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Carson City Strings in the Schools putting on Spring Fling concert

Nevada Appeal staff report

Strings in the Schools students perform at the Community Center in December. They are returning today for the annual Spring Fling concert.

Students from the Carson City Symphony's after-school music program will take center stage and play fiddle, folk and classical music today at the Carson City Community Center.

Ensembles from the Strings in the Schools program will present their annual Spring Fling concert at 6:30 p.m. today.

The free concert will feature performances by students from second grade through high school, including beginning violins and cellos, the intermediate String Ensemble, Pizzazz, and STRAZZ.

"These students are an inspiration to the community," said David Bugli, conductor of the Carson City Symphony.

The ensembles will be conducted by Laura Gibson and guest conductor Dr. Brian Fox.

The program will include familiar works and some surprises. The audience can expect to hear music from "Star Wars," Steven Rosenhaus' Cinematic Escapades, and STRAZZ Variations by Strings in the Schools violist Nick Rosen.

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Strings in the Schools, now in its 12th year, is Carson City Symphony Association's tuition-free after-school program for young string players.

Founded by Education Director Sue Jesch, about 100 students currently participate in the program.

The program is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Nevada Arts Council, Partnership Carson City, Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Soroptimist International of Carson City, and by private donations.

For information, go to CCSymphony.com, or call Jesch at 775-450-5584.

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