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Las Vegas Philharmonic Partners with Nevada School of the Arts


In mid-November, the Las Vegas Philharmonic (LVP) announced its new partnership with the Nevada School of the Arts. This is the first initiative introduced under the umbrella of the philharmonic’s Music SPARK program, which encompasses education and community engagement activities.

In its first year, the partnership includes three intensive mentoring and coaching sessions for chamber music students by LVP musicians, each followed by a side-by-side performance. “Performing side-by-side with professional musicians of the Las Vegas Philharmonic is a powerful and valuable learning experience for students,” says Shakeh Ghoukasian of Local 369 (Las Vegas, NV), principal second violin of LVP and artistic director of the Nevada School for the Arts. “Even today, I remember the joy and pride I felt as a student sitting on the same stage with experienced musicians and performing great works of literature, so I am thrilled to be part of offering this special experience to students.”

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