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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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Nerds of Paradise Present House Recital
Saturday, June 2, 2018

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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 are available for $25, and tickets for Carson City Symphony Association members will be $20. Tickets may be purchased at the Nevada Day Office (716 N. Carson St., Suite 100, Carson City) or online (click on the "BUY NOW button below). 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.

This recital is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.)



34th Annual Pops Party Concert at Capital Amphitheater
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Photograph of Cherie Shipley, courtesy of Patrick Kennedy

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 775-883-4154.

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

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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.



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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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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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