The Utah Symphony kicks off a four-day tour of Nevada and California with a concert tonight, Feb. 12, in Las Vegas. The program, to be presented at the Univeristy of Nevada, will feature music director Joseph Silverstein as conductor and violin soloist in music of Barber, Bruch, Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss.

Additional concerts will be presented in Palm Springs, Calif.-- a pair of school concerts Thursday Feb. 14, at Palm Springs High School and a performance that evening at the same location. Kirk Muspratt will conduct the school concerts.