Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Carson City Symphony

Carson City Symphony Newsletter
Vol. 31, No. 5, June 2015
★★★ Sunday, June 14, 2015 ★★★
The beautiful back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of
the Carson City Symphony's thirty-first annual Pops Party concert
on Sunday, June 14, at 3:00 p.m. The program features the Carson
City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, and guest singer
Cindee LeVal. Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment by the
Regency Strings strolling duo (Cecilia Twain, violin, and George
Worth, bass) begins at 2:00 p.m. The Naughty Tea Mistresses will
be there, too!
In honor of Flag Day, June 14, the concert will open with an a
capella version of The Star Spangled Banner sung by the Carson
City Symphony Chorus, directed by Michael Langham. The
Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will play Entrance of the
Gladiators, April in Paris, The Great Locomotive Chase, Hoe-down
from Copland's Rodeo, and more.
As a tribute to Nat "King" Cole, who died 50 years ago, Cindee
LeVal will sing new arrangements by David Bugli
of Straighten Up and Fly Right and Unforgettable
with the orchestra. Both songs were made famous
by Nat "King" Cole, who also wrote the original
music for Straighten Up and Fly Right.
The Carson City Symphony Chorus, directed by
Michael Langham, will sing When You Wish Upon a Star,
Chattanooga Choo Choo, I've Got the Sun in the Morning and the
Moon at Night, and selections from The Sound of Music.
The concert closes with John Philip Sousa's march, Hands
Across the Sea.
Seating is on the lawn; the audience is welcome to bring
blankets or lawn chairs (some chairs will be provided) and food.
Snacks, beverages, and raffle tickets will be on sale before and
during the concert. Proceeds from sales benefit the Carson City
Symphony Association's artistic and educational programs and
Carson High School's instrumental music programs.
This free concert is supported, in part, with public funding
through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for
the Arts, and the Nevada Commission on Tourism. For rain
location, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or check the web site:
Join the Symphony's
Each class features at least one new tune!
Classes meet at Carson Mall 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. beginning
June 8. Mondays: Introduction to Fiddle and Folk Music is
primarily for younger students, and for violinists, violists, and
cellists of any age who have limited experience. Wednesdays:
Fiddlin' Fun - Melodies, Harmonies, and Improvisations is for
advanced beginner-intermediate violinists and violists and features
more complex tunes and rhythms. Thursdays: String Ensemble
is for advanced beginner-intermediate violin, viola, cello, and bass
players features fun tunes for orchestra. Participants will perform
a free public concert on completing the program.
Tuition is free, donations welcome. For more information and
details, contact Education Director Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584 or
[email protected]
Celebrate Independence Day with us at the Genoa Americana
Celebration at Mormon Station State
Park in Genoa, Nev.
Parade, festivities,
bands, and workshops
begin at 10:00 a.m.
Carson City Symphony
& Chorus Concert with
Richard Elloyan begins at 4:30 p.m.
Program includes marches, show tunes, and patriotic music. Free.
Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Michael Langham, will
perform on Thurs., July 9, 7:00 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church,
200 Island Ave. in Reno. Free.
★ Official Notice! ★
The Carson City Symphony Association's annual meeting and
picnic will be on Sunday, July 12, 6:00 p.m., at the home of Tom
Henderson and Valerie Perkins in Carson City. Symphony
musicians, Chamber Singers, Consort Canzona members,
Association members, volunteers, and friends are invited.
We will briefly review the past year, preview the coming
season, elect members to the nine-member Board of Trustees,
acknowledge volunteers, and have fun! Main dish and
beverages are provided. Please bring a side dish, salad, or
dessert to share.
Come hear Carson City Symphony's advanced youth strings
ensemble, STRAZZ, directed by Sue Jesch at the 2015 Jazz &
Beyond - Carson City music festival on Friday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. at
Comma Courtyard, 312 S. Carson Street. The program will be
followed by Starr Nixdorf's World Dance Open Floor Night, with a
benefit for the Symphony's after-school Strings in the Schools
classes. Admission is free.
The festival runs August 7 to 23. See for a
complete schedule of over 50 events – concerts, lecture, dance party,
and more. Most are free!
Membership contributions and donations keep all our programs
going - we need you and appreciate you! Members are listed in
concert programs. Many thanks to Carson High 2015 graduate, Fred
Christensen, for donating a viola to Strings in the Schools. For
information and membership form, go to or call
membership chair Norma Summey at 775-267-1917.
Carson City Symphony Newsletter is published five times
a year by the Carson City Symphony Association, Inc., a
nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, F.E.I. # 88-0229678,
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
Membership and other donations are tax-deductible
pursuant to section 170(c) of the IRS Code.
Carson City Symphony Association Coming Events
★ Sunday, June 14, 3:00 p.m., Governor's Mansion (outdoors)—"Pops Party"
P.O. Box 2001
Carson City, NV 89702-2001
"Pops Party" Concert
City Symphony Chorus, and guest soloist Richard Elloyan. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.,
Symphony and Chorus at 4:30 p.m. Free.
Sunday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.
Governor's Mansion, outdoors
★ Saturday, July 4, Mormon Station Park, Genoa—Carson City Symphony, Carson
Address Service Requested
Concert—Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, and guest singer
Cindee LeVal. Free.
★ Thursday, July 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno—Artown
Concert—Carson Chamber Singers. Free.
★ Friday, August 21, 7:30 p.m., Comma Courtyard—STRAZZ youth strings Jazz &
Beyond concert followed by World Dance Open Floor night. Free.
NEXT SEASON, 2015-16
Carson City Symphony Concerts will be on Sundays,
Oct. 18, Dec. 13 (Holiday Treat), Feb. 28, and April 24, at the Community
Center, and a Sunday in June (Pops Party, free concert) at
the Governor's Mansion.
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