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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 2015 from Community Foundation of Western Nevada

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Madeline Eastman Sings With Symphony
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, will be joined by jazz singer Madeline Eastman for "On the Jazzy Side," a concert on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City, NV.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 16 and under. Tickets will be on sale at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street; online at CCSymphony.com (see "BUY NOW" button below); or at the door.

"Fresh, arresting and electric" are the words that have been used to describe our featured guest soloist Madeline Eastman. Ms. Eastman has long been heralded for her vocal gifts, interpretive savvy, and irrepressible sense of adventure while performing her bold interpretations of The Great American Songbook. Her performances have earned her a spot on the coveted Downbeat Annual Critics Poll over five times. The LA Times called her "A consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist at work." The JazzTimes said, "Eastman is an inveterately unpredictable traveler who never fails to take us to magical places."

Eastman will perform some of her favorite songs, including four selections off her upcoming Metropole Orchestra recording arranged by Jeff Beal for orchestra. The Symphony has added a full sax section, extra trumpet, trombone, and drum set!

The program also includes works by composers who showed an interest in American jazz - Shostakovich's Second Waltz and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite - and Joplin's Bethena ragtime waltz, an early, innovative melding of jazz and classical influences.

Pre-show entertainment by the Symphony woodwind quintet begins at 3:00 p.m.in the lobby, and a free concert preview begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room. The preview, hosted by conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with guest conductor Timothy Reynolds and vocalist Madeline Eastman about the concert, composers, arrangers, and music.

A dinner reception at Red's Old 395 Grill follows the concert. For reservations, required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

"On the Jazzy Side" is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The concert preview is supported by a grant from Nevada Humanities. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call 775-883-4154.



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February 2016 Newsletter online
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Some 2015-2016 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 18, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (Note: This concert was originally scheduled for Oct. 25, 2015.)
  • Sun., Dec. 13, 2015 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 28, 2016 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 24, 2016 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • A Sunday in June 2016 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • Mon., July 4, 2016 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV (tentative)

Some 2016-2017 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 23, 2016 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 26, 2017 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 23, 2017 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • A Sunday in June 2017 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • Tue., July 4, 2017 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV (tentative)

Some 2017-2018 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 22, 2017 - 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.
  • A Sunday in February 2018 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • A Sunday in April 2018 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • 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 is also 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 rehearsals are on Wednesday nights, 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 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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