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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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Carson Chamber Singers to Begin Rehearsals
for Springs Concert
Media Release - Jan. 20, 2020: The Carson Chamber Singers, a performing group
of the Carson City Symphony Association, will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for
their Spring Concert. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. under the direction of William
Belcher at the Choral Room in Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road in Carson City.
Belcher said, "Do you love to sing? Can you carry a tune, match pitches with a piano,
and harmonize with others? Then we have a spot for you with the Carson Chamber Singers,
the chorus of the Carson City Symphony. Come join in the experience!"
Carson Chamber Singers is open to singers high-school age and above. The Spring Concert will
include varied works from classical to traditional, to modern. Participation is free.
For more information, contact the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154 or Director William
Belcher at 775-434-7079.
Carson Chamber Singers 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.
Photo: Carson Chamber Singers in concert Nov. 11, 2019.
Carson City Symphony to Present LatinXpressions I Concert
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020
The Carson City Symphony kicks off the first of its three LatinXpressions concert on Sunday,
Feb. 23, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. The concert will present music
of Latin America, as well as some typical symphonic literature. Oboist Stephen Caplan will be featured
on "Concertino for Oboe and Strings" by Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth. Jose Elizando's
"Estampes Mexicanas" will be on the program. Also on the program will be Saint-Saens's "Allegro
appasionato for cello and orchestra" with soloist Angelese Pepper, Bizet's "Carmen Suite No. 1,"
and "Andalucía Suite" by Cuban
composer Ernesto Lecuona. The Symphony will be joined by local dance group Ballet Folklorico
Two other LatinXpressions concerts, including music of Latin America,
will be presented by the Symphony on April 26 and June 14. In addition, the Symphony Youth Strings
concert on April 23 will be part of the four-concert LatinXpressions series. Details are pending.
INFORMATION ON 2019-2020 SEASON (36TH SEASON)
- Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center with Brian Fox, violin.
- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
- Sun., Feb. 23, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Stephen Caplan, oboe.
- Sun., April 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Andrew Sords, violin.
- A Sunday in June, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert Pops Party Concert. Location TBD.
- Sat., July 4, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert in Genoa.
SOME PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON 2020-2021 SEASON (37TH SEASON)
- Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center.
- Sun., Dec. 13, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
- ...further information pending...
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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
and just mail it in with your check.
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work? Just download a membership form in PFD format from our
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 Symphony Youth Strings 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 Symphony Youth Strings (formerly
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; Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities,
Carson City Cultural Commission, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; and private donations.
This page last updated 1/20/2020