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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 - 2020-2021 Season


Carson City Symphony Announces
Project Euterpe - Episode 6 with Carson Chamber Singers
Media Release: September 10, 2020

Screen shot of Carson Chamber Singers

Carson City Symphony Association announces release of Project Euterpe Episode 6 with the Carson Chamber Singers. In this Episode, Choral Conductor Ricky Hutton leads the Carson Chamber Singers in their first virtual performance. Katie Cardoza accompanies the 21-voice choir on organ. The performance can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM57-Ar-y6Q or via the Carson City Symphony's YouTube Channel.

Hutton said he chose Johannes Brahms' "Geistliches Lied (Sacred Song), Op. 30" for the Singers' 2020 Summer Project because "it is a song about endurance during difficult times, perseverance, resilience... something we all can relate to now!" Brahms composed the piece in 1856, at age 23, setting his music to a poem by Paul Flemming (1609-1640).

Carson City Symphony and its associated ensembles have been entertaining people in the Carson City area for 36 seasons. Because they can't currently perform live and in person, they are producing a series of video episodes to showcase the talents of their local artists, ensembles, and guest artists. These episodes, named Project Euterpe ("you-TER-pee") after the Greek muse of music and poetry, include new productions, excerpts from past concerts, solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and master classes taught by guest soloists.

Carson City Symphony ensembles hope to return to regular performances in the future. Meanwhile, they invite the public to enjoy Project Euterpe videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVti_Ih_3sSvQcC_jaljuYw. Links to episodes are also available on the Symphony website CCSymphony.com and posted on the Facebook page at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

For more information on Carson City Symphony, its educational programs and performing groups, see CCSymphony.com.

Photo: Project Euterpe Episode 6 - Carson Chamber Singers.



Mayor Bob Crowell Has Died
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020

Photograph of Mayor Bob Crowell in hat

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell and his wife were great supporters of the arts in Carson City. He supported the Symphony over the years. (He even confided in me that he used to give trumpet lessons himself long ago.) Bob died this morning. He had many talents including being a Navy pilot, a story teller, a good listener, and, above all, a talent for making friends. We will miss his warmth, dedication, and smile.

Click HERE for a beautiful photo montage prepared by photographer Cathleen Allison. I feel it captures so much that we loved about Mayor Bob.
- David Bugli



COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Notification
Updated: October 13, 2020

Most Carson City Symphony events and rehearsals are on hold, at least through the end of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If there will be any changes, we will post them on this website, notify CarsonNow.org, and make efforts to contact all participants. The health of our musicians, audience, and volunteers is our concern. We will be following advice from city/county and medical professionals as we make our decisions.

Carson City Symphony rehearsals are on hold until further notice. In addition, activites of the Carson Chamber Singers, Symphony Youth Strings, Consort Canzona, Not Ready for Carnegia Hall Players (NQR), and Joyful Noise Carson Childrens Choir are on hold or modified to comply with State and local pandemic guidance.

We will be evaluating if there need to be changes to other programs, due to the Coronavirus situation. However, we are hoping to be able to resume rehearsals and plans for events in 2021, if the situation permits.



Carson City Symphony Announces
Project Euterpe - Episode 7 - Flute Fun al Fresco
Media Release: Oct. 14, 2020

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Carson City Symphony Association announces release of Project Euterpe Episode 7, Flute Fun al Fresco. It features flutists Edith Isidoro-Mills and Michelle Powers, who played five short pieces while observing social distancing on a lawn. Edith has played flute with the Carson City Symphony since 2003, is a member of the Symphony Assoc. Board, and is the Association's Secretary. Michelle conducts the Symphony's Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir and is also a member of the Carson Chamber Singers.

The video can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K793vMqaU6A and via Facebook at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

"Because we can't currently perform live, in person, we are producing a series of video episodes as a gift to the community. We showcase the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists," said Conductor Bugli. "These episodes, named Project Euterpe ("you-TER-pee") after the Greek muse of music and lyric poetry, include excerpts from past concerts, solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and master classes taught by guest soloists."

