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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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Zephyrus Brass Quintet Plays for
Borderwich-Bray Elementary Students
Friday, May 22, 2015

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The Zephyrus Brass Quintet, a subgroup of the Carson City Symphony Assoc., will be playing for assemblies at Bordewich-Bray Elementary School, on Friday, May 22, 2015, starting at 1:35 p.m. They will play a combination of delightful and instructive brass quintet literature.

This is the second special appearance of the quintet at the school. Alan Catron, trumpet player with the quintet and music teacher at the school, has arranged to bring the event to the school.



STRINGS IN THE SUMMER 2015
A Program for String Players of All Ages
June 8 to July 23, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony's free Strings in the Summer program runs from June 8 to July 23, 2015. All classes are at Carson Mall, between Bealls and Action Furniture, under the direction of Symphony Education Director Sue Jesch. Three sets of classes are offered:

  • Mondays: Introduction to Fiddle and Folk Music
    Designed primarily for younger students, and for violinists, violists and cellists of any age who have limited experience. Must be able to play a one-octave D scale and read notes within the staff.
    Dates: June 8, June 15, June 22, July 6, July 13, and July 20
    Time: 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
  • Wednesdays: Fiddlin' Fun
    Melodies, Harmonies, and Improvisations
    For advanced beginner to intermediate violinists and violists.
    More complex tunes and rhythms, 2- and 4-part harmonies, etc.
    Dates: June 10, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 15, and July 22
    Time: 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
  • Thursdays: String Ensemble
    For advanced beginner to intermediate players.
    Fun tunes for orchestra. Arrangements for violin, viola, cello, and bass.
    Dates: June 11, June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16, and July 23
    Time: 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.

For information on the the session, click on the image at the right or click here, or call 775-450-5584.



Thirty-first Annual Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 14, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony will be presenting its Thirty-first annual Pops Party concert on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion. The Symphony will be joined by the Carson City Symphony Chorus and vocalist Cindee LeVal.

The Symphony will perform "Entrance of the Gladiators," "April in Paris," "The Great Locomotive Chase," "Hoe-down," "Havah Nagilah," "Satchmo!" (a tribute to Louis Armstrong), "Camp Meeting," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea." In a tribute to Nat "King" Cole, the Symphony will be joined by Cindee LeVal for "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and "Unforgettable." The Symphony Chorus will perform "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "I've Got the Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night," and selections from "The Sound of Music."

As always, the Pops Party Concert is presented free to the public. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own low-back lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.



Carson City Symphony Association
Annual Meeting and Potluck
Sunday, July 12, 2015

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The Carson City Symphony Association will be holding its annual meeting on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at 703 Westview Ave, Carson City. This will also be a potluck. Association members will elect board members, review the past year, and conduct other business. For information, please call 775-883-4154.



Carson City Symphony to perform
Fourth of July Concert in Genoa
Saturday, July 4, 2015

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On Saturday, July 4, 2015, the Carson City Symphony will perform at 4:30 p.m. (time to be confirmed) at Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV, as part of the Genoa Americana Celebration. This is the second year that the Carson City Symphony has been invited to perform for this event. Parade, festivities, bands, and workshops are being planned or considered. This one-day musical event will celebrate our nation's birthday.

Founded in 1851, Genoa, NV, was the first settlement in Nevada. This historic, tiny town is nestled into a shady grove at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada range and is a perfect location to celebrate traditional American music!

Pictured: The Genoa Courthouse Museum, across the street from Mormon Station State Park.



Carson Chamber Singers perform for Artown
Thursday, July 9, 2015

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The Carson Chamber Singers will perform for Artown in Reno on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Church. Time for the concert is to be determined.



April 2015 Newsletter online
You can see a highly readable version of our April 2015 Newsletter online (515 KB). This will download fast. Just click on the image at right. image of newsletter

Some 2014-2015 season 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.
  • Sun., June 14, 2015 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sat., July 4, 2015 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV, 4:30 p.m.

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 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 24, 2016 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • A Sunday in June 2016 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony Chorus, 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
  • Mon., July 4, 2016 - "Fourth of July" concert at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, NV (tentative)

Some 2016-2017 season concert dates

  • Sun., Oct. 23, 2016 - 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 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., April 23, 2017 - 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.

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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