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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.
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
The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the
Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.
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Carson Chamber Singers Perform Trio of Concerts
Friday, April 6, 2018, in Carson City
Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Virginia City
Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Reno
The Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Michael Langham, will present a
trio of concerts - "Hymns, Psalms, and Spirituals" in April. They will perform on Friday,
April 6, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 314 N. Division St. in Carson City;
on Saturday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Mary's in the Mountain Catholic Church, 111 S. E St. in Virginia City; and
Sunday, April 8, at 5:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 200 Island Ave. in Reno.
General admission is $10; children 18 and under are free. Tickets will be available at
CCSymphony.com, at the Nevada Day Office (716 N. Carson St.), or at the door. These concerts
are presented in cooperation with the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for
Consort Canzona to Perform Pair of Concerts
Friday, April 20, 2018 (tentative)
Friday, April 27, 2018 (tentative)
Consort Canzona, under the direction of Lori Mills, plans to present a pair of concert
in April in Carson City and Reno. The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Dates and
locations need to be confirmed as of Dec. 7.
For further information, call the Carson City Symphony Assoc. at 775-883-4154.
Symphony Youth Strings Concert
Music is for Life Goes to the Movies
Thursday, April 26, 2016
The Symphony Youth Strings will be presenting a concert, "Music is for Life Goes to the Movies,"
on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at
Carson City Community Center at 6:30 p.m. They will be joined by the Not Quite Ready for
Carnegie Hall musicians.
Details about the concert are still pending as of 1/8/2018.
CC Symphony Features Pianist Alexander Tutunov
Sunday, April 29, 2018
The Carson City Symphony presents a concert featuring pianist Alexander Tutunov on
Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Tutunov
will be performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3. He has previously appeared in
performances with the Carson City Symphony in 2001, 2002, and 2008.
Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of
the former Soviet Union. First Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition
and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition, Tutunov's playing was described
by Soviet Culture, Moscow, as "exhilarating and inspired, and which demonstrated a
Dr. Tutunov maintains a busy performing schedule in Europe, China, Mexico, and the
United States as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and on radio and television.
Dr. Tutunov is also in demand as an adjudicator for piano competitions.
Alexander Tutunov now lives in Ashland, where he is Professor of Piano and Artist
in Residence at Southern Oregon University. A successful piano pedagogue, he continues
to prepare award-winning students. Dr. Tutunov is Artist in Residence at the
University of Alaska Southeast, Artistic director of the SOU International Piano
Institute, and was recently named the Director of the Chinese-American International
Piano Institute in Chengdu, China.
The concert will also include Gioacchino Rossini's Semiraminde Overture,
two movements from Elana Roussanova Lucas' Tatarian Dances, and Antonio Vivaldi's
Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8. The double concerto will feature
Carson City Symphony musicians Brian Fox and Eric Stern on the solo violins. Dr. Fox is
the Concertmaster of the Symphony and teaches strings in Carson High School and the two
middle schools. Mr. Stern is currently serving as the principal of the viola section.
Both are members of Nerds of Paradise, the string quartet that provided lobby entertainment
at the February 25th concert. The Nerds of Paradise will be presenting a house recital at
the Bliss Mansion on June 2nd.
Tickets will be $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students,
and Symphony Association members; and free age 18 and under. Tickets will be available in
advance at the Nevada Day Store, 716 N. Carson Street; online at CCSymphony.com; and at the door.
|February 2018 Newsletter online|
|You can see our February 2018 Newsletter online. Just click on the image at right.
STRAZZ to play for "Mockingbird" Preview
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
STRAZZ will be playing on stage from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018, at the Brewery Arts Center
Performance Hall prior to the showing of the movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird." The movie
is being presented by the Carson City Classic Cinema Club. Details about the concert
are pending as of 11/30/2017.
Nerds of Paradise Present House Recital
Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Nerds of Paradise, a string quartet composed of members of the Carson City Symphony,
will be presenting a house recital on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful
and historic Bliss Mansion
in Carson City. The Bliss Mansion is located at 608 Elizabeth St., Carson City, NV.
General admission tickets will be available for $25, and tickets will be
$20 for Carson City Symphony Association members. Wine and desserts will be provided. Seating
is limited to 35 guests, so reserve or get your tickets early.
The Nerds of Paradise specialize in string quartet arrangements of popular songs, but also
play standard repertoire. The versatile members
of the quartet are Dr. Brian Fox, concertmaster of the Carson City Symphony, on violin; Kat MacMartin,
principal of the Symphony's second violin section, on violin; Eric Stern, principal violist with the Symphony,
on viola; and Evan Stern, bassist with the Symphony, on cello.
For further information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Thirty-fourth Season at a Glance
Some 2017-2018 season concert dates
- Sun., Oct. 22, 2017 - with violinist Carla Trynchuk 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.
- Sun., Feb. 25, 2018 - with cellist Stephen Framil at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., April 29, 2018 - with pianist Alexander Tutunov at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- 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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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
and just mail it in with your check.
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work? Just download a membership form in PFD format from our
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.
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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
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.
Conductor David Bugli
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.
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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.,
Carson City. Map
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.
This page last updated 3/8/2018