Saturday, August 13, 2011

Frankie Moreno "Chamber Music" @ Winchester Cultural Center- Sept 10th

Frankie Moreno is not your ordinary Vegas lounge musician. Sure, he’s as handsome as a young Elvis Presley and can rock the house, but as classically trained violinist Lisa Viscuglia says, “His classical roots show up in the most devious places within his writing,” and he writes chamber music as well as pop.

Members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic recommended Frankie Moreno to—of all people—violinist Joshua Bell, who has been called, “the greatest American violinist active today”—the same Joshua Bell who debuted with the Philadelphia Symphony under Ricardo Muti at the age of 14. Bell improbably popped up at the Rush Lounge in the Golden Nugget, heard the Frankie Moreno Band, and promptly asked Moreno to appear on his new CD, where he and Frankie duetted on “Eleanor Rigby,” with Moreno singing and playing piano. Moreno is an extraordinary pianist, one of the abilities that drew members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic to want to perform with him.

Violinist Viscuglia says Moreno, “can create a niche in every genre of music and make it magical.”

A number of Moreno’s classical musician friends will appear with him in a concert titled, “Chamber Music”.

Moreno has appeared on the Winchester stage in the past, but this will be his first time with a chamber ensemble. He’ll lead the group through popular music and original compositions, but whether singing or playing or both, and no matter what the tune, he will make it magical.

7 p.m.; $10 in advance; $12 on concert day.


Saturday September 10, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod, Las Vegas NV 89121

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