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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 - 2013-2014 Season


Strings in the Schools Perform at Carson Plaza
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

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Youthful instrumentalists from Carson City Symphony's Strings in the School program will perform at Carson Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. The retirement home is located at 2120 E Long St, Carson City, Nev. This event is open to the public.



Zephyrus Brass Quintet Perform for Splash Dogs
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

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Zephyrus Brass Quintet will be performing for the dogs...but humans are welcome, too. Come hear ZBQ on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at 8:20 in the morning.

Tamarack Junction is hosting the 2013 National Splash Dogs Championship September 12th through September 15th. Splash Dogs is nationally recognized as the leader of canine dock jumping. The four-day event opens with two days of qualifying competitions for all pet enthusiasts to give their dogs the opportunity to run down a forty foot ramp and jump into a 40 foot pool. Trainers will be on hand to help first timers enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Saturday and Sunday will be dedicated to seeing which top dog in its group will be "one of the 12 Best in their Class" and qualify for Sundays finals. Along with the Splash Dogs, Tamarack Junction has invited numerous local pet rescue groups, pet stores and non-profits to explain the many pet friendly programs available in Reno/Sparks for our four-legged friends. Sunday's final competitions begin at 9:00 a.m. with pre-event music by the Zephyrus Brass Quintet. With dogs coming to Reno from all over the country, this event will be four-days of dogs, dog owners and animal lovers having fun at The Tamarack Junction.

Tamarack Junction is located at 13101 S. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada.



STRAZZ perform at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

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Carson City Symphony's STRAZZ youth strings will play for the Nevada Public Works Association Conference dinner on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, 15 Highway 50, in Stateline, Nev. The group, under the direction of Sue Jesch, will perform in small groups from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.



Carson Chamber Singers Begin Rehearsals
for Twenty-ninth Season

Photograph of Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, who performed
  at Trininty Episcopal Church in the 2012-2013 season

Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, is beginning its twenty-ninth concert season. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 1750 N. Mountain Street in Carson City. Singers who are interested in auditioning should contact Director Michael Langham at ccsingersdirector@gmail.com or the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The first performances will be Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Avenue in Reno and Saturday, November 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom. The program will feature various a capella selections, including works by Tschesnikoff and Lauridsen.

Founded in 1985 as an affiliate of the Carson City Symphony, the Carson Chamber Singers, participate in the Symphony's annual "Holiday Treat" and "Pops Party" concerts. They have sung at several venues in Carson City each year, and in Reno, Virginia City, Minden, Genoa, and Fallon. For several years, they sang with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra in Pops at the Ranch concerts at Bartley Ranch in Reno and Pops in the Park concerts at Mormon Station Park in Genoa.



Joshua Russell Performs "Music of Haiti" House Recital
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

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Join us for an intimate evening of Music and Dessert on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m., at a private home in Carson City. Pianist Joshua Russell will present a program, "Music of Haiti," featuring solo works by Haitian composer Ludovic Lamothe, along with lecture comments about the music, weaving in relevant stories about his experiences with music in Haiti.

General admission is $25; Symphony Assoc. members $20; and children age 12 and under $5. Tickets are limited - get yours early at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at CCSymphony.com, by mail (see your latest newsletter), or call 775-883-4154.



Carson City Symphony Presents
"The Lure of Tropics and Travel"
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

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The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its thirtieth season on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 4:00 p.m., with a concert, "The Lure of Tropics & Travel," at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. Featured guest soloist is pianist Joshua Russell.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 16 and under. Tickets are on sale at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at CCSymphony.com (click "Buy Now" button, below), or at the door. Season tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Joshua Russell, who is regarded as an expert on the piano music of Haiti, has performed as a pianist, organist, and conductor throughout the United States, Europe, and Haiti. He will play two pieces with the Symphony: Fantaisie tropicale by Haitian composer Justin Elie, and Grande tarantelle by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk. The concert also includes Andalucia Suite by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona and Symphony No. 1 by Franz Schubert.

