The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 36th season on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., with an “Overture of the Season” concert at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert features violin soloist Brian Fox performing Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 1. The program also includes Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme of Haydn,” Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” Overture, and Tomas Svoboda’s “Overture of the Season.”
Tickets are $18 general admission; $15 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St.; online at CCSymphony.com; or at the door. “Flex” tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Pre-show entertainment by violinists from STRAZZ Youth Strings begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby, a Meet-the-Soloist concert preview begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room, and a dinner reception follows the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with Dr. Fox about the concert, composers, and music. The post-concert reception will be at Bleu Café, 240 E. Winnie Lane. For reception reservations, required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 by Thursday, October 17.
In addition to performing as featured violin soloist, Brian Fox is Concertmaster of the Carson City Symphony and Director of Orchestras for the Carson City School District. He plays violin and viola in several chamber music groups, serves as co-concertmaster and has soloed with the TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and performs with the Reno Philharmonic.
The concert is part of Daniel Pearl 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 2019-2020 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Carson City Cultural Commission, and private donations.
For information, visit CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.