The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 33rd season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, with a “Poets, Priests, Puppets, & Piano” concert at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert features guest piano soloist Maria Fomina.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth ages 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, online at CCSymphony.com, or at the door. Season tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
The program includes “Poet and Peasant” Overture by Suppé, Suite from “Coppelia” by Delibes, “War March of the Priests” by Mendelssohn, and Piano Concerto No. 1 by Beethoven. Pre-show entertainment by the Symphony Flute Duo (Edith Isidoro Mills and Carol Grenier) in the lobby begins at 3 p.m., a Meet-the-Soloist concert preview in the Sierra Room begins at 3:15 p.m., and a dinner reception follows the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with Maria Fomina about the concert, composers, and music. The post-concert reception will be at Red’s Old 395 Grill. For reception reservations, required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Originally from Moscow, Fomina studied in Russia and in the U.S., and earned a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed with orchestras since age eight. Winner of several international competitions, Fomina has performed solo recitals and with orchestras throughout the world. Ms. Fomina also will perform a solo piano recital on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at Genoa Lakes Resort.
The Sunday concert is part of World Music Days, an annual global event affirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship, and shared humanity, inspired by the life and work of journalist and musician Daniel Pearl. It also celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America.
For information, see CCSymphony.com or call (775) 883-4154.
On Friday, Oct. 14, the Carson City Symphony Association presents an elegant evening of music, conversation, appetizers, and no-host bar at 7 p.m. at Genoa Lakes Resort, 1 Genoa Lakes Drive, off Jacks Valley Road in Genoa. The recital features award-winning classical pianist, Fomina, playing light solo works.
Tickets for the recital are $30 for general admission, $25 for Carson City Symphony Assoc. members, and $5 for youth ages 18 and under. Tickets are available online at CCSymphony.com, at the Carson City Visitors Bureau (716 N. Carson St.), or by calling the Symphony at 775-883-4154 for reservations.