In this episode Edith & Michelle present the following pieces:
"Adagio" from Sonata No. 1 by Jean Baptiste Loeillet
"Allegro" from Sonata No. 1 by Jean Baptiste Loeillet
"Anglais" by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Theme from Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K.331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"The Irish Washerwoman" Jig, traditional

Carson City Symphony ensembles hope to return to regular performances in the future. Meanwhile, they invite the public to enjoy Project Euterpe videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVti_Ih_3sSvQcC_jaljuYw. Links to episodes are also available on the Symphony website CCSymphony.com and posted via the Facebook page at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

For more information on Carson City Symphony, its educational programs and performing groups, see CCSymphony.com.

Photo: Project Euterpe Episode 7 - Edith Isidoro-Mills and Michelle Powers.



Follow this link to the "Hank Monk Schottische"
Virtual Video Project Resource Page

This link is for use by Carson City Symphony musicians and others participating in the "Hank Monk Schottische" Virtual Video Project. The goal of this project was to create a virtual video during the COVID-19 pandemic involving members of the Carson City Symphony (and other invited performers) utilizing the "Hank Monk Schottische," a composition written by Carson City Composer J.P. Meder (1848-1908). The piece was written to honor Hank Monk (1826-1883), a legandary stage coach driver.
"Hank Monk Schottische" Virtual Video Project



Carson City Symphony Association Announces
Fifth Annual Scholarship for Music Education

Image of dollar sign and mortarboard courtesy of clipartpanda.com.

Media Release - Nov. 1, 2020: The Carson City Symphony Association announces the fifth annual instrumental music scholarship for Carson City students age 5 to 17. The scholarship was established by a generous gift from Jennifer and John Webley in memory of Rosemary Nebesky, former board member and friend of the Carson City Symphony Association.

The award of $250 to $1,000 is to further the student's music education. It can be used, for example, for lessons, workshop, summer camp, master class, etc. To qualify, a student must live in Carson City, attend school in Carson City, or study with a music teacher in Carson City. For this year, lessons can be in person or remote. Funds will be paid to the teacher or program, not to the individual applicant.

The application form can by downloaded from the Symphony website, CCSymphony.com, and may be available from school music teachers. Completed applications and supporting documents will be accepted by the Symphony at P.O. Box 2001, Carson City, NV 89702-2001, and must be received by Monday, November 23, 2020.

For more information, contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Click HERE to download application form.



Carson City Symphony Announces
Project Euterpe - Episode 8 - Gibson-Rosen Violin Duo
Media Release: Oct. 30, 2020

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Carson City Symphony Association announces release of Project Euterpe - Episode 8, Gibson-Rosen Violin Duo. This episode features Laura Gibson and Emma Rosen, a mother-daughter team on violins. Laura is Associate Concertmaster with the Carson City Symphony and Assistant Conductor of the Symphony Youth Strings program. Emma, who also plays clarinet, is a graduate of the Youth Strings program and is a sophomore at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. They are performing two duets by Franz Joseph Haydn, "Allegro spirituoso," based on String Quartet No. 40, Op. 99, and "Presto," based on String Quartet No. 23, Op. 99.

The video can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxOwNbHQIQw and via Facebook at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

"Because we can't currently perform live, in person, we are producing a series of video episodes as a gift to the community. We showcase the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists," said Conductor Bugli. "These episodes, named Project Euterpe ("you-TER-pee") after the Greek muse of music and lyric poetry, include excerpts from past concerts, solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and master classes taught by guest soloists."

Carson City Symphony ensembles hope to return to regular performances in the future. Meanwhile, they invite the public to enjoy Project Euterpe videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVti_Ih_3sSvQcC_jaljuYw. Links to episodes are also available on the Symphony website CCSymphony.com and posted via the Facebook page at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

For more information on Carson City Symphony, its educational programs and performing groups, see CCSymphony.com.

Photo: Project Euterpe Episode 8 - Laura Gibson & Emma Rosen, mother-daughter violin duo.



