November 17 and 18, 2018


Ruth Lenz, violin
Telemann: Suite TBA
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

For the first time in RCO history, the Orchestra will perform without a conductor, in the style of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries! Among the highlights of the program are Mozart's dramatic Symphony No. 25 (featured prominently in the film Amadeus) and Vivaldi's beloved Four Seasons, with RCO concertmaster Ruth Lenz as soloist. Read More
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When: Sat November 17 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

November 17 and 18, 2018


Ruth Lenz, violin
Telemann: Suite TBA
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

For the first time in RCO history, the Orchestra will perform without a conductor, in the style of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries! Among the highlights of the program are Mozart's dramatic Symphony No. 25 (featured prominently in the film Amadeus) and Vivaldi's beloved Four Seasons, with RCO concertmaster Ruth Lenz as soloist. Read More
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When: Sun November 18 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

February 16 and 17, 2019


Michael Morgan, guest conductor
Matthew Linaman, cello
Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in C major, D. 591
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger als Edelmann), Op 60

Michael Morgan, longtime Music Director of the Oakland Symphony as well as Artistic Director of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, will guest conduct a program that includes Schumann's great Cello Concerto and Richard Strauss's Baroque-flavored music for the play Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Read More
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When: Sat February 16 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

February 16 and 17, 2019


Michael Morgan, guest conductor
Matthew Linaman, cello
Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in C major, D. 591
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger als Edelmann), Op 60

Michael Morgan, longtime Music Director of the Oakland Symphony as well as Artistic Director of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, will guest conduct a program that includes Schumann's great Cello Concerto and Richard Strauss's Baroque-flavored music for the play Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Read More
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When: Sun February 17 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

March 30 and 31, 2019


Robert Franz, guest conductor
Steven Vanhauwaert, piano
UNR Chamber Singers and Symphonic Choir
Dr. Paul Torkelson, director
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80

As the grand finale to the season, Robert Franz, Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Music Director of the Windsor Symphony, and longtime Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic, leads music by Ravel and Brahms. Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, a Nevada Chamber Music Festival favorite, makes his first appearance with the Orchestra in Franck's Symphonic Variations, and joins forces with the University of Nevada, Reno Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers in Beethoven's great Choral Fantasy. Read More
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When: Sat March 30 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

March 30 and 31, 2019


Robert Franz, guest conductor
Steven Vanhauwaert, piano
UNR Chamber Singers and Symphonic Choir
Dr. Paul Torkelson, director
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80

As the grand finale to the season, Robert Franz, Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Music Director of the Windsor Symphony, and longtime Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic, leads music by Ravel and Brahms. Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, a Nevada Chamber Music Festival favorite, makes his first appearance with the Orchestra in Franck's Symphonic Variations, and joins forces with the University of Nevada, Reno Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers in Beethoven's great Choral Fantasy. Read More
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When: Sun March 31 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

Recent Concerts

Viva Italia! - Sat. Sep. 17, 2016


To start off the 2016-17 season, pianists Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni, who made their enthusiastically-received Reno debuts at the 2015 Nevada Chamber Music Festival, return to perform with Maestro Theodore Kuchar and the Orchestra.
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When: Sat September 17 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Viva Italia! - Sun. Sep. 18, 2016


To start off the 2016-17 season, pianists Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni, who made their enthusiastically-received Reno debuts at the 2015 Nevada Chamber Music Festival, return to perform with Maestro Theodore Kuchar and the Orchestra.
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When: Sun September 18 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Myth & Romance - Sat. Oct. 15, 2016


Violinist Bella Hristova, a long-time RCO and Nevada Chamber Music Festival favorite, comes to Reno to perform the Violin Concerto her husband, David Ludwig, wrote for her as a wedding present.
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When: Sat October 15 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Myth & Romance - Sun. Oct. 16, 2016


Violinist Bella Hristova, a long-time RCO and Nevada Chamber Music Festival favorite, comes to Reno to perform the Violin Concerto her husband, David Ludwig, wrote for her as a wedding present.
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When: Sun October 16 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Windflower and Wagner - Sat. Jan. 28, 2017


Violinist Catherine Manoukian has been praised for her innate musicality and imaginative artistry on orchestral, chamber music and recital stages. Her career began at age 12, with her orchestral debut with the Vancouver Symphony and, since then, her unique interest in both philosophy and music has led to a thoughtful professional path filled with international engagements and numerous recording projects.
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When: Sat January 28 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Windflower and Wagner - Sun. Jan. 29, 2017


Violinist Catherine Manoukian has been praised for her innate musicality and imaginative artistry on orchestral, chamber music and recital stages. Her career began at age 12, with her orchestral debut with the Vancouver Symphony and, since then, her unique interest in both philosophy and music has led to a thoughtful professional path filled with international engagements and numerous recording projects.
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When: Sun January 29 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Carl Topilow and Wu Man: “Cultural Counterpoint”

Carl Topilow is renowned worldwide for his versatility, whether he is holding a conductor’s baton or his trademark red clarinet. He is a multi-talented virtuoso who equally at home in classical and popular music both as conductor and instrumentalist. Carl’s pops performances blend light classical, swing, jazz, Broadway, Dixieland, and Klezmer music, usually finding occasion to include a number on his array of brightly colored clarinets.


