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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 2015 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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Carson City Symphony Launches
New Scholarship for Music Education

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Media Release - Sept. 1, 2016: The Carson City Symphony Association is launching an instrumental music scholarship for Carson City students age 5 to 17. The annual scholarship was established by a generous gift from Jennifer and John Webley in memory of Rosemary Nebesky, former board member and friend of the Carson City Symphony Association.

The award of $250 to $1,000 is to further the student's music education. It can be used, for example, for lessons, workshop, summer camp, master class, etc. Funds will be paid to the teacher or program, not to the individual applicant.

Application form can by downloaded from the Symphony website (click here), CCSymphony.com, and may be available from school music teachers. Completed applications and supporting documents will be accepted by the Symphony at P.O. Box 2001, Carson City, NV 89702-2001, and must be received by Tuesday, November 1, 2016.



Carson City Symphony to Begin Rehearsals
For Thirty-third Season

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Media Release - August 27, 2016: Attention musicians! The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2016-17 concert season on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m., at the Carson High School band room, 1111 N. Saliman Road in Carson City.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current openings are for strings. Musicians who are interested in joining should contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The 2016-17 season includes six concerts, all featuring guest soloists or groups. The opening concert, with guest piano soloist Maria Fomina, will be on Sunday, October 16, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, with a preview beginning at 3:15 p.m. Additional concerts will be on December 11, 2016, (Holiday Treat); February 26 and April 23, 2017, at the Carson City Community Center; a Sunday in June 2017 (Pops Party at the Governor's Mansion); and July 4, 2017, in Genoa. For more information, see the Symphony web site: CCSymphony.com.

The Symphony's choral groups, Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus, begin rehearsals on September 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Carson High choral room. Choristers who are interested in auditioning for the Carson Chamber Singers or joining the Carson City Symphony Chorus should contact Director Michael Langham at ccsingersdirector@gmail.com or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.



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Pianist Maria Fomina Performs with Symphony
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

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The Carson City Symphony kicks off its Thirty-third Season on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, with guest pianist Maria Fomina at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. She will be performing Beethoven's First Piano Concerto.

Maria Fomina was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. She started studying piano at age 5 and made her debut with a symphony orchestra at age 8. She studied at Moscow Music College, UCLA, and the Manhattan School of Music, where she was granted a full scholarship and earned a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance (2001). Her teachers included such distinguished musicians as Vitaly Margulis and Solomon Mikowsky. She has performed in solo recitals in the USA, Russia, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Japan and Turkey. She has also appeared as a soloist with Moscow Symphony, Tenerife Symphony, Southwest Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and other orchestras. She has an extensive repertoire, which includes Mozart (Concerto No. 27), Beethoven (Concerto No. 1), Rachmaninoff (Concerto No. 2, Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini), Prokofiev (Concerto No. 3), and much more. Maria is a winner of several international competitions, including the California International Young Artists Competition and Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition. In addition to her active performance schedule, Maria has had extensive academic and private teaching experience. She has been a teaching assistant of Professor Solomon Mikowsky, and an instructor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory while she was a post-graduate student.

(Note: This concert was originally scheduled for Oct. 23, 2016.)



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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. (Note: This concert was originally scheduled for Oct. 23, 2016.)
  • 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.

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 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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