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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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Strings in the Schools Perform "Spring Fever Concert"
Thursday, April 24, 2014

STRAZZ violinists Samantha Lowe, Ethan Lopes, Katie Matuska, Kacey Lopes, Kaitlyn McDonald, and Ojo Ventura 
  will perform in Spring Fever concert on April 24.

Carson City Symphony's after-school, tuition-free Strings in the Schools ensembles, conducted by Education Director Sue Jesch, will present a "Spring Fever" concert on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street. The concert will include a musical skit, "Aunt Rhodie's Diet." Admission is free.

The concert will feature performances by students from grade 2 through high school, including beginning violins and cellos, the intermediate String Ensemble, Pizzazz, and STRAZZ. The program includes familiar works and some surprises.

Strings in the Schools, now in its eighth year, is Carson City Symphony Association's tuition-free, after-school program for young string players. About 150 students currently participate. The program is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Nevada Arts Council and Partnership Carson City, and by private donations. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.

Pictured: STRAZZ violinists Samantha Lowe, Ethan Lopes, Katie Matuska, Kacey Lopes, Kaitlyn McDonald, and Ojo Ventura will perform in Spring Fever concert on April 24. They are pictured here at the Nevada 150 Cake Cutting Event on March 21, 2014.



Sagebrush Celebration House Recital
Friday, April 25, 2014

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Join us for an intimate, elegant evening of Conversation, Music, and Dessert. The event will be on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Jacks Valley, south of Carson City. The evening will begin with a talk by Composer Carson Cooman about his piece Sagebrush Celebration, commissioned by Carson City Symphony Association, which will premiere on Sunday.

Carson Cooman is an American composer with a catalog of hundreds of works in many forms - from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes. His music has been performed on all six inhabited continents in venues that range from Carnegie Hall to the basket of a hot air balloon.

A recital to introduce - or reacquaint - violinist Andrew Sords to music lovers in our area will follow the talk. Andrew Sords has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras and performed for notable recital series across four continents.

Tickets are $20 for Carson City Symphony Association members, $25 for non-members, and free for age 16 and under. Tickets are available at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at CCSymphony.com (see "Buy" button below), or by calling 775-883-4154 (to reserve tickets). Also, call that number for directions to the event.



CC Symphony Presents Commissioned Work and Andrew Sords
Sunday, April 27, 2014

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The Carson City Symphony presents "Sagebrush Celebration," a concert featuring guest violinist Andrew Sords playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. On the program, the Symphony will premiere Sagebrush Celebration, a commissioned work commemorating Carson City Symphony's 30th season by Cambridge, MA, composer Carson Cooman. Also on the program is Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, and David Bugli's Ruby Mountain Reflections, a work written for the Ruby Mountain Symphony in Elko in 2012.

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This is an Official Event of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration. Lobby entertainment by Acoustic Solution begins at 3:00 p.m. and a concert preview begins at 3:15 p.m. Tickets are available online (see button below) and at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the performance. For information, call 775-883-4154.

There will be a reception/dinner after the concert at Garibaldi's. Contact Ellie at 775-883-4154 for details.



Strings in the Schools Perform at Carson Plaza Senior Residence
Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Strings in the Schools perform their "Aunt Rhodie's Diet" musical skit on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Carson Plaza Senior Residence, 2120 E. Long St., Carson City. Admission is free.



Consort Canzona to Perform "Música Ibérica" Concert
Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Consort Canzona will perform "Música Ibérica," a concert of early music of Spain and Portugal on Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra Church, Carson City, and Saturday, May 10, 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary in the Mountains Church, Virginia City. (The group will also perform the mass, offertory and communion anthems at the 4:00 p.m. mass.) Admission to both concerts is free, but donations are welcome.

This year, they became an official performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association. Consort Canzona was founded by Sharon Kientz in 2009 soon after she had received two boxes of early music from a friend in Hanford, Calif. A lover of early music, Ms. Kientz directed Consort Canzona until this year, plays recorder and harpsichord, and has sung with Carson Chamber Singers. She owns two harpsichords, one of which is played in Consort Canzona performances.

