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.

One Hundred Percent Giving Board Award for 2016 from Community Foundation of Western Nevada

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The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.

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

Project Euterpe - Episode 12 - "Far From Me"
Release date: March 21, 2021

Screen shot from 'Far From Me' video

The Carson City Symphony Assoc. announces the release of "Project Euterpe - Episode 12 - Far From Me." This episode features the Carson Chamber Singers, an affiliate of the Carson City Symphony, performing works by Claudio Monteverdi and Elaine Hagenberg, conducted by Richard "Ricky" Hutton.

Hutton writes: "I selected these pieces to be performed as a set that engages with the experience of choral musicians (and many others) during the pandemic. The text of Monteverdi's 'Longe da te, cor mio' from his fourth book of Italian madrigals speaks of loved ones separated by distance yearning to be reunited. Brian Newhouse's two texts, set by Elaine Hagenberg as companion pieces, also speak to the feelings of isolation and longing for connection. Hagenberg dedicates 'Songs from Silence' to 'the choral community in hope of healing during times of silence and distance.' Both the Monteverdi and Hagenberg are centered around the tonic pitch G (mixolydian, minor and major). We begin with the Monteverdi and then move right into the Hagenberg after a brief silence."

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This video is dedicated to Lucy W. Bouldin, a member of the Carson Chamber Singers, who passed away on Feb. 9, 2021, during the month when this video was being rehearsed. We miss her warmth and smile so very much.

The Carson City Symphony and its associated ensembles have been entertaining people in the Carson City area since 1984. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we can't do that in person, so we are presenting Project Euterpe, a series of episodes in which we share the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists. Through this project, we share excerpts from past concerts, some solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and perhaps some of the master classes presented by our guest soloists.

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Youth Perform at Health and Rehabilitation Center
Sunday, March 21, 2021

Photograph of STRAZZ at performance in November 2018

Five members of STRAZZ performed a live Zoom concert Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mia Hamilton, Esmay Harger, Bita Jazani, Deandre Paplia, and Nathan Parsons performed sing-along tunes and 2 pieces by J.S. Bach in honor of Bach's birthday. According to Education Director, Sue Jesch, "The concert was to be presented on a big screen in the common room, but the system was down. Instead the students, who were logged on to Evergreen's Zoom link, were taken by a staff member on a "tour" to visit residents in their rooms, where the residents watched the performance on their iPads. Originally, the plan was to visit three or four rooms, but the response to the concert was so positive, the event was expanded to include visits to many more rooms - too many to count! The students put smiles on so many faces, and heard some residents singing along. It was a very rewarding experience, and we plan to return in person in May."

The performance was registered as an official American Chamber Music Players (ACMP_ Play-in 2021 event.

Photo of the STRAZZ group in November, 2018. Current photo not available.

Remembering Violist Kay Diederich
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021

Image capture of Kay recording 'Hank Monk Schottische' viola part

We recently learned about the death of violist Kay Diederich. She first performed with the Symphony in 1992. Her late sister-in-law, Mary Diederich, brought her to a few rehearsals and Kay played a concert. She didn't play with us on a regular basis, but starting in 1995, she became a regular performer with Symphony, often coming down from Incline Village in challenging weather for weekly rehearsals.

Kay loved to travel and, generally speaking, carefully planned her exotic trips so that she would only miss one performance with the Symphony each season. In this picture Kay is shown in October recording the lower viola part at home for the "Hank Monk Schottische" virtual performance video.

We will miss her.

Remembering Chamber Singer Lucy Bouldin
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Lucy Bouldin singing with Carson Chamber Singers in Genoa on July 4, 2015.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death on the morning of February 9 of Lucy Bouldin. Lucy was a member of the Carson City Chamber Singers for a number of years. She was found in bed this morning after the sheriff was called when she did not respond to the doorknock from the delivery of Meals on Wheels. Her daughter Tonya has been notified.

Tonya will be coming to Nevada in 3-4 weeks to take care of the Estate. Tonya gave 'momma' her last wish, as Lucy was able to stay in her home with friends and neighbors checking in on her. She will be cremated then buried next to her late husband, Sterling, at a graveyard ceremony.

You may contact Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for details at 775-329-4279.

Graveside Service for Lucy W. Bouldin is scheduled for this Saturday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. at Silver Terrace Cemetery in Virginia City. Address is 381 Cemetery Road, Virginia City, NV 89440. The funeral will be in the Firemen's Exempt Cemetery. Father William Stomski, Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Reno, will officiate.

Photo: Lucy Bouldin singing with Carson Chamber Singers in Genoa on July 4, 2015.

See our new video page
Posted: Jan. 16, 2021

Painting of Euterpe, Muse of Music and Lyric Poetry, by Simon Vouet

Starting in May 2020, we started posting a number of videos. The Carson City Symphony and its associated ensembles had been entertaining people in the Carson City area for 36 seasons. Because we could not perform live, in person, we started producing a series of video episodes to showcase the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists. These episodes, called Project Euterpe ("you-TER-pee"), include excerpts from past concerts, some solo and small ensemble performances, and previews of things to come. We may include some master classes taught by our guest soloists.

You can view these videos through our new Symphony Association Video Page at We also have a link on the left side menu on this page.

We have set up a YouTube Channel where you can see information on all our episodes. The channel is at

Project Euterpe is named for the muse of music in Greek mythology. She and her eight sisters, the other muses, lived on Mt. Olympus and entertained their father Zeus and the other Olympian gods with their artistry. Symphony Conductor David Bugli said, "Euterpe was known by ancient poets as the 'Giver of delight,' and ancient Greek musicians would call on her aid in composing their lyric poetry and music. So, we are calling on her aid to help us communicate with our audience."

Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat Concert - Dec. 13, 2020
Posted on YouTube: 12/15/2020

Photograph of 'Joyful Noise - a Holiday Treat' performers

It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles! The Carson City Symphony Association presented the "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert on Sunday, December 13, 2020, in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center. The Symphony had wanted to present an entertaining, live holiday concert, as we have for the past 36 years, but there was a pandemic going on! Since we could not fill the stage with dozens of instrumental musicians, singers, and dancers this holiday season, we were excited to collaborate and bring the holiday spirit to the community in a different format, consistent with distancing protocols.

The "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert, featured John and Cherie Shipley with their Joyful Noise Chorus and Band. John and Cherie have been performing "Joyful Noise" concerts each December since 2002. The concert was designed to be presented as a live-streamed event without an in-person audience.

View the the event as it was recorded. Here is the link:

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  • Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center with guest conductor and violinist Gabriel Giro.
  • Sun., Dec. 13, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Joyful Noise - Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
    Special live & live-streamed event
  • ...further information on 2021 events are pending...


  • 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.
  • Sun., June 14, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert Pops Party Concert at the Capital Amphitheater.
  • Sat., July 4, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Genoa Americana Celebration.

Carson City Symphony Association Incorporated

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.

For Association membership information, click here.

For feedback that we have received on Carson City Symphony concerts, click here: reviews.

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.

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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, and private donations.
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