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Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the
Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that
year. It is a community orchestra
open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians.
Members come from all walks of life and have ranged from elementary school
students to senior citizens.
The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for
audiences in Carson City.
has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia
City. We play many works by contemporary composers and have commissioned and
premiered several pieces.
One Hundred Percent Giving Board Award for 2016
from Community Foundation of Western Nevada
The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the
Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.
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|February 2018 Newsletter online|
|You can see our February 2018 Newsletter online. Just click on the image at right.
Artist-in-residence Cello Workshop and Master Class
with Dr. Stephen Framil
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
The Carson City Symphony Association will hold Artist-in-Residence Workshop and
Masterclass on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the band room
at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road. The workshop features Stephen Framil,
internationally renowned cello soloist, Music Director and Conductor of Camerata Philadelphia,
and Artistic Director of the Port City Music Festival in North Carolina. Dr. Framil will
be in Carson City to perform as guest soloist with the Carson City Symphony on February 25,
2018. The Artist-in-Residence event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Framil will work with cello students from Carson City Symphony's
"Symphony Youth Strings" program; cello students from Carson Middle School, Eagle
Valley Middle School, and Carson High School orchestras; and adult cellists in the
community. To sign up for the Masterclass, contact Dr. Brian Fox, Concertmaster of the
Carson City Symphony and Director of Orchestras for the Carson City School District at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Student musicians and the public are invited to attend as observers.
To demonstrate ensemble playing, Dr. Framil and Lou Groffman, Principal Cellist of
the Carson City Symphony and Symphony Youth Strings Instructor, will perform a duet.
Dr. Framil will also give a short presentation on Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor by
Victor Herbert, which he will perform with the Carson City Symphony on Sunday, February 25, 2018,
at the Carson City Community Center. He will play excerpts from the solo cello part
of the concerto and discuss its history, style, and composer.
The Artist-in-Residence Workshop and Masterclassis a partnership between the Carson
City Symphony Association and the Carson City School District, and is funded in part
by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
All participants will be given complimentary family tickets to the concert. For more
information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Carson City Symphony House Recital - Music by Cellist-Composers
An Evening of Music and Dessert
Friday, February 23, 2018
The Carson City Symphony Association presents "Music by Cellist-Composers," an
elegant evening of music, conversation, wine, and dessert on Friday, February 23, 2018, at
7:00 p.m. at a private home, 2662 Danielle Drive in Carson City. The recital will
introduce - or reacquaint - music lovers in our area with critically acclaimed
cellist Stephen Framil, who has appeared as concert soloist, chamber musician,
and conductor the world over. He will be accompanied by pianist Katie Lauder.
Tickets are $25 and are available online at CCSymphony.com, at the Nevada Day
office in the Carson City Visitors Bureau (716 N. Carson St.), or by calling the
Symphony at 775-883-4154 for reservations. Ticket price includes concert, dessert,
wine and conversation in a beautiful
setting overlooking the lights of the city.
Framil will play a varied program of music by composers who were also cellists:
Gaspar Cassadó, Zoltán Kodaly, Mark Summer, and David Popper. While in Carson City,
Dr. Framil also will lead a masterclass for student cellists on Thursday, February 22,
at Carson High School, and play Cello Concerto No. 2 by Victor Herbert, who was
also a cellist, with the Carson City Symphony on Sunday, February 25, at the
Carson City Community Center.
To learn more about Stephen Framil and hear recordings of his music, see
more information about the house recital
on February 23 and other events, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or
This recital is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and
the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photos: Stephen Framil, cello, and Katie Lauder, piano.
To purchase tickets, click here to go to Activity Tickets.
CC Symphony "Crosscurrents" Concert Features Cellist Stephen Framil
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
The Carson City Symphony presents a "Crosscurrents" concert featuring cellist Stephen Framil on
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Framil
will be performing American composer Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2, a work that inspired
Antonin Dvorak to write his own cello concerto. Dr. Framil is an
internationally renowned cello soloist, Music Director and Conductor of Camerata Philadelphia,
and Artistic Director of the Port City Music Festival in North Carolina. He will also present
a cello workshop on Thursday, Feb. 22, and a recital on Friday, Feb. 23.
The concert will also feature
the "Karelia Suite" by Jean Sibelius, three "Slavonic Dances" by Antonin Dvorak, music from "Quadrophenia"
by Pete Townshend, and "La Suerte de los Tontos" by Johnny Richards.
