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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.

Our Mission Statement (2019)

The mission of Carson City Symphony Association is to
(1) enhance the quality of life in northern Nevada by providing creative, educational, and social opportunities for amateur and volunteer professional instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages;
(2) educate and entertain a broad and diverse audience, including residents, visitors, and tourists;
(3) enhance music education for the K-12 student population and adults; and
(4) expand our reputation for adventurous programming by playing music by contemporary composers and featuring non-traditional solo instruments.


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.


Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR)
performs at Carson Mall
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

Photograph of Laura Gibson, conductor/leader.

The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR) will perform holiday and other music on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at noon at Carson Mall. You are encouraged to come by, listen to the ensemble, and support the shops in the mall during the holiday shopping season.

The "Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players" is the creation of Carson City Symphony Education Director and former Concertmaster Sue Jesch. Each week, a group of adult musicians, some of them beginners, get together to play music at the Carson City Senior Center. The group meets Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. The group is lead by Assistant Concert Master Laura Gibson.

The primary purpose of this is to give adult musicians who may not be ready for a regular adult orchestra, such as the Carson City Symphony, an opportunity to play and enjoy easy music. Several of the players have progressed enough to join the Carson City Symphony. The group has performed at assisted living events and many of the members participate in the annual Christmas Carol Play-along for Strings each December in Carson Mall. This year the Carol Play-along is on Dec. 17. NQR will also be performing at the Carson City Senior Center on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 11:00 a.m.

Pictured: Laura Gibson, NQR conductor/leader.



Carson City Symphony's Youth Strings and
Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir present "LatinXpressions III"
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

Photograph of Symphony Youth Strings in concert Dec. 2019.

Symphony Youth Strings and Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, after-school educational programs of the Carson City Symphony Association, present "LatinXpressions III" on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Admission is free. Masks are required for audience and performers

String players from Carson City and surrounding areas, including public-, private-, and home-schooled students, grades 3 to 12, will perform music in Mexican, Brazilian, and Argentinian styles. Singers ages 4 to 12 will join them in two songs and sing three that feature percussion instruments, rhythm sticks, castanets, and claves.

The concert was programmed by Carson City Symphony Association's Education Director Sue Jesch and is conducted by Associate Concertmaster/Youth String Instructor Laura Gibson. It features about 50 students playing string instruments, including beginning violinists in their first performance and three ensembles: Allegro, level one; Vivace, intermediate; and STRAZZ, advanced. Michelle Powers is Director of the Joyful Noise Children's Choir.

Carson City Symphony Association's programs are supported in part by grants from the Carson City Cultural Commission, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donations. For more information, call director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.

Photo: Symphony Youth Strings in concert Dec. 2019.



Annual Holiday Treat Concert to Return
Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021

Victorian Dancers who performed Dec. 2019

It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles!

Mark your calendars. The 38th Annual Holiday Treat Concert will return this year on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street. The Carson City Symphony under the direction of David Bugli, will be joined by the Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Richard "Ricky" Hutton, the Victorian Dancers, under the direction of Tiffany Alm, and the Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, directed by Michelle Powers. Consort Canzona, an early music ensemble, will perform at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby.

Treat your whole family: tickets are $18 general admission; $15 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free age 18 and under. Tickets are available in advance online at CCSymphony.com; and at the door. Audience members will be required to wear masks inside the theater.

The combined symphony and chorus will open the concert with Leroy Anderson's familiar A Christmas Festival. The Carson Chamber Singers will perform the beautiful a cappella Salvation is Created by Pavel Chesnokov and will be joined by orchestra musicians in Elaine Hagenberg's arrangement of Wexford Carol and David Hamilton's setting of Sing Noel.

The Carson City Symphony, conducted by Music Director-Conductor David Bugli, will perform several works, including selections from The Nutcracker, Victor Herbert's March of the Toys, and Brian Balmages' Fantasia on We Three Kings.

The Victorian Dancers, choreographed and directed by Tiffany Alm, will whirl and swirl to the sound of Johann Strauss Jr.'s Roses de Noel waltzes and Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride.

