Carson City Symphony ‘Family Matters’ concert to feature violinist Maytan Sunday | NevadaAppeal.com

Carson City Symphony ‘Family Matters’ concert to feature violinist Maytan Sunday

Nevada Appeal staff report
Violinist Gregory Maytan will perform as a guest soloist with the Carson City Symphony on Sunday.
Sven Jachens

Celebrating its 35th season, the Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, presents a “Family Matters” concert Sunday at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William St. in Carson City. Featured guest soloist violinist Gregory Maytan will perform the U.S. premiere of the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, written in 1875 by Swedish composer Amanda Maier.

The concert opens with the raucous and amusing “Fanfare for the Family Farm” by Gwyneth Walker with milk pails and other farm implements serving as percussion instruments. It continues with a third piece, Symphony No. 3, by Florence Price, and one by Julius Röntgen, Amanda Maier’s husband.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, students and Symphony Association members and free for youths age 18 and younger. Tickets are on sale at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St., online at ccsymphony.com or at the door.

Pre-show entertainment by the Symphony Flute Trio ­— Edith Isidoro-Mills, Carol Grenier, and Pam Hoffman — begins at 3 p.m. in the lobby. A “Meet the Soloist” concert preview begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room. The preview, hosted by conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with Maytan about the concert, composers and music. The concert preview is funded in part by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Maytan performs and records extensively in Europe and the U.S. as a soloist and chamber and orchestral musician. He has won many awards, including a Fulbright Specialist grant at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, where he taught and performed. He earned his doctorate in violin performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

This concert is funded in part by Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy. The symphony’s 2018-19 concert season is supported, in part, with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For information, see ccsymphony.com or call 775-883-4154.