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22SEP

 

Event

 

The Nevada Wind Ensemble

2017 - 2018 Season - Opening Concert

Friday, September 22, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Nevada Wind Ensemble opens its 2017-2018 season with a mix of traditional and contemporary works for winds.

For information, visit the Nevada Wind Ensemble'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.


26SEP

 

Event

 

Special Fund-Raising Event for UNR's Jazz Program

The Collective with Ravi Coltrane

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

World Renowned jazz saxophonist, Ravi Coltrane, joins UNR's faculty jazz ensemble, The Collective, for a fund-raising concert to benefit UNR's growing Program In Jazz & Improvisational Music.

Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed Grammy™ nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. In the course of a twenty plus year career, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman to many, recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others and founded a prominent independent record label, RKM.

Born in Long Island, the second son of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi was named after Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar. He was raised in Los Angeles where his family moved after his father’s death in 1967. His mother, Alice Coltrane, was a significant influence on Ravi and it was he who encouraged Alice to return to performance and the recording studio after a long absence. Subsequently, Ravi produced and played on Alice Coltrane’s powerful, 'Translinear Light', which was released in 2004.

Ravi has released six albums as a leader. His latest, 'Spirit Fiction', was released in June of 2012 for the Blue Note label. Additional credits include performances as well as recordings with Elvin JonesTerence BlanchardKenny BaronSteve ColemanMcCoy TynerJack DeJohnetteMatt GarrisonJeff 'Tain' WattsGeri AllenJoanne BrackeemThe Blue Note 7, among others. He is a co-leader of the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman.

Ravi lives in Brooklyn, NY and maintains a fast paced touring, recording, composing and performance schedule. He leads the effort to restore the John Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, Long Island thecoltranehome.org and presides over important reissues of his parent’s recordings.

Visit the official Ravi Coltrane website.

For information about the Collective, visit the homepage.

$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.


28SEP

 

Event

 

Performing Arts Series

Third Coast Percussion

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from the great city of Chicago. For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). The four members of Third Coast are also accomplished teachers, and since 2012, have served as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Lyrical Geometry
KOTCHE Wild Sound, mvt 4
DE MEY Table Music
THOMAS Resounding Earth, mvt 2
REICH Mallet Quartet
MARTIN Bend
DILLON Ordering-Instincts
SCHANKLER Blindnesses
THOMAS Qi
SKIDMORE Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities

Visit the official Third Coast Percussion website.

For Ticket Information, visit the Performing Arts Series website.

Tickets: $35 for adults; $29 for seniors, University faculty and staff; $15 for students and youths; $5 for University students with ID.

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 Performing Arts Series website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

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


05OCT

 

Event

 

Lab I Big Band Jazz Ensemble

with Michael Formanek

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

See the UNR Lab I Big Band Jazz Ensemble on stage with renowned bassist/composer and ECM recording artist Michael Formanek performing Formanek's "The Distance."

Michael Formanek

One marker of bassist Michael Formanek's creativity and versatility is the range of distinguished musicians of several generations he's worked with. While still a teenager in the 1970s he toured with drummer Tony Williams and saxophonist Joe Henderson; starting in the '80s he played long stints with Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Fred Hersch and Freddie Hubbard. (As a callback to those days, Formanek recorded with hardbop pianist Freddie Redd in 2013). The bassist has played a pivotal role on New York's creative jazz scene going back to the '90s when he notably led his own quintet and played in Tim Berne's barnstorming quartet Bloodcount. Nowadays Formanek's in the co-op Thumbscrew with Brooklyn guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara.

Formanek is also a composer and leader of various bands. His principal recording and international touring vehicle is his acclaimed quartet with Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Craig Taborn on piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums, which records for ECM; 2010's The Rub and Spare Change and 2012's Small Places both earned coveted five-star raves in Down Beat. Formanek writes, and the quartet plays, compositions of great rhythmic sophistication that unfold in a natural sounding way – challenging music the players make sound like lyrical free expression.  His occasional groups include the 18-piece all-star Ensemble Kolossus, roping in many New York improvisers he works with. Ensemble Kolossus recorded their first CD of all Formanek originals for the prestigious ECM label in December of 2014. The CD, The Distance was released in February 2016 and in addition to numerous other accolades also received a five-star review in Downbeat!

