Season Finale – Ode to Joy

The 2018-19 Season

Season Finale – Ode to Joy

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall

DONATO CABRERA, conductor

THOMAS REIF, violin
American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship recipient

FELICIA MOORE, soprano
KELLEY O’CONNOR, mezzo
SEAN PANIKKAR, tenor
RAYMOND ACETO, bass

LAS VEGAS MASTER SINGERS, UNLV CONCERT SINGERS and
UNLV CHAMBER CHORALE
DAVID WEILLER and JOSEPH SVENDSEN, directors

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor, Opus 64  

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125 “Choral” *2001, 2009

*Indicates previous performance dates

Our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship is made possible by the generosity of German Philanthropist Mrs. Dorothee Hennings-Holtmann and honors cultural unity while showcasing American and German soloists exchanged between the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Cottbus State Theater Orchestra.  

Violinist Thomas Reif is highly sought after for his versatility and has performed with orchestras throughout Europe.

Beethoven’s 9th was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (thus making it a choral symphony).

The Las Vegas Master Singers, our Chorus-In-Residence, join acclaimed vocalists  Felicia Moore (soprano), Kelley O’Connor (Grammy® Award-winning mezzo-soprano), Sean Panikkar (tenor) and Raymond Aceto (bass) on Beethoven’s final symphony.  

Listen to Donato’s Spotify Playlist:  https://tinyurl.com/lvphilmay11

Thank you to our generous sponsors and funders