The concert includes pre-show entertainment by STRAZZ in the lobby beginning at 3:00 p.m. STRAZZ, Carson City Symphony's advanced youth strings ensemble, is led by Sue Jesch and specializes in alternative styles such as fiddle, jazz, and folk.

The audience is also invited to a free concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m. and a dinner reception after the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with soloist Joshua Russell about the concert, composers, and music. The post-concert reception is at Red's Old 395 Grill, 1055 S. Carson Street in Carson City. For reception reservations, required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

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.

Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. The 2013-14 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pre-concert talks are funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.

There will be a dinner reception after the concert in honor of the concert performers at Red's Old 395 Grill, 1055 S. Carson Street in Carson City. Reservations required in advance, so call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 by Fri., Oct. 18 to make your reservation.



Carson Chamber Singers Fall Concerts
Nov. 1 & 2, 2013

Photograph of Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, who performed
  at Trininty Episcopal Church in the 2012-2013 season

The Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Michael Langham, will perform a pair of a cappella concerts in early November. The first performances will be Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Avenue in Reno and Saturday, November 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W. King Street, Carson City. The varied program includes a traditional American spiritual, I've Been in the Storm So Long, arranged by Jeffrey L. Ames in response to Hurricane Katrina; This Marriage by Eric Whitacre with words from a 13th century poem; How Blest are They by Tchaikovsky; and other selections.

Tickets are $10 general admission and free for age 16 and under. Tickets are available in advance at CCSymphony.com, by mail (see your latest newsletter), by reservation at 775-883-4154, or at the door. Carson City Symphony flex tickets also will be accepted.

These concerts are supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.



Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players performs
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

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The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NRQ) will be performing at Evergreen Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Koontz Lane, Carson City, on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Evergreen is an assisted listing center, and this is a private event. NRQ is a group of adult musicians, some of them beginners, who get together to play music at the Carson Mall each Thursday. The primary purpose of this is to give adult musicians who may not be ready for a regular adult orchestra, such as the Carson City Symphony, an opportunity to play and enjoy easy music. Several of the players have progressed enough to join the Carson City Symphony.



Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools Presents
The Fourth Annual "This Is Not a Christmas Concert,"
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

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Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony's after-school program, presents its fourth annual "This is Not a Christmas Concert" on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Admission is free.

Strings in the Schools, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association, is now in its ninth year. For more information, call director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.



STRAZZ plays for two events - Trader Joe's and "Peanut Cracker"
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

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STRAZZ, our advanced orchestra open to high school string students and middle school students by invitation, has a busy schedule on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. First, they will be playing Christmas carols from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Trader Joe's by Topsy Lane. Then off they go to the Sierra Nevada Ballet's presentation of "Peanutcracker - The Story in a Nut Shell" at the Carson City Community Center. STRAZZ will be playing from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. as pre-show entertainment. "Peanutcracker" is based on the original "Nutcracker," and is a 45-minute narrated version of the Nutcracker Ballet, especially designed to introduce families with young children to the wonderful world of ballet. For information about the "Peanutcracker," go to http://www.sierranevadaballet.org/Peanutcracker.html.

Pictured, the 2012 cast of "Peanutcracker."



Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players performs
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

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The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NRQ) will be performing for the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary Christmas Luncheon (a private event) on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Gold Dust West at 12:45 p.m. NRQ is a group of adult musicians, some of them beginners, who get together to play music at the Carson Mall each Thursday. The primary purpose of this is to give adult musicians who may not be ready for a regular adult orchestra, such as the Carson City Symphony, an opportunity to play and enjoy easy music. Several of the players have progressed enough to join the Carson City Symphony.



Thirtieth Annual Holiday Treat Concert
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

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It's a Holiday Treat for all - seasonal and holiday music in many styles! The Carson City Symphony presents the 30th annual Holiday Treat concert on Sunday, December 15, 2013, 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 Norma Conway's Victorian Dancers. Pre-concert entertainment by the Carson High School Brass Ensemble begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby.

