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.
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Strings in the Schools "Spring Fling" Concert
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools ensembles, conducted by Education
Director Sue Jesch, will present a "Spring Fling" concert on Thursday,
April 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street.
The concert will include music by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Lennon & McCartney, and more. Admission is free.
The concert will feature performances by students from grade 2 through high school,
including beginning violins and cellos, the intermediate String Ensemble, Pizzazz,
and STRAZZ. The program includes familiar works and some surprises. David Bugli,
conductor of the Carson City Symphony, said, "Some of these students have been in
the program since it began in 2004 and are an inspiration to the younger players."
Strings in the Schools, now in its tenth year, is Carson City Symphony Association's
tuition-free, after-school program for young string players. About 150 students
currently participate. The program is supported, in part, by public funds through
grants from the Nevada Arts Council and Partnership Carson City, and by private donations.
For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.
Pictured at left: Strings in the Schools students performed at the Legislative
Plaza last summer and will play in the Spring Fling concert on April 23.
Carson City Symphony "Spring Celebration"
Concert Features Harp & Flute
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Carson City Symphony invites the public to "Spring Celebration," a concert on Sunday,
April 26, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 801 E. William St.,
Carson City. The diverse program features soloists Sally Turk, flute, and
Micheal Langham, harp, in Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, and the Carson City
Symphony Chorus in Mozart's early work in praise of God, Te Deum. The Symphony will
acknowledge graduation time by playing the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms.
Rounding out the program is the Lyric Suite, written by Grieg to celebrate his Norwegian heritage.
Pre-concert entertainment by the Sixteen Strings cello quartet begins at 3:00 p.m.
in the lobby. A meet-the-soloist preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include
discussions with soloists Sally Turk and Michael Langham about the concert, composers,
and music. The preview begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room.
Sally Turk, a graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and the Indiana
University of Music, has held the piccolo position in the Youngstown Symphony in Ohio
and served as principal flute in the Amarillo Symphony and the Randel Chamber Orchestra
in Texas. Before moving to Reno, she was professor of flute at West Texas A&M University.
Michael Langham, harpist for the Carson City Symphony, has served as principal harp
in the Huntington Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey POPS, the Marshall University Symphony
Orchestra, and the Bay Chamber Orchestra. He holds degrees from Marshall University and
Westminster Choir College. He is artistic director and conductor of the Carson Chamber
Singers and conductor of the Carson City Symphony Chorus.
Carson City Symphony's 2014-15 concert season is supported with public funding through
the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pre-concert talks are
funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association
members; and free for youth age 16 and under. Tickets are on sale at Silver & Brass,
710 N. Curry Street in Carson City, online at CCSymphony.com (see "Buy now" button, below), and at the door. For
more information, see CCSymphony.com or call 775-883-4154.
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Strings in the Schools Harmonica Workshop & Concert
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Strings in the Schools will present a Harmonica Workshop for String Players
on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at a location to be determined. Harmonica player Tom Stryker
and composer Gary Edwards will lead the workshop, likely to begin at 10:00 a.m. Details are being finalized, but the
workshop will likely involve a discussion about the harmonica, a class on how to play
the harmonica, rehearsals, a potluck lunch, and a concert, free and open to the public, at
For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.
Consort Canzona Presents Pair of "Madrigals and Dances" Concerts
Friday, May 15, and Sunday, May 17, 2015
Consort Canzona, under the direction of Gary Schwartz, will present its May concert,
"Madrigals and Dances," on Friday, May
15, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at two different locations. Location information
is pending confirmation.
The concerts are free, with donations gladly accepted. For latest details, contact
the Association at 775-883-4154.
Zephyrus Brass Quintet performs at
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Zephyrus Brass Quintet plays at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic
Park in Minden, Nev., at 5:00 p.m. The performance is part of an event called
"Something in the Wind," and will celebrate the Washoe Zephyr with expert kite
flyers and a weekend built around all things windy: kite-flying demonstrations,
kite making, wind music, wind chimes, wind art, and more. This is a joint project
with the Carson Valley Arts Council on May 16-17. It's free for everyone, and is
sponsored by Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, Holiday Inn Express, and the Frances C.
and William P. Smallwood Foundation.
Thirty-first Annual Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The Carson City Symphony will be presenting its Thirty-first annual Pops Party
concert on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the backyard of the
Governor's Mansion. The Symphony will be joined by the Carson City Symphony
Chorus and vocalist Cindee LeVal.
As always, the
Pops Party Concert is presented free to the public.
Carson City Symphony to perform
Fourth of July Concert in Genoa
Saturday, July 4, 2015
On Saturday, July 4, 2015, the Carson City Symphony will perform
at 4:30 p.m. (time to be confirmed) at Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV, as part of the Genoa Americana
Celebration. This is the second year that the Carson City Symphony has been
invited to perform for this event. Parade, festivities, bands, and workshops are being planned or considered. This one-day
musical event will celebrate our nation's birthday.
Founded in 1851, Genoa, NV, was the first settlement in Nevada. This historic, tiny
town is nestled into a shady grove at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada range and
is a perfect location to celebrate traditional American music!
Pictured: The Genoa Courthouse Museum, across the street from Mormon Station State Park.
Carson Chamber Singers perform for Artown
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Carson Chamber Singers will perform for Artown in Reno on Thursday,
July 9, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Church. Time for the concert is to be determined.
Some 2014-2015 season concert dates
- Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., Dec. 14, 2014 - Holiday Treat Concert with Carson City Symphony Chorus at
Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., March 1, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., April 26, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., June 14, 2015 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony
Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
- Sat., July 4, 2015 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV, 4:30 p.m.
Some 2015-2016 season concert dates
- Sun., Oct. 18, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (Note: This concert was originally
scheduled for Oct. 25, 2015.)
- Sun., Dec. 13, 2015 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., Feb. 28, 2016 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., April 24, 2016 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- A Sunday in June 2016 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony
Chorus, 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
- Mon., July 4, 2016 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV (tentative)
Some 2016-2017 season concert dates
- Sun., Oct. 23, 2016 - 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 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., April 23, 2017 - 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)
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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 is also adjunct faculty at Western Nevada College.
Conductor David Bugli
David C. Bugli, Music Director and Conductor
Carson City Symphony
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Most rehearsals are on Wednesday nights, 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., in the band room at
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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.,
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Carson City Symphony is is funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a
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 4/17/2015