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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Strings in the Schools Perform "Spring Fever Concert"
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Carson City Symphony's after-school, tuition-free Strings in the Schools ensembles, conducted by Education
Director Sue Jesch, will present a "Spring Fever" concert on Thursday, April 24, 2014,
6:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street. The concert
will include a musical skit, "Aunt Rhodie's Diet." Admission is free.
The concert will feature performances by students from grade 2 through high
school, including beginning violins and cellos, the intermediate String Ensemble,
Pizzazz, and STRAZZ. The program includes familiar works and some surprises.
Strings in the Schools, now in its eighth year, is Carson City Symphony
Association's tuition-free, after-school program for young string players.
About 150 students currently participate. The program is supported, in part, by
public funds through grants from the Nevada Arts Council and Partnership Carson City,
and by private donations. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call
Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.
Pictured: STRAZZ violinists Samantha Lowe, Ethan Lopes, Katie Matuska,
Kacey Lopes, Kaitlyn McDonald, and Ojo Ventura will perform in Spring Fever concert on April 24. They
are pictured here at the Nevada 150 Cake Cutting Event on March 21, 2014.
Sagebrush Celebration House Recital
Friday, April 25, 2014
Join us for an intimate, elegant evening of Conversation, Music, and Dessert. The event will be on
Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
at a private home in Jacks Valley, south of Carson City. The evening will begin with a
talk by Composer Carson Cooman
about his piece Sagebrush Celebration, commissioned by
Carson City Symphony Association, which will premiere on Sunday.
Carson Cooman is an American composer with a catalog of hundreds of works in many
forms - from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes.
His music has been performed on all six inhabited continents in venues that range
from Carnegie Hall to the basket of a hot air balloon.
A recital to introduce - or reacquaint - violinist Andrew Sords to music lovers
in our area will follow the talk. Andrew Sords has appeared as soloist with over
100 orchestras and performed for notable recital series across four continents.
Tickets are $20 for Carson City Symphony Association
members, $25 for non-members, and free for age 16 and under. Tickets are available at
Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at CCSymphony.com (see "Buy" button below),
or by calling 775-883-4154
(to reserve tickets). Also, call that number for directions to the event.
CC Symphony Presents Commissioned Work and Andrew Sords
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Carson City Symphony presents "Sagebrush Celebration," a concert featuring guest
violinist Andrew Sords
playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto on Sunday,
April 27, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. at the
Carson City Community Center. On the program, the Symphony will premiere
Sagebrush Celebration, a commissioned work commemorating
Carson City Symphony's 30th season by Cambridge, MA, composer Carson Cooman. Also on the program is Bizet's
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, and David Bugli's Ruby Mountain Reflections, a work written
for the Ruby Mountain Symphony in Elko in 2012.
This is an Official Event of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration.
Lobby entertainment by Acoustic Solution begins at 3:00 p.m. and a concert preview begins at 3:15 p.m. Tickets are
available online (see button below) and at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall.
Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the performance. For information,
There will be a reception/dinner after the concert at Garibaldi's. Contact Ellie at 775-883-4154 for details.
Strings in the Schools Perform at Carson Plaza Senior Residence
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Strings in the Schools perform their "Aunt Rhodie's Diet" musical skit on
Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Carson Plaza Senior Residence, 2120
E. Long St., Carson City. Admission is free.
Consort Canzona to Perform "Música Ibérica" Concert
Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 10, 2014
Consort Canzona will perform "Música Ibérica," a concert of early music of
Spain and Portugal on Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sierra Church, Carson City,
and Saturday, May 10, 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary in the Mountains Church, Virginia City.
(The group will also perform the mass, offertory and communion anthems at the 4:00 p.m. mass.)
Admission to both concerts is free, but donations are welcome.
This year, they became an official performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association.
Consort Canzona was founded by Sharon Kientz in 2009 soon after she had received
two boxes of early music from a friend in Hanford, Calif. A lover of early music,
Ms. Kientz directed Consort Canzona until this year, plays recorder and harpsichord,
and has sung with Carson Chamber Singers. She owns two harpsichords, one of which is
played in Consort Canzona performances.
