Live Latin music to highlight wine and dessert reception in Carson City

The Carson City Symphony Association is gearing up for an elegant evening of music, wine, and dessert at 7 p.m. Sunday at a Carson City residence, 2662 Danielle Drive.

The house recital will feature Latin Tres — Vanessa Porter, violin; Marina Rosznitovsky Oster, harp; and Alejandro Pinzón, bandoneon — performing new arrangements of traditional Latin-American music.

“The violin and the harp have strong ties to classical Western music and are seen together in recitals, as part of big orchestras, and in Latin-American music,” Pinzón said. “On the other hand, the bandoneon (an accordion-like instrument), the emblematic instrument of Argentine tango, is seldom seen outside of that environment. We decided to put together this rarely seen ensemble. The audience will get to appreciate the beauty of the instruments and the music in a unique and novel way.”

A versatile musician, Porter combines years of formal classical training, charisma, and artistic fluidity, transitioning from classical and folk repertoires to fiddling and improvisation.

Oster has performed with professional orchestras in the U.S., South America, Europe, and the Middle East and teaches harp at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Pinzón loves to share his passion for Argentine tango with the world. A tango dancer, bandoneon and violin player, conductor, and photographer, he first encountered tango in the early 2000s and says his addiction to it keeps growing.

Tickets for $25 are available online at, or at the Nevada Day office inside the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St. Also, make reservations by calling the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The recital is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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