Winchester Dondero Cultural Center Reopens With Concert By the Youth Camerata Orchestra

The Winchester Dondero Cultural Center officially opened its theater with a socially distant concert by the Youth Camerata Orchestra, The Las Vegas Sun reported. The event took place in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, February 19, 2021.

The space was originally a gym when the center opened in 1982, but was converted into a theater in 1991. The renovations included new seating and updated audiovisual equipment.

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The Las Vegas Camerata and the Las Vegas Youth Camerata Orchestras were founded In 1986 they went from violinist and conductor to a prominent group for the public. The orchestras’ concerts often take place at the local Winchester Cultural Center and gather students and professionals alike. It continues to do its bit for the Las Vegas community. The Youth Camerata is a non-profit group.

On February 20, 1997, almost a year after the Cameratas 10th Anniversary Concert, the orchestra received special recognition from Governor Bob Miller. The group received the 18th annual Governor’s Arts Award for outstanding community service and service to the arts.

Many well-known professional musicians have joined the Camerata’s performances. These artists include musicians such as guest soloist Ruben Gonzales (former concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Luis Grinhauz (concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra), Sherry Kloss (student and assistant to Jascha Heifetz) and Juan Rostagno (member of the LA Philarmonic). , Oscar Lysy (solo viola of the Munich Orchestra), Myriam Santucci (Argentine cellist), Antonio Nuñez, Israel Chorberg (concertmaster of the American Orchestra Ballet), the pianists Tamara Kezerov and Eduardo Delgado and many more.

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