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.

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 will be available in advance at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at CCSymphony.com, by mail, or at the door.

Blood donors may receive a complimentary ticket to the concert. Donate at United Blood Services' Carson City Donor Center, Saturday, December 7, through Saturday, December 14. Call 775-887-9111 for Donor Center hours.

Following the concert, at around 6:15, there will be a dinner reception for performers and audience at Beijing Palace restaurant, 4250 Cochise St., Carson City. Cost is $20 per person, payable at the restaurant. Please make reservations by calling the Symphony at 775-883-4154. There is a limit of 60 seats, so make your reservations early so that the restaurant can plan staffing and other details.

Concert information: 775-883-4154, or CCSymphony.com.



Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Carson Mall

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String players of all ages and levels are invited to join the sixth annual Christmas Carol Playalong on Friday, December 20, 2013, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., inside the Carson Mall, 1227 S. Carson Street. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is hosted by Carson City Symphony Association and Carson Mall. Violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp players are welcome to come and play. Everyone else, come and sing or listen. To play, contact Sue Jesch in advance at 775-450-5584 or sue@tahoefiddler.com for sheet music and information.



Clarinetist Chris Money Performs with CC Symphony
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

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The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will present the third concert of its thirtieth season, "Old World - New World," on Sunday, February 23, 2014, 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. Featured guest soloist is clarinetist Chris Money playing Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2. Also on the program is Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World") and Weber's Overture to Der Freischütz.

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Dr. Christopher Money currently teaches applied clarinet and is the Assistant Director of Programming for the School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Nevada, Reno, a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Doctor of Music from Florida State University. His teachers were David Ehrke, Luis Baez and Frank Kowalsky. Dr. Money currently holds the second/auxiliary clarinet chair with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and serves as principal clarinet for the Nevada Opera Orchestra and AVA Ballet productions. He has also performed with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Marin Symphony, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Nevada Festival Ballet Orchestra. Dr. Money performs regularly at the University of Nevada, Reno as a faculty soloist and also participated in the Nevada Chamber Music Festival. He has recorded with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and the Nevada Opera. Dr. Money has also served as an adjudicator for regional and state solo and ensemble competitions since 2003.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 16 and under. Tickets will be on sale at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at CCSymphony.com, and at the door.

The concert includes pre-show by the Smooth Two guitar duo in the lobby beginning at 3:00 p.m. The audience is also invited to a free concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with soloist Chris Money about the concert, composers, and music.

Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. The 2013-14 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pre-concert talks are funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.



Carson Chamber Singers Perform with Reno Philharmonic
Sunday, April 6, 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Photograph of Carson Chamber Singers at Trinity Episcopal Church

The Carson Chamber Singers join the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony," on Sunday, April 6, 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., 2014, at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno. The Reno Philharmonic also will play Haydn's Symphony No. 104 "London."

For information and tickets, call the Reno Philharmonic at 775-323-6393 or go to www.renophil.com.



Strings in the Schools Perform "Spring Fever Concert"
Thursday, April 24, 2014

STRAZZ violinists Samantha Lowe, Ethan Lopes, Katie Matuska, Kacey Lopes, Kaitlyn McDonald, and Ojo Ventura 
  will perform in Spring Fever concert on April 24.

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

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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, 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

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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.

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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 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, call 775-883-4154.

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

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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

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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.



Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players
Thursday, May 15, 2014

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The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players (NQR) will play a concert at the Carson Valley Retirement Center on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. NQR is a Carson City Symphony program for adults who recently began to play - or returned to playing - string instruments. The group meets weekly at Carson Mall in Carson City, under the direction of Symphony Concertmaster Sue Jesch, to experience and develop skills at chamber/ensemble music playing. With enthusiasm and humor, the Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players prove that music performance can be a life-long activity for all. For information, call 775-450-5584.



