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21NOV

 

Event

 

UNR Symphony 2017 - 2018 Season

Autumn Concert #2

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

This is our second concert for the Fall. It promises to be a musical experience for the ages!

Visit the University Symphony Orchestra's homepage.

$5 General Admission

FREE Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


22NOV

 

Event

 

Elizabeth Phillips

Senior Piano Recital

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
5:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Free Admission; all are welcome!

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


28NOV

 

Event

 

University Choral Arts

Messiah

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The concert features performances from the University Chamber Singers, Symphonic Chorus and Concert Chorus, all under the direction of faculty member Paul Torkelson.

For information, visit the UNR Coral Arts homepage.

$5 General Admission

FREE Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


30NOV

 

Event

 

APEX Concerts - 7th Season

40 Years of Kalichstein - Laredo - Robinson Trio

Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
Kalichstein- Laredo- Robinson Trio
   Jaime Laredo, violin
   Sharon Robinson, cello
   Joseph Kalichstein, piano

Apex Concerts continues its Seventh Season with a visit by one of the most revered chamber ensembles of last four decades: the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Reno is indeed lucky to host this incredible ensemble this year, as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a busy world tour. The recipients of “Musical America’s” Ensemble of the Year award in 2001 and the Samuel Sanders Award from “The Classical Recording Foundation” the ensemble will present an exhilarating program featuring the works of Beethoven, Brahms and the beloved “Dumky” Trio by Antonin Dvorak.

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B flat Major, Op.11 (1797)
DVORAK: Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky” (1891)
BRAHMS: Piano Trio in B Major, Op.8 (1854)

For information about the entire 7th Season, visit apexconcerts.org.

$30 General Admission

$5 Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


03DEC

 

Event

 

Composers' Concert

New Music

Sunday, December 3, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

New electronic and acoustic music by student composers.

Free Admission; all are welcome!

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


04DEC

 

Event

 

Nathan Cole
First Assoc. Concertmaster, LA Philharmonic
STRING MASTER CLASS

Monday, December 4, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Program

Mozart Violin Concerto in G, K. 216
Kiarra Mariani

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Manuel Orozco

Ravel Quartet in F
Nightingale String Quartet
Amara Sperber & David Haskins, violin
Jenna Shin, viola; Aaron Hauser, cello
 

First Associate Concertmaster NATHAN COLE, who joined the LA Phil in 2011, has appeared as guest concertmaster with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston, Ottawa, Seattle, and Oregon. He was previously a member of the Chicago Symphony and Principal Second Violin of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he made his debut with the Louisville Orchestra at the age of ten while studying with Donna Wiehe. After eight years working with Daniel Mason, Cole enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to his studies there with Pamela Frank, Felix Galimir, Ida Kavafian, and Jaime Laredo, Cole formed the Grancino String Quartet, debuting in New York’s Weill Hall. Several summers at Marlboro enriched his love of chamber music.

Nathan’s articles and videos on practicing, performing, teaching, and auditioning have helped thousands of violinists worldwide. Visit natesviolin.com for the complete collection. In addition to his online teaching, Nathan is currently on faculty at the Colburn School for the Performing Arts, with classes at the Colburn Conservatory and USC. His articles and photographs have also appeared in Strings, Symphony, and Chamber Music magazines.

Nathan is married to Akiko Tarumoto, the LA Phil’s Assistant Concertmaster. Together they host the podcast Stand Partners for Life, which is a weekly “inside look” at the symphony life. Visit standpartnersforlife.com to listen. Nathan and Akiko live in Pasadena with their three children.

FREE and Open to the public as part of the Orchestral Career Studies Graduate Program Residency

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


05DEC

 

Event

 

Flute, Oboe, Bassoon

Honors Recital

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Free Admission; all are welcome!

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


07DEC

 

Event

 

Jazz Lab Band I & II

In Concert

Thursday, December 7, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Lab I Jazz Ensemble (aka “The Free Radicals”) and the Lab II Jazz Ensemble will both perform their end of semester concert at Nightingale Concert Hall. Plan to have a great time.

For information about the Jazz Lab Bands at UNR, visit their homepage.

$5 General Admission

FREE Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


08DEC

 

Event

 

The Nevada Wind Ensemble with
The Gaudete Brass Quintet

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein

Friday, December 8, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Nevada Wind Ensemble collaborates with the Chicago based Gaudete Brass Quintet, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and more. These talented performers, guest artists, and moving music will be a great end to the semester's performances--you won't want to miss it!