Blood donors may receive a complimentary ticket to the concert. Donate at Vitalent's Carson City Donor Center through Saturday, December 14. Call 775-887-9111 for Donor Center hours.

This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Photo: Victorian Dancers who performed, Dec. 2019.

Holiday Treat Concert Dec. 12

Holiday Treat Concert, Dec. 12

General Admission: $18.00
Seniors, Students & Assoc. members: $15.00
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Silver Strings perform Holiday Music at Carson Mall
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

Photograph of Teri and Ellie

The Silver Strings will be performing for your holiday entertainment at the Carson Mall on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. You are encouraged to come by, listen to the ensemble, and support the shops in the mall during the holiday shopping season.

The Silver Strings provide elegant musical entertainment for weddings, receptions, and special events in northern Nevada and nearby California. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles, from classics to pops, to enhance any occasion. They also perform in concert. They can provide entertainment for: Professional meetings, Holiday parties, Wedding ceremonies, Backyard barbeques, Corporate functions, Concerts, Receptions, and Grand openings. Classical, traditional, ethnic, folk, fiddle Special arrangements available - If they don't have it, they'll find it or arrange it. The group's website is http://silverstringsnv.com

Pictured: violist Teri Hawley and violinist Ellie Bugli, members of the Silver Strings.



Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR)
performs at Carson City Senior Center
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

Photograph of Carson City Senior Center.

The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR) will perform holiday and other music on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. You are wellcome to come by and listen to the ensemble.

The "Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players" is the creation of Carson City Symphony Education Director and former Concertmaster Sue Jesch. Each week, a group of adult musicians, some of them beginners, get together to play music at the Carson City Senior Center. The group meets Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. The group is lead by Assistant Concert Master Laura Gibson.

The primary purpose of this is to give adult musicians who may not be ready for a regular adult orchestra, such as the Carson City Symphony, an opportunity to play and enjoy easy music. Several of the players have progressed enough to join the Carson City Symphony. The group has performed at assisted living events and many of the members participate in the annual Christmas Carol Play-along for Strings each December in Carson Mall. This year the Carol Play-along is on Dec. 17.

Pictured: Carson City Senior Center, seen from Beverly Drive.



Annual Christmas Carol Play-along for Strings
at Carson Mall
Friday, Dec. 17, 2021

Photograph of young and old at 2016 Playalong

The Carol Play-along is back, and we all missed it in 2020 due to COVID!

String players of all ages and levels are invited to join the 13th annual Christmas Carol Play-along on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. inside Carson Mall, 1313 S. Carson Street, Carson City. This free event is hosted by Carson City Symphony Association and Carson Mall.

Violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp players of all ages and experience levels are welcome to come and play. Bring your music stand and contact Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584 or sue@tahoefiddler.com in advance for sheet music and information. Everyone else, come and listen or sing along.

Carson City Symphony Association events are supported by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.

Attached Photo: String instrument players of all ages at a previous Christmas Carol Playalong at Carson Mall.



Carson City Symphony Association Announces
Sixth Annual Scholarship for Music Education

Photograph of Rosemary at 16 with cello

Media Release - Oct. 19, 2021 (revised 11/16/21): The Carson City Symphony Association announces the sixth annual instrumental music scholarship for Carson City students age 5 to 17. The 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. To qualify, a student must live in Carson City, attend school in Carson City, or study with a music teacher in Carson City. Lessons can be in person or remote. Funds will be paid to the teacher or program, not to the individual applicant.

The application form can be downloaded from the Symphony website (see below) 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 postmarked by Friday, November 19, 2021.

Click HERE to download application form.

For more information, contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Photo: Rosemary Nebesky at 16 with her cello.



Symphony Youth Strings Plan Two Concerts This Season
Posted: Aug. 31, 2021

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The Symphony Youth Strings program has confirmed two concert dates at the Carson City Community Center, according to Education Director Sue Jesch. The first is a LatinXpressions concert on Thursday, December 9, 2021. The second is called "Musical Oddities and Practical Jokes," and is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2022. Both concerts are at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public.

