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‘Music is for Life’ concert set for Carson City Community Center

Nevada Appeal staff report
Symphony Youth Strings advanced student ensemble STRAZZ performed at the Community Center in November and will play in the April 25 concert, "Music is for Life."

Carson City Symphony’s Youth Strings ensembles, Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players adult intermediate string ensemble and Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir will perform a “Music is for Life” concert at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Directors are Sue Jesch, Laura Gibson and Nancy Jones. This family-friendly concert is open to all and admission is free.

The concert will feature performances by students from second grade through high school, including beginning violins; the Allegro, Vivace and STRAZZ youth strings ensembles; the adult ensemble; and the children’s choir, ages 4 to 12. Highlights include the beginning violinists playing “Twinkle Boogie,” intergenerational strings with children’s choir performing “Morning has Broken” and “This Little Light of Mine” and advanced strings featuring graduating seniors Emma Rosen and Eleanor Sturm on violin and Gabe Covington on mandolin.

Symphony Youth Strings is Carson City Symphony Association’s tuition-free, afterschool program for young string players. The Symphony’s Not Quite Ready for Carnegie Hall Players is open to all adult intermediate-level string players. Both programs were founded in 2005 by education director Sue Jesch. Laura Gibson is violin and ensemble instructor; Lou Groffman is STRAZZ and cello instructor. About 75 students currently participate. Joyful Noise Carson Children’s Choir was founded by Nancy Jones and affiliated with the Symphony Association in 2017.

Carson City Symphony Association’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, the D’Addario Foundation and by private donations. For information about the strings programs, see http://www.ccsymphony.com or call Sue Jesch at 775-450-5584. For information about the children’s choir, call Nancy Jones at 775-400-1436.