Carson Chamber Singers Planning Virtual Video
on Sweelinck's "Hodie Cristus natus est"
Announcement: Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Photograph of Sweelinck

The Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Ricky Hutton, are planning a virtual video recording of Jan Pieterszoom Sweelinck's "Hodie Cristus natus est" with brass quintet. Sweelinck (pronounced "SWAY-link") was a Dutch organist, composer, and pedagogue who lived from 1562 to 1621. His musical style reflects the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Baroque era. In addition to being a choral composer, he was a major influence on the development of the north German keyboard (organ) style. His fame was such that he was the only non-English composer whose works appeared in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, a highly influential volume among keyboard publications.

For those involved in this project, there is a resource page at http://ccsymphony.com/hodie2020.htm.

Picture: Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoom Sweelinck



Remembering Kathie Linn Davidson
August 22, 1942 - November 5, 2020

Photograph of Kathie Davidson

Posted Nov. 25, 2020
Kathie Davidson, a member of the Carson Chamber Singers and Consort Canzona, died on Nov. 5, 2020. She had been singing with our vocal ensembles since 2012.

Kathie was born in Hollywood, California, on August 22, 1942. She graduated from Hollywood High School, and had the honor of singing in the multi-school chorus for the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. In the ensuing years, Kathie and her sister, Penny - also a singer with our vocal ensembles - were studio singers for motion pictures, such as "Flower Drum Song," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Camelot," and "The Greatest Story Ever Told."

After moving to the Tahoe area, Kathie sang in many choirs; she loved choral music of all kinds. She also was the bookkeeper for Rainbow Mountain Ski Shops at Lake Tahoe.

Kathie is survived by her two sisters, two daughters, and four grandchildren. We miss her spirit and sense of humor.

Photo taken at the Consort Canzona concert at Shepherd of the Sierra, Dec. 2019.



Carson City Symphony Announces
Project Euterpe - Episode 10 - The Hank Monk Schottische
Release: December 5, 2020

Hank Monk Schottische performers

Carson City Symphony Association announces release of Project Euterpe - Episode 10, The Hank Monk Schottische. This episode features the Carson City Symphony performing "The Hank Monk Schottische," a composition written by Carson City, Nevada, Composer J.P. Meder (1848-1908). The piece was written to honor Hank Monk (1826-1883), a legendary stagecoach driver. Monk was made famous in part due to a story about his giving Horace Greeley, presidential candidate and former "New York Tribune" editor, a rather bumpy ride in 1859 from Carson City to Placerville, California. Greeley, who was on a lecture tour, was insistent about not being late to present a lecture in Placerville. Monk, a colorful storyteller, entertained many people with the story of this trip and other stories about his adventures. Mark Twain, who lived briefly with his brother in Carson City, was so enamored of the Hank Monk story that he has several characters relate the same story about Monk and Greeley in chapter 20 of "Roughing It," Twain's classic 1872 book about his experience as a young man in the western US and Hawaii.

This video, which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFGxDhP0omE features an introduction of sorts by the "Ghost of Mark Twain," McAvoy Layne. The performance of "The Hank Monk Schottische," is by members of the Carson City Symphony, plus some invited musicians, including some from Carson High School and the Symphony's Youth Strings group. It also includes the Symphony's Victorian Dancers performing the Schottische, a dance popular in the late 1800s.

Carson City Symphony ensembles hope to return to regular performances in the future. Meanwhile, they invite the public to enjoy Project Euterpe videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVti_Ih_3sSvQcC_jaljuYw. Links to episodes are also available on the Symphony website CCSymphony.com and posted via the Facebook page at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

For more information on Carson City Symphony, its educational programs and performing groups, see CCSymphony.com.

Photo: Project Euterpe Episode 10 - Performers in "The Hank Monk Schottische" video.



Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat Concert
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

Photograph of John & Cherie Shipley

UPDATE 12/14/2020: We ran into some problems on Dec. 13 connecting to the Internet for our live-streamed event. We will shortly post this concert on YouTube, after we process some videos recorded at the concert. We apologize for the technical difficulties which came up at the last minute.

