• Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

    Stinko's Las Vegas

    What: A Norwegian peasant, has to escape from a Mountain Troll King... A Russian witch, residing in a hut atop chicken legs, chases and crushes children... The wolf laments, "Why am I always the bad guy?" These characters and places come alive as Notes with a Purpose weaves these fairy tales within an evening of music, desserts, and drink. You, the guest, will be ushered into these stories by our masterful musical (and culinary) storytellers inside the performance space of Stinko's Las Vegas. Our Storytellers: Acclaimed Carnegie Hall musicians and the former Executive Pastry Chef of Mario Batali's restaurants Some neat-o asides: - Free ample parking (this is the non-touristy part of downtown!) - Peek inside of the hippest, neatest event spaces built downtown - All proceeds of this event go to help and support arts education in Las Vegas through the award-winning music non-profit, Notes with a Purpose. - A fun silent auction where you can bid on things - Grab an early dinner over at one of our favorite restaurants down the street, like Italian over at Esther's Kitchen, or Mexican over at Casa Don Juan or Mingo, before coming over! - Everything is included in the ticket price... music/concert, desserts, and drinks! TICKETS and MORE INFO AT https://whosafraidofthebigbadwolf.eventbrite.com

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  • 3rd Annual "Mimosas & Mozart": The Benefit Brunch-Concert!

    Join us for a memorable Sunday with mimosas & Mozart! But the drinks don't stop at mimosas, and the music doesn't stop at Mozart! Plus, we bring music into untraditional concert venues, so we're taking over Domsky Glass, the gallery and workshop of glassblowers Larry and Barbara Domsky. You will be surrounded by inspiring glasswork as you peruse food and cocktail stations while meeting chefs and mixologists, peek into the glassblowing workshop, and hear a fantastic concert by incredible musicians. 100% of proceeds from this event go towards Notes with a Purpose award-winning music outreach programs. Tickets at $50 and $125; Sunday, October 21st. More information and tickets at https://mimosasandmozart.eventbrite.com

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  • "An Evening of Music and Wine" to Benefit Notes with a Purpose @ Porsche

    An "Evening of Music & Wine" returns to Porsche! YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR SPRING BENEFIT EVENT! You are invited to our annual spring fundraiser! By popular demand, we are returning to the Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas showroom on Wednesday, April 25th. We are transforming the Gaudin Porsche showroom into a concert hall, pairing wine to the music, providing delicious bites, and showcasing incredible musicians. 100% of proceeds from this event directly funds our charitable work with at-risk kids and adults—over 24,000 have been reached by our outreach programs so far under our award-winning music nonprofit umbrella, Notes with a Purpose. THE MUSICAL LINEUP Three Carnegie Hall Musicians Catherine Gregory, flute Moran Katz, clarinet Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon Two Rising Las Vegas Stars Jeremy Russo, cello Jordan Farber, bassoon and NWP's Founder and Yamaha Artist Dr. Alexandria Le, piano Musical program includes: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov's Vocalise, Bach's Goldberg Variations, Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor, and Cesar Franck's Sonata in A major. Buy your tickets at: http://NWPatPorsche.eventbrite.com For the evening's sips and bites: Special hors d'oeuvres are provided throughout the evening by Executive Chef Douglas Taylor, Executive Chef Khai Vu (District One), PublicUs and Cured & Whey. Wine pairings are possible thanks to Breakthru Beverage and Notes with a Purpose's sommelier-in-residence, Jaime Smith. There will also be a silent auction, so be ready to bid! Don't miss this special event April 25th. Support the arts in Las Vegas: http://NWPatPorsche.eventbrite.com 100% of proceeds and donations from the event will support our programs, which enrich the quality of life for underserved kids and adults: OUTREACH PROGRAMS During the week of our benefit event, The Music JuiceBox Series is touring ten Title I elementary schools, reaching 2,486 fourth and fifth graders in five days with three Carnegie Hall musicians. The Lullaby Project helps expectant mothers initiate the bonding process with their babies by co-creating lullabies. We are excited to launch this project in the[masked] seasons. Every Wednesday, we coordinate high school music students to give back to their hometown by playing at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, a downtown homeless shelter and food pantry. **To see this invite in a separate browser with pretty images, click here: http://shoutout.wix.com/so/0MAEKRd6#/main Thank you to our program underwriters: Partial underwriting for[masked]'s The Music JuiceBox Series comes from the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival. Lullaby Project's pilot underwriting comes from Michael and Renee Yackira, with partnerships with the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the Sunrise Children's Foundation. April 25th's Benefit Event's Gold Sponsors are Ernst & Young.

  • Mimosas & Mozart: The Brunch-Concert

    JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

    Back by popular demand, "Mimosas & Mozart: The Benefit Brunch-Concert" (http://mimosasandmozart.eventbrite.com) (click link for tickets) is happening once again - and for a great cause! Join us at JW Marriott with all the fancy trimmings: Seven gourmet brunch buffet stations, eight musicians (performing a lively and moving program of Mozart, Poulenc, Schubert, Prokofiev), great company, and a beautiful setting. This event's proceeds goes directly to support our three outreach programs benefitting at-risk/underprivileged youth, their parents, and underserved adults. We've been doing some amazing things in this community with music outreach! We engaged over 18,000 people in the first twelve months through our nonprofit... and we're eager and driven to do more. Join us September 16th! Ticket information here (http://mimosasandmozart.eventbrite.com). P.S. If you have a service or company you'd like to list in our program journal, please see here (https://www.noteswithapurpose.org/program-journal-ad-sponsor). P.P.S. Your all-inclusive ticket is a tax-deduction. Yay for supporting a not-for-profit! P.P.P.S. If there are nine MeetUp members who purchase tickets to this event, we will reserve a dedicated MeetUp table and include an Artist's Seat. (Yes, the performer would be joining you to brunch!)

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  • Las Vegas Music and Wine Festival Pop-Up inside Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas

    For one evening, the Las Vegas Music and Wine Festival Pop-Up Series is taking over the largest Porsche showroom in North America for a special wine and music concert. This concert raises funds for Notes with a Purpose's outreach and educational programs, which serve to enrich the quality of life for disadvantaged children and adults. (Notes with a Purpose (http://www.noteswithapurpose.org) is the umbrella non-profit for Las Vegas Music & Wine Festival.) This is classical music at its finest. But it's also approachable, accessible and fun, thanks to how we repackage the experience. Special Features for an all-inclusive price: • Three-set chamber music concert performed by cherry-picked, world-class musicians • Wine pairings to the music by Jaime Smith, Sommelier-in-Residence, with award-winning Bonny Doon Vineyard as our collaborators. • Hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening by PublicUs and Executive Chef Justin Cannon (PublicUs was voted best cafe in Las Vegas in 2016 by KNPR's Desert Companion Magazine), with Kalita pour-over coffee service before the concert • Valet Parking And, a Porsche-designed Bösendorfer grand piano brought in from NYC specially for this event. Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas is rolling out the red carpet for our Pop-Up. As you enjoy some hors d'oeuvres before the start of the concert, we encourage you to take a look around their showroom of fantastic cars. The 2017 Panamera is being released the day before our event (a family car that can take your family from 0 - 60 mph in 5.2 seconds). Tickets are now on sale. Your ticket purchase is a direct investment into our outreach and education music programming, which has already impacted over 10,000 kids and adults since our inception in June 2016 (read below about a portion of your ticket being tax-exempt). MORE INFO AND BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.noteswithapurpose.org/concerts or by calling us at[masked]. Notes with a Purpose is a Nevada Non-Profit Corporation and tax-exempt 501(c)3 public charity. Consistent with IRS requirements, we are advising attendees of this event that the amount of their ticket purchase deductible for federal tax purposes is limited to the excess over the value of goods and services received by the donor. The amount of your contribution that is eligible for federal tax deduction is the base price minus $96.50, the value of the goods or services received in exchange for this donation.

  • Celebrate our new season with wine, music... and caviar!!

    "If you want to cook like the Rich and Famous, visit Artisanal Foods and load up on some of the world’s most intriguing and lavish ingredients.” — Robin Leach, author of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous “Alexandria Le is a warm, animated, hypertalented young pianist whose greatest asset is her ability to communicate.” — Boston Musical Intelligencer The Pop-Up Wine and Music Concerts kicks off with our own Executive Artistic Director Alexandria Le, a Yamaha Artist of which there are fewer than 80 named classical pianists internationally to have this distinction. An international award-winning artist and a former pianist with the resident ensemble of Carnegie Hall, Alexandria is showcased in a grand presentation which includes Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition for solo piano. Joining her for a special guest appearance is acclaimed Canadian cellist and former principal of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Lee Duckles, in the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata. Of course, our signature is that the wine is paired to the music. This is done by our Sommelier-in-Residence, Jaime Smith, a leading expert in the world of wine who has been twice-named “The Best Sommelier in America” by Food and Wine Magazine. He was also former wine director of MGM Grand and Caesars Palace and Director of Communications and Education for Southern Wine and Spirits. Jaime’s “super-power”?? He’s synesthetic: he sees colors and shapes when he tastes or smells wine. Artisanal Foods has been named the 2016 Best Specialty Food Shop in Las Vegas by Desert Companion Magazine. Fine dining chefs and in-the-know gourmands depend on this hidden gem for hard-to-source provisions. Tickets include: + concert + wine flights + charcuterie and nibbles + dessert beverage Advanced sale / $49 Event day, at-door / $60 Feeling fancy?? + Caviar Supplement / $25 *Ticket proceeds go towards Notes with a Purpose's outreach programming. **All of Artisanal Food’s caviar comes from suppliers with sustainable practices and humane treatment of sturgeon. Tickets can be purchased here: http://noteswithapurpose.yapsody.com *** Note: Only 75 seats available *** Frequently Asked Questions What are Pop Up Wine and Music Concerts? Pop Up Wine and Music Concerts repackage what is thought of as a traditional classical music concert and turns it into a multi-sensory experience, adding a fun and accessible twist to a sophisticated cultural offering. Pairing of wine and music is the signature of the wine and music concert — each are carefully chosen to enhance and complement the other. We deliberately take the concert outside the traditional hall and put them in places like airplane hangars, restaurants, galleries, and museums for an intimate aesthetic while also promoting a fun, social experience. With four pop-up concerts in Notes with a Purpose’s season, they will be the precursor to the Las Vegas Music and Wine Festival (May 2017). In addition to enriching the cultural scene in the Las Vegas valley, these events are also intended to raise awareness of Notes with a Purpose’s other important endeavors such as its outreach and educational programming. Save the dates for the next Pop-Ups: December 17 @ Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Bay (in collaboration with Chef Rick Moonen) January 26 @ Porsche Gaudin Showroom (the largest Porsche showroom in the country) February 14 @ a secret location What is Notes with a Purpose and what does it have to do with the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival? Notes with a Purpose is Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival's non-profit umbrella -- we've been extremely busy setting up this organization to make an incredible impact around the city of Las Vegas. Its mission is to enrich quality of life through creative music programming through wine and music concerts, outreach performances, and educational programming. We are able to impact everyone across the socio-economic spectrum. Your attendance and purchase of a ticket to a wine and music event will go directly into supporting Notes with a Purpose's charitable programming and have a positive affect on our community! www.noteswithapurpose.org (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.noteswithapurpose.org%2F&h=cAQH6LMnO&enc=AZPve0yW6KMtU9_jNo1yccUSp1WI2fcUcTDugXMVgfE-lUCUqfeHM0msAmjQspyp9hM&s=1) We were featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal three Sundays ago for our visits to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission: http://www.reviewjournal.com/neon/arts-culture/notes-purpose-lifts-the-spirits-homeless-diners-residents-rescue-mission E-mail: [masked] Office: (702)[masked] Purchase your ticket here: http://noteswithapurpose.yapsody.com

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  • Pop-Up Mimosas & Mozart Brunch-Concert!

    Isabela's Restaurant

    Isabela's Vegas Restaurant and the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival presents: A Pop-Up Brunch Concert featuring MIMOSAS & MOZART! This is an exciting collaboration between celebrity chef Beni Velazquez (named 2015 "Culinarian of the Year" by the Nevada Restaurant Association) and Yamaha concert artist Alexandria Le, who is also founding Artistic Director of Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival. They have teamed up to present a pop-up brunch concert for a great cause! With the goal of raising money for The Music JuiceBox Series, Chef Beni and Alexandria are curating a wonderful Saturday experience featuring one of Vegas' favorite breakfast dishes and some of Las Vegas' top musicians. The Music JuiceBox Series, the outreach arm of Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival, presents classical music in a fun and engaging way to the Las Vegas community, including young ears. The spring season includes visits to: - Las Vegas Rescue Mission (serving the homeless and people in need) - Grade school children in the Clark County School District - Programs serving autistic children Join us for a stellar food and concert experience. One Seating @ 11:30 a.m. $75 for full brunch, mimosa bar, and concert (before sales tax and gratuity) RSVP to Isabela's Restaurant @ (702)[masked] or [masked] Musical program of Mozart, Mozart, and Mozart: 12 Variations on "Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman!" (for solo piano) Sonata in B-flat major (for four hands, one piano) Piano Quartet (for violin, viola, cello, and piano) in E-flat major featuring acclaimed musicians Alexandria Le, Yamaha Artist and concert pianist Timothy Hoft, UNLV piano professor Yunior Lopez, violist of Annex Quartet (Toronto) and conductor/founder of Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra Yuri Cho, UNLV violin professor and, rising Las Vegas superstar Devon Zubka on cello! Reserve your spot to Isabela's Restaurant @ (702)[masked] or [masked] *** Biographies of Co-Hosts The Chef-Owner of Isabela's is Executive Chef Beni Velázquez, who was just named the 2015 "Culinarian of the Year" by the Nevada Restaurant Assocation! Beni Velázquez is a chef that takes risks in the kitchen and delivers big rewards in all of his original venues. A style all his own known as Eclectic Latin Fusion, began in his Puerto Rican family’s kitchen while living in New York City and followed by travels that infused Velazquez with passion and curiosity that shape his worldly menu creations. Pulling elements from Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, China and Lebanon, his cuisine is as lively and original as the city he cooks in. The self-taught chef spent time cooking in the kitchen with his mother from an early age, but during and after college, Velazquez was on a different trajectory towards architectural design and the performing arts. He began working in hotel banquet and catering kitchens and worked his way up the ranks, learning technique and cooking fundamentals from the French chefs with whom he shared the kitchen. He soon established himself as a professional chef in hotels including The Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton and also served as corporate chef for Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif. and University of California, Los Angeles. In February 2011, Velazquez landed in Las Vegas, where he opened a Latin fusion restaurant in the arts district known as Bar+Bistro. Since its inception, he has earned the restaurant a spot in several Best Of lists in national, international and regional publications including Zagat. Velazquez was also featured as a contestant on Food Network's Chopped. Committed to helping those less fortunate, Velazquez regularly contributes his time to Three Square Food Bank, March of Dimes and American Heart Association’s Flavors of the Heart. His latest creation, Isabela's Seafood, Tapas & Grill, is located in Summerlin. Curating the appropriately bubbly and fun musical portion of this brunch concert is Yamaha Artist and Founding Artistic Director of Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival, Alexandria Le! Pianist Alexandria Le has been acclaimed as a “passionate and involved player…who is so adept at painting tonal pictures” (New York Concert Review) and as "a warm, animated, hypertalented young pianist whose greatest asset is her ability to communicate" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). The broad scope of her work has brought her to perform in the world's most prestigious venues, like Carnegie Hall, to the farthest-reaching places where music is needed most, like the jails of Riker's Island. In her multi-faceted career, she is driven to cultivate the arts in unique and interesting ways by engaging all audiences: She is Artistic Director and Founder of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival (which pairs wine to classical music in untraditional spaces) and co-directs the Las Vegas Academy Piano Institute (an annual three-day institute providing engaging workshops, clinics, masterclasses, and performances for their 80 piano majors). A native of Las Vegas, she garnered sixteen first-prize awards, performed live broadcast performances over KNPR-Las Vegas, and performed with all of Las Vegas' regional orchestras — all before graduating high school. After winning the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award in 2011 and joining a distinguished roster of artists, she debuted as soloist in Carnegie Hall to glowing reviews. Soon afterward, Ms. Le joined as a pianist in Carnegie Hall's resident ensemble, the highly-prolific Ensemble ACJW (a 20-member ensemble in partnership with the Juilliard School, the Weill Institute, and the New York Department of Education). A winner of the 2012 Emerson String Quartet's Ackerman Chamber Music Competition, she is a sought-after collaborator and has enjoyed performing an extensive range of work with members of the world’s leading ensembles and acclaimed instrumental soloists. Additionally, she has held exclusive collaborative piano positions at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada. She is equally engaged as an educator and advocate of arts in our society through community outreach. Over a span of two years, she dedicated 200 hours of classroom music instruction at an inner-city elementary school in Brooklyn and presented over 60 outreach performances in community venues around New York City as part of Ensemble ACJW. She has also had further outreach sponsorship through Pro Musicis and D.A.R.E. As part of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival, she has established the Music JuiceBox Series for educational outreach. After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Le went on to pursue a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University. She credits her mentors and teachers Gilbert Kalish, Christina Dahl, Douglas Humpherys, Roger Bushell, her mother Michelle Le, and Erna Gulabyan. Currently, she decompresses from the urban landscape of Las Vegas and New York in Victoria with her husband, jazz bassist Ross Macdonald. In March 2015, she became a Yamaha Artist. Find out more atwww.alexandriale.com. (http://www.alexandriale.com/)

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  • Drink mimosas with us for a good cause!

    Isabela's Seafood, Tapas, and Grill Restaurant

    3-course brunch + bottomless mimosas + hear a live concert ALL for a good cause. We're setting up a tour of spring concerts in homeless shelters, inner-city schools, and autism programs, and all the money from this "Mimosas and Mozart" event will go towards implementing this tour. Special price for MeetUp Members for ONE AND A HALF DAYS ONLY: Original price is $75.... Special MeetUp members base price is $30 (just covers our food costs before gratuity), but please donate what you can at the end of your meal to this fantastic cause (suggested donation: $20). Seats are going, and the space fits only 80, so you MUST RSVP by e-mailing us your name and number in party at [masked] no later than midnight THURSDAY to grab this special deal as a Culture-Seeker. Please read about the event in our other event description for info about: - Executive chef Beni Velazquez, named "Culinarian of the Year" by Nevada Restaurant Association - The 3-course brunch menu - The cherry-picked, award-winning musicians performing the live concert between courses. Don't forget to RSVP before Thursday, midnight, for this MeetUp deal.

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  • Drink wine paired to music at the Nevada State Museum (in the Springs Preserve)

    Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival is around the corner! June 11-13, 2015 Nevada State Museum on the grounds of the Springs Preserve 309 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107 6 p.m. | Free Admission to Nevada State Museum Exhibits 6:45 p.m. | Doors Open 7:30 p.m. | Concert Over three nights, Nevada State Museum is hosting the inaugural season of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival. Enjoy the intimate setting of the Nevada State Museum with the unique twist of wines being paired to classical music - the first of its kind. Take part in a mutual social experience while watching some of the best music performances offered in the world. Enjoy this multi-sensory experience through the program of “Landscapes,” curated by Las Vegas native, concert pianist Alexandria Le. The artist roster is comprised of Juilliard professors, principal members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, a NYC ballet principal percussionist, a nine-time Grammy-winning violinist, along with a Canadian cellist performing on a $9 million 1696 Stradivarius “Bonjour” cello. Sommelier-in-residence, Jaime Smith of Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, will be pouring three wine flights chosen to complement the music; hors d’oeuvres will be sponsored by favorite local restaurants (Isabela’s Seafood, Tapas, & Grill; Firefly Tapas; Origin India); and coffee/tea will be sponsored by Grouchy’s John Coffee. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Nevada State Museum. Tickets Tickets for each evening are $79. Drink and food are included with ticket purchase. A 3-day pass is $199 (over a 15% discount). Advanced purchase is highly recommended due to limited seating. Tickets can be purchased online or through phone at http://www.lasvegaswineandmusic.com/tickets / (702)[masked]. E-mail is [masked] and more information is available by calling our number above.

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  • Drink wine paired to music at the Nevada State Museum (in the Springs Preserve)

    Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival is around the corner! June 11-13, 2015 Nevada State Museum on the grounds of the Springs Preserve 309 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107 6 p.m. | Free Admission to Nevada State Museum Exhibits 6:45 p.m. | Doors Open 7:30 p.m. | Concert Over three nights, Nevada State Museum is hosting the inaugural season of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival. Enjoy the intimate setting of the Nevada State Museum with the unique twist of wines being paired to classical music - the first of its kind. Take part in a mutual social experience while watching some of the best music performances offered in the world. Enjoy this multi-sensory experience through the program of “Landscapes,” curated by Las Vegas native, concert pianist Alexandria Le. The artist roster is comprised of Juilliard professors, principal members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, a NYC ballet principal percussionist, a nine-time Grammy-winning violinist, along with a Canadian cellist performing on a $9 million 1696 Stradivarius “Bonjour” cello. Sommelier-in-residence, Jaime Smith of Charlie Palmer Steakhouse, will be pouring three wine flights chosen to complement the music; hors d’oeuvres will be sponsored by favorite local restaurants (Isabela’s Seafood, Tapas, & Grill; Firefly Tapas; Origin India); and coffee/tea will be sponsored by Grouchy’s John Coffee. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Nevada State Museum. Tickets Tickets for each evening are $79. Drink and food are included with ticket purchase. A 3-day pass is $199 (over a 15% discount). Advanced purchase is highly recommended due to limited seating. Tickets can be purchased online or through phone at http://www.lasvegaswineandmusic.com/tickets / (702)[masked]. E-mail is [masked] and more information is available by calling our number above.