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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.

Carson City Symphony
Past Events - 2009-2010 Season


Carson City Symphony Presents
Harpist Marina Roznitovsky on September 26, 2009
An Evening of Music and Dessert at the Bliss Mansion

Photograph of Marina Roznitovsky

The Carson City Symphony Association presents an elegant evening of music and dessert on Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at the historic Bliss Mansion, 608 Elizabeth Street in Carson City. The solo recital features classical harpist, Marina Roznitovsky playing works by Scarlatti, Krumpholtz, Bach, Yadid, Mauldin, Salzedo and Durand.

Marina Roznitovsky was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Israel when she was six years old. She earned degrees in harp performance at Indiana University, and is the winner of many awards and scholarships. Currently Harp Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, Roznitovsky has performed with orchestras in the U.S., South America, Europe, and the Middle East. You can visit her website at http://www.marinaharp.com/

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 http://tahoe.activitytickets.com/activity/concerts/1024. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or see CCSymphony.com.


Monday, Oct. 19, 2009
Piano Masterclass at Brewery Arts Center with Carl Petersson

The Carson City Music Club and Carson City Symphony Association are hosting a Masterclass for local students led by pianist, Carl Petersson on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street in Carson City.

Admission is free, and observers are welcome. For reservations, call Jane Theiss, President of the Carson City Music Club, at 775-882-9517.

Petersson, a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, has participated in international masterclasses in Denmark, Sweden, and Israel, and has won numerous scholarships and competitions. He has performed as a soloist and with orchestras in Sweden, Denmark, Poland, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Israel. In addition to performing, Petersson enjoys teaching piano students at all levels. He is making his North American debut with the West Coast Symphony in Vancouver, Canada, this month, and he will be performing with the Carson City Symphony at the Carson City Community Center on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at 4:00 p.m.



Carson City Symphony Opens its 26th Season on October 25, 2009,
with Swedish Pianist Carl Petersson
and Two Premiere Performances

The Carson City Symphony will open it's twenty-sixth season on Sunday, October 25, 2009, 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street, with a concert featuring Swedish pianist Carl Petersson (at left) in the U.S. premiere of Friedrich von Flotow's Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra. The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, also will play the world premiere of "By Walden Pond" by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker (at right), including texts of Henry David Thoreau narrated by Lee Warner, "Tales from the Vienna Woods" by Johann Strauss, Jr., and "The Beautiful Galatea" Overture by Franz von Supp.

The concert, a lead-in to Nevada Day celebrations, includes pre-concert entertainment by the Youth Strings Jazz Ensemble in the lobby beginning at 3:00 p.m. The group formed this summer under the direction of Sue Kitts and played in the "Jazz! Carson City" music festival in August.

The audience is also invited to a concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m., and a reception after the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with composer Gwyneth Walker, soloist Carl Petersson, and narrator Lee Warner. For reception location, reservations, and directions, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Carl Petersson, a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, has participated in international masterclasses in Denmark, Sweden, and Israel, and has won numerous scholarships and competitions. He has performed as a soloist and with orchestras in Sweden, Denmark, Poland, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Israel. This year, he made his North American debut with the West Coast Symphony in Vancouver, Canada. The October 25 concert with Carson City Symphony is his first performance in the United States.

Named Organization of the Year 2004, Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. The 2009-10 concert season is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Recovery Act. This performance is part of World Music Days, an annual global event affirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship, and shared humanity, inspired by the life and work of journalist and musician Daniel Pearl.

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 http://tahoe.activitytickets.com/activity/concerts/1025, or at the door on the day of the performance. Season tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The video from the concert is up online for viewing and archive copy purchases. Visit http://www.weshootvideo.net/BuyCCSymphony.htm.


CARSON CITY SYMPHONY'S STRINGS IN THE SCHOOLS
FALL CONCERT, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009

Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony's after-school program, will present a free concert on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 7:00 pm at the Plaza Conference Center, 211 E. Ninth St., 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 Strings in the Schools concert, directed by Sue Kitts, features beginning violins in grades two to five, pre-orchestra violin ensemble, and youth orchestra, for more advanced students of all ages and adult mentors.

"These young musicians play to enthusiastic crowds." said David Bugli, Music Director of the Carson City Symphony. "You will be entertained and impressed at how quickly they have progressed."

The Fall Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call director Sue Kitts at 775-450-5584.

Strings in the Schools, a program of the Carson City Symphony Association, is now in its fifth 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 Recovery Act; Carson City; the Sierra Philharmonic League; and private donations.

The video from the concert is up online for viewing and archive copy purchases. Visit http://www.weshootvideo.net/stringsintheschools.htm.

Pictured above: Strings in the Schools violinists, sisters Cristy and Gracie Osorio, are students at Bordewich-Bray Elementary School.


