Symphony celebrates anniversary with new composition

The Carson City Symphony will celebrate its 25th season with a series of special programs this weekend.

Highlighting the celebration is the premiere performance of an orchestral piece commissioned for the event and composed by Dr. Steven Rosenhaus of New York. He will conduct the orchestra in the premiere of "Blessing on the Sun (Birkat haChama)" on Saturday at the Bob Boldrick Theater with an encore performance in Fallon at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Park Arts Center.

Rosenhaus, an adjunct assistant professor of composition at New York University, has more than 100 original works and arrangements in print.

Violin virtuoso Gregory Maytan will also help the symphony in it's celebration.

Maytan will present an evening of music and dessert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at a private home in Jacks Valley. Accompanied by Carson City pianist Michael Langham, Maytan will play a variety of favorite pieces, including excerpts from Nicolo Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1.

Maytan also will be featured guest soloist with the Carson City Symphony in its weekend performances.

General admission to the house recital is $20; association members $10; ages 12 and under $5. Seating is limited.

Tickets for the Carson City Symphony concert are $15 general, $12 seniors, students and members; 16 and younger free.

Tickets may be purchased at Play Your Own Music.

For more information, call 883-4154 or go to CCSymphony.com.

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