The Carson City Symphony presents a concert featuring pianist Alexander Tutunov on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Carson City Community Center, at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Tutunov will be performing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3.
The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will feature pianist Alexander Tutunov on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. Dr. Tutunov will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert will also showcase Symphony musicians Brian Fox, Concertmaster, and Eric Stern, Principal Violist (playing violin), in a performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in A minor.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St., online at CCSymphony.com (click on “BUY NOW” button, below), or at the door.
The program also includes Rossini’s Semiramide Overture, and two movements from Elana Roussanova Lucas’ Tatarian Dances (Harvest Dance and Wedding Dance).
Pre-show entertainment in the lobby by the Symphony Flute Duo (Carol Grenier and Edith Isidoro-Mills) begins at 3:00 p.m. A Meet-the-Soloists concert preview in the Sierra Room begins at 3:15 p.m., and a Mexican buffet dinner reception at San Marcos Grill follows the concert. The preview, hosted by Conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with Tutunov, Fox, and Stern about the concert, composers, and music. For reservations for the post-concert reception, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 by Thursday, April 26.
Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of the former Soviet Union. He performs in Europe, China, Mexico, and the United States as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and on radio and television. He is Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies, and Artist in Residence at Southern Oregon University and is also in demand as an adjudicator for piano competitions. He has previously appeared in performances with the Carson City Symphony in 2001, 2002, and 2008.
While in Carson City, Dr. Tutunov will lead a Masterclass for local pianists and observers of all ages. The class on Saturday, April 28, 2018, will begin at 2:00 p.m., onstage at the Carson City Community Center. It is free and open to the public. To be active participants, pianists need to call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Dr. Brian Fox is the Concertmaster of the Symphony and teaches strings in Carson High School and the two middle schools. Eric Stern is currently serving as the principal of the viola section. Both are members of Nerds of Paradise, the string quartet that provided lobby entertainment at the February 25th concert. The Nerds of Paradise will be presenting a house recital at the Bliss Mansion on June 2nd.
The Symphony’s 2017-18 concert season is supported, in part, with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert preview is funded in part by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For information, see CCSymphony.com or call 775-883-4154.