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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.

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Carson City Symphony Association Announces
Third Annual Scholarship for Music Education

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Media Release - Oct. 12, 2018:
Contact Elinor Bugli (775-883-4154), ehbugli@aol.com

The Carson City Symphony Association announces the third 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. Funds will be paid to the teacher or program, not to the individual applicant.

Application form can by downloaded from the Symphony website, CCSymphony.com, 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 received by Tuesday, November 20.

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

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October 2018 Newsletter online
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Symphony Begins Its 35th Season with a Harmonica Gala
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

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The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 35th season on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., with a Harmonica Gala concert at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert features guest harmonica soloists Jiayi He and Tom Stryker.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St., online at CCSymphony.com (see "BUY NOW" button below), or at the door. Season tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The program includes music by Verdi, Smetana, Arthur Benjamin, John Barnes Chance, and others. Pre-show entertainment by the Aria 51 trio begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby, a Meet-the-Soloists concert preview begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room, and a dinner reception follows the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with the soloists about the concert, composers, and music. For reception information and reservations, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 by Wed., October 17.

Originally from China and now residing in New York, Jiayi He has received numerous awards in international competitions, and has soloed with orchestras in the US and China, and recorded for movies, radio stations, and CDs. Tom Stryker has performed throughout the world with harmonica ensembles, orchestras, and jazz bands, and is past president of SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica.

The concert is part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days, an annual global event affirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship, and shared humanity, inspired by the life and work of journalist and musician Daniel Pearl. It also celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America.

Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The 2018-19 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Photo: Jazz harmonica player Tom Stryker and classical harmonica virtuoso Jiayi He will perform with the Symphony on October 21.

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Carson Chamber Singers present Choral Masterworks
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Carson City
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Virginia City

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Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, will present its 2018 Fall Concerts on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra, 3680 US Highway 395 South in Carson City and on Saturday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's in the Mountains, 111 S. E Street in Virginia City.

The program, Choral Masterworks, includes music by Pachelbel, Handel, William Billings, and Randall Thompson. The centerpiece of the concert will be the exquisite Mass in C Major, D. 452, by Franz Schubert, with chamber orchestra and soloists Jana Whitson, Laura Antinoro, Jenice Provost, Laura Hale, and Jonathan Rabben. Highlights of the program are Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré, which features harp accompaniment, and "Make our Garden Grow," from Candide, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein.

General admission tickets are $10, available online at CCSymphony.com (see "BUY NOW" button, below); at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St., Carson City; and at the door. Youth ages 18 and under are admitted free.

Founded in 1985 as a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, the Carson Chamber Singers have been conducted by Michael Langham since 2012. They have sung at several venues in Northern Nevada and in California as far as Sacramento, and sang for the 99th National American Legion Convention in Reno.

The Carson Chamber Singers and the Symphony Chorus, a larger group open to all singers high-school age and above who want to sing with an orchestra, rehearse on Tuesday evenings at the Carson High School Choral Room. For information about joining the choral groups, call the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154 or see CCSymphony.com/ccsingers.htm.

Concerts are 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.

Photo: Carson Chamber Singers to perform Choral Masterworks in Carson City and Virginia City.

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Symphony Youth Strings Fall Concert
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

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The Carson City Symphony's Youth Strings will present its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. Symphony Youth Strings (formerly Strings in the Schools), Carson City Symphony's comprehensive program of string instruction, inspired by the teachings of Kato Havas, creator and author of The New Approach to Violin Playing, provides free beginning violin lessons for students grades 2-5 and ensemble/orchestra experience for all interested string students in the Carson City School District. Tuition and books are subsidized by the Carson City Symphony Association. The instruction is guided by Sue Jesch, Carson City Symphony's Education Director and former Concertmaster, who is assisted by Laura Gibson, Carson City Symphony Associate Concertmaster, and Lou Groffman, principal cellist of the Symphony.

This is a free concert. Further details will be posted on this website.



Carson City Symphony's 35th Annual Holiday Treat
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

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It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles! The Carson City Symphony presents the 35th annual Holiday Treat concert on Sunday, December 9, 2018, 4:00 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street.

Treat your whole family: tickets are $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.

The Symphony will be joined on the program by the Carson City Symphony Chorus and the Victorian Dancers. Pre-concert entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby.

The Victorian Dancers, choreographed by Tiffany Alm and directed by Sonja Radig, will whirl and swirl to the sound of Johann Strauss Sr.'s "Radetzky March" and Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Roses from the South" Waltz. Performers and audience will join together for the traditional Holiday Treat finale, A Christmas Singalong.

This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and by private donations.

Further details will be posted on this website.

Photo: Victorian Dancers will perform at Holiday Treat concert December 9.



Symphony Youth Strings Spring Concert
Thursday, April 25, 2019

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The Carson City Symphony's Youth Strings will present its spring concert on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. Symphony Youth Strings (formerly Strings in the Schools), Carson City Symphony's comprehensive program of string instruction, inspired by the teachings of Kato Havas, creator and author of The New Approach to Violin Playing, provides free beginning violin lessons for students grades 2-5 and ensemble/orchestra experience for all interested string students in the Carson City School District. Tuition and books are subsidized by the Carson City Symphony Association. The instruction is guided by Sue Jesch, Carson City Symphony's Education Director and former Concertmaster, who is assisted by Laura Gibson, Carson City Symphony Associate Concertmaster, and Lou Groffman, principal cellist of the Symphony.

This is a free concert. Further details will be posted on this website.



INFO ON 35TH SEASON COMING SOON


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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.

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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 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 was also an 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 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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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; Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Carson City Cultural Commission, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; and private donations.
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