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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.
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
The Carson City Symphony Assoc. is a member of the
Carson City Downtown Business Assoc.
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Project Euterpe - Episode 12 - "Far From Me"
Release date: March 21, 2021
The Carson City Symphony Assoc. announces the release of "Project Euterpe - Episode 12 - Far From Me."
This episode features the Carson Chamber Singers, an affiliate of the Carson City
Symphony, performing works by Claudio Monteverdi and Elaine Hagenberg, conducted by Richard "Ricky" Hutton.
Hutton writes: "I selected these pieces to be performed as a set that engages with the
experience of choral musicians (and many others) during the pandemic. The text of Monteverdi's
'Longe da te, cor mio' from his fourth book of Italian madrigals speaks of loved ones separated by
distance yearning to be reunited. Brian Newhouse's two texts, set by Elaine Hagenberg as companion pieces,
also speak to the feelings of isolation and longing for connection. Hagenberg dedicates 'Songs from
Silence' to 'the choral community in hope of healing during times of silence and distance.' Both the
Monteverdi and Hagenberg are centered around the tonic pitch G (mixolydian, minor and major). We begin
with the Monteverdi and then move right into the Hagenberg after a brief silence."
View the event by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4-CKKR4DLU.
This video is dedicated to Lucy W. Bouldin, a member of the Carson Chamber Singers, who passed
away on Feb. 9, 2021, during the month when this video was being rehearsed. We miss her warmth and
smile so very much.
The Carson City Symphony and its associated ensembles have been entertaining people in the
Carson City area since 1984. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we can't do that in person, so we
are presenting Project Euterpe, a series of episodes in which we share the talents of our local
artists, ensembles, and guest artists. Through this project, we share excerpts from past concerts,
some solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and perhaps some of the
master classes presented by our guest soloists.
If you enjoy this video, we encourage you to check our website at CCSymphony.com, via
Facebook at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony,
and search for "Carson City Symphony" on YouTube.com.
Youth Perform at Health and Rehabilitation Center
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Five members of STRAZZ performed a live Zoom concert Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen
Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mia Hamilton, Esmay Harger, Bita Jazani, Deandre Paplia,
and Nathan Parsons performed sing-along tunes and 2 pieces by J.S. Bach in honor of Bach's birthday.
According to Education Director, Sue Jesch, "The concert was to be presented on a big screen in the
common room, but the system was down.
Instead the students, who were logged on to Evergreen's Zoom link, were taken by a staff member on a "tour"
to visit residents in their rooms, where the residents watched the performance on their iPads.
Originally, the plan was to visit three or four rooms, but the response to the concert was so positive,
the event was expanded to include visits to many more rooms - too many to count! The students put
smiles on so many faces, and heard some residents singing along. It was a very rewarding experience,
and we plan to return in person in May."
The performance was registered as an official American Chamber Music Players (ACMP_ Play-in 2021 event.
Photo of the STRAZZ group in November, 2018. Current photo not available.
Remembering Violist Kay Diederich
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021
We recently learned about the death of violist Kay Diederich. She first performed with
the Symphony in 1992. Her late sister-in-law, Mary Diederich, brought her to a few rehearsals
and Kay played a concert. She didn't play with us on a regular basis, but starting in 1995, she
became a regular performer with Symphony, often coming down from Incline Village in
challenging weather for weekly rehearsals.
Kay loved to travel and, generally speaking, carefully planned her exotic
trips so that she would only miss one
performance with the Symphony each season. In this picture Kay is shown in October recording the
lower viola part at home for the "Hank Monk Schottische" virtual performance video.
We will miss her.
Remembering Chamber Singer Lucy Bouldin
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death on the morning of February 9 of Lucy
Bouldin. Lucy was a member of the Carson
City Chamber Singers for a number of years. She was found in bed this morning after the sheriff was called
when she did not respond to the doorknock from the delivery of Meals on Wheels. Her daughter Tonya has been
Tonya will be coming to Nevada in 3-4 weeks to take care of the Estate. Tonya gave 'momma'
her last wish, as Lucy was able to stay in her home with friends and neighbors checking in
on her. She will be cremated then buried next to her late husband, Sterling, at a graveyard ceremony.
