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The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas - Yunior Lopez, Founder & Music Director

October 22, 2017 at 2 PM
Rhapsody in Blue

The LVYAO opens the 3rd Anniversary with American movie favorites. The Academy Orchestra performs works by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Carlos Gardel, and Kurt Weill. The Young Artists Orchestra performs works from Disney’s Fantasia including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Gershwin’s epic Rhapsody in Blue. Enjoy classical music concerts in Las Vegas with the LVYAO.

LOCATION

The Windmill Library Performing Arts Center

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Featured Guest Artist

Alexandria Le enjoys a multi-faceted and unique musical career: she has been touted as a community “musical leader” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) and as “a warm, animated, outgoing, confident, hypertalented pianist whose greatest asset is her ability to communicate” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).  The broad scope of her work has brought her to perform in the world’s most prestigious venues, like Carnegie Hall, to the farthest-reaching places where music is needed most, like the jails of Riker’s Island, and to the creation of a music festival and nonprofit in Las Vegas.

Highly driven and passionate about cultivating the arts in unique and interesting ways, she returned to her hometown of Las Vegas as Founding Artistic Director of the Las Vegas Music & Wine Festival (which pairs wine to classical music in untraditional spaces) and the Founding Executive and Artistic Director for Notes with a Purpose (which engages youth and their parents in creative music programming). Prior to her graduation of high school, she garnered sixteen first-prize awards, performed live broadcast performances over KNPR-Las Vegas, and performed with all of Las Vegas’ regional orchestras.

Her pursuit of three degrees in piano performance took her to New York: a B.M. (Eastman School of Music), M.M. and Doctorate of Musical Arts (SUNY Stony Brook). After winning the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award in 2011 and joining a distinguished roster of artists, she debuted as soloist in Carnegie Hall to glowing reviews. Soon afterward, Ms. Le joined as a pianist in Carnegie Hall’s resident ensemble, the highly-prolific Ensemble Connect (a 20-member ensemble in partnership with the Juilliard School, the Weill Institute, and the New York Department of Education, formerly known as Ensemble ACJW).

As a Teaching Artist, her music outreach was sponsored by established institutions such as Carnegie Hall, D.A.R.E., and the Pro Musicis Foundation. She has designed and executed programs, curriculum, and concerts for incarcerated populations, the mentally and physically disabled, healthcare patients, schoolchildren of all ages, and people across the socio-economic spectrum. In under a span of two years, she dedicated 200 hours of classroom music instruction at an inner-city elementary school in Brooklyn and presented over 60 outreach performances in community venues around New York City as part of Ensemble ACJW. Notes with a Purpose continuously garners recognition nationwide: They are the 2017 recipient of the Father Eugène Merlet Community Service Award.

In March 2015, Ms. Le became a Yamaha Artist on their classical piano roster of which there are fewer than 80 active internationally.

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