Read more of Michael Formanek's professional biography on Michael Formanek's official website.

Visit the Lab I Jazz Ensemble'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.


07OCT

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Tanya Bannister, piano

Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"


The RCO’s 2017-18 season begins with pianist Tanya Bannister, winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She made her first Reno appearance at the 2016 Nevada Chamber Music Festival, and she returns to Reno to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Maestro Kuchar and the Orchestra. Opening the program is the famous Suite from Aaron Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring. The second half of the concert is devoted to Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, a tribute to nature that moves from the opening movement’s “Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside,” through a gentle “Scene by the brook,” a party, and a thunderstorm, to the concluding “Shepherd’s Song.”

Tanya Bannister

Lauded by The Washington Post for playing “…with intelligence, poetry and proportion,” pianist Tanya Bannister’s recent victories at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition confirm her status among the leading pianists of her generation. Receiving further distinction as an “Artist to Watch” on the cover of SYMPHONY Magazine, Ms. Bannister’s career has already brought her to many of the world’s great concert halls, with recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Cortot in Paris, Teatro Communale in Bologna, Tokyo’s Nikkei Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. As co-founder and Artistic Director of AlpenKammerMusik, Ms. Bannister has created an intimate musical experience in which music lovers from around the world can spend 12 days in a small Alpine village engaged in the study of chamber music. Sensing a demand for musical opportunity amongst amateur and pre-professional musicians, Ms. Bannister designed an experience for the participants that includes collaborating closely with a globally distinguished faculty on preparing for final public performances. Read more at Tanya Bannister’s 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.


08OCT

 

Event

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Theodore Kuchar, conductor
Tanya Bannister, piano

Sunday, October 8, 2017
2:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"


The RCO’s 2017-18 season begins with pianist Tanya Bannister, winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She made her first Reno appearance at the 2016 Nevada Chamber Music Festival, and she returns to Reno to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Maestro Kuchar and the Orchestra. Opening the program is the famous Suite from Aaron Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring. The second half of the concert is devoted to Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, a tribute to nature that moves from the opening movement’s “Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the countryside,” through a gentle “Scene by the brook,” a party, and a thunderstorm, to the concluding “Shepherd’s Song.”

Tanya Bannister

Lauded by The Washington Post for playing “…with intelligence, poetry and proportion,” pianist Tanya Bannister’s recent victories at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the New Orleans International Piano Competition confirm her status among the leading pianists of her generation. Receiving further distinction as an “Artist to Watch” on the cover of SYMPHONY Magazine, Ms. Bannister’s career has already brought her to many of the world’s great concert halls, with recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Cortot in Paris, Teatro Communale in Bologna, Tokyo’s Nikkei Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. As co-founder and Artistic Director of AlpenKammerMusik, Ms. Bannister has created an intimate musical experience in which music lovers from around the world can spend 12 days in a small Alpine village engaged in the study of chamber music. Sensing a demand for musical opportunity amongst amateur and pre-professional musicians, Ms. Bannister designed an experience for the participants that includes collaborating closely with a globally distinguished faculty on preparing for final public performances. Read more at Tanya Bannister’s 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.


10OCT

 

Event

 

UNR Symphony 2017 - 2018 Season

Opening Concert

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

This is our opening concert of the season. Come and see what the latest music that the UNR Symphony has to offer!

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.


13OCT

 

Event

 

Ryan Nguyen

Senior Piano Recital

Friday, October 13, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Free Admission; all are welcome!

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


19OCT

 

Event

 

APEX Concerts - 7th Season

Voilà, Viola!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall
Paul Neubauer, viola
James Austin Smith, oboe
Olga Perez Flora, mezzo-soprano
Hyeyeon Park, piano
James Winn, piano

Apex Concerts continues its Seventh Season with “Voilà, Viola!” A program exploring different chamber combinations that are possible with the viola in the hands of one of its greatest masters: the supreme Paul Neubauer. It will be an unforgettable evening featuring the music of brilliant composers Loeffler and Benjamin Dale, coupled with beloved works by Saint-Saens, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. Mr. Neubauer’s viola will be joined on stage by the dynamic multi- award winning oboist James Austin Smith, as well as distinguished University faculty members.

