Celebrating Fifty Years

Las Vegas Philharmonic
Picnic Pops Concert: Las Vegas Philharmonic
David Itkin, Conductor and Music Director

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has provided a unique cultural dimension to the city since its founding in 1998. Since then, a variety of venues and events have showcased the Las Vegas Philharmonic's versatility and virtuosity.

On July 1, 2007, the Philharmonic welcomed new Music Director and Conductor David Itkin. Itkin's career has taken him to 44 U.S. states and 15 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including recent concerts and recordings with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenska Filhamonija at Cancarjev Dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize as a composer, Itkin's first film score "Sugar Creek" was recorded in September 2006 for the film's 2007 premiere.

The third largest arts organization in the state and six-time recipient of the Best Performing Arts Group award, the Las Vegas Philharmonic has grown into a nationally recognized orchestra. It has created an extraordinary impact on the cultural and educational life of Southern Nevada.

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