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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.
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
(Most recent near the top)
Brian Landrus Performs Saxophone Concerto with Symphony
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
The Carson City Symphony presents a concert on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the
Carson City Community Center featuring baritone saxophonist-composer Brian Landrus performing his "Jeru
Concerto," a concerto for baritone saxophone and orchestra. He will also perform his short work,
"Arrow in the Night," for baritone saxophone and orchestra. Also on the program is Mendelssohn's Symphony No.
5 ("Reformation"), Alfred Reed's "A Festival Prelude," and Bizet's "Carmen Suite No. 1."
Born in 1978 and raised in Nevada, Brian Landrus, began playing saxophone at 12 and was performing
professionally by 15. He earned his bachelor's degree in saxophone performance at the
University of Nevada-Reno and two master's degrees at New England Conservatory, one in
jazz composition and the other in jazz saxophone. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in
classical composition at Rutgers. Based in Brooklyn, Landrus founded his own label,
BlueLand Records, in 2011. His first releases of all original music via BlueLand were
Traverse (a quartet date with Plaxico, Hart and pianist Michael Cain) and Capsule
(by the Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope, with Cain, guitarist Nir Felder, bassist Matthew Paris,
drummer Rudy Royston). In 2013, Landrus released a second Kaleidoscope album, Mirage,
featuring himself on baritone sax, bass sax, bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet
and bass flute alongside Felder, Royston, Plaxico on acoustic and electric bass,
Frank Carlberg on Rhodes/piano and a string quartet led by violinist Mark Feldman,
with Ryan Truesdell conducting/co-producing. The New York Times praised Landrus and Mirage
at length, pointing out that "the tenderness in his playing feels as warm and accessible as his writing."
Along with touring the world in superstar Esperanza Spalding's band (on baritone/tenor saxophones and
bass clarinet) and playing in Truesdell's prize-winning Gil Evans Project, Landrus has
played with some of the world's great musicians: Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi,
Rufus Reid, Danilo Perez, Frank Kimbrough, Gary Smulyan, Ronnie Cuber, Maria Schneider,
The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Coasters, The Drifters, George Garzone,
Jason Palmer, Bob Moses, Louis Nash, Peter Epstein, Nicholas Urie, Darryl Harper,
David Ake, Allan Chase, Francis Vanek, John Lockwood, Ayn Inserto, Alan Ferber,
Scott Robinson and Ralph Alessi, among others. Landrus teaches at Rutgers University,
The 92Y School of Music in New York City, and The Lagond Music School in Westchester, New York.
Brian won the baritone saxophone rising star award in the Downbeat Magazine 2015
A 20-25 minute preview will begin at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room. Conductor David
Bugli will discuss the program with composer and guest baritone saxophone soloist Brian Landrus.
They will discuss Mr. Landrus' early years and influences in the Reno area, the use of
saxophone in orchestra, jazz elements in classical music, difference in styles between
jazz and classical music, and other topics related to the program. Also, since the concert
is on the 100th anniversary of the first audio recording of a jazz work, a little bit of
history about the significance of recording on the development of jazz will be discussed.
These previews typically end with questions from the audience. The preview is funded
in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
Members of STRAZZ and Pizzazz, both parts of the Symphony's Strings in the Schools program,
will provide lobby entertainment starting at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors,
students, and Symphony Association members; and free for children age 18 and under.
Tickets are available in advance at Carson
City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street;
online at CCSymphony.com; by mail; and at the door.
This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through a grant from the
Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a
federal agency, the Nevada Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities,
and by private donations.
Todd Green Featured in Strings Workshop
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Multi-instrumentalist Todd Green held a workshop for advanced string students on Saturday,
Jan. 28, 2017, at Empire Elementary School. He demonstrated more than 30 string, flute,
and percussion instruments from around the world, gave students an opportunity to play
the instruments, and performed an original work with them.
This Artist-in-Residence Workshop was funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council.
Two Carson City Students Awarded
Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships
Media Release - January 14, 2017: Carlos Montejana and Alyssa Butler were awarded the
first annual Rosemary Nebesky Memorial Scholarships by the Carson City Symphony
Association last month. This 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 two Carson City students age 5 to 17 for instrumental music lessons.
Carlos Montejana, 16, is a junior at Carson High School. He sings in the Carson High
School Chamber Choir, loves classical music, and composes and arranges music for orchestra,
band, and choir. His music composition "Skyworld," took first place in the state in
the Parent-Teacher Student Association Reflections Art Contest last year, and he was
recognized in that contest with a special award for overall Outstanding Interpretation
of Theme. The Nebesky scholarship will fund piano lessons with Nancy Mielke, a retired
music specialist in the Carson City School District.