The group began as an instrumental ensemble, performing annually for the Carson City Music Club at the Brewery Arts Center and at other venues. In 2011, Consort Canzona added vocalists, and Ms. Kientz said, "the total experience was miraculous - how beautifully it went together."

Consort Canzona has performed at the Nevada State Museum and other venues and homes in Carson City and Carson Valley. In December they presented "A 17th Century Christmas" under the direction of Gary Schwartz, featuring music chosen by Ms. Kientz.



Strings in the Schools Present "Ukulele Festival" Workshop and Concert
Sat., May 17, 2014

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Strings in the Schools, under Educations Director Sue Jesch, will present a "Ukulele Festival" workshop and concert on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

The workshop begins at 10:00 a.m., and the public concert 3:00 p.m. The workshop and concert will take place at Empire Elementary School. Admission free.



Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Sunday, June 8, 2014, 4:00 p.m., Governor's Mansion (outdoors) - "Pops Party" Concert. Carson City Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers, Youth Strings, and guest vocalists Sherre Carnes (pictured) and Cindee LeVal.

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Admission free.



Carson City Symphony Plays for Genoa Americana Celebration in Genoa
With Guest McAvoy Layne, Portraying Mark Twain
Friday, July 4, 2014

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On Friday, July 4, 2014, the Carson City Symphony will perform with guest performer McAvoy Layne, portraying Mark Twain, at 4:30 p.m. at Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV, as part of the Genoa Americana Celebration. Parade, festivities, bands, and workshops begin 10:00 a.m.

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This one-day musical event will celebrate our nation's birthday. The year 2014 is also the sesquicentennial (150th birthday) for the state of Nevada! This celebration will include live musical performances (Bluegrass, String Band, Dixieland, and Americana) prior to the Carson City Symphony performance, educational activities, children's activities, jamming, food and more! Best of all, it's a FREE community event (although donations will be gratefully accepted). A parade and festivities start at 10:00 a.m.

This festival is produced by the Traditional American Music Project, Inc. (TRAMP), a 501(c)(3) Arts & Education Organization.

Founded in 1851, Genoa, NV, was the first settlement in Nevada. This historic, tiny town is nestled into a shady grove at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada range and is a perfect location to celebrate traditional American music!



"Play It Again, Sam!" Fundraising Event
At Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery
Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Jeffery Pace, owner of Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery, 220 W. Telegraph St., Carson City, loves to host community events at the gallery. He has held shows to benefit Strings in the Schools and other non-profits and is planning a benefit for Carson City Symphony Association this summer. It will feature special works of art - "repurposed" musical instruments decorated by local artists, including Robinette Bacon, Louise Noel Russell, R. Fox, Monika Johnson, Deana Hoover, Ulla Noor Warner, Denise Jenkins, Pam Black, Natasha Munson, and others. Many of the artists will be on hand for the event. There will be food and drink, a raffle, and some live music.

The event will Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All works will be original, one-of-a-kind, and ten percent of the proceeds will go directly to the Symphony Association. For information, call or visit Jeff at the gallery, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 775-885-2787.



2013-2014 CC Symphony Season


Main concert dates for the 2013-2014 season

  • Sun., Oct. 20, 2013 - with Joshua Russell, piano soloist, at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 15, 2013 - Holiday Treat Concert with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 23, 2014 - with Chris Money, clarinet soloist, at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 27, 2014 - with Andrew Sords, violin soloist, at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (featuring new work by Carson Cooman, commissioned for our 30th season).
  • A Sunday in June, 2014 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m.

Youth concert dates for the 2013-2014 season

  • Tue., Dec. 3, 2013 - Strings in the Schools Concert at Carson City Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thur., April 24, 2014 - Strings in the Schools Concert at Carson City Community Center, 6:30 p.m.

Some more future concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 14, 2014 - Holiday Treat Concert with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., March 1, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 26, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • A Sunday in June, 2015 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Oct. 25, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 13, 2015 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.

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.

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 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 is also 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 rehearsals are on Wednesday nights, 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 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.

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, click here.

Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Map

 

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Carson City Symphony is 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.
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