Words Into Music Concert

Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio

Carson City Symphony with guest soloist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, presents “Words into Music” on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center's Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City.  The concert features violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio performing Earnest Chausson’s Poème for Violin and Orchestra and Hector Berlioz' Reverie and Caprice.  Rita Geil will read poetry related to these pieces.

 

The world premiere of Steven Rosenhaus' JFK: A Profile will be conducted by the composer.  The work was written in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth (1917).  Kennedy’s words will be narrated by Rita Geil.

 

The Three-cornered Hat, by Manuel de Falla, will open the concert.  Members of STRAZZ, Carson City Symphony’s advanced youth string ensemble, will join the orchestra in two pieces on the program.  The Carson City Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Michael Langham, will perform Alleluia by Eric Whitacre, an internationally respected choral composer, who grew up and studied in western Nevada.

 

Consort Canzona early music instrumental ensemble will perform in the lobby beginning at 3:00 p.m.  A concert preview in the Sierra Room begins at 3:15 p.m.  It includes discussions with conductors David Bugli and Michael Langham, composer/conductor Steven Rosenhaus, soloist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, and narrator Rita Geil about the concert.  The preconcert talk is supported in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 18 and under. 

 

Principal sponsor of this concert is The Change Place, a unique total wellness center, 2814 N. Carson St.  The concert is also supported by public funds through a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and by private donations. 

Offered By: Carson City Symphony

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