The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with The Music of Harry Potter at The Smith Center.
This special concert event was originally scheduled for March 29, 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will feature the Young Artists Orchestra Academy and Symphony under Cuban-American conductor, Yunior Lopez, covering music from the movie franchise including music from the original soundtrack. The children’s choir from The Meadows School will also make an appearance.
The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas (also known as The Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra) is the only tuition-free and professional training music program in the State of Nevada. Their Smith Center debut featuring the music of West Side Story was such a success that the organization decided to return with the music of Harry Potter by John Williams, Alexander Desplat, and Nicholas Hooper. The concert will also feature a world premier by local composer and YAO alumni Arturo Hernandez. The work, entitled Voldemort, is based on a piece of the same name by John Williams which never made it onto the original soundtrack.
The orchestras will cover popular works from the Sorcerer’s Stone, the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Order of the Phoenix, and Deathly Hallows. Specific hit works being performed include Hedwig’s Theme, Harry’s Wondrous World, and Quidditch. Local world class violinist Yuri Cho will make an appearance performing the violin solo in Diagon Alley, and award-winning bassoonist Cassandra Valenti will perform Fluffy’s Harp with harpist Izabella Tu.
The Young Artists Orchestra invites everyone to come dressed as their favorite wizard and relive the magic of Harry Potter at the beautiful Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Recognized as the only tuition-free & professional training youth orchestra in the State of Nevada, the Young Artists Orchestra program is home to the most talented students & young professionals in Las Vegas and regularly features nationally and internationally renowned guest artists. Since the inception of YAO in 2015, 100% of our high school graduates have studied at some of the finest music schools and universities in the United States, as well as abroad. Current students and alumni are attending or earned their degree from Yale University, Vanderbilt University, Indiana University, The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Colburn School, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Lamont School of Music, to name a few. The Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas was renamed to honor Dr. Shirley Linzy – the longtime director of the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse.
This concert will feature a 50/50 raffle, silent auction items, and merchandise to benefit the tuition-free after-school orchestra program.
The Young Artists Orchestra with guests will perform on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets $50 – $65 are available from the Smith Center Box Office or online at