Alyssa Butler, 10, is in fifth grade at St. Teresa of Avila School in Carson City.
She has studied violin for four years and wants to learn to play cello. Her mother,
Colleen Butler, said "Alyssa has always been mesmerized by the cello and has counted
down the days until she was old enough or big enough to graduate from the violin to the
cello." The Nebesky scholarship will fund cello lessons with Lou Groffman, principal
cellist of the Carson City Symphony.
Honorable mention certificates were awarded to Ashlyn Parnham, 13, an 8th grader at
Eagle Valley Middle school, who plays clarinet; Kacey Lopes, 17, a senior at Carson
High School, who plays violin and drums; and Sierra Kramer,16, a homeschooled student
who plays violin.
The next round of scholarships will be awarded in fall of 2017. For more information
about the scholarship and the application process, contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
A similar announcement appeared in CarsonNow.org. Click
here to read the article.
Zephyrus Brass Quintet Plays for Wine Walk
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Zephyrus Brass Quintet will perform
at the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W King Street, Carson City, on Saturday,
January 7, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The live music is part of the Carson City Downtown
Business Association Wine Walk, to be held that day from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Carson City Arts and Culture Coalition will be pouring wine in the ballroom, one of
about 30 stops along the Wine Walk route. Wine glasses for participation are available
for $15 at the Brewery Arts Center and other locations. Bring your wine glass that shows
the official wine walk logo and pay only $12. The music is free.
Formed in 2011 as an affiliate the Carson City Symphony Association, Zephyrus musicians
are Bob Masters and Alan Catron, trumpet; Lin Nelson, horn; Paul Jorgensen, trombone; and
David Bugli, tuba. The group plays music from an extensive library of more than
200 works ranging from
Renaissance to contemporary popular music. They have performed for school assemblies,
holiday programs, luncheons, fundraisers, wine walks, sports events, senior living facilities,
and at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park and the Nevada State Museum. The ensemble's
name is derived from Zephyrus (or Zephyr), the Greek name for the god of the west wind.
For more information about Zephyrus, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or see CCSymphony.com.
For information about Wine Walks, held the first Saturday of every month, see
(Note: Nevada Artists Association is preparing for a new art show and will not
be participating in the Wine Walk this month.)
STRAZZ Perform at Trader Joe's
Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
STRAZZ, the advanced string group from Carson City Symphony's Strings in the Schools
program, will be performing for shoppers at Trader Joe's on Topsy Lane on Friday, Dec. 23,
2016, at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy some great music while doing some last minute shopping.
Pictured here are members of STRAZZ when they performed for the Nevada Sesquicentennial
Cake event at Carson-Tahoe Hospital back in 2014. Ethan Lopes (second from left) and Kacey
Lopes (fourth from left) are among the members of STRAZZ that will be performing on Dec. 23.
Christmas Carol Playalong for Strings
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Carson Mall
String players of all ages and levels are invited to join the ninth annual Christmas
Carol Playalong on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for sheet music and information.
Carson Chamber Singers Perform at Rehab Location
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
The Carson Chamber Singers will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at
the Ormsby Post Acute Rehab at 3050 North Ormsby Blvd., Carson City.
This event is free and open to the public.
CC Symphony 33rd Annual "Holiday Treat" Concert
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
The Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, Carson High Chamber Choir,
and the Victorian Dancers present a Holiday Treat for all - seasonal and holiday
music in many styles! It's the 33rd Annual Holiday Treat concert on
Sunday, December 11, 4:00 p.m., at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson
City Community Center, 851 E. William Street.
The Carson City Symphony, conducted by Music Director/Conductor David Bugli, will
perform several works, including Christmas at the Movies, Reindeer Rag Time Two-Step,
and Hanukkah Songs. The Carson City Symphony Chorus, directed by Michael Langham,
and Carson High Chamber Choir, directed by Andy Sonnemaker, will perform
separately and join with the Symphony for John Rutter's Gloria.
The Victorian Dancers will whirl and swirl to the music of Johann Strauss, and
performers and audience will join together for the traditional Holiday Treat finale,
A Christmas Singalong.
Pre-concert entertainment by Consort Canzona early music
instrumental ensemble begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby and art exhibit by Capital City
Arts Initiative is on display in the Sierra Room.