Entertainment in the lobby by Nerds of Paradise begins at 3:00 p.m. Conductor Bugli
will host a Meet-the-Soloist preview with Dr. Framil in the Sierra Room
beginning at 3:15 p.m.
The concert is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council
and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.
Tickets may be purchased at the Nevada Day office in the Carson City Visitors Bureau (716 N. Carson
St.), at the door at the day of the concert (cash or check online), or online. To purchase tickets online,
go to Activity Tickets.
Carson Chamber Singers Perform Trio of Concerts
Friday, April 6, 2018, in Carson City
Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Virginia City
Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Reno
The Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Michael Langham, will present a
trio of concerts - "Hymns, Psalms, and Spirituals" in April. They will perform on Friday,
April 6, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Carson City, on Saturday, April 7, at St.
Mary's in the Mountain Catholic Church in Virginia City, and Sunday, April 8, at
Trinity Cathedral in Reno.
Concert times are pending as of Dec. 7, 2017. Details will be announced closer to the concert
Consort Canzona to Perform Pair of Concerts
Friday, April 20, 2018 (tentative)
Friday, April 27, 2018 (tentative)
Consort Canzona, under the direction of Lori Mills, plans to present a pair of concert
in April in Carson City and Reno. The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Dates and
locations need to be confirmed as of Dec. 7.
For further information, call the Carson City Symphony Assoc. at 775-883-4154.
Symphony Youth Strings Concert
Music is for Life Goes to the Movies
Thursday, April 26, 2016
The Symphony Youth Strings will be presenting a concert, "Music is for Life Goes to the Movies,"
on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at
Carson City Community Center at 6:30 p.m. They will be joined by the Not Quite Ready for
Carnegie Hall musicians.
Details about the concert are still pending as of 1/8/2018.
CC Symphony Features Pianist Alexander Tutunov
Sunday, April 29, 2018
The Carson City Symphony presents a concert featuring pianist Alexander Tutunov on
Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Tutunov
will be performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3.
STRAZZ to play for "Mockingbird" Preview
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
STRAZZ will be playing on stage from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018, at the Brewery Arts Center
Performance Hall prior to the showing of the movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird." The movie
is being presented by the Carson City Classic Cinema Club. Details about the concert
are pending as of 11/30/2017.
Thirty-fourth Season at a Glance
Some 2017-2018 season concert dates
- Sun., Oct. 22, 2017 - with violinist Carla Trynchuk at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., Feb. 25, 2018 - with cellist Stephen Framil at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., April 29, 2018 - with pianist Alexander Tutunov at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- A Sunday in June 2018 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony
Chorus, 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
- Wed., July 4, 2018 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV (tentative)
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advance? Get a Flex Pass! Flex Pass tickets are good for four
admissions to any Carson City Symphony and Carson Chamber Singers concert(s). You may use the pass any way you
choose: bring four people to one concert, two people to two concerts, etc.
Season tickets and flex passes are on sale now. Call 775-883-4154 or download a PDF form from
and just mail it in with your check.
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work? Just download a membership form in PFD format from our
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To join the Carson City Symphony or Carson Chamber
Singers, call 775-883-4154.
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Read about Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools program.
This season's concerts have been made possible, in
part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National
Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
The orchestra is a licensee of ASCAP and BMI, and a member of the
and the League of American Orchestras.
David C. Bugli, Music Director and Conductor, has a
Bachelor of Science Degree in music education from Ithaca College, New York,
where he studied composition for four years with Karel Husa. He has a Master
of Music Degree from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to
conducting, he plays classical and jazz piano, tuba, and trombone, and he
composes and arranges music. He was also an adjunct faculty at Western Nevada College.
Conductor David Bugli
David C. Bugli, Music Director and Conductor
Carson City Symphony
PO Box 2001
Carson City, NV 89702-2001
Phone: (775) 883-4154
Fax: (775) 883-4371
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Most Symphony rehearsals are on Wednesday nights (late August through late May), 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., in the band room at
Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd., Carson City.
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The Carson Chamber
Singers is a choral
group that has been associated with the Carson City Symphony since 1985. The Carson City Symphony
Chorus is a larger version of this group.
For chamber music, see the Silver Strings.
For youth string programs, see Strings in the Schools.
For information on events at the Brewery Arts Center,
Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.,
Carson City. Map
Carson City Symphony is funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a
state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency;
Carson City; the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; and private donations.
This page last updated 2/16/2018