Carson City Symphony, Carson City, Nevada

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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.

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Picture of Carson Chamber Singers in concert Nov. 11, 2019.

Carson City Symphony Association to Receive Grant
from the National Endowment for the Arts

Photograph of oboist Stephen Caplan

Media Release - Jan. 24, 2020
Elinor Bugli 775-883-4154

Carson City Symphony Association has been approved for a $10,000 Challenge America grant to support four LatinXpressions concerts this year. The project focuses on musical traditions of Central and South America. Each concert will include European and Latino classical and folk components designed to stimulate cultural interchange.

The first LatinXpressions concert in the series will be on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street, Carson City. It will feature oboe soloist Stephen Caplan and guest group Ballet Folklórico International of Reno. Dr. Caplan will play "Concertino para oboé e cordas" by Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth. Ballet Folklórico will dance to "Gira por México," five regional tunes arranged for orchestra by David Bugli, Music Director/Conductor of the Carson City Symphony.

Photograph of 4 women from Ballet Folklórico International

"The arts are at the heart of our communities, connecting people through shared experiences and artistic expression," said Arts Endowment chairman Mary Anne Carter. "The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects like LatinXpressions."

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects across the country. Carson City Symphony Association's is one of 145 Challenge America grants, only three in Nevada, included in this announcement.

The Challenge America funding category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts due to geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Each grant is for a fixed amount of $10,000 and requires a minimum $10,000 cost share/match.

For more information about the Carson City Symphony Association, visit For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit

Prensa en español
(Media Release in Spanish)
La Asociación de Carson City Symphony recibirá
fondos de National Endowment for the Arts
Fecha: 6 de febrero, 2020

Elinor Bugli -, 775-883-4155
Lupe Ramirez -, 775-445-3215

Fotografía del oboísta Stephen Caplan

La Asociación de Carson City Symphony fue aprobada para fondos de $10,000 de Challenge America para apoyar cuatro conciertos de LatinXpressions este año. El proyecto se enfoca en las tradiciones musicales del centro y sur de América. Cada concierto incluirá componentes clásicos y folklóricos de Europa y Latinoamérica diseñados para estimular intercambios culturales.

El primer concierto de LatinXpressions de la series empezará el Domingo, 23 de Febrero, a las 4:00 p.m en el Carson City Community Center, 851 E William Street, Carson City. Tendrán el solista oboe, Stephen Caplan, y un grupo invitado; Ballet Folkólrico de Reno. Dr.Caplan tocará "Concertino para oboe e cordas" por el compositor Brasileño Brenno Blauth. El Ballet Folklórico bailará la canción "Gira por México", que son cinco melodías organizado por David Bugli, el director y conductor musical de la Sinfonía de Carson City.

Fotografía de 4 mujeres del Ballet Folklórico International

"Las artes están dentro del corazón de nuestras comunidades y unen a la gente por sus experiencias compartidas y expresiones artísticas," dice el presidente del Arts Endowment Mary Anne Carter. "National Endowment for the Arts está orgulloso de apoyar proyectos como LatinXpressions."

National Endowment for the Arts ha aprobado 1,187 aplicaciones, que en total son $27.3 millones en la primer ronda de fondos del año fiscal del 2020, para apoyar proyectos de arte a través del país. La solicitud de la Asociación de Carson City Symphony solamente es una de las 145 de Challenge America, y solamente tres en Nevada, incluidas en este anuncio.

La categoría de fondos de Challenge America ofrece su apoyo primeramente a organizaciones pequeñas y medianas para proyectos que extienden el alcance de las artes a poblaciones que tienen acceso limitado a las artes debido a geografía, etnicidad, economía, o discapacidad. Los fondos son por una cantidad fija de $10,000 y requiere un costo mínimo de $10,000 costo compartido.

Fotografía de la Sinfonía de Carson City en 2018

Para más información sobre la Asociación de Carson City Symphony, visite al Para más información en proyectos incluidos en los anuncios sobre los fondos de Arts Endowment, visite al

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1. El solista oboe, Stephen Caplan
2. El Ballet Folklórico
3. Carson City Symphony

Carson City Symphony to Present LatinXpressions I Concert
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Poster for LatinXpressions concert on Feb. 23, 2020.

The Carson City Symphony kicks off the first of its three LatinXpressions concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. The concert will present music of Latin America, as well as some typical symphonic literature. Oboist Stephen Caplan will be featured on "Concertino for Oboe and Strings" by Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth. Jose Elizando's "Estampes Mexicanas" will be on the program. Also on the program will be Saint-Saens's "Allegro appasionato for cello and orchestra" with soloist Angelese Pepper, Bizet's "Carmen Suite No. 1," and "Andalucía Suite" by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. The Symphony will be joined by local dance group Ballet Folklórico International an arrangement of five Mexican tunes called "Gira por México" ("Tour of Mexico") and "Las Chiapanecas."

Tickets are $18 general admission; $15 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St., online at, and at the door. (Tickets are available online by clicking on the "BUY NOW" button, below.) "Flex" tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Two other LatinXpressions concerts, including music of Latin America, will be presented by the Symphony on April 26 and June 14. In addition, the Symphony Youth Strings concert on April 23 will be part of the four-concert LatinXpressions series. Details are pending.

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  • Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center with Brian Fox, violin.
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
  • Sun., Feb. 23, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Stephen Caplan, oboe.
  • Sun., April 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Andrew Sords, violin.
  • A Sunday in June, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert Pops Party Concert. Location TBD.
  • Sat., July 4, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert in Genoa.


  • Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center.
  • Sun., Dec. 13, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
  • ...further information pending...

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Read about Carson City Symphony's Symphony Youth Strings 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 was also an adjunct faculty at Western Nevada College.

Picture of David Bugli
Conductor David Bugli

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 Symphony Youth Strings (formerly 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; Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Carson City Cultural Commission, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; and private donations.
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