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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Sun., Feb. 22, 2009, 4pm, Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City - Symphony featuring guest soloist Dan Barrett. The program includes Felix Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave); Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Bass Trombone or Tuba and Orchestra, with guest soloist Dan Barrett on bass trombone; Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 1 ("Spring"), and Hugh Downs' "An Elegiac Prelude in A Minor" (performed in memory of Alan Lee Harvey).
Dan Barrett, a former resident of Gardnerville and graduate of Douglas High School, is completing his doctorate in music at Arizona State University. Some of you may remember Dan--he played trombone with Carson City Symphony 1993-98.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members, and free for children age 16 and under. Tickets are available at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at Activitytickets.com, or at the door. Flex tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Pictured at right:
Fingal's Cave in Scotland, inspiration of Mendlessohn's "Hebrides Overture."
The video from the concert
is up online for viewing and archive copy purchases. Visit
Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony's after-school music program, will present a free concert on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 pm at the Carson Plaza Conference Center, 211 E. Ninth Street, Carson City. About 80 string players, including Carson City public-, private-, and home-schooled students, will perform several pieces, from classics to folk and fiddle tunes.
The Spring Concert, directed by Sue Kitts, features beginning violins in grades two to five, a pre-orchestra violin ensemble, and the youth orchestra, for more advanced students of all ages and adult mentors. The string orchestra will be joined by siblings and guests on woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments, for a full orchestra experience.
David Bugli, Music Director of the Carson City Symphony, who will play tuba with the group, said "The young string musicians played to an enthusiastic crowd in November. People will be impressed at the great strides they have made since then."
Strings in the Schools, a program of the Carson City Symphony Association, is now in its fourth year. It is supported in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Sierra Philharmonic League; Carson City Music Club, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation; and private donations. For more information, call instructor Sue Kitts at 775-450-5584.
New York composer Steven Rosenhaus will speak about music and composition at the Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street, on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m. The talk, hosted by Carson City Library, is geared toward the general public. Admission is free.
In celebration of its 25th season, Carson City Symphony, a 55-member volunteer orchestra, commissioned Dr. Rosenhaus to write a work for full symphony of about 15-minute duration, subject and structure at composer's discretion. The new work, "Blessing on the Sun (Birkat ha-Chama)" is based on a biblical tradition regarding the position of sun at the time of creation. This position is said to recur every 28 years; the next occurrence corresponds to April 8, 2009. The work will be premiered on the Symphony's concerts on April 25 in Carson City and April 26 in Fallon.
Rosenhaus will present excerpts of the work, discuss the concept and his creative process, and answer questions. He said, "This is an opportunity for the community to learn about and hear a work no one else has heard before and to be among the first to pass judgment on it."
Steven Rosenhaus is a composer, lyricist, arranger, conductor, author, and educator, whose works are played by the U.S. Navy Band, pianist Laura Leon, the Dresden Sinfonietta (Germany), the Meridian String Quartet, and others. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University, where he serves as Adjunct Asst. Prof. of Composition. Dr. Rosenhaus has over 100 original works and arrangements in print through LudwigMasters Publications, Theodore Presser, etc., and his music is recorded on the Richardson, Capstone, Musical Tapestries, and MPP labels. His recent endeavors include The Etude Project for the U.S. Navy School of Music, For the Gipsy in My Soul for harp quartet, and Fair Winds and Following Seas for concert band. He has received numerous awards and grants from ASCAP, American Composers Forum, and Meet The Composer, Inc. Steven Rosenhaus is a Yamaha Piano Artist.
This talk is funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or visit CCSymphony.com.
The Carson City Symphony Association will present an intimate, elegant evening of Music and Dessert on Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., at a private home in Jacks Valley, south of Carson City. The recital will introduce virtuoso violinist Gregory Maytan to a select group of music lovers in the Carson City area. Accompanied by Carson City pianist Michael Langham, Maytan will play a variety of favorite pieces, from dazzling to sublime. The program will include excerpts from Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1.
Gregory Maytan, winner of several international competitions, studied violin in Stockholm, Sweden, and earned his doctorate in violin performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He has performed and toured with numerous orchestras, and his concerts have been broadcast on radio and television in the U.S. and Europe.
On his visit to northern Nevada, Maytan also will be featured guest soloist with the Carson City Symphony in performances of Nicolo Paganini's brilliant Violin Concerto No. 1 on Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, and on Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm., at the Oats Park Arts Center in Fallon.
General admission to the April 24 House Recital is $20; Symphony Assoc. members $10; and children age 12 and under $5. Seating is limited, and tickets will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets to the recital and to both orchestra concerts are available at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at ActivityTickets.com, or can be reserved at 775-883-4154.
For more information about Gregory Maytan, visit www.gregorymaytan.com. For more information on the Carson City Symphony and related concerts, visit CCSymphony.com.
The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will perform two concerts--Saturday, April 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center, and Sunday, April 26, 2009, 4:00 p.m., at the Oats Park Arts Center in Fallon. The concerts feature soloist Gregory Maytan in Violin Concerto No. 1, by Nicolo Paganini, and the premiere performances of Birkat haChama (Blessing on the Sun) by Steven Rosenhaus (pictured at left), conducted by the composer. The program also includes "Masks" and "Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, and Symphony No. 2 by Alexander Borodin.
