The Carson City Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, will open its 38th season on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 4:00 pm, with “LatinXpressions II” at the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert is the second of four that showcase Latin American music as well as classical compositions.
Featured flute soloist Ellen Burr will perform Verdugo, a concerto by Michael Kibbe. The program also includes Sones de Mariachi by Blas Galindo; Milonga del Ángel by Astor Piazzola (conducted by solo violin Brian Fox); gua de Beber by Antonio Carlos Jobim; and La Suerte de los Tontos, by Johnny Richards.
The orchestra will also perform A Time to Vote by Gwyneth Walker. Music Director David Bugli said: “We originally planned to perform this piece last year in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. In 2021, it is still relevant today.
Tickets cost $ 18 for general admission; $ 15 for seniors, students and members of the Symphonic Association; and free for young people aged 18 and under. Tickets are on sale online at CCSymphony.com or at the door. Carson City’s COVID guidelines will be adhered to. Discounted Flex tickets are available from the Symphony at 775 883-4154.
The pre-show entertainment starts at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby. A preview of the Meet-the-Soloist concert with soloist Ellen Burr and composer Michael Kibbe begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Bob Crowell Boardroom.
In addition to performing as a featured flute soloist, Ellen Burr will present two workshops for high school students in flute and marching band on Thursday, October 21. With pianist Lorenzo Sanchez, she will give a house recital on Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Carson City. The $ 25 House Recital tickets can be purchased at CCSymphony.com, or reserved at 775-883-4154. The event includes wine and dessert.
Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of approximately 60 musicians who perform music from the 15th to the 21st century. The LatinXpressions concert series is funded in part by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The 2021-2022 concert season is supported by public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donations.
For more information, visit CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.