The Performing Arts Center at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Southern Nevada’s premier performing arts venue for nearly 35 years, recently announced its 2009-2010 season, which includes the long-standing Charles Vanda Master Series, New York Stage & Beyond Series and UNLV Classical Guitar Series.
The season opens Sept. 26 with the Charles Vanda Master Series performance by the Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company. Since 1955, the company has toured the exquisite charm of Ukrainian folk dance to international audiences.
Additional performances within this season’s Charles Vanda Master Series are violinist Midori on Oct. 23; the Moscow Festival Ballet performing Coppelia on Feb. 4; the Band of the Irish Guards with the Pipes, Drums and Dancers of the Royal Regiment of Scotland on Feb. 28; the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra on March 13; and the Vienna Boys Choir on March 18.
Oct. 9 opens the New York Stage & Beyond Series with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company. Called “world-class” by The New York Times, the company is guided by a vision of dance as the universal language of movement that celebrates performance, individual expression, healing and peace.
Other performances within the New York Stage & Beyond Series include “A Forbidden Broadway Christmas” on Dec. 5; “The Best Sounds of Rodgers and Hammerstein: Broadway in Concert” on Jan. 31; “Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo” on Feb. 6; and “An Evening with Bernadette Peters” on May 1.
The UNLV Classical Guitar Series, held in the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Lee & Thomas Beam Music Center, features Australians Slava & Leonard Grigoryan on Oct. 14; William Kanengiser on Nov. 18; Adam del Monte on March 25; and Ricardo Cobo and Christopher McGuire on April 23.
For information on purchasing a season subscription, call 895-ARTS (2787) or visit pac.unlv.edu.
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV continues to be Southern Nevada’s premier performing arts venue and is located on the north end of the UNLV campus.