Carson City Symphony, Carson City, Nevada

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  3. Past Seasons and Past Events
  4. Program Notes
  5. Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus
  6. Strings in the Schools
  7. Consort Canzona (Facebook page)
  8. Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players
  9. Silver Strings (separate website)
  10. Zephyrus Brass Quintet
  11. Performer, Soloist, and Board Information
  12. Newsletters
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  14. Membership Information and Application
  15. Links to other sites
  16. Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule and Location
  17. Scholarship Information
  18. Contact Us

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.

One Hundred Percent Giving Board Award for 2016 from Community Foundation of Western Nevada

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The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.

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Carson City Symphony Opens 34th Season
Sunday, October 22, 2017

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The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 34th season on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., with a concert at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert features guest violin soloist Carla Trynchuk.

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 (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 Aethelinda by Jeffrey S. Bishop, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg, Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 and 6 by Johannes Brahms, and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Jean Sibelius. Pre-show entertainment in the lobby by begins at 3:00 p.m., a Meet-the-Soloist concert preview in the Sierra Room begins at 3:15 p.m., and a dinner reception follows the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with Carla Trynchuk about the concert, composers, and music. The post-concert reception will be at Red's Old 395 Grill. For reception reservations, required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 by Wed., October 18.

Originally from Canada, violinist Carla Trynchuk has performed as soloist with orchestras and in recitals throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and Australia. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York, she is Professor of Music and Director of the String Program at Andrews University in Michigan.

While in Carson City, Ms. Trynchuk will lead an Artist-in-Residence workshop for STRAZZ, advanced students of Carson City Symphony's Youth Strings Programs. The workshop, on Thursday, October 19, will be at the Carson High Band Room at 6:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Sunday 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 2017-18 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Photo: Violinist Carla Trynchuk will perform as guest soloist with the Carson City Symphony on Sunday, October 22.

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Carson Chamber Singers Annual Fall Concerts
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in Carson City
Saturday, October 28, 2017, in Virginia City

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Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, will present its 2017 Fall Concerts on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra, 3680 US Highway 395 South in Carson City and on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's in the Mountains, 111 S. E Street in Virginia City.

The program, Mostly Mozart, features Gloria from the Twelfth Mass, Laudate Dominium, Regina Coeli, Missa Brevis (Organ Mass), and Ave Verum Corpus, all by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Soloists are Jana Whitson, Diane Phillips, Nancy Jones, Jenice Provost, Sally Rogers, Elizabeth Tetz, Laura Hale, Nick Perondi, and Jon Rabben.

General admission tickets are $10, available online at (see "BUY NOW" buttons 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. They recently sang for the 99th National American Legion Convention in Reno.

The Carson Chamber Singers and the Carson City Symphony Chorus, a larger choral group open to all 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

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 will perform "Mostly Mozart" concert Oct. 24 and 28

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Carson City Symphony Association Announces
Second Annual Scholarship for Music Education

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Media Release - Sept. 25, 2017: The Carson City Symphony Association announces the second 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, (see below), 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 Wednesday, November 15.

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


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October 2017 Newsletter online
You can see our October 2017 Newsletter online. Just click on the image at right. image of newsletter

Thirty-fourth Season at a Glance

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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 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 was also an adjunct faculty at Western Nevada College.

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Conductor David Bugli

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 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; the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; and private donations.
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