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 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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall

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 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 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 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 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 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM