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The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go to a Philharmonic concert just as easily as a Lady Gaga concert.”

21st Century Symphony: The Las Vegas Philharmonic evolves and rebrands

May 21st, 2015

The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go to a Philharmonic concert just as easily as a Lady Gaga concert.”

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