The Gaudete Brass Quintet

Founded in 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet is devoted to presenting serious brass chamber music at the highest level of excellence and to encouraging worldwide appreciation of the art of brass chamber music through live performances, recordings, education, and the creation of new works.

Visit the official Gaudete Brass Quintet website.

For information about the Nevada Wind Ensemble, visit the NWE homepage.

$5 General Admission

FREE Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


16DEC

 

Event

 

Reno Wind Symphony

A Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 16, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Mission of the Reno Wind Symphony, a community-based professional-level wind ensemble, is to provide high-quality and challenging musical experiences for its members, supply quality, entertaining performances for audiences in the community, and promote artistic enrichment in our arts community.

Dr. A. G. McGrannahan III

A. G. “Mack” McGrannahan III served on the music faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1975 to 2014. He assumed the position of Director of Bands in 1979. During his 39-year teaching career he conducted the Wind Ensemble, Campus Band, Brass Choir, and Trombone Choir. He also taught applied trombone and low brass, as well as courses in instrumental conducting and secondary instrumental methods. He presently holds the rank of Director of Bands/Professor of Music Emeritus. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. McGrannahan received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University. He also received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance and conducting from the University of North Texas. He is currently the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the Reno Wind Symphony, an adult community band, which he organized and founded in 2006. He is also the Conductor and Program Director for the Reno Municipal Band, sponsored by the City of Reno. In 2008, Dr. McGrannahan was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Mack holds membership in the Association of Concert Bands, College Band Directors National Association, International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, Nevada Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Service in Music Education from the Nevada Music Educators Association in April, 2014. He also chartered the Xi Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in 1989, and presently serves as a Province Governor for that fraternity.

For more information, visit the Reno Wind Symphony's official website.

FREE General Admission: You must pick up tickets at MFG – MacLean Financial Group or Heritage Bank of Nevada.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.


17DEC

 

Event

 

Reno Wind Symphony

A Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 17, 2017
3:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Mission of the Reno Wind Symphony, a community-based professional-level wind ensemble, is to provide high-quality and challenging musical experiences for its members, supply quality, entertaining performances for audiences in the community, and promote artistic enrichment in our arts community.

Dr. A. G. McGrannahan III

A. G. “Mack” McGrannahan III served on the music faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1975 to 2014. He assumed the position of Director of Bands in 1979. During his 39-year teaching career he conducted the Wind Ensemble, Campus Band, Brass Choir, and Trombone Choir. He also taught applied trombone and low brass, as well as courses in instrumental conducting and secondary instrumental methods. He presently holds the rank of Director of Bands/Professor of Music Emeritus. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. McGrannahan received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University. He also received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance and conducting from the University of North Texas. He is currently the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the Reno Wind Symphony, an adult community band, which he organized and founded in 2006. He is also the Conductor and Program Director for the Reno Municipal Band, sponsored by the City of Reno. In 2008, Dr. McGrannahan was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Mack holds membership in the Association of Concert Bands, College Band Directors National Association, International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, Nevada Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Service in Music Education from the Nevada Music Educators Association in April, 2014. He also chartered the Xi Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in 1989, and presently serves as a Province Governor for that fraternity.

For more information, visit the Reno Wind Symphony's official website.

FREE General Admission: You must pick up tickets at MFG – MacLean Financial Group or Heritage Bank of Nevada.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.


20JAN

 

Event

 

APEX Concerts - 7th Season

Brahms & Dvorak with CMS of Lincoln Center

Saturday, January 20, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour
   Wu Han, piano
   Michael Brown, piano
   Paul Huang, violin
   Chad Hoopes, violin
   Matthew Lipman, viola
   Dmitri Atapine, cello

Apex Concerts resumes its Seventh Season after the winter break with a presentation by one of the most prestigious chamber music organizations in the nation: the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Reno music lovers will delight in an evening juxtaposing two musical giants of the Romanticism: Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms. Contemporaries and friends, Dvořák and Brahms drew mutual inspiration from each other, and it was to Brahms’ Gypsy-inspired Hungarian Dances that Dvořák turned for his own Slavonic Dances, which proved a sure-fire hit with audiences ever since its premiere. Brahms’ C minor Piano Trio–a work of searing intensity and epic proportions–can be heard before intermission, while Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A major, one of the finest piano quintets in the repertoire, brings the program to a thrilling close. Like most of Dvořák’s output, it is filled with melodic inspiration, rhythmic vitality, emotional impact, and that particular nationalistic voice in his music that is undeniably his own.