Wu Man, recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, is a Grammy Award-nominated musician who has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving her lute-like instrument – which has a history of over 2,000 years in China – a new role in both traditional and contemporary music.


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When: Sat February 25 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

Carl Topilow and Wu Man: “Cultural Counterpoint”

Carl Topilow is renowned worldwide for his versatility, whether he is holding a conductor’s baton or his trademark red clarinet. He is a multi-talented virtuoso who equally at home in classical and popular music both as conductor and instrumentalist. Carl’s pops performances blend light classical, swing, jazz, Broadway, Dixieland, and Klezmer music, usually finding occasion to include a number on his array of brightly colored clarinets.


Wu Man, recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, is a Grammy Award-nominated musician who has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving her lute-like instrument – which has a history of over 2,000 years in China – a new role in both traditional and contemporary music.


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When: Sun February 26 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

National Symphony Orchestra Ukraine


The orchestra will be conducted by its “conductor laureate” none other than our very own RCO music director and conductor, Theodore Kuchar. This is one of forty three concerts being performed by the NSOUK in their 2017 North American tour.
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When: Sat March 18 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Spiritual Masterworks: Mourning – Healing


Theodore Kuchar, conductor
UNR Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers
(Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)
Kimwana Doner, soprano
Olga Perez Flora, mezzo soprano
Albert Lee, tenor
Errik Hood, bass-baritone
Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Trauer"
Dvorák Stabat Mater Op. 58

The RCO collaborates yet again with the University of Nevada, Reno Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers in a presentation titled “Spiritual Masterworks: Mourning-Healing”. The monumental Stabat Mater by Czech master Antonín Dvorák, a beautiful meditation on loss, acceptance, and hope for the future, is the centerpiece of this concert. Dvorák was moved to write the Stabat Mater -- a setting of a poem from the thirteenth century that deals with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as seen from the perspective of the Virgin Mary -- on the deaths of three of his children within a two-year period. This very personal composition, first performed in 1880, won Dvorák great fame, as the work was soon presented in England, all over Europe, and even in the United States.
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When: Sat April 1 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

Spiritual Masterworks: Mourning – Healing


Theodore Kuchar, conductor
UNR Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers
(Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)
Kimwana Doner, soprano
Olga Perez Flora, mezzo soprano
Albert Lee, tenor
Errik Hood, bass-baritone
Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Trauer"
Dvorák Stabat Mater Op. 58

The RCO collaborates yet again with the University of Nevada, Reno Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers in a presentation titled “Spiritual Masterworks: Mourning-Healing”. The monumental Stabat Mater by Czech master Antonín Dvorák, a beautiful meditation on loss, acceptance, and hope for the future, is the centerpiece of this concert. Dvorák was moved to write the Stabat Mater -- a setting of a poem from the thirteenth century that deals with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as seen from the perspective of the Virgin Mary -- on the deaths of three of his children within a two-year period. This very personal composition, first performed in 1880, won Dvorák great fame, as the work was soon presented in England, all over Europe, and even in the United States.
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When: Sun April 2 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s Annual Meeting of the Membership. The Annual Meeting will be followed by a pot luck dinner. Come and help us celebrate the conclusion of a successful year. Read More
When: Wed July 19 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: McKinley Arts and Culture Center

October 7/8, 2017


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

Pianist Tanya Bannister, winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, performs Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in a program that also features Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite. Read More
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When: Sat October 7 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

October 7/8, 2017


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

Pianist Tanya Bannister, winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, performs Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in a program that also features Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite. Read More
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When: Sun October 8 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

November 11/12, 2017


Michael Sachs, guest conductor and trumpet
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, guest conducts a program that includes his performance of Hummel's Trumpet Concerto and Mozart's "Posthorn" Serenade. Read More
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When: Sat November 11 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

November 11/12, 2017


Michael Sachs, guest conductor and trumpet
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, guest conducts a program that includes his performance of Hummel's Trumpet Concerto and Mozart's "Posthorn" Serenade. Read More
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When: Sun November 12 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

February 17/18, 2018


Sarah Ioannides, guest conductor
Clive Greensmith, cello
Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 251
Glazunov: Chant du ménestrel, Op.71
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Bizet: Symphony in C major

