A story rife with love, temptation and jealousy will be told through the music of renowned composers when Northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization visits Carson City.
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing Classix Four: Temptation to the Carson City Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
The program will spotlight Mozart’s Overture to Cosi fan tutte and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, op. 26, played by pianist Conrad Tao.
Tao, a native of Urbana, Ill., studied piano with Emilio del Rosario in Chicago and Yoheved Kaplinsky in New York.
The evening of romanticism will conclude with Dvorák’s Symphony No. 6 in D major, op. 60, B. 112.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors, and free for kids 18 and under.
For tickets, go to http://www.renophil.com, or call 775-323-6393, or get them during business hours at the Reno Philharmonic Box Office, 925 Riverside Drive, Suite 3, Reno 89503.
Discounts are available for military members, Carson City Symphony patrons, and college students; contact the Reno Phil Box Office directly to learn more.
Beginning its 48th season, the orchestra, led by music director Laura Jackson, is a part-time, per-service orchestra comprised of more than 60 professional musicians who perform more than 30 concerts annually throughout the Reno, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe region. It draws members from around the region, including Carson City, catering to all tastes, from classical to pop.
The Reno Philharmonic Association oversees and operates the professional orchestra, as well as a symphonic chorus, three youth orchestras and numerous educational and outreach programs. Musicians of the professional orchestra, youth orchestras, various ensembles and education programs offer more than 60 performances each year, playing to more than 55,000 people, half of them school-aged children.
For more information, go to renophil.com.
WEBER HEADLINES CARSON NUGGET
San Francisco Comedy Competition winner Myles Weber headlines The Nugget in Carson City, Nevada, for a night of stand-up on Friday.
Tickets for the gig are available for $13 in advance and $15 on the day of the show.
Additional information is available at http://www.mylesweber.com and http://www.visitrenotahoe.com.
At 8 years of age, Weber would sneak out of bed to watch stand-up comedy and went on to perform his own set at a school talent show. The rest is history.
“I won the whole thing doing stand-up, mainly because I was the only kid that wasn’t singing ‘Living La Vida Loca’ or ‘What a Girl Wants,’” Weber said.
“At that moment, Myles got bit by the comedy bug; hard. Since then, Myles became obsessed with stand-up comedy, studying the craft and performing almost nightly to get in his 10,000 hours,” states the comedian’s online biography.
MODEL TRAIN ENTHUSIASTS NEEDED
The California Trail Center is seeking model train enthusiasts to help create an interactive temporary exhibit during December.
The Trail Center is recruiting volunteers to create model train layouts, and to assist visitors in operating the trains.
“Model trains and Christmas go hand in hand,” said Park Ranger Alex Rose. “And learning about railroads through model trains is not only educational, but pure fun for the entire family.
”Trains played a vital role in the settlement of the American West. With the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, powerful locomotives gradually replaced covered wagons. Railroad networks were much safer, quicker, and more efficient in transporting freight and people. Railroad history is also vital to the history of Elko and Elko County, “Rose said.
If interested in being part of this creative temporary exhibit, please contact Rose at 775-38-1849.
WNC GALLERY EXHIBIT
Curiosity drives Jill Brugler artistically, and she hopes “Dirty Diapers/Rabbit Ears” will attract the curious to the Western Nevada College’s Main Gallery to see her clay and ceramic exhibit.
“Dirty Diapers/Rabbit Ears” will be shown through Feb. 3.
“In showing this body of work, I am hoping to express a certain feeling I have as an artist working primarily in clay and ceramics,” said Brugler, a ceramics instructor at WNC. “The feeling I am trying to express is that of the curious. The curiosity of form, clay, ceramic, glaze and concept.
“My aspiration in installing “’Dirty Diapers/Rabbit Ears’ is to reflect those interests I have as a women and as an artist.”
Brugler’s passion for creating form from clay runs deep.
“I am creating ceramics based on my background in clay and art,” she said. “I believe a great mug is as creative as an effigy or sculpture. Clay is a billion-year-old medium, full of form. Each time I work with clay, I learn a little something new about clay, form, ceramic and glaze. A humbling occupation.”
Brugler struggles to explain why she and other artists create art, but it’s a career that gives her life symmetry.
During the spring semester at WNC, Brugler will be teaching two sessions of Ceramics I classes, and Victoria Buck will oversee a Ceramics II course. For more information on those classes or to register, go to http://www.wnc.edu/class-schedule/?term=2172.