DVORAK: Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four Hands
BRAHMS: Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C-Minor, Op. 101
BRAHMS: Selected Hungarian Dances for Piano, Four Hands
DVORAK: Quintet for Piano & Strings in A-Major, Op. 81

For information about the entire 7th Season, visit apexconcerts.org.

$30 General Admission

$5 Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


17FEB

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Clive Greensmith, cello

Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 251
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Glazunov: Chant du ménestrel, Op.71
Foss: Capriccio for Cello and Small Orchestra
Bizet: Symphony in C major


Cellist Clive Greensmith, former cellist of the legendary Tokyo String Quartet and a longtime Nevada Chamber Music Festival favorite, makes his first Reno Chamber Orchestra appearance. He is featured in the Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky, the lovely “Minstrel’s Song” by Alexander Glazunov, and Lukas Foss’s Capriccio(which was given its world premiere by Yo-Yo Ma, with Theodore Kuchar conducting!) Also on the program are works by Mozart and Bizet.

Clive Greensmith

Clive Greensmith joined the recently retired Tokyo String Quartet in 1999 and performed with the quartet at prestigious venues across the United States, Europe, Australia and the Far East. Previously, he held the position of principal cellist of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, he has appeared with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Alicia de Larrocha, Sabine Meyer, Midori, András Schiff and Pinchas Zukerman, and has won several prizes including second place in the inaugural “Premio Stradivari” held in Cremona, Italy. Mr. Greensmith has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Greensmith’s recording of works by Brahms and Schumann with Boris Berman was recently released on the Biddulph label. Recordings with the Tokyo String Quartet include the complete Beethoven quartets, and the Mozart “Prussian” quartets. Mr. Greensmith has served on the faculties of the Royal Northern College of Music, Yehudi Menuhin School and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a faculty member at the Colburn Conservatory of Music and Meadowmount School of Music.

For Ticket Information, visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website.

The annual Performing Arts Series is brought to you by the School of the Arts, University of Nevada, Reno. Ticketing for PAS is handled differently than most other ticketed events at Nightingale Concert Hall. Visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


18FEB

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Clive Greensmith, cello

Sunday, February 17, 2018
2:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 251
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Glazunov: Chant du ménestrel, Op.71
Foss: Capriccio for Cello and Small Orchestra
Bizet: Symphony in C major


Cellist Clive Greensmith, former cellist of the legendary Tokyo String Quartet and a longtime Nevada Chamber Music Festival favorite, makes his first Reno Chamber Orchestra appearance. He is featured in the Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky, the lovely “Minstrel’s Song” by Alexander Glazunov, and Lukas Foss’s Capriccio(which was given its world premiere by Yo-Yo Ma, with Theodore Kuchar conducting!) Also on the program are works by Mozart and Bizet.

Clive Greensmith

Clive Greensmith joined the recently retired Tokyo String Quartet in 1999 and performed with the quartet at prestigious venues across the United States, Europe, Australia and the Far East. Previously, he held the position of principal cellist of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, he has appeared with the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Alicia de Larrocha, Sabine Meyer, Midori, András Schiff and Pinchas Zukerman, and has won several prizes including second place in the inaugural “Premio Stradivari” held in Cremona, Italy. Mr. Greensmith has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Greensmith’s recording of works by Brahms and Schumann with Boris Berman was recently released on the Biddulph label. Recordings with the Tokyo String Quartet include the complete Beethoven quartets, and the Mozart “Prussian” quartets. Mr. Greensmith has served on the faculties of the Royal Northern College of Music, Yehudi Menuhin School and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a faculty member at the Colburn Conservatory of Music and Meadowmount School of Music.

For Ticket Information, visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website.

The annual Performing Arts Series is brought to you by the School of the Arts, University of Nevada, Reno. Ticketing for PAS is handled differently than most other ticketed events at Nightingale Concert Hall. Visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


20FEB

 

Event

 

UNR Symphony 2017 - 2018 Season

Annual Honors Concert

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

This is our annual concert where students are chosen by competition to perform a solo work with the UNR Symphony.

Visit the University Symphony Orchestra's homepage.

