Carson City Symphony - Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players

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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 - Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players

Photograph of some NQR participants in 2022.
The "Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players" (NQR) is the creation of Carson City Symphony Education Director and former Concertmaster Sue Jesch. Each week, a group of adult musicians, some of them advanced beginners, get together to play music at the Carson City Senior Center. The group meets Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.

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. The group has performed at assisted living events and many of the members participate in the annual Christmas Carol Play-along for Strings each December in Carson Mall.

Photo: Some NQR participants seen gathering in 2022 for some post-rehearsal socialization.




This page last updated 8/3/23

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