Carson Valley Sinfonia’s annual fall/winter concert planned in Minden |

Carson Valley Sinfonia’s annual fall/winter concert planned in Minden

Staff report
Concertmasters, Faith Adams, a student at WNCC, and Dario Watroba, a sophomore at Douglas High School.
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The Carson Valley Sinfonia will open its 24th year when its annual fall/winter concert returns on Sunday, Nov. 20.

The performance is planned at 4 p.m. in Minden’s historic CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden.

The concert is dedicated to Ethan McKinney, the orchestra’s bassist who passed away earlier this year after a heroic battle with cancer.

The program will feature selections by two of McKinney’s favorite composers: “Star of Bethlehem” by famed movie composer, John Williams and “Finale” from Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.”

Included in the performance will be a suite of dances from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet; “Lijiang River Landscape” and “The General’s Order,” Albert Wang’s arrangements of Chinese folk songs and the ever popular “Sound of Music” and “Over the Rainbow.” Conductor John O’Neill’s “A Little Ragtime” will receive its premiere performance. Along with O’Neill’s other publications, this score can be seen and heard at (search “John O’Neill”).

The Sinfonia, a student/community string orchestra, is sponsored by the Carson Valley Violin School and Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra and is open to the public without charge.

The performance marks the beginning of the groups 24th year as an affiliate of the Carson Valley Violin School, which was founded in 1992.

For more information, call 775-267-3495.