UPDATE 12/3/2020: Because of new COVID-19 concerns and government directives established Dec. 1, this event will not be performed in front of a live audience. The event, however, will be available for free via Facebook. There will be no ticket sales. If you previously purchased tickets, your money will be refunded.

It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles! The Carson City Symphony Association presents "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street. The in-person audience will be limited in keeping with COVID-19 safety guidelines, and the concert will also be live-streamed free.

Tickets for the in-person concert are $18 General Admission, $10 age 6 to 12, and free 5 and under. Enjoy safely - social distancing and masks are required. Tickets may be reserved by email at CarsonCitySymphony@gmail.com or purchased in advance online via SQUARE. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The live-stream is free at Facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

David Bugli, conductor of Carson City Symphony, said, "We want to present an entertaining, live holiday concert, as we have for the past 36 years. Since we can't fill the stage with dozens of instrumental musicians, singers, and dancers this year, we're excited to collaborate and bring the holiday spirit to the community." "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert, features John and Cherie Shipley with their Joyful Noise Chorus and Band. John and Cherie have been performing "Joyful Noise" concerts each December since 2002.

The show is a potpourri of music styles - jazz, rock, country, and traditional. The choice of tunes is also a wide variety of pretty ballads, toe tappers, funny songs, and a bit of holiday standards. Cherie Shipley said, "We love to have a mix of energies and dynamics! The band is led by John on keyboard, with Tyler Cravens on drums, and Tommy Stiles on steel guitar and dobro. We welcome back to our show Special Guest Entertainer Catherine Matovich on violin/fiddle." The Joyful Noise Chorus members, providing harmonies and fun props, are Laura Briggs, Marilyn Erickson, Laura Hale, Kathy Hannah, and Mark Sturdivant.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM IN PDF FORMAT

This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Carson City Cultural Commission; the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts; Nevada Division of Tourism, and by private donations. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Photo: John and Cherie Shipley will perform "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert December 13.

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We invite you to see our little promotional video on YouTube. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvM54USmcLI.



Carson City Symphony Announces
Project Euterpe - Episode 11 - Sweelinck's "Hodie Christus natus est"
Release: December 13, 2020

Hodie performers

Carson City Symphony Association announces release of Project Euterpe - Episode 11, Sweelinck's "Hodie Christus natus est".

This video, which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxjA4P3lBBs features the Carson Chamber Singers, an affiliate of the Carson City Symphony, performing "Hodie Christus natus est," by Dutch composer, organist, and teacher Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Richard "Ricky" Hutton conducts the singers. The piece, which celebrates the birth of Christ and the exultation of God, was arranged for chorus and brass quintet by Carson City Symphony conductor David Bugli in collaboration with Hutton.

Sweelinck (pronounced "SWAY-link") lived from 1562 to 1621. His musical style reflects the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Baroque era. In addition to being a choral composer, he was a major influence on the development of the north German keyboard (organ) style. His fame was such that he was the only non-English composer whose works appeared in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, a highly influential volume among keyboard publications.

This video is dedicated to Kathie Linn Davidson, a member of the Carson Chamber Singers and Consort Canzona, who passed away on Nov. 5, 2020, during the month when this video was being recorded. We miss her warmth and smile so very much.

Carson City Symphony ensembles hope to return to regular performances in the future. Meanwhile, they invite the public to enjoy Project Euterpe videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVti_Ih_3sSvQcC_jaljuYw. Links to episodes are also available on the Symphony website CCSymphony.com and posted via the Facebook page at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony.

For more information on Carson City Symphony, its educational programs and performing groups, see CCSymphony.com.

Photo: Project Euterpe Episode 11 - Performers in Sweelinck's "Hodie Christus natus est" video.



Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat Concert - Dec. 13, 2020
Posted on YouTube: 12/15/2020

Photograph of 'Joyful Noise - a Holiday Treat' performers

It's a Holiday Treat for all - a feast of seasonal and holiday entertainment in many styles! The Carson City Symphony Association presented the "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert on Sunday, December 13, 2020, in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center. The Symphony had wanted to present an entertaining, live holiday concert, as we have for the past 36 years, but there was a pandemic going on! Since we could not fill the stage with dozens of instrumental musicians, singers, and dancers this holiday season, we were excited to collaborate and bring the holiday spirit to the community in a different format, consistent with distancing protocols.

The "Joyful Noise - A Holiday Treat" concert, featured John and Cherie Shipley with their Joyful Noise Chorus and Band. John and Cherie have been performing "Joyful Noise" concerts each December since 2002. The concert was designed to be presented as a live-streamed event without an in-person audience.

View the the event as it was recorded. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FotJ1LrGWCA.

Enjoy safely! If you enjoy this video, we encourage you to check our website at CCSymphony.com, go to Facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony, and search for "Carson City Symphony" on YouTube.com.



Three Carson City Students Awarded
Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships

Photograph of the three 2020 winners

Media Release - Dec. 15, 2020: Jonah Toral, Nathan Parsons, and Bita Jazani were awarded the fifth annual Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships by the Carson City Symphony Association this month. The scholarship was established by John and Jennifer Webley of Santa Rosa, Calif., in memory Rosemary Nebesky, who loved music, loved children, and had been a friend and board member of the Carson City Symphony Association. It is awarded each year to one or more Carson City students age 5 to 17 for instrumental music lessons. The winners this year were selected from several well qualified applicants. More students applied than in any previous year.

Jonah Toral, age 16, is a 10th grader at Carson High School, where he plays percussion in Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Marching Band. He has participated in festivals and workshops, is a member of the Capital City Community Band, and plays in his church worship band. His school band director, Nick Jacques, said Jonah is a motivated and talented student who loves playing music. Jonah will use the scholarship for private percussion lessons with Brandon Dodge, to help him along his path toward becoming an accomplished percussionist.

Nathan Parsons, age 14, is a 9th grader at Carson High School who plays violin and trumpet in numerous ensembles in Carson City and Reno. Among these are STRAZZ, Carson City Symphony's advanced youth strings ensemble; Carson High School's Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Advanced Jazz Band, and Marching Band; and the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra program. Nathan has been awarded five medals for solo violin, solo trumpet, and ensembles in NMEA (Nevada Music Educators Association) competitions. He also volunteers as a mentor for younger student musicians, and for community events. Nathan's dream is to be a music director. He will use his scholarship to continue private violin lessons.

Bita Jazani, age 17, is an 12th grade violinist at Carson High School, where she is Concertmaster of Chamber Orchestra, Carson High's elite orchestral ensemble, for the second year. She has been a member of the Carson City School District orchestra program since sixth grade and a member of STRAZZ, Carson City Symphony's after-school advanced youth string ensemble, for the past three years. She earned excellent and superior ratings in solo and ensemble festivals. Bita said she will continue her passion for music and her musical journey throughout her life. She will use her scholarship to continue private violin lessons.

The next round of scholarships will be awarded in fall of 2021. For more information about the scholarship and the application process, contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Photos: Scholarship winners Jonah Toral, Nathan Parsons, and Bita Jazani.



See our new video page
Posted: Jan. 16, 2021

Painting of Euterpe, Muse of Music and Lyric Poetry, by Simon Vouet

Starting in May 2020, we started posting a number of videos. The Carson City Symphony and its associated ensembles had been entertaining people in the Carson City area for 36 seasons. Because we could not perform live, in person, we started producing a series of video episodes to showcase the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists. These episodes, called Project Euterpe ("you-TER-pee"), include excerpts from past concerts, some solo and small ensemble performances, and previews of things to come. We may include some master classes taught by our guest soloists.

You can view these videos through our new Symphony Association Video Page at http://ccsymphony.com/ccsymvideos.htm. We also have a link on the left side menu on this page.

