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Concerts - 2008/2009 Season

Master Series I

Sunday, September 14, 2008
2:00 p.m. - Henderson Pavilion

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra opens its 22nd anniversary season with Master Series I under the direction of Conductor Taras Krysa - 2pm, Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Henderson Pavilion 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Aaron Copland's Quiet City shares the stirrings of nighttime introspection and will feature symphony principal players Katharine Mathiasmeier on trumpet and Molly Murphy on english horn. The concert will also include Richard Strauss beautiful Wind Serenade and Mozart's mischievous opera Cosi Fan Tutte. The intense musical emotion and passion of Mozart's Symphony #40, one of his most greatly admired works, will conclude the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's season opening performance.

One hour prior to the performance Mike Gjurich hosts a Pre-Concert Discussion that will introduce audience members to the intriguing history behind the day's musical repertoire.

This Master Series I Concert is part of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 22nd season and is free to the public. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. The City of Henderson Cultural Arts and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra are sponsoring this performance. For information regarding this event, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts Office at 702-267-2171.

Guest Artists Katherine Mathiasmeier and Molly Murphy
Guest Artists

Note: Programs are subject to change


Master Series II

Friday, October 17, 2008
8:00 p.m. - Henderson Pavilion

Grammy-nominated composer, Jennifer Higdon's popular and personally inspired Blue Cathedral will be a feature of this Master Series II performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra. Both Higdon's work and Dvorak's Cello Concerto pay tribute to loved ones who have passed on.. Cellist, Andrew Smith is the guest soloist performing Dvorak's extraordinarily well known and popular cello concerto. Rounding out the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's fall concert will be a performance of Sibelius' grandiose, romantic and youthful Symphony #1 under the direction of Taras Krysa.

Guest Artist Andrew Smith
Guest Artist

Note: Programs are subject to change


Veterans Day Concert

Saturday, November 8, 2008
near Veterans Memorial Wall on Water Street


Concert Series I: Sounds of the Season - Handel's "Messiah"

Thursday, December 11, 2008
7:00 pm - Henderson Convention Center

Guest Artists: Athena Mertes(Soprano), Juline Gilmore(Mezzo Soprano), Alfonce Anderson(Tenor),& Tod Fitzpatrick(Baritone.) Choirs: Coronado HS(Darrell Crowther) & Silverado HS(Klark Black)

Handel's most famous creation and one of the most popular works in Western choral literature, The Messiah, will be the featured repertoire for the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday performance, under the direction of Taras Krysa. The symphony will be accompanied by choirs from Silverado and Coronado High School. The performance will also highlight UNLV choral faculty members and soloists, Athena Mertes (Soprano), Julian Gilmore (Mezzo Soprano), Alfonce Anderson (Tenor), and Tod Fitzpatrick (Baritone.) Experience a musical gift this holiday season and join the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and guest choral artists for "The Messiah."

Note: Programs are subject to change


Master Series III

Sunday, February 8, 2009
2:00 p.m. - Valley View Recreation Center

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra's Master Series III performance will feature guest vocalist Stephanie Thorpe on Barber's nostalgic Knoxville Summer of 1915. The repertoire will also include Ives' The Unanswered Question, which poses 'the eternal question of existence.' Highlighting the performance will be the premiere of UNLV professor Virko Baley's original work Dances Without Words commissioned exclusively for the Henderson Symphony Orchestra in recognition of Virko's 70th birthday. The concert finale will be the heroic musical journey of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

This Master Series III performance is part of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 22nd season and is free to the public. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. The City of Henderson Cultural Arts and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra are sponsoring this performance. For information regarding this event, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts Office at 702-267-2171 or visit the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's website at http://www.hendersonsymphony.org.

Guest Artists

Note: Programs are subject to change


Concert Series II: Young Artists Concert

Sunday, March 29, 2009
2:00p.m. - Henderson Pavilion

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 2009 Young Artists Competition winners will be featured in this Concert Series II performance with conductor, Taras Krysa and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra - 2 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Henderson Pavilion.

This annual concert enables the Henderson Symphony Orchestra to showcase the talents of exceptional young musicians from within our community. Each January numerous local young instrumentalists audition before a panel of judges and a select few are chosen to perform as soloists with the orchestra at the March concert.

The winners of this year's competition will astound you with their musical expertise and artistic virtuosity when they take center stage for the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's Young Artists Concert on March 29th. Seventh grader, Aida Badalian from Rogich Middle School will demonstrate some piano pyrotechnics with Kabalevsky's sunny tuneful Concerto No.3 in D major. Violinist, Samanta Ciarlo, a tenth grader at Silverado High School will perform the Allegro Con Fuoco third movement of Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2 in D Minor. Ryan Schwartz an eleventh grade oboist at Las Vegas Academy will display his musical talents with Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314, first movement. Finally, Nevada State High School junior, Caitlin Stokes will captivate listeners with the Mendelssohn's famous Violin Concerto in E Minor, first movement.

Audiences will also enjoy one of the most popular symphonies in the modern repertory Dvorak's exciting New World Symphony No.9, Op.95.

Guest Artists

Note: Programs are subject to change


Young Peoples Concert

April 23, 2009
Henderson Pavilion
for CCSD school students

Young Peoples Concert





Guest Artists


Concert Series III: Light Classics Under the Stars

Friday, June 5, 2009
8:00 p.m. - Henderson Events Plaza

Share a relaxing evening of light-hearted classics beneath the stars with conductor Taras Krysa and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.

Note: Programs are subject to change


Concert Series IV: Independence Day

Saturday, July 4, 2009
7:30 p.m. - Henderson Events Plaza

Fireworks and patriotic music will blaze through the night sky as the Henderson Symphony Orchestra joins in the City of Henderson's annual Independence Day Celebration.


Henderson Pavilion
200 S. Green Valley Parkway

Valley View Recreation Center
500 Harris Street

Henderson Events Plaza - 200 Water St.

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE!

Pre-Concert Discussions One Hour Prior Programs Subject to change

For more information call the:
City of Henderson Cultural Arts

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