You may contact Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for details at 775-329-4279.
Graveside Service for Lucy W. Bouldin is scheduled for this Saturday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. at Silver
Terrace Cemetery in Virginia City. Address is 381 Cemetery Road, Virginia City, NV 89440. The funeral
will be in the Firemen's Exempt Cemetery. Father William Stomski, Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral,
Reno, will officiate.
Photo: Lucy Bouldin singing with Carson Chamber Singers in Genoa on July 4, 2015.
See our new video page
Posted: Jan. 16, 2021
Starting in May 2020, we started posting a number of videos. The Carson City Symphony and its
associated ensembles had been entertaining people in the Carson City area for 36 seasons. Because
we could not perform live, in person, we started producing a series of video episodes to showcase
the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists. These episodes, called Project
Euterpe ("you-TER-pee"), include excerpts from past concerts, some solo and small ensemble
performances, and previews of things to come. We may include some master classes taught by our
You can view these videos through our new Symphony Association Video Page at
http://ccsymphony.com/ccsymvideos.htm. We also have a link on the
left side menu on this page.
We have set up a YouTube Channel where you can see information on all our episodes. The channel
is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVti_Ih_3sSvQcC_jaljuYw.
Project Euterpe is named for the muse of music in Greek mythology. She and her eight sisters,
the other muses, lived on Mt. Olympus and entertained their father Zeus and the other
Olympian gods with their artistry. Symphony Conductor David Bugli said, "Euterpe was known by
ancient poets as the 'Giver of delight,' and ancient Greek musicians would call on her aid
in composing their lyric poetry and music. So, we are calling on her aid to help us
communicate with our audience."
Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat Concert - Dec. 13, 2020
Posted on YouTube: 12/15/2020
It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles! The
Carson City Symphony Association presented the "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert on Sunday,
December 13, 2020, in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center. The Symphony had wanted
to present an entertaining, live holiday concert, as we have for the past 36 years, but there was a
pandemic going on! Since we could not fill the stage with dozens of instrumental musicians, singers,
and dancers this holiday season, we were excited to collaborate and bring the holiday spirit to the
community in a different format, consistent with distancing protocols.
The "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert, featured John and Cherie Shipley with their Joyful
Noise Chorus and Band. John and Cherie have been performing "Joyful Noise" concerts each
December since 2002. The concert was designed to be presented as a live-streamed event without
an in-person audience.
View the the event as it was recorded. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FotJ1LrGWCA.
Enjoy safely! If you enjoy this video, we encourage you to check our website at CCSymphony.com,
go to Facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony, and search for "Carson City Symphony" on YouTube.com.
INFORMATION ON CURRENT 2020-2021 SEASON (37TH SEASON)
- Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center
with guest conductor and violinist Gabriel Giro.
- Sun., Dec. 13, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Joyful Noise - Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
Special live & live-streamed event
- ...further information on 2021 events are pending...
INFORMATION ON PAST 2019-2020 SEASON (36TH SEASON)
- Sun., Oct. 20, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center with Brian Fox, violin.
- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony "Holiday Treat" Concert at the Community Center.
- Sun., Feb. 23, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Stephen Caplan, oboe.
- Sun., April 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Community Center, with Andrew Sords, violin.
- Sun., June 14, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert Pops Party Concert at the Capital Amphitheater.
- Sat., July 4, 2020 - Carson City Symphony Concert at the Genoa Americana Celebration.
ALL-DAY EVENT CANCELED
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Read about Carson City Symphony's Symphony Youth Strings 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
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.
Conductor David Bugli
David C. Bugli, Music Director and Conductor
Carson City Symphony
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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.
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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 Symphony Youth Strings (formerly
Strings in the Schools).
For information on events at the Brewery Arts Center,
Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.,
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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; Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities,
Carson City Cultural Commission, and private donations.
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