The UNLV Performing Arts Center welcomes the New York Polyphony – four exceptional voices called “rich” and “natural” by National Public Radio – at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 4 in Artemus Ham Concert Hall. This dynamic group delivers refined musicianship, and a uniquely modern sensibility with a varied repertoire, ranging from medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary works.
In 2011, New York Polyphony signed an exclusive recording contract with acclaimed record label BIS Records. endBeginning, their first album on BIS, was released in February and features rare and never-before recorded works from the Franco-Flemish Renaissance. Featured on NPR’s Deceptive Cadence and selected as ‘CD of the Week’ by Alex Ross (The Rest Is Noise), endBeginning received a 10 out of 10 rating by Classics Today and has amassed substantial critical acclaim.
Hailed as a “stunning tour through chant, polyphony and renaissance harmonies” (Minnesota Public Radio), their second CD Tudor City spent three weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s classical album chart. It has been featured on Danish Public Radio, American Public Radio and NPR’s All Things Considered.
NYP’s debut CD I sing the birth was released in 2007. The disc—an intimate meditation on the Christmas season—garnered unanimous praise. Gramophone Magazine named it “one of the season’s best”, BBC Music Magazine selected it as Editor’s Christmas Choice 2007, and Classic FM Magazine hailed it as “a disc for all seasons.”
Tickets to New York Polyphony are $35-$50-$75 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 895-ARTS (2787) or by visiting pac.unlv.edu
Student rush tickets are $13 each (not inclusive of the facilities fee), and available one hour prior to each event, based on availability and with valid student I.D. UNLV faculty and staff discounts also are available.
A $1.25 facilities fee, in addition to the ticket price, is charged on all Performing Arts Center tickets.
The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Information about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center website, located at pac.unlv.edu.
Founded in 1976, the Performing Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada’s longest-running performing arts venue.
Located on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a variety of performances each year.