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Symphony embarks on ‘Spirit of Exploration’

Nevada Appeal Staff Report
CourtesyGail Williams is the featured soloist in concerts Saturday and Sunday with the Carson City Symphony.

The Carson City Symphony directed by David Bugli will perform “Spirit of Exploration,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carson City Community Center, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Oats Park Arts Center in Fallon.

The concert features soloist Gail Williams in Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss.

Williams is an internally recognized hornist and brass teacher. She is the former associate principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, is currently principal horn of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, horn professor at Northwestern University, and an original member of the Summit Brass, with whom she has made eight recordings.

Also on the program are the premiere of “Becoming Mark Twain” by David Bugli with narrator McAvoy Layne, “The Days of Struggle and Discovery (In Praise of Explorers)” by Bruce Craig Roter, Overture to the Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and “Triumphal March: The Spirit of Exploration” by explorer and symphony hornist Gary Robert Buchanan.

The program includes pre-concert entertainment at 3 p.m. in the lobby by the Symphony Flute Ensemble, and a “Meet the Soloist” concert preview with Gail Williams and David Bugli in the Arts Bar at 3:15 p.m. Pre-show events are free to concert ticket holders.

Tickets to either concert are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members, and free for age 16 and under. Tickets are available at, or at the door. For information, call 775-883-4154 or go to