LOEFFLER: “La Cornemuse” from 2 Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano (1901)
BRAHMS: Zwei Gesänge for Voice, Viola and Piano Op.91 (1884) (13’)
DALE: Romance for Viola and Piano in D flat Op.2 (1906) (10’)
SAINT-SAËNS: Oboe Sonata in D major, Op. 166 (12’)
MENDELSSOHN: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
(Arr. for Viola and Piano: P. Neubauer)

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.


24OCT

 

Event

 

Chamber Soiree for Horn

Featuring DeAunn Davis

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Enjoy a dazzling evening of chamber music for the horn with Music Department faculty DeAunn Davis. Special guests include James Winn on piano, Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio on violin, Andrew Heglund on marimba, Adam Snider on tuba, the Nightingale String Quartet, and Albert Lee, tenor.

Visit the DeAunn Davis University of Nevada, Reno faculty page.

Free Admission; all are welcome!

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


25OCT

 

Event

 

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Fall Concert

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The UNR Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) performs cutting-edge music of the last hundred years with a particular focus on music by living composers. The group’s instrumentation changes to fit the repertoire, which ranges from the works of avant-garde giants John Cage and Frederic Rzewski to emerging artists like Fjóla Evans, Andrea La Rose, and Mischa Salkind-Pearl.

For more information on CME, contact Adam Snider.

Free Admission; all are welcome!

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


26OCT

 

Event

 

Reno Wind Symphony

Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 26, 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.

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


02NOV

 

Event

 

Performing Arts Series

Lula Washington Dance Company

Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) is a Los Angeles-based repertoire dance ensemble that performs innovative and provocative choreography by Lula Washington. The Company tours internationally and has been received with acclaim and admiration. Lula Washington has steadfastly focused on using dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African-American history and culture.

Visit the official Lula Washington Dance Company website.

For Ticket Information, visit the Performing Arts Series website.

Tickets: $35 for adults; $29 for seniors, University faculty and staff; $15 for students and youths; $5 for University students with ID

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 Performing Arts Series website for ticket purchasing and reservation details.

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


05NOV

 

Event

 

Reno Wind Symphony

Veteran's Day Salute

Sunday, November 5, 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.

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


06NOV

 

Event

 

The Nevada Wind Ensemble

Guest Conductor Dr. Rickey Badua

Monday, November 6, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

This concert will showcase members of the Nevada Wind Ensemble, vivid contrasting musical works, and featured guest conductor Dr. Rickey Badua, director of bands at Cal-Poly, Pomona.

Rickey H. Badua is the Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band. He teaches beginning and instrumental conducting and oversees all aspects of the instrumental music program.

Prior to his appointment at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Dr. Badua received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Georgia where he studied with Dr. John P. Lynch. His dissertation titled “The Maverick: An Analytical Study of Carter Pann’s Symphony for Winds: My Brother’s Brain (2014)” investigates the wind-band music of Pulitzer-finalist and Grammy-nominated composer Carter Pann through an extensive study of his most prodigious work for large ensemble. Dr. Badua was also the recipient of the Director’s Excellence and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award.

Dr. Badua’s scholarship includes wind band research in Saint Petersburg, Russia for which he received a presidential grant from the University of Georgia to study the unpublished manuscripts of 19th-century Italian composer, Gioachino Rossini at the Saint Petersburg Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art. His most current research efforts have been studying the wind-band developments in Australia and Asia.

Dr. Badua is active as a presenter and guest conductor throughout the U.S. and abroad, with appearances at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education-Northwest Division Conference; his most notable engagements include being one of the first American conductors to guest-conduct the Admiralty Navy Band of St. Petersburg, Russia and being selected as finalist for The American Prize in Wind Conducting Competition in 2015.

From 2007-2011 Dr. Badua was the Director of Bands and Arts Department Chair at Peninsula High School and District Music Coordinator of the Peninsula School District in Gig Harbor, WA. In these roles, he developed a comprehensive band program, which included a Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Color Guard and Winter Guard. During his tenure, he raised the standard of excellence and increased enrollment from 68 to 120 students over four years, with each ensemble consistently receiving “Superior” ratings at all festival and contests in the region, most notably the Wind Ensemble’s performance at the 2011 National Association for Music Education Conference-Northwest in Bellevue, WA. 

Dr. Badua is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii but upon high school graduation moved to Washington to earn his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA where he also received an honorary fellowship to complete his Master of Arts in Teaching and was a conducting student of Dr. Robert Taylor. He holds professional memberships with the California Music Educator’s Association (CMEA), Southern California Schools Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA), College Music Society, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), World Association for Symphonic Bands & Ensembles (WASBE) and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA).

