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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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Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir
To Begin Spring Session on Monday, January 22

Photograph Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir in performance at NAA Gallery.

Media Release - January 11, 2018: Carson City Symphony Association announces the Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir will begin Spring Semester rehearsals on Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. The weekly sessions will be held onstage at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street, Carson City, through May.

Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, directed by Nancy Jones and accompanied by Liz Hastings, welcomes children ages 4 to 12. Each rehearsal develops students' musical skills, strong singing voices, and joy in music as they prepare for a performance in May. Tuition for the semester is $60 per child, or $45 each for two or more in a family.

Jones said, "This choir will give your child the opportunity to learn basic music concepts of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, expression, melody, and performance in cooperation with a small group. The choir will sing a variety of tunes - hymns and folk songs and silly, playful pieces."

Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association, 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 and registration form, see http://ccsymphony.com/JoyfulNoise.htm, or contact the director at 775-400-1436 or nancy.joyfulnoise@gmail.com.

Photo: Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir in performance at the Nevada Artists Association Gallery in December 2017.



Joyful Noise Spring 2018 Registration
Has Begun

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Media Release - Dec. 19, 2017: Experience music through singing, listening, and performing for children ages 4-12.

Beginning January 22, 2018, rehearsals will be held weekly on Mondays at 3:45pm until 4:30 p.m. All rehearsals will be at the Brewery Arts Center Performace Stage. Each 45-minute rehearsal will teach musical skills, strong singing voices, and joy in music as the young singers prepare for a performance to be held at the beginning of May. Tuition for the semester is $60 a child with a special price for those enrolling with siblings at $45 each.

This choir will give your child the opportunity to learn basic music concepts of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, expression, melody, and performance in cooperation with a small group. The Joyful Noise choir will sing a variety of tunes-hymns and folk songs and silly, playful pieces. All children are welcome to participate.

Tuition and Registration:
$60 tuition with siblings $45 each - payment via PayPal or check only made out to Carson City Symphony Association

Rehearsal Format:
Each rehearsal will include some of the following elements:

  • welcome songs, vocal warm-ups, and melodic exercises using solfege syllables and hand symbols, and rhythm games
  • simple movement to songs exploring tempo, steady beats, pauses, and dynamics in healthy singing voices
  • learning and rehearsing performance pieces
  • introduction and play with music notation and music reading

For further information, check the Spring 2018 registration form. It is available by clicking here. Also, check the Joyful Noise webpage on this site at JoyfulNoise.htm.



Three Carson City Students Awarded
Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships

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Media Release - Dec. 11, 2017: Jasmine Wong-Fortunato, Gabriel Covington, and Sy'Johnniqa Moore were awarded the second annual Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships by the Carson City Symphony Association this month. The scholarship was established by John and Jennifer Webley of Santa Rosa, Calif., in memory Rosemary Nebesky, who loved music, loved children, and had been a friend and board member of the Carson City Symphony Association. It is awarded each year to one or more Carson City students age 5 to 17 for instrumental music lessons. The winners this year were selected from several highly recommended applicants.

Jasmine Wong-Fortunato, 14, an eighth grader at Carson Middle School, plays in three bands and in orchestra, on different instruments in each - flute, bassoon, saxophone, and viola. Flute is her main instrument. She plans make music education her career and will use the scholarship for private lessons on bassoon.

Gabriel Covington, 16, a junior at Carson High School, plays violin in the Carson High Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and in Carson City Symphony's advanced youth strings ensemble, STRAZZ. He also plays piano. He plans to use the scholarship to attend Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp this summer to learn techniques of Scottish and other styles of fiddling and playing by ear.

Sy'Johnniqa Moore, 16, a junior at Carson High School, plays viola in the school's advanced orchestra, the Carson High Chamber Orchestra. She said she is able to express all her feelings through her viola, without saying a word. Her orchestra director, Dr. Brian Fox, said she is one of his most improved students and has great potential for continued growth. She will use the scholarship for private lessons on viola.

The next round of scholarships will be awarded in fall of 2018. For more information about the scholarship and the application process, contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Photos: Scholarship winners (L to R) Jasmine Wong-Fortunato, Gabriel Covington, and Sy'Johnniqa Moore



CC Symphony Features Cellist Stephen Framil
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

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The Carson City Symphony presents a concert featuring cellist Stephen Framil on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Mr. Framil will be performing American composer Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2, a work that inspired Antonin Dvorak to write his own cello concerto.

The concert will also feature the "Karelia Suite" by Jean Sibelius, three "Slavonic Dances" by Antonin Dvorak, music from "Quadrophenia" by Pete Townshend, and "La Suerte de los Tontos" by Johnny Richards.



Carson Chamber Singers Perform Trio of Concerts
Friday, April 6, 2018, in Carson City
Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Virginia City
Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Reno

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The Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Michael Langham, will present a trio of concerts - "Hymns, Psalms, and Spirituals" in April. They will perform on Friday, April 6, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Carson City, on Saturday, April 7, at St. Mary's in the Mountain Catholic Church in Virginia City, and Sunday, April 8, at Trinity Cathedral in Reno.

Concert times are pending as of Dec. 7, 2017. Details will be announced closer to the concert dates.



Consort Canzona to Perform Pair of Concerts
Friday, April 20, 2018 (tentative)
Friday, April 27, 2018 (tentative)

Photograph of Consort Canzona at Shepherd of the Sierra 12/1/2017.

Consort Canzona, under the direction of Lori Mills, plans to present a pair of concert in April in Carson City and Reno. The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Dates and locations need to be confirmed as of Dec. 7.

For further information, call the Carson City Symphony Assoc. at 775-883-4154.



Symphony Youth Strings Concert
Music is for Life Goes to the Movies
Thursday, April 26, 2016

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The Symphony Youth Strings will be presenting a concert, "Music is for Life Goes to the Movies," on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Carson City Community Center at 6:30 p.m. They will be joined by the Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall musicians.

Details about the concert are still pending as of 1/8/2018.



CC Symphony Features Pianist Alexander Tutunov
Sunday, April 29, 2018

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The Carson City Symphony presents a concert featuring pianist Alexander Tutunov on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Tutunov will be performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3.



STRAZZ to play for "Mockingbird" Preview
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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STRAZZ will be playing on stage from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. on May 1, 2018, at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall prior to the showing of the movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird." The movie is being presented by the Carson City Classic Cinema Club. Details about the concert are pending as of 11/30/2017.



December 2017 Newsletter online
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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.

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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 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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