Carson City Symphony opens Oct. 18 |

Carson City Symphony opens Oct. 18

Nevada Appeal staff report
Guest trumpet soloist Paul Lenz will help the Carson City Symphony put on a free program Oct. 18 at the Community Center.

Heading into Nevada Day festivities, the Carson City Symphony will open its 32nd season with a program in the Bob Boldrick Theater at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Carson City Community Center.

Under director David Bugli, the symphony and guest trumpet soloist Paul Lenz will play the symphonic suite from “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” and Symphony No. 3 by Robert Schumann, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, and Trumpet Concerto in E-flat by Johann Hummel.

Paul Lenz is principal trumpet in the Reno Philharmonic, Reno Chamber, and Nevada Opera orchestras and a founding member of the Great Basin Brass Quintet. He teaches trumpet for the University of Nevada, Reno, and Truckee Meadows Community College.

Preshow entertainment McCarran Circle, a percussion duo, will start in the lobby at 3 p.m. A free concert preview will be at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room. A dinner reception follows the concert.

The preview, hosted by Bugli, will include discussions with Lenz about the concert, composers, and music. For reception information and reservations, required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Tickets cost $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors, students and Symphony Association members; and free for children 16 and younger.

For tickets, go to the Carson City Visitors Bureau or, or buy them at the door. Season tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The concert 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. It also celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America.

For more information, call the symphony, or go to