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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 2015 from Community Foundation of Western Nevada

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Harpist Jeremy Keppelmann presents Harp Recital
Sunday, May 1, 2016

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The Carson City Symphony Association presents an elegant musical evening: harpist Jeremy Keppelmann, presenting a harp recital on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. This house recital will be presented at the Radig House, 2662 Danielle Drive, Carson City. Mr. Keppelmann will be accompanied by pianist Eric Kao.

Keppelmann, age 22, soloed with the Carson City Symphony in 2006 at age 13, and with the Reno Philharmonic the following year. Now in the harp program at Indiana University, Bloomington, he has been winning awards in international competitions since 2005. David Bugli, Music Director of the Carson City Symphony, said, "If you've heard Jeremy before, you know you are in for a musical treat. If you haven't heard him yet, don't miss this chance!"

The program will include repertoire of the 10th USA International Harp Competition, to be held June 8-18 on the Campus of Indiana University, Bloomington.

Keppelmann began playing piano at age 5 and harp at 7. He was featured as one of the first Stars of Tomorrow performers at the USA International Harp Competition in 2004. He finished third in the junior division of the 2005 Lily Laskine international harp competition in Deauxville, France, and was a featured performer at the World Harp Congress Focus on Youth series, in 2005 in Dublin and in 2008 in Amsterdam. In 2008, he appeared on the National Public Radio show From the Top, and in 2009 he was principal harpist in the Nevada Opera's presentation of Carmen. Keppelmann studied with Linda Rollo in Saratoga, Calif., Catherine Michel in France, and Elizabeth Hainen at the Curtis Institute of Music. He joined the harp program at Indiana University in 2012.

Ticket price includes dessert, wine, and the recital. Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Carson City Symphony Assoc. members, and $5 for youth 12 and under. Tickets are available online at CCSymphony.com (see "BUY NOW" button below), at Carson City Visitors Bureau (716 N. Carson St.), or by calling the Symphony at 775-883-4154 for reservations. Seating is limited.

This concert is supported in part by public funding through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Carson Chamber Singers Present a Pair of Spring Concerts
Featuring the Music of Broadway
Friday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, will present its 2016 Spring Concert on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Avenue in Minden, and on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 314 N. Division Street in Carson City. This year the Singers are going to Broadway, with a line-up of favorite Broadway show tunes, old and new, including selections from The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Les Miserables. People of all ages will find some of their favorite music in this family-friendly show.

Tickets are $10 and are available online at CCSymphony.com (see"BUY NOW" buttons below); at the Carson Valley Arts Council, 1572 US Highway 395 N., #A, in Minden; at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street in Carson City; and at the door. Youth ages 18 and under attend for free.

Carson Chamber Singers was founded in 1985 as the select choral group of the Carson City Symphony Association. The group has performed throughout northern Nevada, including the Tahoe area, and as far as Sacramento, Calif. They have sung with the Carson City Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra.

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. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154.

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Photo: Carson Chamber Singers in concert at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Carson City.



Workshop on the Waltz
Saturday, May 14, 2016
***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR***

Dance at Bougival by August Renoir

Strings in the Schools presents a Workshop on the Waltz for String Players at Empire Elementary School on Saturday, May 14, 2016, starting at 9:15 a.m. Each spring Strings in the Schools presents a special workshop for young string players. This spring's workshop is about the Waltz, and it is lead by Tiffany Alm and Ben Pierson. Ms. Alm did the choreography for the New Victorian Dancers on December's Holiday Treat Concert.

There will be a public concert and ballroom dance demonstration at 3:00 p.m., at the conclusion of the workshop. The workshop and concert are free. For more information, call 775-450-5844.



Consort Canzona Presents Pair of Concerts
Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, 2016

Consort Canzona singers at Dec. 2015 concert

Consort Canzona, a select group of local instrumental musicians and singers, will be heard in two concerts commemorating the life of the group's founder, Sharon Kientz, who died in 2015. The concerts will be on Saturday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, 3680 Highway 395 South, Carson City, behind Best Buy. Admission is free.

Sharon Kientz was a local musician and early music expert. She founded Consort Canzona several years ago as an ensemble of recorders, cello continuo, and harpsichord. She invited singers to join the group in 2009. This expanded ensemble will perform the May concerts.

The cornerstone of the concerts is the Requiem Mass in F Minor by Bohemian composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704). Instrumental compositions by John Dowland, Michael Praetorius, Hans Leo Hassler, and others will begin and conclude the concert and alternate with sections of the Mass.

Composer Heinrich Biber, better known for his skill a violinist, wrote the Requiem around 1692. It is considered one of the most striking examples of the Requiem Mass of the 17th Century. Scored for instruments and a five-part chorus, it includes the standard sections of a Requiem Mass: Introitus, Kyrie eleison and Dies Irae, Offeratorium, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei.

Consort Canzona affiliated with the Carson City Symphony Association in early 2014 and is directed by Gary Schwartz. It is supported in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and by Association memberships and donations. For more information about the concert call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or see the website CCSymphony.com.



32nd Annual Pops Party Concert
at the Governor's Mansion
Sunday, June 12, 2016

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The Carson City Symphony will be presenting its 32nd Annual Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. The Symphony will be joined by singer Jakki Ford and the Carson City Symphony Chorus. This is a free event.



Carson City Symphony performs in Genoa
Monday, July 4, 2016

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The Carson City Symphony performs at the Genoa Americana Celebration in Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV. Festivities will probably begin at 10:00 a.m., and the Symphony concert will likely be at 4:30 p.m. Smaller ensembles will perform earlier in the afternoon.

This is a free event.



STRAZZ Performs for World Dance Open Floor
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

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STRAZZ will perform for the World Dance Open Floor event on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Comma Coffee in Carson City. The event is during the 2016 Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival.

The event is free. Donations benefit the Strings in the Schools program.



Some Upcoming and Recent Events

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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 - with jazz singer Madeline Eastman at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 24, 2016 - with tenor Albert Lee at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., June 12, 2016 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
  • Mon., July 4, 2016 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa as part of the Genoa Americana Festival, 4:00 p.m.

Some 2016-2017 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 - with pianist Maria Formina at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m. (Note: This concert was originally scheduled for Oct. 23, 2016.)
  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Feb. 26, 2017 - with saxophonist Brian Landrus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 23, 2017 - with violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambroglio and poet Rita Geil 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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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 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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