Las Vegas Philharmonic’s season begins with female composer’s music

Las Vegas Philharmonic’s season begins with female composer’s music

Las Vegas Philharmonic conductor Donato Cabrera on Friday, May 10, 2019, at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @BenjaminHphoto In addition to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, the Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform Anna Clyne’s “Masquerade” and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” at its opening night concert Saturday. The evening represents a correction of something conductor Donato Cabrera says that orchestras, historically, have not done very well. “I think that the music world, and particularly orchestras, have traditionally not been good at featuring music by people of color and women composers,” he says. “There’s a shift in the last year or two to right that wrong. I want to be part of that change.” For Cabrera, righting that wrong is easy. After all, there is plenty of great music by women, including Clyne’s “Masquerade.” Other season highlights for Cabrera include November’s Danny […]

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