$5 General Admission

FREE Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


25FEB

 

Event

 

Reno Wind Symphony

Wind Band Dances and Songs

Sunday, February 25, 2018
3:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Mission of the Reno Wind Symphony, a community-based professional-level wind ensemble, is to provide high-quality and challenging musical experiences for its members, supply quality, entertaining performances for audiences in the community, and promote artistic enrichment in our arts community.

Dr. A. G. McGrannahan III

A. G. “Mack” McGrannahan III served on the music faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1975 to 2014. He assumed the position of Director of Bands in 1979. During his 39-year teaching career he conducted the Wind Ensemble, Campus Band, Brass Choir, and Trombone Choir. He also taught applied trombone and low brass, as well as courses in instrumental conducting and secondary instrumental methods. He presently holds the rank of Director of Bands/Professor of Music Emeritus. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. McGrannahan received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University. He also received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance and conducting from the University of North Texas. He is currently the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the Reno Wind Symphony, an adult community band, which he organized and founded in 2006. He is also the Conductor and Program Director for the Reno Municipal Band, sponsored by the City of Reno. In 2008, Dr. McGrannahan was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Mack holds membership in the Association of Concert Bands, College Band Directors National Association, International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, Nevada Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Service in Music Education from the Nevada Music Educators Association in April, 2014. He also chartered the Xi Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in 1989, and presently serves as a Province Governor for that fraternity.

For more information, visit the Reno Wind Symphony's official website.

Ticketing information can be found on the Reno Wind Symphony's official website.


06MAR

 

Event

 

APEX Concerts - 7th Season

Four by Four with Calidore

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
Calidore String Quartet
   Jeffrey Myers, violin
   Ryan Meehan, violin
   Jeremy Berry, viola
   Estelle Choi, cello

Apex Concerts continues its Seventh Season with a captivating “Four by Four” criss-cross of genres, time-periods, locations, and musical intersections, courtesy of the multi-award winning Calidore String Quartet. Four compositions in the hands of four musicians will fill Nightingale Hall with the music of Mozart, Pulitzer-prize winner Caroline Shaw, and finishing off with two of the pillars of string quartet repertoire: 20th century Shostakovich and the perennial Beethoven. Singled out by the New York Times as having “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct”, the members of the Calidore String Quartet made international headlines as winners of the M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world. Also in 2016, the quartet became the first North American ensemble to win the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and was named BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists an honor that brings with it recordings, international radio broadcasts and appearances in Britain's most prominent venues and festivals.

MOZART: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
CAROLINE SHAW: First Essay “Nimrod”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 117
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

For information about the entire 7th Season, visit apexconcerts.org.

$30 General Admission

$5 Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


17MAR

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Josef Spacek, violin

Saturday, March 17, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Dvorak: Suite in A major, Op. 98b "American"
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, Op. 46
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish"


Violinist Josef Špaček, Concertmaster of the famous Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, made a huge impression at the 2016 Nevada Chamber Music Festival. He returns to Reno to perform Max Bruch’s tuneful Scottish Fantasy with Maestro Kuchar and the RCO. Also on the program are two other works by composers that, like Bruch, were inspired by the music of a country other than their own. Dvorak’s “American” Suite was written during his stay in the United States, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 received the nickname “Polish” because of its finale in the rhythm of a Polonaise.

Josef Špaček

Josef Špaček is fast emerging as one of the most accomplished violinists of his generation. Since 2011 he has served as Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic. He studied with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School in New York, Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and with Jaroslav Foltýn at the Prague Conservatory. He was laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and won top prizes at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. April 2015 saw the Supraphon CD release of his highly praised recording of the violin concertos of Dvořák and Janáček, and of the Fantasy of Suk, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek (among others “Recording of the week” of The Sunday Times, “Recording of the month and of the year” of MusicWeb International and 5* in Diapason). In 2013 Supraphon released his recording of works for violin and piano by Smetana, Janáček and Prokofiev with pianist Miroslav Sekera. In 2010 he recorded works by H.W. Ernst for Naxos. Read more at his website.

For Ticket Information, visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website.

The annual Performing Arts Series is brought to you by the School of the Arts, University of Nevada, Reno. Ticketing for PAS is handled differently than most other ticketed events at Nightingale Concert Hall. Visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


18MAR

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Josef Spacek, violin

Sunday, March 18, 2018
2:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Dvorak: Suite in A major, Op. 98b "American"
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, Op. 46
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 "Polish"


Violinist Josef Špaček, Concertmaster of the famous Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, made a huge impression at the 2016 Nevada Chamber Music Festival. He returns to Reno to perform Max Bruch’s tuneful Scottish Fantasy with Maestro Kuchar and the RCO. Also on the program are two other works by composers that, like Bruch, were inspired by the music of a country other than their own. Dvorak’s “American” Suite was written during his stay in the United States, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 received the nickname “Polish” because of its finale in the rhythm of a Polonaise.

