The 2017/18 Concert Season is a true representation of our commitment to young musicians in Southern Nevada and our continued strive to build a vibrant arts community. The concerts feature collaborations with world-renowned artists, in addition to remarkable local musicians that continue to invest within our beautiful community. Take a moment to plan your experience; it will be a beautiful, energetic, and exciting season, and I hope you’ll join us.
Founder & Music Director
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