Treat your whole family: tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors,
students, and Symphony Association members; and free for children age 18 and under.
Tickets are available in advance at Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson Street;
online at CCSymphony.com; by mail; and at the door.
This concert is supported, in part, by public funds through a grant from the
Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a
federal agency, and by private donations.
Private Event Featuring Adult String Group
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
The Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players, an adult group of beginner and "returning"
string players sponsored by the Carson City Symphony Assoc., will present a performance
at the Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center, 201 Koontz Lane, Carson City, on Thursday,
Dec. 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. The event is conducted by Laura Gibson, Associate Concertmaster
of the Carson City Symphony.
This is part of the Association's outreach activities. It is a
private event that is not open to the public.
Seventh Annual "This is Not a Christmas Concert"
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony's after-school program, presents its 7th
annual "This is Not a Christmas Concert" on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City. Nearly 100 string
players, including Carson City public-, private-, and home-schooled students, and students
from surrounding areas, will perform several pieces, from classics to folk and fiddle tunes,
including Classical music by Mozart and Handel, a Mexican lullaby "Arroró mi Niño,"
and more. Admission is free.
The concert, directed by Carson City Symphony's Education Director, Sue Jesch,
and Associate Concertmaster, Laura Gibson, features beginning violins in grades two to
five; a youth string ensemble; Pizzazz intermediate ensemble; and STRAZZ, advanced jazz
and fiddle orchestra.
"These young musicians play to enthusiastic crowds," said David Bugli, Music Director
of the Carson City Symphony. "You will be entertained and impressed with how well they
play such a great variety of musical styles."
Strings in the Schools, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association,
was founded in 2005. It is supported in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council
and the National Endowment for the Arts; Partnership Carson City; The Terry Lee Wells
Foundation; Soroptimist International of Carson City, and private donations. For more
information, call director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584.
Attached photo: Brothers Fox and Ojo Ventura play a violin duet at Carson City
Symphony's Strings in the Schools concert last year.
Consort Canzona Present a Pair of Concerts
Lessons and Carols 2016
Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Consort Canzona, a select group of instrumentalists and singers that specializes in early
music, will present two "Lessons and Carols" concerts this Holiday Season: Friday, December 2, 2016,
at 7:00 p.m., at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church, 3680 Highway 395 (just south of
Best Buy, sotsl.org) in Carson City,
and Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., at the Carson Valley
United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville, NV (www.carsonvalleyumc.com). Admission to both
concerts is free, donations welcome.
"Lessons and Carols," originally titled "The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols," was
first presented in 1880 by Edward Benson, later Archbishop of Canterbury, for a
Christmas Eve service in Truro, Cornwall, where he was then Bishop. The Festival was
created as a Christian worship service recounting the fall of humanity, the promise of
the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus. Selections from the Bible and religious writers
of the Medieval and Renaissance eras, depicting the nine lessons, were interspersed
with musical selections or hymns by the congregation.
Consort Canzona's "Lessons and Carols" presents readings from the Bible and from
poets, such as John Milton and Thomas Hardy. Familiar carols from the Piae Cantiones,
a 17th Century collection of Latin and Swedish songs that were taught and sung in
cathedral schools, alternate with the readings. To anchor the concert, Dietrich
Buxtehude's Das Newgeborne Kindelein (The Newborn Little Child) will be sung before
Lesson 7, The Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Carson City musician Sharon Kientz formed Consort Canzona in 2009 for recorders,
cello, and harpsichord. Singers were added in 2011. The group is directed by Gary Schwartz.
Consort Canzona, a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association, is
supported in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the
National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and by Association memberships
and donations. For more information, see CCSymphony.com or call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Quintessential Woodwind Quintet Plays for
The Change Place Grand Opening
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Quintessential, the resident woodwind quintet of the Carson City Symphony, plays
for the Grand Opening of The Change Place, 2814 N. Carson St., Carson City, on Tuesday,
November 15, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. The event is free, and there will be a ribbon cutting
at 5:30 p.m. (not 5:50 p.m., as earlier reported).
For more information, call 775-283-0699. For a visual tour of The
Change Place, click here.
Pictured: A curious character that greets folks at The Change Place.
Quintessential Woodwind Quintet in Recital
An Evening of Musical Treats and Refreshments in Carson City
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016
The Carson City Symphony Association presents the premiere formal recital of Quintessential
Woodwind Quintet on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Curtis and Sonja Radig,
2662 Danielle Dr., Carson City. The recital features Carson City Symphony musicians
Nancy Irwin, flute; Kelsey Edmondson, oboe; Jon Rabben, clarinet; Jen Sturm, horn; and
Chris Bonelli, bassoon; in an elegant evening of music, conversation, appetizers, and wine.
