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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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Gregory Maytan Presents Free Violin Recital February 7
Music, Conversation, Wine, and Dessert
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony Association presents an intimate, elegant evening of Music, Conversation, Wine, and Dessert on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at a private home in Jacks Valley, south of Carson City. The recital will feature critically acclaimed violinist Gregory Maytan, who has appeared as concert soloist, chamber musician, and teacher in Europe, China, and the U.S.

The recital is a benefit for Dr. Maytan's recording of violin concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven and Swedish composer Amanda Maier with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Accompanist at the recital is Pat Gardner. Guests at the recital also will receive one of Maytan's CD recordings.

Admission is free, donations welcome. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. For reservations, address, and directions, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Gregory Maytan has soloed three times with the Carson City Symphony and performed a house recital in 2009. On this trip, he will visit orchestra classes at Carson City Schools. Read more about Maytan and listen to live recordings on gregorymaytan.com. For more information about the recital and other events, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or see CCSymphony.com.



"The Seasons" Concert with Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, Violin
Sunday, March 1, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony invites the public to a concert celebrating the seasons on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 801 E. William St., Carson City. This exciting program features eight seasons, "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi and "The Four Seasons in Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla, with guest violin soloist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio. The concert will also include Ralph Vaughan Williams' "English Folk Song Suite" for woodwinds, brass and percussion.

The Symphony will be joined by guest violin soloist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio playing Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and Astor Piazzolla's "The Four Seasons," a work written by the Argentinian composer as a tribute to Vivaldi's more famous work. Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio is an internationally acclaimed performing artist and has recorded more than 75 CDs. She is Director of the Orchestral Career Studies Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Violin and Viola at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. Also joining the orchestra on parts of the Vivaldi "Four Seasons" is STRAZZ Youth Strings, part of the Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools program, which is directed by Education Director Sue Jesch.

Pre-show entertainment will be presented by the Regency Strings in the lobby starting at 3:00 p.m.

The audience is also invited to a free concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with soloist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio about the concert, composers, and music.

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 a downtown Carson City location, online at CCSymphony.com, and at the door. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.



Carson Chamber Singers - 30th Anniversary Season Concerts
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015

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The Carson Chamber Singers will present two spring concerts in their 30th Anniversary Season. The first is on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 314. N. Division Street, Carson City. The second is on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 3:30p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Avenue, Reno.

The chorus is under the direction of Michael Langham. These concerts feature works by Randall Thompson, Ralph Manuel, Giovanni Gabrieli, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Andre Crouch, and Mark Hayes.



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

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Strings in the Schools presents its Spring Concert on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater. The concert will feature beginning violins, the violin ensemble, and STRAZZ.

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



Carson City Symphony Features Harp & Flute
Sunday, April 26, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, presents a concert on Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert includes Mozart's Concerto in C for Flute and Harp, K.299, featuring Sally Turk on flute and Michael Langham on harp.

Pre-show entertainment will be presented in the lobby starting at 3:00 p.m.

The audience is also invited to a free concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions about the composers and music being performed and history of the solo instruments.

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 a downtown Carson City location, online at CCSymphony.com, and at the door. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.



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.



Thirty-first Annual Pops Party Concert
A Sunday in June, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony will be presenting its Thirty-first annual Pops Party concert in June. Check back for date, time, special guest performers, musical selections, and other details.

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



Some 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.
  • A Sunday in June, 2015 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
  • 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.

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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