Discover May 2017

Cabrera Conducts Bruckner

Theatrics and daring abound in this hearty program featuring an overture from Wolfgang Amadeus’ last opera, Richard Strauss’ only concerto for Oboe and Anton Bruckner’s awe-inspiring sixth symphony. The Magic Flute Overture opens the performance with dramatic flair. Rising star, Liam Boisset will make his debut playing Richard Strauss’ autumnal, Oboe Concerto, famously inspired by conversations between the aging composer and a young U.S. soldier, an oboist, at the end of WWII. The evening concludes with Anton Bruckner’s magisterial Symphony No. 6, one of the only symphonies that remained unchanged by the composer. This glorious symphony is a poignant way to finish our 18th season – the 1899 premiere was conducted by none other than Gustav Mahler, who was in the midst of composing his Symphony No. 4 at the same time!

Las Vegas Philharmonic, May 27. The Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park. For tickets, 702-749-2000.

Hitting the Ball Out of the Park

Rub shoulders with the elite of the Jewish sporting world while raising funds for the next generation of super stars. This year, the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada (JCC) holds its annual Sports Banquet at Topgolf. Guests will include World Series champion with the 2004 Boston Red Sox and currently Los Angeles Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler and power forward for the Israeli league Maccabi R. Gan team, local girl Dannielle Diamant. Rumor has it that the Vegas Golden Knights and the soon to be Las Vegas Raiders will also be represented. Jews, masters of the ice and pigskin, who knew. One thing is for sure — with the JCC catering, no one will leave hungry!

2nd Annual Sports Banquet, Wednesday, May 10, 7-10 p.m. TOPGOLF, MGM Grand, 4627 Koval Ln., Las Vegas. 702-794-0090.

Pahrump Valley

From award-winning wineries to top-notch golf courses and outdoor trails, there are many reasons why you should visit Pahrump. This May, Pahrump is giving you four more reasons to make Pahrump your basecamp to adventure with the Wild West Extravaganza & Bluegrass Festival, the Lake Spring Mountain season opening, races at Pahrump Valley Speedway and the High Desert International Film Festival.


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