Tickets for the recital are $20 for general admission, $15 for Carson City Symphony Assoc.
members, and $5 for age 18 and under. Tickets are available online at CCSymphony.com,
at the Carson City Visitors Bureau (716 N. Carson St.), or by calling the Symphony at
775-883-4154 for reservations.
Quintessential formed in fall 2015, gave its first public performance as lobby music
at the Symphony's February 2016 concert, and has since given several informal
performances. For the November 13 recital, they will play music by W.A. Mozart,
Franz Danzi, and Jacques Ibert, and arrangements by Jon Rabben and Chris Bonelli.
This concert is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the
National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call the Symphony at
775-883-4154 or see the website CCSymphony.com.
Photo, left to right: Kelsey Edmondson, Nancy Irwin, Jen Sturm, Jon Rabben,
and Chris Bonelli
Carson Chamber Singers Annual Fall Concerts
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Virginia City
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Carson City
Carson Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael Langham, will present its 2016 Fall
Concerts on Friday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's in the Mountains,
111 S. E Street in Virginia City, and on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at
Shepherd of the Sierra, 3680 US Highway 395 South in Carson City.
This fall the Singers will present a concert of Renaissance music, including works
by Palestrina, Zingarelli, Purcell, and others. A highlight of the program is the Nevada
premiere of Requiem for the Living, written by Dan Forrest in 2013 and performed
internationally. The Requiem, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, emphasizes
consolation for the living rather than grief and judgment. It is tonal and accessible,
and is noted for soaring melody and luminous harmony. Forrest has said that he took inspiration,
in part, from images of space from the Hubble Telescope and images of Earth from
the International Space Station.
Tickets are $10 and are available online at CCSymphony.com; at the Carson City
Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St., Carson City; and at the door. Youth ages 18 and
under attend for free.
Carson Chamber Singers was founded in 1985 as the select choral group of the
Carson City Symphony. They have performed throughout northern Nevada, the Tahoe area,
and as far as Sacramento, CA. They have sung with the Carson City Symphony and the
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
Carson Chamber Singers, a performing group of the Carson City Symphony Association,
is supported in part by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council
and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by private donations.
Here's comment from a concert attendee at the Virginia City concert:
What a beautiful concert last evening. You could just feel the walls and all of
St. Mary's just happy with delight with the beautiful music that was happening. The
Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Michael Langham, are such an accomplished and joy
filled group of singers. Their rendition of Palestrini and Zingarelli were a delight,
and "I've Been in the Storm so Long," an old spiritual rocked! They did all of these
in the front of the Church. They all then went up into the choir loft and performed
the "Requiem for the Living," which is so moving, by Dan Forrest. If you have not heard it,
I do recommend that you do. For accompaniment for the Choir, they had the Organ, Violin,
Cello, Harp, Flute, Oboe, and percussion; just what our "european style" choir loft was
designed for. The entire Church was filled to the "tippy" top with music! A real treat!
Zephyrus Performs at the Nevada State Museum
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Zephyrus Brass Quintet (ZBQ) performs at the Nevada State Museum on Nevada Day, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016,
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary. It is also
the dedication day for the newly revamped downtown Carson St.
ZZBQ is a group affiliated with the Carson City Symphony. In its
current version, it was formed in 2011. The group has performed for elementary school
assemblies, holiday shoppers, luncheons, fundraisers, wine walks, sporting events, and
senior living facilities. The group plays music from an extensive library of more than
200 works ranging from Renaissance to contemporary popular music.
RIP Ben Gillard
Died Oct. 23, 2016
We are sad to report the death of Symphony player Ben Gillard, who died Sunday
night, Oct. 23, 2016. Details are not available at this time. Ben had been a member
of the horn section since 2009 and had played in our most recent concert on Oct. 16.
Despite several health problems, he was upbeat in dealing with them and made great efforts
to make rehearsals, including the challenges of taking stairs to get to our rehearsals
on the second floor of the Carson High School, even though he required the use of a
walker to get around.
Ben was also active in the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra in the horn section
and in their related group, RoseBud's Dance Band, on trumpet. He was also featured
as a singer and narrator on a number of performances. He was active on the Board of
the Carson Valley Pops. He performed on the Carson
Valley Pops' concert on the day before he died.