Josef Špaček

Josef Špaček is fast emerging as one of the most accomplished violinists of his generation. Since 2011 he has served as Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic. He studied with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School in New York, Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and with Jaroslav Foltýn at the Prague Conservatory. He was laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and won top prizes at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. April 2015 saw the Supraphon CD release of his highly praised recording of the violin concertos of Dvořák and Janáček, and of the Fantasy of Suk, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek (among others “Recording of the week” of The Sunday Times, “Recording of the month and of the year” of MusicWeb International and 5* in Diapason). In 2013 Supraphon released his recording of works for violin and piano by Smetana, Janáček and Prokofiev with pianist Miroslav Sekera. In 2010 he recorded works by H.W. Ernst for Naxos. Read more at his website.

For Ticket Information, visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website.

The annual Performing Arts Series is brought to you by the School of the Arts, University of Nevada, Reno. Ticketing for PAS is handled differently than most other ticketed events at Nightingale Concert Hall. Visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


07APR

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
UNR Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers
(Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)

Saturday, April 7, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Beethoven: Ah! perfido, Op. 65
Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat major
Rossini: Stabat Mater


In its annual collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno Chamber Singers and Symphonic Choir, the RCO and Maestro Theodore Kuchar perform the Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini. Also on the program are a dramatic concert aria by Beethoven and one of Franz Josef Haydn’s “London” symphonies.

Paul Torkelson

Dr. Paul Torkelson is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he directs the Symphonic Choir, the Nevada Chamber Singers, The Twelve, and teaches choral conducting. In the spring of 2015, his choirs joined the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of the Mahler “Resurrection” Symphony. The Chamber Singers performed the Mozart Requiem with the Reno Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2016, and will perform the Dvorak Stabat Mater in the spring of 2017. Dr. Torkelson is a frequent guest conductor at state ACDA conventions and has conducted several All-State Choirs throughout the United States. He will conduct the Nevada All-State Chorus in the spring of 2017. Dr. Torkelson earned his BME from Wartburg College and holds a MM from Kansas State University and a DMA in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to coming to the University of Nevada, Reno, he was director of Choral Studies at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa for twenty-five years. He retired from his position as Zahn Chair of Choral Music at Wartburg College in 2008, and was promoted to Zahn Professor Emeritus. For three years he was Principal Conductor in Residence for MidAmerica Productions in New York City.

Theodore Kuchar

The multiple award-winning conductor Theodore Kuchar is the most recorded conductor of his generation, appearing on over 100 compact discs for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine and Marco Polo labels. He has served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) (2005-2013) and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (1994-2004), and has held the position of Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, and Slovak Sinfonietta. An avid chamber musician, he served as the founding Artistic Director of The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (1990-2006). He presently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Reno Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival.

For Ticket Information, visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website.

The annual Performing Arts Series is brought to you by the School of the Arts, University of Nevada, Reno. Ticketing for PAS is handled differently than most other ticketed events at Nightingale Concert Hall. Visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


08APR

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
UNR Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers
(Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)

Sunday, April 8, 2018
2:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Beethoven: Ah! perfido, Op. 65
Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat major
Rossini: Stabat Mater


In its annual collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno Chamber Singers and Symphonic Choir, the RCO and Maestro Theodore Kuchar perform the Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini. Also on the program are a dramatic concert aria by Beethoven and one of Franz Josef Haydn’s “London” symphonies.

Paul Torkelson

Dr. Paul Torkelson is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he directs the Symphonic Choir, the Nevada Chamber Singers, The Twelve, and teaches choral conducting. In the spring of 2015, his choirs joined the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of the Mahler “Resurrection” Symphony. The Chamber Singers performed the Mozart Requiem with the Reno Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2016, and will perform the Dvorak Stabat Mater in the spring of 2017. Dr. Torkelson is a frequent guest conductor at state ACDA conventions and has conducted several All-State Choirs throughout the United States. He will conduct the Nevada All-State Chorus in the spring of 2017. Dr. Torkelson earned his BME from Wartburg College and holds a MM from Kansas State University and a DMA in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to coming to the University of Nevada, Reno, he was director of Choral Studies at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa for twenty-five years. He retired from his position as Zahn Chair of Choral Music at Wartburg College in 2008, and was promoted to Zahn Professor Emeritus. For three years he was Principal Conductor in Residence for MidAmerica Productions in New York City.

