Carson City Symphony, Carson City, Nevada


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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Strings in the Schools Spring Concert
Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Strings in the Schools presents its Spring Concert on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater. The concert will feature beginning violins, the violin ensemble, and STRAZZ.

Admission is free. For more information, see or call (775) 883-4154.

Carson City Symphony Features Harp & Flute
Sunday, April 26, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, presents a concert on Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert includes Mozart's Concerto in C for Flute and Harp, K.299, featuring Sally Turk on flute and Michael Langham on harp. Also on the program is Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture," Mozart's "Te Deum" (with the Symphony Chorus), and Grieg "Lyric Suite."

Pre-show entertainment will be presented in the lobby starting at 3:00 p.m.

The audience is also invited to a free concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions about the composers and music being performed and history of the solo instruments.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 16 and under. Tickets will be on sale at a downtown Carson City location, online at, and at the door. For more information, see or call (775) 883-4154.

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Strings in the Schools Harmonica Workshop & Concert
Saturday, May 9, 2015

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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 3:00 p.m.

For more information, see or call (775) 883-4154.

Consort Canzona Presents Pair of "Madrigals and Dances" Concerts
Friday, May 15, and Sunday, May 17, 2015

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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.

Thirty-first Annual Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 14, 2015

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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

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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

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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 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
  • 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.

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 rehearsals are on Wednesday nights, 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 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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