His warm smile, dedication, and determination will be missed.
Ben's memorial service will be on Sat., Nov. 5, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 891 Mahogany Dr, Minden (south of Douglas High School
and a bit west of the swimming pool building).
Pianist Maria Fomina Performs with Symphony on
"Poets, Priests, Puppets, & Piano"
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 33rd season on Sunday,
October 16, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., with a "Poets, Priests, Puppets, & Piano" concert at the
Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City.
The concert features guest piano soloist Maria Fomina.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association
members; and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Carson City
Visitors Bureau, online at CCSymphony.com, or at the
door. Season tickets at discounted
prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
The program includes "Poet and Peasant" Overture by Suppˇ, Suite from "Coppelia" by
Delibes, "War March of the Priests" by Mendelssohn, and Piano Concerto No. 1 by Beethoven.
Pre-show entertainment by the Symphony Flute Duo (Edith Isidoro Mills and Carol Grenier)
in the lobby by begins at 3:00 p.m., a Meet-the-Soloist concert preview in the Sierra
Room begins at 3:15 p.m., and a dinner reception follows the concert. The preview,
hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with Maria Fomina about the
concert, composers, and music. The post-concert reception will be at Red's Old 395 Grill.
For reception reservations, required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Originally from Moscow, Maria Fomina studied in Russia and in the U.S., and earned
a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
She has performed with orchestras since age eight. Winner of several international
competitions, Fomina has performed solo recitals and with orchestras throughout the
world. Ms. Fomina also will perform a solo piano recital on Friday, October 14, at
7:00 p.m. at Genoa Lakes Resort.
The Sunday concert 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. It also celebrates National Arts and
Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America.
Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform
music from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The 2016-17 concert season is
supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
For information, see CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.
Carson City Symphony Association Presents
Pianist Maria Fomina in Recital at Genoa Lakes Resort
Friday, Oct, 14, 2016
The Carson City Symphony Association presents an elegant evening of music, conversation,
appetizers, and no-host bar on Friday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Genoa Lakes Resort,
1 Genoa Lakes Drive, off Jacks Valley Road in Genoa. The recital features award-winning
classical pianist, Maria Fomina, playing light solo works.
Originally from Moscow, Maria Fomina studied in Russia and in the U.S., and earned a
Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She has
performed with orchestras since age eight. Winner of several international competitions,
Fomina has performed solo recitals and with orchestras throughout the world.
In addition to the October 14 recital, Fomina will be guest soloist with the Carson
City Symphony on Sunday, October 16. She will be featured in performance of Beethoven's
Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert is 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center.
Tickets for the recital are $30 for general admission, $25 for Carson City Symphony
Assoc. members, and $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are available online at
CCSymphony.com, at the Carson City Visitors Bureau (716 N. Carson St.), or by calling the
Symphony at 775-883-4154 for reservations. This concert is funded in part by a grant from
the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information,
call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or see the website CCSymphony.com.
Carson City Symphony Launches
New Scholarship for Music Education
Media Release - Sept. 1, 2016: The Carson City Symphony Association is launching
an instrumental music scholarship for Carson City students age 5 to 17. The annual
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. Funds will
be paid to the teacher or program, not to the individual applicant.
Application form can by downloaded from the Symphony
website (click here),
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 Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
Carson City Symphony to Begin Rehearsals
For Thirty-third Season
Media Release - August 27, 2016: Attention musicians! The Carson City Symphony will
begin rehearsals for the 2016-17 concert season on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m.,
at the Carson High School band room, 1111 N. Saliman Road in Carson City.
The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 60 players
who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any
time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current
openings are for strings. Musicians who are interested in joining should contact the
Symphony at 775-883-4154.
The 2016-17 season includes six concerts, all featuring guest soloists or groups. The
opening concert, with guest piano soloist Maria Fomina, will be on Sunday, October 16, at
4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, with a preview beginning at 3:15 p.m. Additional
concerts will be on December 11, 2016, (Holiday Treat); February 26 and April 23, 2017, at the
Carson City Community Center; a Sunday in June 2017 (Pops Party at the Governor's Mansion); and
July 4, 2017, in Genoa. For more information, see the Symphony web site: CCSymphony.com.
The Symphony's choral groups, Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus, begin
rehearsals on September 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Carson High choral room. Choristers who are
interested in auditioning for the Carson Chamber Singers or joining the Carson City
Symphony Chorus should contact Director Michael Langham at email@example.com or
call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
This page last updated 3/2/2017