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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 City Symphony Chorus to Begin
Rehearsals for July 4th Concert in Genoa
Media Release - June 11, 2018: Attention singers! The Carson City Symphony
Chorus will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, June 12, for the July 4th concert with the
Carson City Symphony in Genoa, NV, at the Genoa Americana Celebration. Rehearsals
are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 314 N. Division Street, Carson City.
The Carson City Symphony Chorus welcomes singers, high-school age and above, without
audition and without fees. Director Michael Langham said, "All singers are encouraged
to participate. We are especially looking for men, and also for women who sing low,
into the tenor range." To join the group or find out more information, contact the
director at email@example.com or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
The July 4th program will open with a beautiful a capella arrangement of the "Star Spangled
Banner," and includes "America the Beautiful," and "For the Fallen." The chorus will
join the orchestra in "God Bless America," "Armed Forces Salute," and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Carson City Symphony Chorus is an expansion of the Carson Chamber Singers, which was
founded in 1985 as the select choral group of the Carson City Symphony, and has been
conducted by Michael Langham since 2012. It is supported in part by public funds
through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts,
and by private donations.
For more information about the performing groups and concert schedules, see the
Photo above: Carson City Symphony Chorus preparing to sing in the Pops Party
Concert on June 10, 2018, at the Capital Amphitheater.
CC Symphony to Appear in Genoa Americana Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
The Carson City Symphony and Carson City Symphony Chorus will appear on the the Genoa
Americana Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Mormon Station State Park at 4:30 p.m. (time
is tentatively scheduled). The Symphony has
appeared on this annual Fourth-of-July event in Genoa since 2014. Joining the Symphony is
talented singer, Cherie Shipley.
Four other ensembles will be performing earlier in the day. There will also be a
children's parade and other activities geared to children and families. For further information on
the Genoa Americana Celebration, see its new website at July4Genoa.org.
Click HERE to view the event poster.
CC Symphony Assoc. Annual Meeting
Sunday, July 8, 2018
The Carson City Symphony Association is presenting its Annual Membership Meeting and End
of the Fiscal Year Party on Sunday, July 8, 2018,
at 6:30 p.m. at a private home.
The meeting is open to Association members; musicians from the Symphony,
Chamber Singers & Symphony Chorus, Consort Canzona, Strings in the Schools,
Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir,
and Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR); volunteers; and guests.
Main dish and beverages will be provided. Please bring a side dish, salad, or
dessert to share.
Call 775-883-4154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and directions.
Strings in the Summer 2018
July 26 to August 16, 2018
Strings in the Summer presents two tracks this summer.
The first track is "Introduction to Fiddle and Folk Music." It will meet on Thursdays
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16. This is designed
primarily for younger students, and for violinsts, violists, and cellists of any age who
have limited experience. Participants must be able to play a one-octave D scale and
read notes within the staff.
The second track is "String Ensemble." It will meet on Thursdays
from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16. This is designed
for advanced beginner to intermediate players of all ages. It will involve fun
tunes for orchestra in arrangements for violin, viola, cello, and bass.
All classes are held at St. Paul's Lutheran Family Church, 1201 N. Saliman Road,
Carson City. There will be a concert featuring participants on Friday, August 17, at the Carson Mall
at noon. For more information, contact Sue Jesch, Education Director for Carson
City Symphony Assoc., at 775-450-5584.
Strings in the Summer is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from
the Nevada Arts Council, Partnership Carson City, and by private donations.
Pictured above: Strings in the Summer in performance in 2016.
Nerds of Paradise Recital in Reno
Saturday, August 11, 2018
The Nerds of Paradise, a string quartet composed of players from the Carson City Symphony,
will be performing a house recital at a private home in Reno on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
The event is a benefit for the Carson City School District orchestra program. Dr. Brian Fox,
first violinist with the Nerds of Paradise and Concertmaster of the Carson City Symphony, is
in charge of the orchestra program in Carson High School and the two middle schools in Carson
City. Cost is $25.
Details, as of June 8th, are still pending. For more details, call 775-883-4154.
Strings in the Summer Concert
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
The Strings in the Summer program will present an end-of-session concert at
Carson Mall on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at noon. This free event comes at the end
of the four-week Strings in the Summer program sponsored by the Carson City Symphony
For more details, call 775-883-4154.
|June 2018 Newsletter online|
|You can see our June 2018 Newsletter online. Just click on the image at right.
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)
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
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
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
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 6/14/2018