Carson Valley Sinfonia celebrating 25th year with free concert |

Carson Valley Sinfonia celebrating 25th year with free concert

Nevada Appeal staff report
Faith Adams, Carson Valley Sinfonia concertmaster and Western Nevada College freshman.
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An area symphony is celebrating a quarter of a century of free music in Carson Valley.

A free concert is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday in Minden’s historic CVIC Hall where Carson Valley Sinfonia will celebrate its 25th year.

The program will feature Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 1” along with conductor John O’Neill’s new string orchestra arrangements of Mozart’s “Jupiter Symphony” (first movement) and Beethoven’s “Coriolanus Overture.”

Other works programmed will be the premiere of O’Neill’s “The Telephone Song,” selections from “The Sound of Music” and “Three Slavonic Dances” by Antonín Dvorák.

The Sinfonia is a student-community string orchestra supported by Friends of the nonprofit Carson Valley Youth Orchestra.

The ensemble is an outgrowth of the Carson Valley Violin School, which was founded by John and Nelle O’Neill in 1992.

The school is now well into its 25th year of providing lessons on violin, viola, cello and string bass to students in the Carson Valley area.

For information about the orchestra or violin school, call 775-267-3495.