LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Henderson Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is set to welcome guest pianist Michael Sheppard for its last performance of the season, titled “WHAM!”
The concert is free and will take place Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson.
According to HSO, Sheppard will take on the role of “The Ivory Crusader” as the last soloist of their heroes-themed season, and the concert will open with a new piece by Mason Bates inspired by Steve Jobs.
Sheppard will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3, considered one of the most difficult concerti to perform. This concerto was the center of the movie “Shine” which won Geoffrey Rush an Academy Award for his role as the pianist David Helfgott.