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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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Concerts Postponed
Carson Chamber Singers "Mostly Mozart" Concerts
March 7 in Carson City and March 10 in Virginia City

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Update 3/2/17: The two concerts scheduled for March 7 and 10 had to be postponed due to illness. We anticipate that they will be rescheduled later this spring.

Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, will present "Mostly Mozart" Concerts on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra, 3680 US Highway 395 South in Carson City and on Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's in the Mountains, 111 S. E Street in Virginia City.

The program features music by W.A. Mozart, including Gloria from the Twelfth Mass, Laudate Dominium, Regina Coeli, Missa Brevis, and Ave Verum Corpus. Featured soloists are sopranos Renae Oliver, Natalie Presta, and Jana Whitson; altos Elizabeth Tetz, Sheri Rassmussen, and Jenice Provost; tenor Adam Boles; and basses Glenn Ware and Jonathan Rabben.

Admission is $10, free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are available online at CCSymphony.com; at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St., Carson City; and at the door.

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

A performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, 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, call the Symphony Association at 775-883-4154 or see CCSymphony.com.



Symphony to present "Word into Music" Concert
Sunday, April 23, 2017

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The Carson City Symphony presents a concert, "Words into Music," on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the Carson City Community Center at 4:00 p.m. The concert features violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio performing "Poeme for Violin and Orchestra" by Earnest Chausson and Hector Berlioz' "Reverie and Caprice." Rita Geil will read poetry to accompany these pieces.

The concert will also feature the orchestral premiere of Steven Rosenhaus' "JFK: A Profile." The work features the words of President John F. Kennedy, which will be narrated by Rita Geil.

Selected parts of "The Three-cornered Hat," by Manuel de Falla will open the concert. The Carson City Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Michael Langham, will also perform "Alleluia" by Eric Whitacre. Whitacre is an internationally respected choral composer who grew up and studied in western Nevada.

There will be a concert preview at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room. The preview is sponsored, in part, by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for children age 18 and under. Tickets will be available in advance at Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street; online at CCSymphony.com; by mail; and at the door.

This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Nevada Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by private donations.
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February 2017 Newsletter online
You can see a highly readable version of our February 2017 Newsletter online (439 KB). This will download fast. Just click on the image at right. image of newsletter

Help Support Sue Jesch's
GoFundMe Campaign

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Dec. 20, 2016: We truly appreciate the work that our Education Director, Sue Jesch, has done with hundreds of students in our Strings in the Schools Program. Sue is currently dealing with serious medical problems and the medical bills are piling up. Many of you have asked how you can help. We have set up a GoFundMe account to help Sue, and we recently upped our goal to $15,000. If you can help us in this effort, it would be greatly appreciated.

Go to http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/carson-city-rallies-to-support-sue-jesch to read the Dec. 21, 2016, Nevada Appeal article about Sue's situation.

Click HERE to donate.



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Some 2016-2017 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 - with pianist Maria Fomina at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 4:30 p.m. (later start time than in recent years)
  • 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.

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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