Carson City Strings in the Schools presenting annual This is Not a Christmas Concert Dec. 1

Nearly 100 string players, including Carson City public, private and home schooled students and students from surrounding areas, will perform several pieces, from classics to folk and fiddle tunes, in the 6th Annual This is Not a Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson City Community Center.

The concert is sponsored by Strings in the Schools, Carson City Symphony’s after-school program.

Directed by Sue Jesch, Carson City Symphony’s education director, the concert will feature beginning violins in grades two to five; beginning cellos; a youth string ensemble; Pizzazz intermediate ensemble; and STRAZZ, advanced jazz and fiddle orchestra.

“These young musicians play to enthusiastic crowds,” said David Bugli, music director of the Carson City Symphony. “You will be entertained and impressed with how well they play such a great variety of musical styles.”

The program includes Baroque music by Georg Philipp Telemann, “Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles, and “Take the ‘A’ Train” by Billy Strayhorn. Admission is free.

Strings in the Schools, an educational program of the Carson City Symphony Association, was founded in 2005. It’s supported in part by grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; Partnership Carson City; The Terry Lee Wells Foundation; Soroptimist International of Carson City, and private donations.

For more information, call Jesch at 775-450-5584.

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