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Las Vegas Philharmonic presents a new Independence Day celebration

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Las Vegas Philharmonic presents a new Independence Day celebration 
at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts,
Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Pops concert featuring the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra conducted by MATT CATINGUB with guest vocalists CLINT HOLMES and KRISTEN HERTZENBERG to be held in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM with audio simulcast into Symphony Park

Family fun day held in Symphony Park featuring live entertainment and food & beverage stalls from 4PM

Fireworks display over Symphony Park at 9PM 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum to offer free after-hours entry to all

4th with the Phil ticketholders from 5:30PM-7:30PM


Pre-sale tickets for Symphony Park entry & the Reynolds Hall concert, including a limited number of VIP packages, go on sale Monday, May 13th from The Smith Center Box Office, Phone (702) 749-2000, or visit

May 3rd, 2013 (Las Vegas, NV) The Las Vegas Philharmonic will bring back and expand upon a beloved tradition in July when it presents a new Independence Day celebration called 4thwith the Phil at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  The celebration on Thursday, July 4thwill include a family fun day held in Symphony Park from 4PM, a Pops concert held in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM and a fireworks display at 9PM over the park, located in downtown Las Vegas.  It will be the first Fourth of July concert in three years for the orchestra and marks its 15th birthday. Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 13th.

As an added attraction, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum that opened in Symphony Park’s Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center adjacent to The Smith Center in March will generously offer free entry to 4th with the Phil ticketholders from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.  All of the museum’s exhibits will be open including the three-story interactive feature The Summit, Fantasy Festival, Toddler Town, Water World, Solve It! Mystery Town and Young At Art.  Special Independence Day activities will also be available.


4th with the Phil Pops Concert in Reynolds Hall, 7:30PM

Las Vegas-based conductor Matt Catingub, the acclaimed Artistic Director and founder of the Glendale Pops Orchestra and the newly-launched Hawaii Pops Ensemble in addition to the Pops Conductor for the New Hampshire Music Festival, will lead the orchestra in a celebratory symphonic Pops concert.  The concert will conclude with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture performed during the fireworks display and the concert will feature two of Las Vegas’s most-beloved singers, Clint Holmes and Kristen Hertzenberg as special guest vocalists who will perform with Mr. Catingub who also sings and plays the saxophone.


Immediately prior to the performance of the 1812 Overture, concertgoers will have the opportunity to leave the hall to watch the fireworks display from the Reynolds Hall lobby or outside in Symphony Park.  The fireworks display will be telecast onto the big screen in Reynolds Hall for those who choose to remain inside.



Concert tickets are priced at $25, $50 and $75 and a limited number of VIP packages including box tier seats and entry to a pre-concert BBQ in the courtyard are available for $125 per person.  Doors will open to Reynolds Hall at 6PM.  All concert ticketholders will be permitted into Symphony Park from 4PM.  All Reynolds Hall concessions will also be available to concertgoers.

Tickets on sale Monday, May 13th from The Smith Center Box Office, phone (702) 749-2000 or online at


4th with the Phil in Symphony Park, 4PM-9:30PM

The day’s festivities will begin in Symphony Park at 4PM.  People are encouraged to bring a blanket and enjoy live musical entertainment on the outdoor stage during the day.  A variety of food and drink vendors will be onsite to provide July 4th favorites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, shaved ice, beverages and beer.  More details about the outdoor stage performers and concessions will be released in June.  (Note: No outside food or beverage, except bottled water, will be permitted into the park.)  The Smith Center’s Boman Pavilion will be open throughout the day as a cooling station.


When the Las Vegas Philharmonic Pops concert begins in Reynolds Hall at 7:30PM, the music will be audio simulcast live out into the park.  The day concludes at 9:00PM with a fireworks display over the park by Zambelli Fireworks.



Entry to Symphony Park will be $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 12 and under.  Advance tickets on sale Monday, May 13th from The Smith Center Box Office, phone (702) 749-2000 or online at  Gate sales will be available on the day.


Born on the Fourth of July

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performed its inaugural concert on July 4th, 1998.  It has previously held Fourth of July concerts at The Hills Park and at Springs Preserve.  President & CEO Jeri Crawford says that following the orchestra’s first full season as a resident company in Reynolds Hall, it felt right for the Las Vegas Philharmonic to create a new community-focused, musical Fourth of July event that utilizes the (air-conditioned) hall but also expands into Symphony Park, reaching a wider audience.


4th with the Phil not only adds another Pops concert to our already expanded concert season but provides the wider Las Vegas community with a family-focused event.  As we celebrate our 15th birthday, we proudly proclaim to be “your” Las Vegas Philharmonic and so are willing to take on the financial challenges of presenting an event of this nature with the hope that it will become a new Las Vegas Independence Day tradition.  And we are thrilled to bring back the fireworks!  We are also delighted that our friends at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum are joining the party by opening their doors and helping us to foster our new cultural community in downtown Las Vegas.”


Individuals or companies interested in sponsoring 4th with the Phil are invited to contact Jeri Crawford at (702) 258-5438, ext. 221.

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