As part of Carson Valley Pops Orchestra's fall concert, celloist Evan Stern will perform a solo piece titled "Kolnidrei," by Max Bruch.
The fall concert is 7 p.m. Saturday in the CVIC Hall, Minden. Admission is free, but seats are expected to fill fast.
Stern has been making music for 21 years. He played violin until sixth-grade strings class, when he decided cello would be a better instrument to pursue. He began playing cello professionally as a 17-year-old in high school. He learned the basics of upright bass in an instrumental methods class in college, and became hooked on playing it as well. Shortly thereafter, he started playing bass in rock bands as well as orchestras.
Stern's accomplishments include playing in the Ruby Mountain Symphony and the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra while in high school, sitting as principal cello as a first-semester freshman in the University of Nevada-Reno orchestra, and performing at the Roxy Theater in Hollywood with a local rock band.
Currently, Stern plays cello in small groups and solo for gigs and fundraisers for school music programs, and he sits principal bass in the Carson City Symphony.
Carson Valley Pops is comprised of more than 30 local musicians, both amateur and professional, with Elizabeth Eubanks conducting. For more information visit www.cvpops.org, or call Eubanks at(530) 515-5492.