CARSON CITY SYMPHONY PRESENTS
"HOLIDAY TREAT" CONCERT DECEMBER 13, 2009

Ring in the season with a Holiday Treat for all! The Carson City Symphony presents the twenty-sixth annual "Holiday Treat" concert on Sunday, December 13, 2009, 4:00 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center. The Symphony will be joined on the program by the Carson Chamber Singers. Pre-concert entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby. The concert features seasonal and holiday music in different styles from many lands.

The Carson City Symphony, conducted by Music Director/Conductor David Bugli, will present several works, including Mel Torm's "The Christmas Song," "Winter Wonderland," and selections from "The Nutcracker Suite." The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Judy Monson and accompanied by Nancy Mielke, will sing "Echo Nowell," "Everywhere Christmas Tonight," and several other selections. The groups will join together for the "Holiday Treat" tradition, "A Christmas Singalong," for orchestra, chorus, and the audience.

The Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. The Carson Chamber Singers, an affiliate of the Symphony celebrating its 25th season, is a select group of about 40 singers founded in 1985. 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 the Recovery Act.

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 Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at ActivityTickets.com, or at the door. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, or see the Symphony web site: CCSymphony.com.


CARSON CITY SYMPHONY FEATURES
PERCUSSION SOLOIST TERRY LONGSHORE, FEBRUARY 28, 2010

The Carson City Symphony will perform on Sunday, February 28, 2010, 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, in a concert featuring percussion soloist Terry Longshore in a performance of Pataruco: Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas and Orchestra by Ricardo Lorenz. The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, also will play the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck and "Buckaroo Holiday" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland.

The program includes pre-concert entertainment in the lobby beginning at 3:00 p.m. and a "Meet the Soloist" concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m.

Terry Longshore is a performer, composer, and educator of percussion and has performed nationally and internationally. He performs regularly as a soloist and with the ensembles Skin & Bones, Caballito Negro, Sonoluminescence, and Do Flamenco. He can be heard on numerous CD and motion picture recordings and has premiered many compositions for solo percussion, percussion ensemble, chamber ensemble, and symphony orchestra. You can visit his website at http://www.terrylongshore.com.

Named Organization of the Year 2004, Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. The 2009-10 concert season is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Recovery Act.

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 on the day of the performance. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or visit ccsymphony.com.

(Note: For a little sample of Pataruco on YouTube, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i_FghQW1BA.)


Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools
APRIL FOOLS CONCERT
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony's after-school program, will present a free concert on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 7:00 pm at the Plaza Conference Center, 211 E. Ninth St., Carson City. About 80 string players, including Carson City public-, private-, and home-schooled students, directed by Sue Kitts will perform several pieces, from classics to folk and fiddle tunes. The concert features beginning violins in grades two to five, pre-orchestra violin ensemble, and youth orchestra, for more advanced students of all ages and adult mentors.

"This casual-style concert is in keeping with April Fool's Day," said Sue Kitts, Education Director of the Carson City Symphony, "full of fun, musical jokes, and surprises!"

The April Fools concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call director Sue Kitts at 775-450-5584.

Strings in the Schools, a program of the Carson City Symphony Association, is now in its fifth 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 Recovery Act; Carson City; the Sierra Philharmonic League; and private donations.


Strings in the Schools and World Dance
at Comma Coffee, Friday, April 16, 2010

Violin students from Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools will open World Dance Open Floor Night on Friday, April 16, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street. The event is hosted by Starr Nixdorf (see picture at left) as a fundraiser for the youth string program. World dance demonstrations and competitions will follow the mini-concert. Admission is free, donations welcome.

Starr Nixdorff, organizer of World Dance Open Floor Night, said "We invite people of all ages to support the student musicians and enjoy the world of dance. Audience and dancers are welcome."

Strings in the Schools began in 2005 under the direction of Sue Kitts, Education Director of the Carson City Symphony. The program provides beginning violin lessons for students in grades two through five, plus a string orchestra for more advanced students in all grades. Public school, private school, and home-schooled students participate. This youth outreach activity of the Carson City Symphony is funded in part by grants from Carson City; the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Recover Act; the Sierra Philharmonic League; and private donations.

About the World Dance fundraiser, Sue Kitts said, "It's important for the kids to see that their endeavors are supported by the community - not just financially, but by the encouragement they receive when the audience cheers them on at these performances."



"Spirit of Exploration" Concert
Saturday, April 24, 2010
and Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Spirit of Exploration" - McAvoy Layne, narrator; Gail Williams, horn; Gary Buchanan, conductor/composer



Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Pops Party" Concert with Carson Chamber Singers, SITS youth orch, Gary Aldrich, vocalist, and Olivia Hakel, vocalist.



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