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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.

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

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Three Carson City Students Awarded
Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships

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Media Release - Dec. 11, 2017: Jasmine Wong-Fortunato, Gabriel Covington, and Sy'Johnniqa Moore were awarded the second annual Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships by the Carson City Symphony Association this month. The scholarship was established by John and Jennifer Webley of Santa Rosa, Calif., in memory Rosemary Nebesky, who loved music, loved children, and had been a friend and board member of the Carson City Symphony Association. It is awarded each year to one or more Carson City students age 5 to 17 for instrumental music lessons. The winners this year were selected from several highly recommended applicants.

Jasmine Wong-Fortunato, 14, an eighth grader at Carson Middle School, plays in three bands and in orchestra, on different instruments in each - flute, bassoon, saxophone, and viola. Flute is her main instrument. She plans make music education her career and will use the scholarship for private lessons on bassoon.

Gabriel Covington, 16, a junior at Carson High School, plays violin in the Carson High Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and in Carson City Symphony's advanced youth strings ensemble, STRAZZ. He also plays piano. He plans to use the scholarship to attend Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp this summer to learn techniques of Scottish and other styles of fiddling and playing by ear.

Sy'Johnniqa Moore, 16, a junior at Carson High School, plays viola in the school's advanced orchestra, the Carson High Chamber Orchestra. She said she is able to express all her feelings through her viola, without saying a word. Her orchestra director, Dr. Brian Fox, said she is one of his most improved students and has great potential for continued growth. She will use the scholarship for private lessons on viola.

The next round of scholarships will be awarded in fall of 2018. For more information about the scholarship and the application process, contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Photos: Scholarship winners (L to R) Jasmine Wong-Fortunato, Gabriel Covington, and Sy'Johnniqa Moore



Carson City Symphony Association and Carson Mall present
Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

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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 sue@tahoefiddler.com 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.



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

CC Symphony Features Cellist Stephen Framil
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

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The Carson City Symphony presents a concert featuring cellist Stephen Framil on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Mr. Framil will be performing American composer Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2, a work that inspired Antonin Dvorak to write his own cello concerto.

The concert will also feature works by Pete Townsend, Johnny Richards, and Jean Sibelius.



Carson Chamber Singers Perform Trio of Concerts
Friday, April 6, 2018, in Carson City
Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Virginia City
Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Reno

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The Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Michael Langham, will present a trio of concerts - "Hymns, Psalms, and Spirituals" in April. They will perform on Friday, April 6, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Carson City, on Saturday, April 7, at St. Mary's in the Mountain Catholic Church in Virginia City, and Sunday, April 9, at Trinity Cathedral in Reno.

Concert times as pending as of Dec. 7. Details will be announced closer to the concert dates.



Consort Canzona to Perform Pair of Concerts
Friday, April 20, 2018 (tentative)
Friday, April 27, 2018 (tentative)

Photograph of Consort Canzona at Shepherd of the Sierra 12/1/2017.

Consort Canzona, under the direction of Lori Mills, plans to present a pair of concert in April in Carson City and Reno. The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Dates and locations need to be confirmed as of Dec. 7.

For further information, call the Carson City Symphony Assoc. at 775-883-4154.



Symphony Youth Strings Concert
Thursday, April 26, 2016

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The Symphony Youth Strings will be presenting a concert, "Music is for Life," on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Carson City Community Center at 6:30 p.m. They will be joined by the Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall musicians. Details about the concert are pending as of 11/30/2017.



CC Symphony Features Pianist Alexander Tutunov
Sunday, April 29, 2018

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The Carson City Symphony presents a concert featuring pianist Alexander Tutunov on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Tutunov will be performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3.



STRAZZ to play for "Mockingbird" Preview
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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STRAZZ will be playing on stage from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018, at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall prior to the showing of the movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird." The movie is being presented by the Carson City Classic Cinema Club. Details about the concert are pending as of 11/30/2017.



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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