- About us
- Tickets and Subscriptions
- Past Seasons and Past Events
- Program Notes
- Carson Chamber Singers
- Symphony Youth Strings
Canzona (Facebook page)
- Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players
- Silver Strings (separate website)
- Zephyrus Brass Quintet
- Joyful Noise Carson Children's Choir
- Performer, Soloist, and Board Information
- Symphony Assoc. Videos
- Membership Information and Application
- Links to other sites
- Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule and Location
- Scholarship Information
- Contact Us
Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the
Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that
year. It is a community orchestra
open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians.
Members come from all walks of life and have ranged from elementary school
students to senior citizens.
The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for
audiences in Carson City.
has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia
City. We play many works by contemporary composers and have commissioned and
premiered several pieces.
Carson City Symphony - Sue Jesch,
Education Director and former Concertmaster
Sue Jesch - Former Concertmaster and current Education Director Sue Jesch has taught
violin and viola and performed professionally for more than thirty years. She
began playing in the Carson City Symphony when she moved to Nevada in 2004, and
she became founding director of the Symphony's successful Strings in the Schools
and Strings in the Summer programs in 2005. She is recipient of the 2011 Nevada
Governor's Arts Award for Leadership in Arts Education.
Sue Jesch began her formal music
instruction at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and went on to become part
of its music faculty, serving as Director of the Preparatory School in
Strings. She studied violin performance and pedagogy extensively in Oxford,
England, with internationally acclaimed string teacher and lecturer, Kató
Havas, author of A New Approach to Violin Playing; Stage Fright, Its Causes
and Cures; and other instructive books and videos. Ms. Jesch presented a
paper, "A New Approach to Practicing," at the 1990 "Playing Less Hurt"
Conference in Minneapolis, Minn. She is accredited as a representative
teacher of the New Approach.
Ms. Jesch has played professionally
with the Duluth Superior Symphony, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and
the University of Minnesota, Duluth, String Quartet. She served as
concertmaster of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Symphony Orchestra
and the Oklahoma Community Orchestra.
In Nevada, Sue Jesch has been
principal viola of the Carson City Symphony, concertmaster and principal viola
of the Ruby Mountain Symphony, and member of the Foundation Orchestra, the
Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, and the Silver Strings, Sierra Strings, and
other chamber music groups. She also has played fiddle with the
Celtic-inspired folk group Gáirín.
Ms. Jesch teaches violin and
viola privately in her private studio in Carson City. She also
led Carson City Symphony's Not Quite Ready For Carnegie Hall
Players, a string ensemble for adult beginners, and STRAZZ youth strings
This page last updated 10/1/2021