Cellist Clive Greensmith, former cellist of the legendary Tokyo String Quartet, is featured in the Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky. Sarah Ioannides, Music Director of Symphony Tacoma,
guest conducts. Read More
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When: Sat February 17 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

February 17/18, 2018


Sarah Ioannides, guest conductor
Clive Greensmith, cello
Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 251
Glazunov: Chant du ménestrel, Op.71
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Bizet: Symphony in C major

Cellist Clive Greensmith, former cellist of the legendary Tokyo String Quartet, is featured in the Rococo Variations by Tchaikovsky. Sarah Ioannides, Music Director of Symphony Tacoma,
guest conducts. Read More
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When: Sun February 18 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

March 17/18, 2018


Yaniv Attar, guest conductor
Bella Hristova, violin
Biber: Battalia
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 "Turkish"
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 (arr. Yoon Jae Lee)

Violinist Bella Hristova, 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a longtime Reno favorite, performs Mozart's "Turkish" Concerto with the RCO. Yaniv Attar, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, and Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, guest conducts. Read More
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When: Sat March 17 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

March 17/18, 2018


Yaniv Attar, guest conductor
Bella Hristova, violin
Biber: Battalia
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 "Turkish"
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 (arr. Yoon Jae Lee)

Violinist Bella Hristova, 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a longtime Reno favorite, performs Mozart's "Turkish" Concerto with the RCO. Yaniv Attar, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, and Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, guest conducts. Read More
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When: Sun March 18 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

April 7/8, 2018


Jason Altieri, guest conductor
UNR Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers (Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)
Danielle Pastin, soprano
Olga Perez Flora, alto
Albert Lee, tenor
Benjamin Clements, bass-baritone
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
Debussy: Petite Suite (arr. Henri Büsser)
Martucci: Notturno, Op. 70
Bruckner: Te Deum

Jason Altieri, Music Director of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and Associate Conductor for the Reno Philharmonic, leads the RCO's annual collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno Chamber Singers and Symphonic Choir. Read More
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When: Sat April 7 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

April 7/8, 2018


Jason Altieri, guest conductor
UNR Symphonic Choir and Chamber Singers (Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)
Danielle Pastin, soprano
Olga Perez Flora, alto
Albert Lee, tenor
Benjamin Clements, bass-baritone
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
Debussy: Petite Suite (arr. Henri Büsser)
Martucci: Notturno, Op. 70
Bruckner: Te Deum

Jason Altieri, Music Director of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and Associate Conductor for the Reno Philharmonic, leads the RCO's annual collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno Chamber Singers and Symphonic Choir. Read More
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When: Sun April 8 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

September 15 and 16, 2018


Francesco Lecce-Chong, guest conductor
David Krakauer, clarinet
Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director of the Eugene Symphony and, starting in 2018-19, the Santa Rosa Symphony, leads the RCO in Beethoven's famous "Eroica" Symphony. With clarinetist David Krakauer -- a world-renowned figure in classical music, jazz, klezmer music, and education -- the RCO will also present a modern masterwork, Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. Read More
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When: Sat September 15 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

September 15 and 16, 2018


Francesco Lecce-Chong, guest conductor
David Krakauer, clarinet
Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director of the Eugene Symphony and, starting in 2018-19, the Santa Rosa Symphony, leads the RCO in Beethoven's famous "Eroica" Symphony. With clarinetist David Krakauer -- a world-renowned figure in classical music, jazz, klezmer music, and education -- the RCO will also present a modern masterwork, Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. Read More
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When: Sun September 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

October 13, 2018


Donato Cabrera, guest conductor
Elizabeth Phillips, piano (College Concerto Competition winner)
Torke: Ash
Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op. 20
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82

Donato Cabrera, who made his professional conducting debut with the RCO and is now Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic, returns to Reno to guest conduct a program based on the concept of synesthesia. All three of the featured composers on this program -- Michael Torke, Alexander Scriabin, and Jean Sibelius -- associated musical notes with color! We will explore this in a program that also includes pianist Elizabeth Phillips, the winner of the RCO's annual College Concerto Competition. Read More
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When: Sat October 13 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

October 14, 2018


Donato Cabrera, guest conductor
Elizabeth Phillips, piano (College Concerto Competition winner)
Torke: Ash
Scriabin: Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op. 20
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82

Donato Cabrera, who made his professional conducting debut with the RCO and is now Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic, returns to Reno to guest conduct a program based on the concept of synesthesia. All three of the featured composers on this program -- Michael Torke, Alexander Scriabin, and Jean Sibelius -- associated musical notes with color! We will explore this in a program that also includes pianist Elizabeth Phillips, the winner of the RCO's annual College Concerto Competition. Read More
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When: Sun October 14 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR