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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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Consort Canzona Early Music Instrumental Ensemble
and Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir
present joint concert
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Consort Canzona Early Music Instrumental Ensemble
and Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir present a joint concert on Saturday, April 21,
2018, at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church,
3680 Highway 395 (just south of Best Buy). Both groups are affiliates of the Carson City
Symphony. This free concert will be at 7:00 p.m. Donations are welcome.
The concert opens with a demonstration of Consort Canzona instruments: soprano,
alto, and baritone recorders; harpsichord; and cello. Next, Joyful Noise Carson Children's
Choir, directed by Nancy Jones and accompanied by Liz Hastings, will present four "Songs About Rainbows."
The choir, now completing its second semester, is for children ages 4 to 12 who are
developing their musical skills and love of singing.
Consort Canzona will play instrumental versions of several short pieces of music from
the 1200s to the 1700s. These include songs and dances by Thomas Morley, Michael Praetorius,
Anthony Holborne, and others. Harpsichordist Jane Giovacchini will play Sonate in La by
Josep Freixenet and Les Bouffons by John Bull.
This concert is 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.
For more information and registration, see http://ccsymphony.com or call the Symphony
Symphony Youth Strings Concert
Music is for Life Goes to the Movies
Thursday, April 26, 2016
The Symphony Youth Strings will be presenting a concert, "Music is for Life Goes to the Movies,"
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 still pending as of 1/8/2018.
Alexander Tutunov to Present Piano Master Class
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Dr. Alexander Tutunov will be presenting a piano master class on Saturday, April 28,
2018, at 2:00 p.m. on the stage of the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community
Cente, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Students participating will have the opportunity
to play on the Steinway
grand piano that will be used in the April 29th concert at which Tutunov will perform
the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.
This is a free event, open to all who wish
to be evaluated or just observe. Those wishing to actively participate in the master
class need to contact
the Symphony prior to the event by calling 775-883-4154.
CC Symphony Features Pianist Alexander Tutunov
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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. He has previously appeared in
performances with the Carson City Symphony in 2001, 2002, and 2008.
Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of
the former Soviet Union. First Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition
and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition, Tutunov's playing was described
by Soviet Culture, Moscow, as "exhilarating and inspired, and which demonstrated a
Dr. Tutunov maintains a busy performing schedule in Europe, China, Mexico, and the
United States as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and on radio and television.
Dr. Tutunov is also in demand as an adjudicator for piano competitions.
Alexander Tutunov now lives in Ashland, where he is Professor of Piano and Artist
in Residence at Southern Oregon University. A successful piano pedagogue, he continues
to prepare award-winning students. Dr. Tutunov is Artist in Residence at the
University of Alaska Southeast, Artistic director of the SOU International Piano
Institute, and was recently named the Director of the Chinese-American International
Piano Institute in Chengdu, China.
The concert will also include Gioacchino Rossini's Semiramide Overture,
two movements from Elana Roussanova Lucas' Tatarian Dances, and Antonio Vivaldi's
Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8. The double concerto will feature
Carson City Symphony musicians Brian Fox and Eric Stern on the solo violins. Dr. Fox is
the Concertmaster of the Symphony and teaches strings in Carson High School and the two
middle schools. Mr. Stern is currently serving as the principal of the viola section.
Both are members of Nerds of Paradise, the string quartet that provided lobby entertainment
at the February 25th concert. The Nerds of Paradise will be presenting a house recital at
the Bliss Mansion on June 2nd.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students,
and Symphony Association members; and free age 18 and under. Tickets are available in
advance at the Nevada Day Store, 716 N. Carson Street; online at CCSymphony.com (click on
"BUY NOW" button, below); and at the door.
Click to purchase tickets. (Note: Click on
concert date in the Activity Tickets calendar that is displayed, not on the new page's
"BUY NOW" button, to actually buy tickets.)
STRAZZ to play for "Mockingbird" Preview
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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. For more information about
the club and about the evening event, see ccclassiccinema.org.
Nerds of Paradise Present House Recital
Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Nerds of Paradise, a string quartet composed of members of the Carson City Symphony,
will be presenting a house recital on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful
and historic Bliss Mansion
in Carson City. The Bliss Mansion is located at 608 Elizabeth St., Carson City, NV.
General admission tickets will be available for $25, and tickets for Carson City Symphony
Association members will be $20. Wine and desserts will be provided. Seating
is limited to 35 guests, so reserve or get your tickets early.
The Nerds of Paradise specializes in string quartet arrangements of popular songs, but also
plays standard repertoire. The versatile members
of the quartet are Dr. Brian Fox, concertmaster of the Carson City Symphony, on violin; Kat MacMartin,
principal of the Symphony's second violin section, on violin; Eric Stern, principal violist with the Symphony,
on viola; and Evan Stern, principal bassist with the Symphony, on cello.
For further information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
34th Annual Pops Party Concert at Capital Amphitheater
Sunday, June 10, 2018
The 34th Annual Pops Party Concert appears at a new venue this year, the Capital Amphitheater
just south of the Nevada State Capital. This free event begins at 6:00 p.m. The Carson City
Symphony Chorus and vocalist Cherie Shipley will be joining the Symphony on this concert.
Among other things, the concert will feature music from "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein, who would have
been celebrating his 100th birthday in 2018, and music by Charles Strouse, composer of "Annie," who
will be celebrating his 90th birthday on June 7, 2018.
Seating is available on the semicircular cement seats facing the stage. Audience members
are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For further information, call the Symphony at
Photo of Cherie Shipley performing at the Bliss Mansion with Take This. Photo
courtesy of Patrick Kennedy.
CC Symphony to Appear in Genoa Americana Festival
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
The Carson City Symphony and Carson City Symphony Chorus will appear on the the Genoa
Americana Festival on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Mormon Station State Park at 4:30 p.m. (time
is tentatively scheduled). The Symphony has
appeared on this annual Fourth-of-July event in Genoa since 2014. Joining the Symphony is
talented singer Cherie Shipley.
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)
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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.
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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 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 4/19/2018