The Las Vegas Philharmonic has announced plans to launch Music Van, a mobile community engagement and music education program, in late 2018. Music Van will offer a variety of programs that include instruments designed specifically for children; chamber music, instrument demonstrations and composition programs for middle- and high-school students; music therapy performances; and opportunities for members of the community to play with Philharmonic musicians. Other offerings will include sensory-friendly programs for individuals with special needs and bilingual programs in Spanish and English. The Philharmonic states that Music Van is part of its commitment to “bringing music to people where they are” and engaging with communities in new ways. Over the next three years, the Philharmonic plans to expand the program to southern Nevada’s Boulder City, Mesquite, Moapa, and Laughlin.

Posted February 9, 2018