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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 2015
from Community Foundation of Western Nevada
The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the
Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.
Carson City Symphony Home Page
Strings in the Summer Program
June and July, 2016, in Carson City
Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Summer, directed by Sue Jesch, gets underway
with weekly sessions beginning in June. The program is open to all and includes
classes at two levels of music experience. Tuition is free, donations welcome.
Introduction to Fiddle and Folk Music is primarily for younger students, and for
violinists, 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. Sessions
will be held on Mondays, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, and July 25, from 10:00
to 11:00 a.m. at the Studio of Sue Jesch, 357 Fairview Drive, across from Lowe's,
above Dog-Eared Books.
String Ensemble is for advanced beginner to intermediate violin, viola, cello,
and bass players of all ages who want to play fun tunes arranged for string orchestra.
Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, and July 20,
from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Family Church, 1201 N. Saliman Road.
All participants in Strings in the Summer will be invited to perform in a public
concert, time and place to be determined, at the end of July.
Strings in the Summer is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from
the Nevada Arts Council, Partnership Carson City, Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Soroptimist
International of Carson City, and by private donations. For more information, see
CCSymphony.com or call Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.
Photos: Sue Jesch leads Strings in the Summer participants of all
ages in performance last July at Sierra Place.
32nd Annual Pops Party Concert
at the Governor's Mansion
Sunday, June 12, 2016
The beautiful back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City
Symphony's thirty-second annual Pops Party Concert on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.
The program features the Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, and guest
singer Jakki Ford. Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment by Triple Treble flute
trio begins at 2:00 p.m.
The concert will open with an a capella version of The Star Spangled Banner sung by
the Carson City Symphony Chorus, directed by Michael Langham. The Symphony, directed
by David Bugli, will play marches by John Philip Sousa, Hoe-down from Copland's Rodeo,
music from Lord of the Dance, and more. The Carson City Symphony Chorus will sing music
from Broadway shows and songs by Billy Joel.
Jakki Ford, in her third appearance at Pops Party concerts, will sing arrangements by
David Bugli of The Lady is a Tramp with orchestra, and the bossa nova The Waters of
March with orchestra and chorus.
Seating is on the lawn; the audience is welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs
(some chairs will be provided) and food. Snacks, beverages, and raffle tickets will
be on sale before and during the concert. Proceeds from sales benefit the Carson City
Symphony Association's artistic and educational programs and Carson High School's
instrumental music programs.
This free concert is supported, in part, with public funding through the Nevada Arts
Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For rain location, call the Symphony
at 775-883-4154 or check the web site: CCSymphony.com.
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Carson City Symphony performs in Genoa
Monday, July 4, 2016
The Carson City Symphony performs at the Genoa Americana Celebration in Mormon
Station State Park, Genoa, NV. Festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the
Symphony concert will perform at 4:30 p.m. Smaller ensembles (Ricochet, Sierra Silver Strings,
Sierra Sweethearts, Southwest Pilgrimage, and Richard Elloyan & Steve Wade) will perform earlier in
This is a free event.
STRAZZ Performs for World Dance Open Floor
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
STRAZZ will perform for the World Dance Open Floor event on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016,
at Comma Coffee in Carson City. The event is during the 2016 Jazz & Beyond Carson City
The event is free. Donations benefit the Strings in the Schools program.
Some Upcoming and Recent Events
Some 2015-2016 season concert dates
- 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.
- Sun., Feb. 28, 2016 - with jazz singer Madeline Eastman at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., April 24, 2016 - with tenor Albert Lee at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., June 12, 2016 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony
Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
- Mon., July 4, 2016 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa as part
of the Genoa Americana Festival, 4:00 p.m.
Some 2016-2017 season concert dates
- Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 - with pianist Maria Formina 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
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 is also 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 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.
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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 5/28/2016