Concert previews for the concerts begin at 6:45 p.m. on April 25 at the Carson City Community Center and at 3:15 p.m. on April 26 at the Oats Park Arts Center in Fallon. Preview discussion and pre-concert entertainment by the Symphony Flute Ensemble are included in the ticket price.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members, and free for children age 16 and under. A limited number of complimentary tickets to the Carson City concert will be given to blood donors at United Blood Services during the week before the concert. Tickets are available in advance at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at ActivityTickets.com, or at the door on the days of the performances. Information: 775-883-4154 or CCSymphony.com.
The video from the concert is up online for viewing and archive copy purchases. Visit http://www.weshootvideo.net/BuyCCSymphony.htm.
Pictured at right:
Violinist Gregory Maytan, soloist.
The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Judy Monson, will present a concert of poems set to music portraying the many "Seasons of Love," on Sunday, May 3, 4:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 412 West Musser Street, Carson City. The Carson Chamber Singers will be accompanied at the piano by Nancy Mielke, and three pieces will feature flute and clarinet.
Poems on the concert range from the subtlety of "The Pasture" by Robert Frost, set eloquently by Randall Stroope, to the familiar words from Song of Solomon, "Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One," set by James McCray, and the deep passion of Kahlil Gibran's "Winter." Poems of Robert Burns, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake, William Shakespeare, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, all set by modern 20th and 21st century composers, are included. Director Judy Monson said, "You will find ample opportunity to reflect, chuckle, revel, soar, and be comforted. Come, join us, and experience the beauty and magic of great poetry wedded to heartwarming music."
Several selections by David Dickau will be presented, including "The Laughing Song," "O Mistress Mine," "If Music be the Food of Love," and "I Love My Love." Monson said, "His style is rich, varied, buoyant and most pleasing to the ear. Dr. Dickau has accepted the invitation to compose a choral piece for the Carson Chamber Singers in celebration of our 25th season next year. We are excited and honored to have Dr. Dickau write this commission piece for us."
The Carson Chamber Singers, a group of about 40 singers, formed in 1985 as an affiliate of the Carson City Symphony. Their varied repertoire includes classical, popular, seasonal, and contemporary works. They have sung in Carson City, Virginia City, Genoa, Minden, Reno, and Fallon. Each year, they perform on the Carson City Symphony's "Holiday Treat" and "Pops Party" concerts, and they participate in the Reno Philharmonic's annual Fourth of July concert, "Pops in the Park," in Genoa.
Admission to the May 3 concert is $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Carson City Symphony Assoc. members; and free for age 16 and under. Tickets are available in advance at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, and online at ActivityTickets.com.
The program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council,
a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For more information, call the Carson City Symphony at 775-883-4154.
The beautiful back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony's twenty-fifth annual "Pops Party" concert on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. The program features the Carson City Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers, "Strings in the Schools" youth orchestra, and guest soloist CeCe Gable whose exciting, jazzy vocal style thrills music fans throughout northern Nevada. Admission is free.
The Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will play show tunes, marches, and more. Included are compositions by Leroy Anderson, Richard Rodgers, and Morton Gould. A highlight of the show will be David Bugli's arrangement for CeCe Gable of "Like a Lover," a tender bossa nova tune by Dori Caymmi. The "Pops Party" concert will be Gable's second appearance with the Carson City Symphony.
The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Judy Monson, will sing a variety of selections. The Symphony's youth orchestra, directed by Sue Kitts, will play a variety of folk, fiddle, and mariachi tunes. The concert is funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Admission is free. Seating is on the lawn; the audience is welcome to bring blankets (some chairs will be provided) and food. Snacks and beverages will be on sale before and during the concert. Proceeds from raffle and food sales benefit the Carson City Symphony Association.
In case of rain, the concert will be held indoors in the gym of the Carson City Community Center. (If a change of venue needs to be made, it will be posted here by noon on the day of the concert.) For information, call Symphony at 775-883-4154 or check the web site: CCSymphony.com.
The video from the concert
is up online for viewing and archive copy purchases. Visit
Strings in the Summer, Carson City Symphony's summer program for string players of all ages, will present a concert on Thursday, August 6, 10:00 a.m., in the Carson Mall, 1313 S. Carson Street in Carson City. Admission is free.
Performers, directed by Sue Kitts, are from Carson City, Carson Valley, Dayton, and Incline Village, and range from elementary school students through adults. They will play a selection of their favorite folk, fiddle, and classical tunes.
Strings in the Summer is an extension of Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools program. It is funded in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Carson City; Sierra Philharmonic League, and private donations.
For information, call Symphony at 775-883-4154 or
check the web site: CCSymphony.com.
The Carson City Symphony Association presents an elegant evening of music and
dessert on Friday, August 28, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at a private residence south of Carson
City. The solo recital introduces young classical guitarist, Mikolaj "Nick"
Dudkiewicz, from Lublin, Poland, to Northern Nevada.
A recent high school graduate with a diploma in guitar performance, Dudkiewicz has won many competitions and participated in numerous festivals in Europe. Carson City resident, Joe Beben, sponsor of Dudkiewicz' first trip to the U.S. as an adult, said "Nick is excited about the opportunity to see our country and play before American audiences in several cities. He is a very polished performer, a great crowd pleaser. We got off to a great start in Milwaukee, where Mikolaj received two standing ovations and was brought back again and again for encores."
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for Carson City Symphony Assoc. members, and $5 for children age 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, or online at Activitytickets.com. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or see CCSymphony.com.
Nick playing Albeniz at this house recital - See it on YouTube.
Nick performing in Poland in 2008 - See it on YouTube.
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