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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.
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Sixth Annual "This is Not a Christmas Concert"
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony's after-school program, presents its
sixth annual "This is Not a Christmas Concert" on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at
the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Nearly 100 string
players, including Carson City public-, private-, and home-schooled students, and
students from surrounding areas, will perform several pieces, from classics to folk and
fiddle tunes, including Baroque music by Georg Philipp Telemann, "Norwegian Wood" by
the Beatles, "Take the 'A' Train" by Billy Strayhorn, and more. Admission is free.
The concert, directed by Carson City Symphony's Education Director, Sue Jesch, features
beginning violins in grades two to five; beginning cellos; a youth string ensemble; Pizzazz
intermediate ensemble; and STRAZZ, advanced jazz and fiddle orchestra.
"These young musicians play to enthusiastic crowds," said David Bugli, Music Director of
the Carson City Symphony. "You will be entertained and impressed with how well they play
such a great variety of musical styles."
Strings in the Schools, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association,
was founded in 2005. It is supported in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council
and the National Endowment for the Arts; Partnership Carson City; The Terry Lee Wells
Foundation; Soroptimist International of Carson City, and private donations. For more
information, call director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.
Attached photo: Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools violinists prepare for
concert last year. Left to right Spenser Bray, Ava Ziegler, and Monica Matson.
Consort Canzona early music ensemble
"Lessons and Carols" Holiday Concerts -
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.
Consort Canzona early music ensemble will present a pair of "Festival of Lessons and Carols" Holiday
Concerts on Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church,
3680 US-395, Carson City, and Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island
Ave., Reno. (Details are pending as of 10/19/15.)
32nd Annual Holiday Treat Program
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many
styles! The Carson City Symphony presents the 32nd annual Holiday Treat concert on
Sunday, December 13, 4:00 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson
City Community Center, 851 E. William Street.
The Symphony will be joined on the program by the Carson City Symphony Chorus
and the New Victorian Dancers. Pre-concert entertainment by saxophone and string
quartets and an art show and sale by the Capital City Arts Initiative begin at
3:00 p.m. in the lobby.
Treat your whole family: tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors,
students, and Symphony Association members; and free for children age 16 and under.
Tickets are available in advance at Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street;
online at CCSymphony.com; by mail; and at the door.
The Carson City Symphony, conducted by Music Director/Conductor David Bugli, will
perform several works, including "O Holy Night," "Fantasia on 'We three Kings'," "Let
It Snow," "Festive Sounds of Hanukah," and more.
The Carson City Symphony Chorus, under the direction of choral conductor Michael
Langham, will perform Ave Maria, Birthday Carol, the humorous P.D.Q Bach piece
"Good King Kong Looked Out." Chorus and Symphony together will present "'White Christmas"
and "Fum, Fum, Fum."
The New Victorian Dancers, choreographed by Tiffany Alm and directed by Sonja Radig,
will whirl and swirl to the music of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s "Artist's Life" waltzes.
Performers and audience will join together for the traditional Holiday Treat finale,
"A Christmas Singalong."
Blood donors may receive a complimentary ticket to the concert if they donate at
United Blood Services' Carson City Donor Center, Saturday, December 5, through
Saturday, December 12. For information on Donor Center Hours, call 775-887-9111.
Students in Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools program and in Carson
Middle, Eagle Valley Middle, and Carson High School orchestras also receive
complimentary family tickets.
The concert is made possible, in part, by grants from the Nevada Arts Council,
a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and by private donations.
For more information, call 775-883-4154 or visit CCSymphony.com.
Buy your tickets here:
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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 - 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)
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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
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
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
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.
Conductor David Bugli
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.
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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,
Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.,
Carson City. Map
Carson City Symphony is is funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a
and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency;
Carson City; the Community Foundation of Western Nevada;
and private donations.
This page last updated 11/24/2015