We have set up a YouTube Channel where you can see information on all our episodes. The channel is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVti_Ih_3sSvQcC_jaljuYw.

Project Euterpe is named for the muse of music in Greek mythology. She and her eight sisters, the other muses, lived on Mt. Olympus and entertained their father Zeus and the other Olympian gods with their artistry. Symphony Conductor David Bugli said, "Euterpe was known by ancient poets as the 'Giver of delight,' and ancient Greek musicians would call on her aid in composing their lyric poetry and music. So, we are calling on her aid to help us communicate with our audience."



Carson Chambers Singers Start New 2021 Video Project
Project status updated Jan. 23, 2021

Logo for project

The Carson Chamber Singers, under the able direction of Richard "Ricky" Hutton, have already produced two virtual video project this season, one using the music of Johannes Brahms and another using music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. For the new calendar year, they are preparing a project that will combine the works of two composers separated by centuries: Claudio Monteverdi's Italian madrigal "Longe da te cor mio" and Elaine Hagengberg's "Songs from Silence."

The resource page for this project is at http://ccsymphony.com/farfromme2021.htm.



Remembering Chamber Singer Lucy Bouldin
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Lucy Bouldin singing with Carson Chamber Singers in Genoa on July 4, 2015.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death on the morning of February 9 of Lucy Bouldin. Lucy was a member of the Carson City Chamber Singers for a number of years. She was found in bed this morning after the sheriff was called when she did not respond to the doorknock from the delivery of Meals on Wheels. Her daughter Tonya has been notified.

Tonya will be coming to Nevada in 3-4 weeks to take care of the Estate. Tonya gave 'momma' her last wish, as Lucy was able to stay in her home with friends and neighbors checking in on her. She will be cremated then buried next to her late husband, Sterling, at a graveyard ceremony.

You may contact Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for details at 775-329-4279.

Graveside Service for Lucy W. Bouldin is scheduled for this Saturday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. at Silver Terrace Cemetery in Virginia City. Address is 381 Cemetery Road, Virginia City, NV 89440. The funeral will be in the Firemen's Exempt Cemetery. Father William Stomski, Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Reno, will officiate.

Photo: Lucy Bouldin singing with Carson Chamber Singers in Genoa on July 4, 2015.



Remembering Violist Kay Diederich
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021

Image capture of Kay recording 'Hank Monk Schottische' viola part

We recently learned about the death of violist Kay Diederich. She first performed with the Symphony in 1992. Her late sister-in-law, Mary Diederich, brought her to a few rehearsals and Kay played a concert. She didn't play with us on a regular basis, but starting in 1995, she became a regular performer with Symphony, often coming down from Incline Village in challenging weather for weekly rehearsals.

Kay loved to travel and, generally speaking, carefully planned her exotic trips so that she would only miss one performance with the Symphony each season. In this picture Kay is shown in October recording the lower viola part at home for the "Hank Monk Schottische" virtual performance video.

We will miss her.



Youth Perform at Health and Rehabilitation Center
Sunday, March 21, 2021

Photograph of STRAZZ at performance in November 2018

Five members of STRAZZ performed a live Zoom concert Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mia Hamilton, Esmay Harger, Bita Jazani, Deandre Paplia, and Nathan Parsons performed sing-along tunes and 2 pieces by J.S. Bach in honor of Bach's birthday. According to Education Director, Sue Jesch, "The concert was to be presented on a big screen in the common room, but the system was down. Instead the students, who were logged on to Evergreen's Zoom link, were taken by a staff member on a "tour" to visit residents in their rooms, where the residents watched the performance on their iPads. Originally, the plan was to visit three or four rooms, but the response to the concert was so positive, the event was expanded to include visits to many more rooms - too many to count! The students put smiles on so many faces, and heard some residents singing along. It was a very rewarding experience, and we plan to return in person in May."

The performance was registered as an official American Chamber Music Players (ACMP_ Play-in 2021 event.

Photo of the STRAZZ group in November, 2018. Current photo not available.