For more information, contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.



Summary of Fall 2021 Activities

Fall 2021 Concerts and Events

  • Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Carson High Orchestra/Band Room
    Cello Talk and Workshop with Priscilla Hawkins. Masks required. Free.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. at Carson City Community Center.
    Carson City School Orchestras Fall Concert. Masks required. Free.
  • Friday, Oct. 22, 7:45 to 9:10 a.m. and 9:20 to 11:00 a.m. at Carson High Orchestra/Band Room
    Two clinics for band students and flute players with Ellen Burr. Currently, outside visitors not permitted during school hours. That may change. Free.
  • Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., House Recital with Ellen Burr, flute, and Lorenzo Sanchez, piano.
    Tickets $25 including wine and dessert. Attendance limited. Vaccinations required. Masks required (except while eating/drinking). Details to be determined.
  • Sunday, Oct. 24, 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center
    Carson City Symphony. LatinXpressions II concert. Tickets $18/$15/free age 18 and under.
    Guest Soloist Ellen Burr, flute
    Meet-the-Soloist preview 3:15 p.m. in the Bob Crowell Board Room (former Sierra Room).
  • Saturday, Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno
    Carson Chamber Singers performs Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil.
    Tickets $15/$12/free age 18 and under.
  • Sunday, Nov. 7, 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary in the Mountains, Virginia City
    Carson Chamber Singers performs Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil.
    Tickets $15/$12/free age 18 and under.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. at Carson City Community Center.
    Carson City School Orchestras Holiday Concert. Masks required. Free.
  • Thursday, Dec. 9, noon, Event at Carson Mall.
    Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR) perform. Free.
  • Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m., LatinXpressions III concert at Carson City Community Center
    Symphony Youth Strings and Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir. Free.
  • Sunday, Dec. 12, 4:00 p.m., Holiday Treat Concert at Carson City Community Center
    Carson City Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers, Victorian Dancers, Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir.
    Tickets $18/$15/free age 18 and under.
  • Thursday, Dec. 16, 11:00 a.m, Event at Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive.
    Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR) perform. Free.
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 4:00 p.m., Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings at Carson Mall.
    Open to Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR) and all interested string players. Free.

Fall 2021 Rehearsals

  • Consort Canzona - Instrumental Group rehearses Mondays, 7:00 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Vaccinations required. Masks required when not playing.
  • Carson Chamber Singers rehearses Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. at the LDS Church, 411 N. Saliman Rd. Masks required.
  • Carson City Symphony rehearses Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. at the Carson High Orchestra/Band room, 1111 N. Saliman Rd., upstairs. Vaccinations required. Masks required (except wind players while playing).
  • NQR (adult intermediate string ensemble) rehearses Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. at the Carson City Senior Center, Joshua Tree Room. Masks required.
  • Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir rehearses Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church (upstairs), 412 W. Musser St. Masks required.
  • Victorian Dancers will start rehearsals soon (late Sept.) at Yaples Ballroom, 315 N. Carson St., day and time to be determined.
  • Beginning violins (2 classes) meet after school on Wednesdays at Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Dr., and on Fridays at Bordewich Bray Elementary School, 110 Thompson St. - Masks required.
  • Allegro (3:30-4:15 p.m.) and Vivace (4:15-5:00 p.m.) youth string ensembles meet on Thursdays at St. Paul Lutheran Family Church, 1201 N. Saliman Dr. Masks required.
  • STRAZZ advanced youth strings rehearses Thursdays, 6:15 p.m., at the Carson City Senior Center, Joshua Tree Room. Masks required.


INFORMATION ON 2021-2022 SEASON (38TH SEASON)

  • Sun., Oct. 24, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center with Ellen Burr, flute.
  • Sun., Dec. 12, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
  • Sun., Feb. 27, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center with cellist Stephen Framil.
  • Sun., April 24, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Andrew Sords, violin.
  • Sun., June 12, 2022 (proposed date) - Carson City Symphony Concert Pops Party Concert at the Capital Amphitheater.
  • Sat., July 4, 2022 - 4:30 p.m. - 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).

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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