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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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The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.

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Carson City Symphony Chorus to Begin
Rehearsals for July 4th Concert in Genoa

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Media Release - June 11, 2018: Attention singers! The Carson City Symphony Chorus will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, June 12, for the July 4th concert with the Carson City Symphony in Genoa, NV, at the Genoa Americana Celebration. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 314 N. Division Street, Carson City.

The Carson City Symphony Chorus welcomes singers, high-school age and above, without audition and without fees. Director Michael Langham said, "All singers are encouraged to participate. We are especially looking for men, and also for women who sing low, into the tenor range." To join the group or find out more information, contact the director at ccsingersdirector@gmail.com or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The July 4th program will open with a beautiful a capella arrangement of the "Star Spangled Banner," and includes "America the Beautiful," and "For the Fallen." The chorus will join the orchestra in "God Bless America," "Armed Forces Salute," and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

Carson City Symphony Chorus is an expansion of the Carson Chamber Singers, which was founded in 1985 as the select choral group of the Carson City Symphony, and has been conducted by Michael Langham since 2012. It 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 about the performing groups and concert schedules, see the website CCSymphony.com.

Photo above: Carson City Symphony Chorus preparing to sing in the Pops Party Concert on June 10, 2018, at the Capital Amphitheater.



CC Symphony to Appear in Genoa Americana Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Genoa Americana Festival schedule for 2018.

The Carson City Symphony and Carson City Symphony Chorus will appear on the the Genoa Americana Celebration 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.

Four other ensembles will be performing earlier in the day. There will also be a children's parade and other activities geared to children and families. For further information on the Genoa Americana Celebration, see its new website at July4Genoa.org.

Click HERE to view the event poster.



CC Symphony Assoc. Annual Meeting
Sunday, July 8, 2018

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The Carson City Symphony Association is presenting its Annual Membership Meeting and End of the Fiscal Year Party on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at a private home. The meeting is open to Association members; musicians from the Symphony, Chamber Singers & Symphony Chorus, Consort Canzona, Strings in the Schools, Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, and Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR); volunteers; and guests.

Main dish and beverages will be provided. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share.

Call 775-883-4154 or email ehbugli@aol.com for reservations and directions.



Strings in the Summer 2018
July 26 to August 16, 2018

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Strings in the Summer presents two tracks this summer.

The first track is "Introduction to Fiddle and Folk Music." It will meet on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16. This is designed primarily for younger students, and for violinsts, violists, and cellists of any age who have limited experience. Participants must be able to play a one-octave D scale and read notes within the staff.

The second track is "String Ensemble." It will meet on Thursdays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16. This is designed for advanced beginner to intermediate players of all ages. It will involve fun tunes for orchestra in arrangements for violin, viola, cello, and bass.

All classes are held at St. Paul's Lutheran Family Church, 1201 N. Saliman Road, Carson City. There will be a concert featuring participants on Friday, August 17, at the Carson Mall at noon. For more information, contact Sue Jesch, Education Director for Carson City Symphony Assoc., at 775-450-5584.

Strings in the Summer is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Nevada Arts Council, Partnership Carson City, and by private donations.

Pictured above: Strings in the Summer in performance in 2016.



Nerds of Paradise Recital in Reno
Saturday, August 11, 2018

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The Nerds of Paradise, a string quartet composed of players from the Carson City Symphony, will be performing a house recital at a private home in Reno on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The event is a benefit for the Carson City School District orchestra program. Dr. Brian Fox, first violinist with the Nerds of Paradise and Concertmaster of the Carson City Symphony, is in charge of the orchestra program in Carson High School and the two middle schools in Carson City. Cost is $25.

Details, as of June 8th, are still pending. For more details, call 775-883-4154.



Strings in the Summer Concert
Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

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The Strings in the Summer program will present an end-of-session concert at Carson Mall on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at noon. This free event comes at the end of the four-week Strings in the Summer program sponsored by the Carson City Symphony Assoc.

For more details, call 775-883-4154.



June 2018 Newsletter online
You can see our June 2018 Newsletter online. Just click on the image at right. image of newsletter

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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