Carson City Symphony Concert 'Scandinavia and All That Jazz' set for Sunday
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 6:25pm
The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 29th season on Sunday, 4 p.m., with a concert, "Scandinavia and All That Jazz," at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City.
After the first half of the concert, harmonica player Tom Stryker will lead a harmonica workshop for youth attending the concert. Each will be given a harmonica and learn to play a tune. After intermission, they will perform on stage.
Admission to the harmonica workshop is free for concertgoers. Tickets to the concert are free for youth age 16 and under; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and $15 general admission. Tickets are on sale at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at www.CCSymphony.com, or at the door. Season tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
The concert program includes "It's About Time: Styles for Jazz Combo & Orchestra" by David Bugli. It was written for and performed by the Ruby Mountain Symphony in Elko, NV, in 2010. The piece covers the evolution of jazz and pop music styles of the 20th century, Dixieland, bebop, ballad, jazz waltz, bossa nova, samba, and rock. The five-piece combo features Tom Stryker, harmonica; Dan Lancaster, saxophones and flute; John Shipley, piano; George Worth, bass; and Lee Warner, drums.
The program also presents works by Scandinavian composers, including the Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg, Symphonic Dances on Norwegian Themes by Grieg, and Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 by Hugo Alfvén. Featured guest soloist is Swedish pianist Carl Petersson, graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and winner of the Chopin Piano Competition in Antonin, Poland.
Pre-show entertainment by the STRAZZ youth strings in the lobby begins at 3:00 p.m. They will play Scandinavian dance tunes from Norway, Denmark, and Finland.
The audience is also invited to a free concert preview in the Sierra Room at 3:15 p.m. and a dinner reception after the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with soloist Carl Petersson. The post-concert reception is at Garibaldi's Ristorante Italiano, 703 N. Carson Street in Carson City. For reception reservations, required in advance, and price, call the Symphony at (775) 883-4154.
This performance 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.
Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. The 2012-13 concert season is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Pre-concert talks are funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities.