Local students in second grade through high school will fill the Carson City Community Center with fiddle, folk and classical music at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, when Carson City Symphony’s Strings in the Schools program will hold its annual Spring Fling concert.
Conducted by Carson City Symphony Education Director Sue Jesch, the program will include beginning violins and cellos, the intermediate String Ensemble, Pizzazz, and STRAZZ, the advanced jazz and fiddle ensemble.
Strings in the Schools, now in its 11th year, is Carson City Symphony Association’s tuition-free, after-school program for young string players. About 150 students currently participate.
“Some of these students have been in the program since it began in 2005 and are an inspiration to the younger players,” said David Bugli, conductor of the Carson City Symphony.
Organizers said the concert will include familiar works and some surprises.
Admission is free. The program is supported, in part, by public funds through grants from the Nevada Arts Council, Partnership Carson City, Terry Lee Wells Foundation, Soroptimist International of Carson City, and by private donations.
The student music program provides free beginning violin lessons for students in grades 2-5 and ensemble and orchestra experience for all interested string students in the Carson City School District. Tuition and books are subsidized by the Carson City Symphony Association. Enrollment is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Some scholarships are available for instruments.
For more information, go to CCSymphony.com, or call Jesch at 775-450-5584.