Aurelia Chamber Players to star in outdoor concert

Spend an evening with the Aurelia Chamber Players Thursday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.

Spend an evening with the Aurelia Chamber Players Thursday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden.

The Aurelia Chamber Players will perform at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Aurelia Chamber Players have played together since 2014 and are comprised of concertmaster of the Reno Philharmonic, Dr. Ruth Lenz; pianist Nicholas Carthy; principal cellist of the Reno Philharmonic, Peter Lenz; Cello Professor Emeritus for the University of Nevada Reno, John Lenz; bluegrass and Reno Philharmonic violinist Ellen Flanagan; and internationally accomplished violist Anne Ristorcelli.

Johnny Lenz, principal cellist of the Susanville Symphony and cellist with the Reno Philharmonic, will act as artistic director for this event.

Aurelia is the Latin word for “golden,” which not only describes the group’s music but also the link between the golden state of California, where Aurelia performed its first series, and with the largest gold producing state, Nevada, where most of these musicians were born and raised.

This event will not be a typical chamber music concert, but will be performed largely using amplified electric instruments.

“The selections will not be all classical music and there will be something for everyone,” said Aurelia Chamber Player member Lauren Lenz.

The concert is just one of many events planned this summer at the park.

“We are particularly excited to have the Aurelia Chamber Players here at Dangberg Historic Park this summer. We’ve not had a concert like this in prior years and are pleased to hear how popular this music and these musicians are in Northern Nevada,” said the park’s events manager, Kim Harris.

The concert is sponsored by SoaringNV, Douglas County, Bently Ranch, Dr. James the Dentist, NV Energy, Ridge Tahoe Resort, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, A.B.E. Printing and Copy Center, Jacobs Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

Admission is $10 for adults, free for 16 and younger and $5 for members of Dangberg Home Ranch.

The park is at 1450 Highway 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs aren’t permitted at this event.

Upcoming concerts at the park are Ten Dollar Pony on Aug. 3; Ciana on Aug. 17; and Todd Morgan and the Emblems on Aug. 31.

The full Dangberg Summer Festival schedule and other information can be found at


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