Theodore Kuchar

The multiple award-winning conductor Theodore Kuchar is the most recorded conductor of his generation, appearing on over 100 compact discs for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine and Marco Polo labels. He has served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) (2005-2013) and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (1994-2004), and has held the position of Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, and Slovak Sinfonietta. An avid chamber musician, he served as the founding Artistic Director of The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (1990-2006). He presently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Reno Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival.

For Ticket Information, visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website.

The annual Performing Arts Series is brought to you by the School of the Arts, University of Nevada, Reno. Ticketing for PAS is handled differently than most other ticketed events at Nightingale Concert Hall. Visit the Reno Chamber Orchestra website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

Doors to the Hall open thirty minutes before the performance begins.


01MAY

 

Event

 

UNR Symphony 2017 - 2018 Season

Final Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

This will be the final concert of the season. Faculty soloists join us in an epic concert that is sure to please any orchestral music fan!

Visit the University Symphony Orchestra's homepage.

$5 General Admission

FREE Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


03MAY

 

Event

 

APEX Concerts - 7th Season

A Russian Souvenir

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
Itamar Zorman, violin
Bella Hristova, violin
Yura Lee, viola
Richard O'Neill, viola
Dmitri Atapine, cello
Mihai Marica, cello

Apex Concerts concludes its Seventh Season with a festive night featuring two masterpieces of Russian string repertoire: the lyrical String Quintet by Glazunov and one of the most symphonic chamber compositions - the glorious Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky. These two magnificent compositions will be preformed by an incredible cast of internationally acclaimed musicians. Making their debut in Reno, Tchaikovsky Competition winner Itamar Zorman, and two-times Grammy nominee and Emmy winning violist Richard O’Neill. Completing the sextet of musicians will be the already beloved in Reno Bella Hristova, Yura Lee, Mihai Marica and Dmitri Atapine. This not-to-be-missed evening will also serve as the Eighth Season Announcement.

MOZART: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
CAROLINE SHAW: First Essay “Nimrod”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 117
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

For information about the entire 7th Season, visit apexconcerts.org.

$30 General Admission

$5 Student Admission (bring your student ID)

You can purchase tickets online or at the door; seating is limited. For Will Call and ticket sales, the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office opens at one hour before the performance.

Doors to the Hall open at one half hour before the performance begins.

Student Rush tickets are NOT available online. Student Rush tickets can only be picked up in person with a valid student ID at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to the concert. These tickets are first come, first served.

The Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office is located inside the Church Fine Arts Building, in the lobby between the entry doors to the Hall.


20MAY

 

Event

 

Reno Wind Symphony

The Music of John Williams

Sunday, May 20, 2018
3:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Mission of the Reno Wind Symphony, a community-based professional-level wind ensemble, is to provide high-quality and challenging musical experiences for its members, supply quality, entertaining performances for audiences in the community, and promote artistic enrichment in our arts community.

Dr. A. G. McGrannahan III

A. G. “Mack” McGrannahan III served on the music faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1975 to 2014. He assumed the position of Director of Bands in 1979. During his 39-year teaching career he conducted the Wind Ensemble, Campus Band, Brass Choir, and Trombone Choir. He also taught applied trombone and low brass, as well as courses in instrumental conducting and secondary instrumental methods. He presently holds the rank of Director of Bands/Professor of Music Emeritus. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. McGrannahan received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University. He also received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance and conducting from the University of North Texas. He is currently the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the Reno Wind Symphony, an adult community band, which he organized and founded in 2006. He is also the Conductor and Program Director for the Reno Municipal Band, sponsored by the City of Reno. In 2008, Dr. McGrannahan was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Mack holds membership in the Association of Concert Bands, College Band Directors National Association, International Trombone Association, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, Nevada Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Service in Music Education from the Nevada Music Educators Association in April, 2014. He also chartered the Xi Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in 1989, and presently serves as a Province Governor for that fraternity.

For more information, visit the Reno Wind Symphony's official website.

Ticketing information can be found on the Reno Wind Symphony's official website.


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