• For over a year, the Reno Chamber Orchestra has been engaged in a search process to find the third in its 45-year history. Out of over 150 applicants from around the globe, six finalists were chosen, beginning in March 2019 with Maestro Franz and through into the 2019-2020 season. Who will lead the Orchestra’s next chapter? Subscribe to the new season, give feedback about each candidate in audience surveys, and meet them in the lobby after each concert!

      • Five candidates remain to become the third Music Director of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.  With a diverse background and experiences with some of the world’s biggest orchestras, these finalists are sure to bring five extraordinary performances to Northern Nevada.  Subscribe today and give your input after each concert – help us select the best person to bring the RCO into its next chapter!


        Con moto (adverb MUSIC) | con mo·to | /kän ‘moto: with movement : in a spirited manner — used as a direction in music


      Candidate 2: Donato Cabrera

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      October 19-20, 2019

      Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

      Adams, Sam: Chamber Concerto for Violin

      Helen Kim, violin

      Beethoven: Symphony No. 7


      Candidate 3: Martin Majkut

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      November 23-24, 2019

      Cimarosa: Sinfonia from Il Maestro di Capella

      Ginastera: Variciones Concertantes

      Zeljenka: Musica Slovaka

      Beethoven: Violin Concerto

      Bella Hristova, violin


      Candidate 4: Nick Carthy

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      January 25 & 26, 2020

      Schumann: Introduction, Scherzo & Finale

      Beethoven: Ah Perfido

      Hope Briggs, soprano

      Frank, Gabriela Lena: Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout

      Kodaly: Dances of Galanta


      Candidate 5: Kelly Kuo

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      March 14 & 15, 2020

      Lau, Kevin: Artemis

      Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1

      Bion Tsang, cello

      Beethoven: Symphony No. 2


      Candidate 6: Conner Gray Covington

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      April 4 & 5, 2020

      Ligeti: Romanian Concerto

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

      Jon Kimura Parker, piano

      Cole, T.J.: Death of the Poet

      Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major


    • Previous Performances

    • Candidate 1: Robert Franz

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      March 30-31, 2019 (2018-19 Season Finale)