christmas concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Nicholas Horn Theatre at the College of Southern Nevada, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas.
For its major spring concert, the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" and "Pavanne" at 3 p.m. March 15 at UNLV's Artemus Ham Hall.
A program by the Musical Arts Singers is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 3 at Doc Rando Hall.
The pops concert, scheduled for 8 p.m. May 30 and 3 p.m. May 31, concludes the season.
For more information about the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, call 451-6672.