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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. It also 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

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Private Event Featuring Adult String Group
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

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The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players, an adult group of beginner and "returning" string players sponsored by the Carson City Symphony Assoc., will present a performance at the Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Koontz Lane, Carson City, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. The event is conducted by Laura Gibson, Associate Concertmaster of the Carson City Symphony.

This is part of the Association's outreach activities. It is a private event that is not open to the public.



CC Symphony 33rd Annual "Holiday Treat" Concert
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

The Symphony at its 2014 Holiday Treat Concert

The Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, Carson High Chamber Choir, and the Victorian Dancers present a Holiday Treat for all - seasonal and holiday music in many styles! It's the 33rd Annual Holiday Treat concert on Sunday, December 11, 4:00 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street.

The Carson City Symphony, conducted by Music Director/Conductor David Bugli, will perform several works, including Christmas at the Movies, Reindeer Rag Time Two-Step, and Hanukkah Songs. The Carson City Symphony Chorus, directed by Michael Langham, and Carson High Chamber Choir, directed by Andy Sonnemaker, will perform separately and join with the Symphony for John Rutter's Gloria.

The Victorian Dancers will whirl and swirl to the music of Johann Strauss, and performers and audience will join together for the traditional Holiday Treat finale, A Christmas Singalong.

Pre-concert entertainment by Consort Canzona early music instrumental ensemble begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby and art exhibit by Capital City Arts Initiative is on display in the Sierra Room.

Treat your whole family: tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for children age 18 and under. Tickets are available in advance at Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street; online at CCSymphony.com (see "BUY NOW" button, below); by mail; and at the door.

This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and by private donations.



December 2016 Newsletter online
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Carson Chamber Singers Perform at Rehab Location
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016

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The Carson Chamber Singers will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the Ormsby Post Acute Rehab at 3050 North Ormsby Blvd., Carson City.

This event is free and open to the public.



Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Carson Mall

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String players of all ages and levels are invited to join the ninth annual Christmas Carol Playalong on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., inside the Carson Mall, 1227 S. Carson Street. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is hosted by Carson City Symphony Association and Carson Mall. Violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp players are welcome to come and play. Everyone else, come and sing or listen. To play, contact Sue Jesch in advance at 775-450-5584 or sue@tahoefiddler.com for sheet music and information.



STRAZZ Perform at Trader Joe's
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

Photograph of STRAZZ at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Cake event in 2014

STRAZZ, the advanced string group from Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools program, will be performing for shoppers at Trader Joe's on Topsy Lane on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy some great music while doing some last minute shopping.

Pictured here are members of STRAZZ when they performed for the Nevada Sesquicentennial Cake event at Carson-Tahoe Hospital back in 2014. Ethan Lopes (second from left) and Kacey Lopes (fourth from left) are among the members of STRAZZ that will be performing on Dec. 23.



Zephyrus Brass Quintet Plays for Wine Walk
Saturday, January 7, 2017

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Zephyrus Brass Quintet performs from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Brewery Arts Center main building as part the Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.'s Wine Walk. They are representing the Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition and the Capital City Arts Initiative.

Zephyrus Brass Quintet is a group affiliated with the Carson City Symphony. In its current version, it was formed in 2011. The group has performed for elementary school assemblies, holiday shoppers, luncheons, fundraisers, wine walks, sporting events, and senior living facilities. The group plays music from an extensive library of more than 200 works ranging from Renaissance to contemporary popular music. It gets its name from Zephyrus (also Zephyr), the Greek name for the god of the west wind.

(Note: Nevada Artists Association is preparing for a new art show and will not be participating in the Wine Walk this month.)



Brian Landrus Performs Saxophone Concerto with Symphony
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

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The Carson City Symphony presents a concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center featuring baritone saxophonist-composer Brian Landrus performing his "Jeru Concerto," a concerto for baritone saxophone and orchestra.

Born in 1978 and raised in Nevada, Brian Landrus, began playing saxophone at 12 and was performing professionally by 15. He earned his bachelor's degree in saxophone performance at the University of Nevada-Reno and two master's degrees at New England Conservatory, one in jazz composition and the other in jazz saxophone. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in classical composition at Rutgers. Based in Brooklyn, Landrus founded his own label, BlueLand Records, in 2011. His first releases of all original music via BlueLand were Traverse (a quartet date with Plaxico, Hart and pianist Michael Cain) and Capsule (by the Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope, with Cain, guitarist Nir Felder, bassist Matthew Paris, drummer Rudy Royston). In 2013, Landrus released a second Kaleidoscope album, Mirage, featuring himself on baritone sax, bass sax, bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet and bass flute alongside Felder, Royston, Plaxico on acoustic and electric bass, Frank Carlberg on Rhodes/piano and a string quartet led by violinist Mark Feldman, with Ryan Truesdell conducting/co-producing. The New York Times praised Landrus and Mirage at length, pointing out that "the tenderness in his playing feels as warm and accessible as his writing."

Along with touring the world in superstar Esperanza Spalding's band (on baritone/tenor saxophones and bass clarinet) and playing in Truesdell's prize-winning Gil Evans Project, Landrus has played with some of the world's great musicians: Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi, Rufus Reid, Danilo Perez, Frank Kimbrough, Gary Smulyan, Ronnie Cuber, Maria Schneider, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Coasters, The Drifters, George Garzone, Jason Palmer, Bob Moses, Louis Nash, Peter Epstein, Nicholas Urie, Darryl Harper, David Ake, Allan Chase, Francis Vanek, John Lockwood, Ayn Inserto, Alan Ferber, Scott Robinson and Ralph Alessi, among others. Landrus teaches at Rutgers University, The 92Y School of Music in New York City, and The Lagond Music School in Westchester, New York. Brian won the baritone saxophone rising star award in the Downbeat Magazine 2015 competition.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for children age 18 and under. Tickets will be available in advance (sometime after the first of the year) at Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street; online at CCSymphony.com; by mail; and at the door.

This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and by private donations.



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Some 2016-2017 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 - with pianist Maria Fomina at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 26, 2017 - with saxophonist Brian Landrus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 23, 2017 - with violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambroglio and poet Rita Geil at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • A Sunday in June 2017 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • Tue., July 4, 2017 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV (tentative)

Some 2017-2018 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 22, 2017 - 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.
  • A Sunday in February 2018 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • A Sunday in April 2018 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • 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)

Discount Flex Pass -- Can't commit to concerts dates in 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 here and just mail it in with your check.

Interested in being a member of the Carson City Symphony Association, and support all our non-profit work? Just download a membership form in PFD format from our here and mail it in with your check. It will be appreciated.


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 Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition (click here) 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 is also adjunct faculty at Western Nevada College.

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Contact us:
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. Map.

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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, click here.

Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Map

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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.
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