Project Euterpe - Episode 12 - "Far From Me"
Release date: March 21, 2021

Screen shot from 'Far From Me' video

The Carson City Symphony Assoc. announces the release of "Project Euterpe - Episode 12 - Far From Me." This episode features the Carson Chamber Singers, an affiliate of the Carson City Symphony, performing works by Claudio Monteverdi and Elaine Hagenberg, conducted by Richard "Ricky" Hutton.

Hutton writes: "I selected these pieces to be performed as a set that engages with the experience of choral musicians (and many others) during the pandemic. The text of Monteverdi's 'Longe da te, cor mio' from his fourth book of Italian madrigals speaks of loved ones separated by distance yearning to be reunited. Brian Newhouse's two texts, set by Elaine Hagenberg as companion pieces, also speak to the feelings of isolation and longing for connection. Hagenberg dedicates 'Songs from Silence' to 'the choral community in hope of healing during times of silence and distance.' Both the Monteverdi and Hagenberg are centered around the tonic pitch G (mixolydian, minor and major). We begin with the Monteverdi and then move right into the Hagenberg after a brief silence."

View the event by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4-CKKR4DLU.

This video is dedicated to Lucy W. Bouldin, a member of the Carson Chamber Singers, who passed away on Feb. 9, 2021, during the month when this video was being rehearsed. We miss her warmth and smile so very much.

The Carson City Symphony and its associated ensembles have been entertaining people in the Carson City area since 1984. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we can't do that in person, so we are presenting Project Euterpe, a series of episodes in which we share the talents of our local artists, ensembles, and guest artists. Through this project, we share excerpts from past concerts, some solo and small ensemble performances, previews of things to come, and perhaps some of the master classes presented by our guest soloists.

If you enjoy this video, we encourage you to check our website at CCSymphony.com, via Facebook at facebook.com/CarsonCitySymphony, and search for "Carson City Symphony" on YouTube.com.



Carson City Symphony to Resume Rehearsals on May 19
Notification: May 14, 2021

Photograph of Genoa Americana Celebration event

With easing up of pandemic conditions, the Carson City Symphony, under the direction of David Bugli, will be performing on Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Genoa at the Genoa Americana Celebration, just like we did in 2019 and prior years. The concert will be at 4:30 p.m. An exciting program, featuring show tunes, patriotic tunes, and other inspirational pieces will be performed. The Symphony will be joined by the Carson Chamber Singers, under the direction of Ricky Hutton, who was officially appointed director of the group earlier this year. Choral rehearsals start on June 8 at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 West King St., Carson City.

Also apprearing on the program is singer Jakki Ford who will be performing two pieces with the Symphony and a gospel tune with the Carson Chamber Singers. Ms. Ford is an accomplished and versatile performing artist - an outstanding vocalist with a four-octave range, professional dancer, and actress. She appeared in several films, including Stir Crazy, Electric Horseman, Crocodile Dundee II, Bonfire of the Vanities, New Jack City, and Mo Better Blues. She also has been seen in television shows, commercials, theater, operas, cabaret, and Las Vegas and Reno showroom spectaculars, and has recorded three albums.

Instrumental musicians are invited to join the Symphony. We are especially seeking to fill positions in the viola, bass, trumpet, and horn sections. Rehearsal information, including links to performances of scheduled pieces, is posted weekly on the Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule and Location page. The Carson Chamber Singers are also seeking tenors and basses. Please contact us first before attending rehearsals.

The Symphony's first rehearsal, which will be for strings only, will be on Wednesday, May 19, at KD Sound, 32 Red Rock Road, Mound House (just over the county line from Carson City) from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. The next rehearsal on May 26 will be for non-strings at the same time and location. Rehearsals after that (June 2 and beyond) will probably be for the whole orchestra at the same location. We will do what we need to do to keep everyone safe. We highly encourage all players to be COVID-19 vaccinated. Instrumentalists will also need to bring music stands and may want to bring stand lights.

If you have questions, call 775-883-4154 or email carsoncitysymphony@gmail.com.



This page last updated 12/13/2021


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