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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.
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Carson Chamber Singers Present Two Fall Concerts
Under New Conductor Bill Belcher
Sat., Nov. 16, 2019, at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church
Sun., Nov. 17, 2019, at First United Methodist Church
Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by William Belcher, and Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir,
conducted by Michelle Powers, will present two Something for Everyone Fall Concerts on Saturday, November 16, and
Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Carson City. The Saturday concert will be at Shepherd of
the Sierra Lutheran Church, 3680 US Highway 395 South, at 7:00 p.m., and the Sunday concert
will be at First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Musser Street, at 7:00 p.m.
The concert, Something for Everyone, will open with Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir
performing "It's Not About the Turkey," a selection of lighthearted holiday songs. The
Carson Chamber Singers will follow with an eclectic program from traditional to contemporary, featuring
music by Billy Joel, John Rutter, Randall Thompson, and others.
General admission tickets are $12, 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 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. Open to singers
high-school age and above, they have sung with the Reno Philharmonic and perform regularly with
the Carson City Symphony.
Bill Belcher was appointed conductor of the Carson Chamber Singers by the Symphony Association
Board on Sept. 15, 2019. He has a B.S. degree in music from
University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where his main area of performance study was voice.
He writes about himself, "As an undergraduate, was accepted into the conducting study program under the late
Max Risinger. I actually majored in conducting, except there was no official undergraduate
conducting degree program, and there is still not one, therefore the general "music" degree.
I was one of only 12 allowed into the program that year. In a normal year, only 10 students
were admitted to the program. I completed the yearlong program, focused on symphonic
The Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir was founded in 2017 by Nancy Jones for children
ages four to twelve. It is an educational program of the Association, and has performed at
the Brewery Arts Center, Carson City Community Center, Shepherd of the Sierra, and for the
2018 Nevada Interfaith Thanksgiving Service in Reno. They have been invited to sing for the
Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children conference in April 2020.
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
Photos: New Carson Chamber Singers Conductor Bill Belcher.
Carson Chamber Singers in concert in April 2018.
Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir at rehearsal for fall concerts.
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Symphony Youth Strings Fall Concert
"Around the World in Music"
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Carson City Symphony's Youth Strings will present its fall concert,
"Around the World in Music," on Tuesday,
December 3, 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.
Consort Canzona Presents a Pair of Concerts
Friday, December 6, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Consort Canzona, Carson City Symphony's early music ensemble will be presenting a pair of
concerts, "Something Old, Something New,"
on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Both concerts are
at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, south of Topsy Lane. Mark your calendars now.
The group is under the direction of Gary Schwartz.
Further details are pending admission are pending. For information, call 775-883-4154.
STRAZZ To Do Two Performances on
Saturday, December 7, 2019
STRAZZ, the Symphony Youth Strings advanced group, will be doing a pair of performances on
Saturday, December 7, 2019, in and around Carson City.
The first performance will be from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the "Empty Bowls Project" event at Carson Mall.
This is a benefit for FISH (Friends in Service Helping) to help feed people in need.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine
Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others
donate & work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple
meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a
reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization
working to end hunger and food insecurity. Empty Bowls is the largest hunger-relief organization
in the United States, Feeding America reports that the nation's food banks could soon be
overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity
every day. For more information about Empty Bowls Project, check the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EmptyBowlsCarsonCity.
The second STRAZZ performance will be from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at Trader Joe's on/near Topsy
Lane. This is an annual opportunity for STRAZZ to share some cheer with holiday shoppers.
36th Annual "Holiday Treat Concert"
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019
The 36th Annual Holiday Treat Concert will be on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, starting at
4:00 p.m. in the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater. The Symphony will be
joined by the Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of their new Conductor, Bill
Belcher, and the Victorian Dancers, dancing to music by Johann Strauss Jr. and Carson
City composer J.P. Meder (1848-1908).
The program includes Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival," John Rutter's arrangement
of "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella," Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," music from "The Polar
Express," and many other treats.
Tickets are $18 general admission; $15 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members;
and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets will be on sale at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St.,
online at CCSymphony.com, and at the door. "Flex" tickets at discounted prices
are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Further details about the concert are pending.
Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings
Friday, December 20, 2019
String players are invited to join the 11th annual Christmas Carol Playalong at
the Carson Mall on Fri, Dec. 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. For registration and sheet music,
contact Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Come and listen or come and play.
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.
|June 2019 Newsletter online|
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INFORMATION ON 2019-2020 SEASON (36TH SEASON)
- Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center with Brian Fox, violin.
- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
- Sun., Feb. 23, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Stephen Caplan, oboe.
- Sun., April 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Andrew Sords, violin.
- A Sunday in June, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert Pops Party Concert. Location TBD.
- Sat., July 4, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert in Genoa.
SOME PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON 2020-2021 SEASON (37TH SEASON)
- Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center.
- Sun., Dec. 13, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
- ...further information pending...
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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
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To join the Carson City Symphony or Carson Chamber
Singers, call 775-883-4154.
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Read about Carson City Symphony's Symphony Youth Strings 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
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Carson City, NV 89702-2001
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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 Symphony Youth Strings (formerly
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; Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities,
Carson City Cultural Commission, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; and private donations.
This page last updated 11/13/2019