Carson Valley Sinfonia’s annual winter concert is Sunday in Minden

The Carson Valley Sinfonia will give its free 2016 winter concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Minden’s historic CVIC Hall.

The program will include two premiere performances — “Balkan Dances” by local composer and cellist Marcia Stockton and Conductor John O’Neill’s string orchestra arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ famous “Variations on a Theme by Haydn.”

Included in the program is “Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance” by the 20th Century British composer Percy Fletcher along with works by Bach and Telemann. The concert will conclude with selections from “The Sound of Music.”

The Sinfonia is a student-community string orchestra supported by Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra, a nonprofit. The ensemble is an outgrowth of the Carson Valley Violin School, which was founded by John and Nelle O’Neill in 1992. The school is now well into its 24th year of providing lessons on violin, viola, cello and string bass to students in the greater Carson Valley area.

For more information, call 775-267-3495.


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