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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.
Carson City Symphony Home Page
Joyful Noise Performs for Carson Valley
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, the newest affiliate of the Carson City
Symphony Association, will be performing on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage
Park in Gardnerville (1447 Courthouse Alley) as part of the Carson Valley
Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir is under the direction of the group's founder,
The event is free.
Consort Canzona Presents Program
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Consort Canzona early music ensemble presents a concert at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran
Church on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at
3680 US Highway 395 South in Carson City. Admission to the
concert is free, donations welcome.
Consort Canzona will perform Michael Praetorius' "In Dulci Jubilo," John Rutter's arrangement
of the German Christmas carol "Personent Hodie," and other works. The group is conducted by Lora Mills.
Joyful Noise Performs for Downtown Business
Association Wine Walk
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir will be performing on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017,
from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Nevada Artists Association Gallery in the Brewery Arts
Center Building (449 West King St.) for the Downtown Business Association's Wine Walk,
which runs from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Children's Choir is under the direction of the group's founder,
All are welcome to hear Joyful Noise sing, even if they are not Wine Walkers. The event is free
and is presented in conjunction with the Carson City Art & Culture Coalition.
For information on the Wine Walks, which are held on the first Saturday of each month,
go to www.downtowncarson.org/this-months-wine-walk-stops.
Symphony Youth Strings present
"Around the World in Music"
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
The Symphony Youth Strings (formerly called Strings in the Schools)
present "Around the World in Music" on Tuesday, Dec. 5,
2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carson City Community Center. The concert is free.
Symphony Youth Strings is an educational program
of the Carson City Symphony Association,
was founded in 2005. It is supported in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council
and the National Endowment for the Arts; and by private donations. For more
information, call director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.
Not Ready For Carnegie Hall Players
Perform at Carson City Senior Center
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
The Not Ready For Carnegie Hall Players, our adult intermediate ensemble,
presents a free concert on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Carson City
The event is free and open to the public. There is a charge if you wish to have
lunch at the Senior Center.
34th Annual Holiday Treat Concert
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in
many styles! The Carson City Symphony presents the 34th annual Holiday Treat
concert on Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the
Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street.
The Symphony will be joined on the program by the Carson City Symphony Chorus and
the Victorian Dancers. Pre-concert entertainment by STRAZZ begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby.
The Holiday Treat program will include two selections for chorus and orchestra by
American composers: Rejoice! - Christmas Songs by Gwyneth Walker and A Christmas Garland
by Conrad Susa. The chorus will also join the orchestra and audience in the traditional
A Christmas Singalong, a medley of carols arranged by symphony conductor David Bugli.
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
Treat your whole family: tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors,
students, and Symphony Association members; and free for children age 16 and under.
Tickets are available in advance at Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson Street;
online at CCSymphony.com (see "BUY NOW" button below); by mail; and at the door.
For more information about the performing groups and concert schedules, see the website CCSymphony.com.
Click to purchase tickets.
Carson City Symphony Association and Carson Mall present
Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
String players of all ages and levels are invited to join the tenth annual Christmas
Carol Playalong on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. inside Carson Mall,
1313 S. Carson Street, Carson City. This free event is hosted by Carson City Symphony
Association and Carson Mall.
Violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp players of all ages and experience levels are
welcome to come and play. Bring your music stand and contact Sue Jesch at
775-450-5584 or firstname.lastname@example.org for sheet music and information. Everyone else,
come and listen or sing along.
Carson City Symphony Association events are supported by the Nevada Arts Council
and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.
Attached Photo: String instrument players of all ages at a previous Christmas
Carol Playalong at Carson Mall.
Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players
Adult Intermediate String Ensemble Seeks Members
Media release: October 18, 2017: Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR), a
program of the Carson City Symphony
Association for adults who recently began to play - or returned to playing - string
instruments, is looking for additional people who want a chance to play with a friendly,
noncompetitive, welcoming ensemble.
NQR meets weekly, September to June, on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive, under the direction of Symphony Education
Director Sue Jesch and Associate Concertmaster Laura Gibson. Participants, ranging in
age from mid-thirties to over eighty, develop skills in ensemble music playing and
Laura Gibson, a coach for the group, said, "Some of our players have 'graduated'
from NQR and now play with local community orchestras. This leaves openings for more
violin, viola, cello, and bass players. NQR is a drop-in activity with no auditions
and no fees, although donations are welcome. We even provide the sheet music!"
For more information about joining NQR, contact Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584 or
email@example.com. This free program is funded in part by a grant from the
Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.
Photo: Members of the Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players at Christmas
Carol Playalong last year at Carson Mall.
|October 2017 Newsletter online|
|You can see our October 2017 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 11/20/2017