The group began as an instrumental ensemble, performing annually for the Carson
City Music Club at the Brewery Arts Center and at other venues. In 2011, Consort
Canzona added vocalists, and Ms. Kientz said, "the total experience was miraculous -
how beautifully it went together."
Consort Canzona has performed at the Nevada State Museum and other venues and
homes in Carson City and Carson Valley. In December they presented "A 17th Century
Christmas" under the direction of Gary Schwartz, featuring music chosen by Ms. Kientz.
Strings in the Schools Present "Ukulele Festival" Workshop and Concert
Sat., May 17, 2014
Strings in the Schools, under Educations Director Sue Jesch, will present a
"Ukulele Festival" workshop and concert on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
The workshop begins
at 10:00 a.m., and the public concert 3:00 p.m. The workshop and concert will
take place at Empire Elementary School. Admission free.
Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 4:00 p.m., Governor's Mansion (outdoors) - "Pops Party" Concert.
Carson City Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers, Youth Strings, and guest vocalists
Sherre Carnes (pictured) and Cindee LeVal.
Carson City Symphony Plays for Genoa Americana Celebration in Genoa
With Guest McAvoy Layne, Portraying Mark Twain
Friday, July 4, 2014
On Friday, July 4, 2014, the Carson City Symphony will perform with guest
performer McAvoy Layne,
portraying Mark Twain, at
4:30 p.m. at Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV, as part of the
Genoa Americana Celebration.
Parade, festivities, bands, and workshops begin 10:00 a.m.
This one-day musical event will celebrate our nation's birthday.
The year 2014 is also the sesquicentennial (150th birthday) for the state of Nevada!
This celebration will include live musical performances (Bluegrass, String Band,
Dixieland, and Americana) prior to the Carson City Symphony performance, educational activities,
children's activities, jamming, food and more! Best of all, it's a FREE community event
(although donations will be gratefully accepted). A parade and festivities start at 10:00 a.m.
This festival is produced by
the Traditional American Music Project, Inc. (TRAMP),
a 501(c)(3) Arts & Education Organization.
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!
"Play It Again, Sam!" Fundraising Event
At Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Jeffery Pace, owner of Artsy
Fartsy Art Gallery, 220 W. Telegraph St.,
Carson City, loves to host community events at the gallery. He has held shows
to benefit Strings in the Schools and other non-profits and is planning a benefit
for Carson City Symphony Association this summer. It will feature special works of
art - "repurposed" musical instruments decorated by local artists, including Robinette Bacon,
Louise Noel Russell, R. Fox, Monika Johnson, Deana Hoover, Ulla Noor Warner,
Denise Jenkins, Pam Black, Natasha Munson, and others. Many of the artists will be
on hand for the event. There will be food and drink, a raffle, and some live music.
The event will Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All works will be original, one-of-a-kind, and ten percent of the proceeds
will go directly to the Symphony Association.
For information, call or visit Jeff at the gallery, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., 775-885-2787.
Main concert dates for the 2013-2014 season
- Sun., Oct. 20, 2013 - with Joshua Russell, piano soloist, at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., Dec. 15, 2013 - Holiday Treat Concert with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., Feb. 23, 2014 - with Chris Money, clarinet soloist, at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., April 27, 2014 - with Andrew Sords, violin soloist, at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
(featuring new work by Carson Cooman, commissioned for our 30th season).
- A Sunday in June, 2014 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony
Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
Youth concert dates for the 2013-2014 season
- Tue., Dec. 3, 2013 - Strings in the Schools Concert at Carson City Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
- Thur., April 24, 2014 - Strings in the Schools Concert at Carson City Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
Some more future 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.
- A Sunday in June, 2015 - Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion with Carson City Symphony
Chorus, 3:00 p.m.
- Sun., Oct. 25, 2015 - at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
- Sun., Dec. 13, 2015 - with Carson City Symphony Chorus at Carson City Community Center, 4:00 p.m.
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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.
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Singers, call 775-883-4154.
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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, 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 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.
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 4/10/2014