The Carson City Symphony will welcome spring and mark graduation season in its Spring Celebration concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.
The diverse program will feature soloists Sally Turk, flute, and Michael Langham, harp, in Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, and the Carson City Symphony Chorus in Mozart’s early work in praise of God, Te Deum.
The Symphony will acknowledge graduation time by playing the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms. Rounding out the program is the Lyric Suite, written by Grieg to celebrate his Norwegian heritage.
Sally Turk, a graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and the Indiana University of Music, held the piccolo position in the Youngstown Symphony in Ohio and served as principal flute in the Amarillo Symphony and the Randel Chamber Orchestra in Texas. Before moving to Reno, she was professor of flute at West Texas A&M University.
Michael Langham, harpist for the Carson City Symphony, served as principal harp in the Huntington Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey POPS, the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, and the Bay Chamber Orchestra. He holds degrees from Marshall University and Westminster Choir College. He’s artistic director and conductor of the Carson Chamber Singers and conductor of the Carson City Symphony Chorus.
Pre-concert entertainment by the Sixteen Strings cello quartet will start at 3 p.m. in the lobby. A meet-the-soloist preview hosted by Conductor David Bugli will include discussions with soloists Sally Turk and Michael Langham at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth ages 16 and under. Tickets, available at the door, are on sale in advance at Silver & Brass, 710 N. Curry St., or online at CCSymphony.com.
For more information, go to CCSymphony.com, or call 775-883-4154.
Carson City Symphony’s 2014-15 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pre-concert talks are funded in part by Nevada Humanities, Nevada’s nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.