Las Vegas Philharmonic and Local Musicians Bring Holiday Cheer to Nevada HAND Senior Apartment Communities

A brass quintet comprised of members from the Las Vegas Philharmonicand local musicians played holiday tunes and classic songs at two Nevada HAND senior communities. Pictured is the performance at Harmon Pines Senior Apartments.

Senior residents at two affordable living communities were treated to holiday tunes and classic songs by a brass quintet comprised of members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and local musicians. These interactive shows included story-telling, Q & A, requests, and group sing-alongs of holiday classics. Residents in attendance were delighted to hear their holiday favorites playing live by accomplished musicians in their own communities.

The performances were at Silver Sky Assisted Living Residence and Harmon Pines Senior Apartments, two Nevada HAND communities. The nonprofit real estate development and property management company improves the lives of working families and seniors with fixed incomes in Southern Nevada through affordable housing solutions and supportive services using various funding strategies (government grants, programs and philanthropy).

Musicians included Joseph Durk and Kevin Tague, trumpets; Jonathan Snyder, horn; James Nelson, trombone; and Alan Cates, tuba.

This is the second year the Las Vegas Philharmonic has participated in programs to entertain residents at Nevada HAND senior communities. The performances are part of the nonprofit organization’s Education and Community Engagement Program which uses music to educate and enrich youth, senior and family audiences who may not normally be able to attend or afford performances at traditional music venues.

“At Nevada HAND, we truly care about our residents’ well-being; and when we’re able to bring entertainment into their community, we frequently see joyful, emotional responses from them,” said Nina Taylor, Nevada HAND resident services manager. “We’re so appreciative to work with organizations like the Las Vegas Philharmonic which gives us the opportunity to bring something special to residents that they may not otherwise be able to access. The timing of the performances helped make this holiday season much more festive.”

Nevada HAND’s Resident Services Department provides supportive services covering economic stability, wellness, education and community engagement to improve the lives of residents, many of whom are on fixed incomes.

About Nevada HAND
Nevada HAND (Housing and Neighborhood Development) was formed in 1993 to improve the lives of working families and seniors with fixed incomes in Southern Nevada through affordable housing solutions and supportive services. The mission-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) real estate development and property management organization uses various funding strategies (government grants, programs, and philanthropy) to develop affordable communities and it provides on-site services to help residents’ economic capability, wellness, success in school, and community engagement, creating opportunities for residents to live well, and for neighborhoods to thrive. Nevada HAND has built and currently manages 31 apartment communities that are affordable to working families and seniors living on fixed incomes. More than 7,000 people throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area live in Nevada HAND communities including two of the only affordable assisted living facilities in Nevada providing 24-hour support to individuals needing a higher level of care. For information, visit or call (702) 739-3345.

About the Las Vegas Philharmonic
The Las Vegas Philharmonic, led by Music Director Donato Cabrera, established its presence in Southern Nevada in 1998. The mission of the organization is to perform music that enriches and educates, helping to build a vibrant, culturally rich community. The resident symphony orchestra of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Las Vegas Philharmonic brings a valued and vibrant cultural dimension to the city, providing more than 23,000 children this year with vital access to a music education program and showcasing local talents alongside stellar nationally and internationally known guest artists on the magnificent Reynolds Hall stage. At the orchestra’s core are 76 contracted professional musicians, many of whom are esteemed educators who also perform in other professional productions in Las Vegas, bringing depth and variety to the organization. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Philharmonic’s community, education and artistic programs are made possible by the generous donations and support of individuals and corporations. To join us in our mission or learn more, visit or call (702) 258-5438.

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