Strings in the Schools Present "Ukulele Festival" Workshop and Concert
Sat., May 17, 2014

Photograph of instructor Doug Reynolds with several ukuleles.

Strings in the Schools will present a "Ukulele Festival" workshop and concert on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Join the Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools "Ukulele Festival" led by Sue Jesch and Doug Reynolds (pictured).

The workshop begins at 10:00 a.m., and the public concert starts at 3:00 p.m. The workshop and concert will take place at Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa Dr. Admission is free. For registration and info, call 775-450-5584.



Pops Party Concert
Sunday, June 8, 2014

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The beautiful back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony's thirtieth annual Pops Party concert on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. This concert is an official Nevada 150 event. The program features the Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, STRAZZ Youth Strings, and guest singers Sherre Carne and Cindee LeVal. Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment by the Yale-Worth strolling strings duo begins at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will play Scott Joplin's Searchlight Rag, A Richard Rodgers Portrait, and Morton Gould's American Salute. Cindee LeVal will sing a new arrangement of Cow Cow Boogie with the orchestra. The Carson City Symphony Chorus, directed by Michael Langham will sing In the Still of the Night, Blue Skies, Embraceable You, and with instrumental accompaniment, And All That Jazz.

Photograph of singer Sherre Carnes

STRAZZ youth strings will join the Symphony for the entire second half of the concert. They will play Carson Cooman's Sagebrush Celebration, a work written to celebrate the Symphony's 30th season and Nevada's Sesquicentennial; An American Symphony from the movie Mr. Holland's Opus; and Highlights from Sophisticated Ladies. With the Symphony Chorus, they will present Nevada's State Song, Home Means Nevada, in a new arrangement by David Bugli commissioned by the Reno Philharmonic through a grant from the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. Sherre Carnes (pictured) will sing Moon River, and the concert ends with the rousing Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa, a song familiar to fans of Monte Python's Flying Circus.

Seating is on the lawn; the audience is welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs (some chairs will be provided) and food. Snacks and beverages will be on sale before and during the concert. Proceeds from raffle, food, and beverage sales benefit the Carson City Symphony Association's artistic and educational programs.

The concert is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, Partnership Carson City, and the Nevada Commission on Tourism. For rain location, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or check the web site: CCSymphony.com.

Here is a comment from one of our concert attendees: What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The music was fabulous. Can't wait until next year to hear the 31st annual concert. - M.S.



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Carson City Symphony Plays for Genoa Americana Celebration in Genoa
With Guest McAvoy Layne, Portraying Mark Twain
Friday, July 4, 2014

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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.

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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

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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.



Carson City Symphony's "Strings in the Summer" Group
Presents its Summer Concert at Sierra Place Senior Living
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Picture of Strings in the Summer students performing July 23, 2013,
  at Sierra Place Senior Living.

The Carson City Symphony's "Strings in the Summer" orchestra and beginning fiddle class, directed by Sue Jesch, will present its Summer String Concert of traditional American fiddle tunes on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 West College Parkway, Carson City. The concert is free and is open to the public.

Over 30 performers ranging in age from 8 to senior citizens will be performing on violin, viola and cello. "Strings in the Summer" is part of Carson City Symphony's "Strings in the Schools" program, which is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, grants from Partnership Carson City, and private donations.

The summer program is for string players of all ages. Instruction, which takes place at Carson Mall, is provided for six weeks during the summer by Carson City Symphony Education Director Sue Jesch. Students attending on Mondays take classes in "Introduction to Fiddle and Folk Music," a program designed primarily for younger students, and for violinist and violists of any age who have limited experience. Tuesday classes cover "Melodies, Harmonies, and Improvisations," and are designed for advanced beginner to intermediate violinists and violists. On Thursdays there is a String Ensemble, for advanced beginner to intermediate players and involves fun tunes for orchestra.

For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, call Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584, or check the web site: CCSymphony.com.

Picture is of "Strings in the Summer" students performing last July at Sierra Place Senior Living.



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