For information, visit the Nevada Wind Ensemble'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.


07NOV

 

Event

 

University Percussion Ensemble and
World Percussion Ensemble
Fall Concert

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

This concert will feature the UNR Percussion Ensemble and the UNR World Percussion Ensemble.

For information, visit the University Percussion Ensemble'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.


11NOV

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Michael Sachs, guest conductor and trumpet

Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 2 in D major
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E major
Mozart: Serenade No. 9 in D major, K. 320 "Posthorn"


Michael Sachs, Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra for nearly thirty years, guest conducts this second performance of the RCO’s 2017-18 season. The concert begins with a symphony for strings written by Felix Mendelssohn when he was a teenager. Then Mr. Sachs is featured as soloist in both Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and Mozart’s lively “Posthorn” Serenade.

Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs joined The Cleveland Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 1988. Praised by critics for his “spectacular chops,” and “radiant tone,” he is recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, author and clinician. Mr. Sachs is the longest serving Principal Trumpet in the history of The Cleveland Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras and chamber groups, including the Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Auckland (New Zealand) Philharmonia, Janacek Philharmonic, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In addition to his orchestral duties, each summer Michael Sachs serves as Music Director of the Strings Music Festival in Colorado. Along with his active performance schedule, Mr. Sachs serves as Chairman of the Brass Division and Head of the Trumpet Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to serving on the faculty of leading summer festivals, Mr. Sachs regularly presents master classes and workshops at conservatories and major universities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is the author of Daily Fundamentals for the TrumpetMahler: Symphonic Works, Complete Trumpet Parts, and his most recent project, The Orchestral Trumpet, a 176-page comprehensive book and CD overview of standard orchestral trumpet repertoire. 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.


12NOV

 

Event

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra

Michael Sachs, guest conductor and trumpet

Sunday, November 12, 2017
2:00 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 2 in D major
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E major
Mozart: Serenade No. 9 in D major, K. 320 "Posthorn"


Michael Sachs, Principal Trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra for nearly thirty years, guest conducts this second performance of the RCO’s 2017-18 season. The concert begins with a symphony for strings written by Felix Mendelssohn when he was a teenager. Then Mr. Sachs is featured as soloist in both Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and Mozart’s lively “Posthorn” Serenade.

Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs joined The Cleveland Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 1988. Praised by critics for his “spectacular chops,” and “radiant tone,” he is recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher, author and clinician. Mr. Sachs is the longest serving Principal Trumpet in the history of The Cleveland Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras and chamber groups, including the Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Auckland (New Zealand) Philharmonia, Janacek Philharmonic, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In addition to his orchestral duties, each summer Michael Sachs serves as Music Director of the Strings Music Festival in Colorado. Along with his active performance schedule, Mr. Sachs serves as Chairman of the Brass Division and Head of the Trumpet Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to serving on the faculty of leading summer festivals, Mr. Sachs regularly presents master classes and workshops at conservatories and major universities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is the author of Daily Fundamentals for the TrumpetMahler: Symphonic Works, Complete Trumpet Parts, and his most recent project, The Orchestral Trumpet, a 176-page comprehensive book and CD overview of standard orchestral trumpet repertoire. 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.


17NOV

 

Event

 

Nevada Chamber Opera

Scenes Program

Friday, November 17, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Nevada Chamber Opera at UNR presents an annual season of one fully staged opera production as well as evenings of opera scenes and one-act operas. Nevada Chamber Opera's mission is to cast students in roles, and the program features every level of singer from master of music students to undergraduate non-music majors in principal and supporting roles. Works originally written in a foreign language are usually performed in English.

For information, visit the Nevada Chamber Opera's homepage.

$10 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.


18NOV

 

Event

 

Nevada Chamber Opera

Scenes Program

Saturday, November 18, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

Nevada Chamber Opera at UNR presents an annual season of one fully staged opera production as well as evenings of opera scenes and one-act operas. Nevada Chamber Opera's mission is to cast students in roles, and the program features every level of singer from master of music students to undergraduate non-music majors in principal and supporting roles. Works originally written in a foreign language are usually performed in English.

For information, visit the Nevada Chamber Opera's homepage.

$10 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.


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.


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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