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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.

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Strings in the Schools "Spring Fling" Concert
Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools ensembles, conducted by Education Director Sue Jesch, will present a "Spring Fling" concert on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street. The concert will include music by Vivaldi, Dvorak, Lennon & McCartney, and more. Admission is free.

The concert will feature performances by students from grade 2 through high school, including beginning violins and cellos, the intermediate String Ensemble, Pizzazz, and STRAZZ. The program includes familiar works and some surprises. David Bugli, conductor of the Carson City Symphony, said, "Some of these students have been in the program since it began in 2004 and are an inspiration to the younger players."

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Strings in the Schools, now in its tenth year, is Carson City Symphony Association's tuition-free, after-school program for young string players. About 150 students currently participate. The program is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Nevada Arts Council and Partnership Carson City, and by private donations. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.

Pictured at left: Strings in the Schools students performed at the Legislative Plaza last summer and will play in the Spring Fling concert on April 23.



Carson City Symphony "Spring Celebration"
Concert Features Harp & Flute
Sunday, April 26, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony invites the public to "Spring Celebration," a concert on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 801 E. William St., Carson City. The diverse program features soloists Sally Turk, flute, and Micheal Langham, harp, in Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, and the Carson City Symphony Chorus in Mozart's early work in praise of God, Te Deum. The Symphony will acknowledge graduation time by playing the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms. Rounding out the program is the Lyric Suite, written by Grieg to celebrate his Norwegian heritage.

Pre-concert entertainment by the Sixteen Strings cello quartet begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby. A meet-the-soloist preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with soloists Sally Turk and Michael Langham about the concert, composers, and music. The preview begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room.

Sally Turk, a graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and the Indiana University of Music, has held the piccolo position in the Youngstown Symphony in Ohio and served as principal flute in the Amarillo Symphony and the Randel Chamber Orchestra in Texas. Before moving to Reno, she was professor of flute at West Texas A&M University.

Michael Langham, harpist for the Carson City Symphony, has served as principal harp in the Huntington Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey POPS, the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, and the Bay Chamber Orchestra. He holds degrees from Marshall University and Westminster Choir College. He is artistic director and conductor of the Carson Chamber Singers and conductor of the Carson City Symphony Chorus.

Carson City Symphony's 2014-15 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pre-concert talks are funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 16 and under. Tickets are on sale at Silver & Brass, 710 N. Curry Street in Carson City, online at CCSymphony.com (see "Buy now" button, below), and at the door. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call 775-883-4154.



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Strings in the Schools Harmonica Workshop & Concert
Saturday, May 9, 2015

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Strings in the Schools will present a Harmonica Workshop for String Players on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at a location to be determined. Harmonica player Tom Stryker and composer Gary Edwards will lead the workshop, likely to begin at 10:00 a.m. Details are being finalized, but the workshop will likely involve a discussion about the harmonica, a class on how to play the harmonica, rehearsals, a potluck lunch, and a concert, free and open to the public, at 3:00 p.m.

For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.



Consort Canzona Presents Pair of "Madrigals and Dances" Concerts
Friday, May 15, and Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Consort Canzona, under the direction of Gary Schwartz, will present its May concert, "Madrigals and Dances," on Friday, May 15, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at two different locations. Location information is pending confirmation.

The concerts are free, with donations gladly accepted. For latest details, contact the Association at 775-883-4154.



Zephyrus Brass Quintet performs at
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Zephyrus Brass Quintet plays at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, Nev., at 5:00 p.m. The performance is part of an event called "Something in the Wind," and will celebrate the Washoe Zephyr with expert kite flyers and a weekend built around all things windy: kite-flying demonstrations, kite making, wind music, wind chimes, wind art, and more. This is a joint project with the Carson Valley Arts Council on May 16-17. It's free for everyone, and is sponsored by Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, Holiday Inn Express, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.



Thirty-first Annual Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 14, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony will be presenting its Thirty-first annual Pops Party concert on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion. The Symphony will be joined by the Carson City Symphony Chorus and vocalist Cindee LeVal.

As always, the Pops Party Concert is presented free to the public.



Carson City Symphony to perform
Fourth of July Concert in Genoa
Saturday, July 4, 2015

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On Saturday, July 4, 2015, the Carson City Symphony will perform at 4:30 p.m. (time to be confirmed) at Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV, as part of the Genoa Americana Celebration. This is the second year that the Carson City Symphony has been invited to perform for this event. Parade, festivities, bands, and workshops are being planned or considered. This one-day musical event will celebrate our nation's birthday.

Founded in 1851, Genoa, NV, was the first settlement in Nevada. This historic, tiny town is nestled into a shady grove at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada range and is a perfect location to celebrate traditional American music!

Pictured: The Genoa Courthouse Museum, across the street from Mormon Station State Park.



Carson Chamber Singers perform for Artown
Thursday, July 9, 2015

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The Carson Chamber Singers will perform for Artown in Reno on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Church. Time for the concert is to be determined.



Some 2014-2015 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 14, 2014 - Holiday Treat Concert with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., March 1, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 26, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., June 14, 2015 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sat., July 4, 2015 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV, 4:30 p.m.

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.

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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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