Did you love West Side Story? (“Tonight, tonight, I saw you and the world went away.” but I digress.) Because that’s not the only musical composition composer Leonard Bernstein wrote. It’s like Lin-Manuel Mirando wrote two enormously successful Broadway plays before Hamilton, but again I digress.
He also penned Candide in Concert. It first appeared on Broadway in 1956. The operetta is based on the 1759 novel written by Voltaire. Steven Sondheim wrote some of the lyrics.
The piece is enormously popular because of the delicious opportunity for choirs and student singers. Tonight the Green Valley Presbyterian Church Choir is the anointed choral voice. The soloists are a surpise: from local students to famous valley voices. We’ll have to attend to find out!
The conductor of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra is Alexandra Arrieche. I love this woman. She adds a heart-felt intimacy to the music.
And how can you beat the performance hall? The Henderson Pavilion is the perfect place for an outdoor concert in May. Sit in the surprisingly comfortable seats in the theater dug deep into the ground. Or just bring a blanket and lie on the grass, gazing up at the stars.
I did tell you this Henderson Symphony Orchestra concert is FREE, right? And so is the parking, a vestige of vintage Vegas.
The lights go down at 8.
And who says there is no culture among the casinos in Las Vegas?
Have a great week-end, Las Vegas.
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((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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