At Home with the RCO Private Chamber Concert on September 8, 2019


Join with other RCO supporters and a small ensemble of musicians for an afternoon of fine wine, heavy appetizers, and great chamber music. Each concert is hosted in a private home - details of the exact location will be provided after purchasing tickets.
When: Sun September 8 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Location announced with ticket purchase.

Recent Concerts

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

November 17, 2018


Ruth Lenz, violin
Telemann: Suite in F major "Alster Overture" (excerpts)
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Op. 8/1-4

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 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

November 17 & 18, 2018


Ruth Lenz, violin
Telemann: Suite in F major "Alster Overture" (excerpts)
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Op. 8/1-4

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 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

December 26, 2018 - January 1, 2019





Martin Chalifour, NCMF 2018 Artistic Director

This December, Reno will once again be at the center of the classical music world as it hosts the 15th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, a celebration of great music performed by equally great musicians. This year's festival begins on December 26th at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd with a performance by Reno's own Great Basin Brass Quintet, and ends on New Year's Day with a champagne brunch and an afternoon of Viennese classics at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Daytime and evening concerts run throughout the week at South Reno United Methodist Church and Nightingale Concert Hall.
Musicians
Schedule & Repertoire

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When: Wed December 26 2018 7:00 PM - Tue January 1 2019 2:00 PM
Where: Various locations in the Reno area

February 16, 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 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

February 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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

March 30, 2019


Robert Franz, guest conductor and music director finalist
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 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

March 31, 2019


Robert Franz, guest conductor and music director finalist
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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR

The 32nd Annual Derby Day!





Derby Day is the Reno Chamber Orchestra's Major Fundraiser of the Year! Dress up in fashionable attire and enjoy:

-A wonderful luncheon
-Wine
-Mint juleps
-Live and silent auctions
-A wine raffle
-AND the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby on big screen televisions!
-Prizes will be awarded for the best Derby Day hat!

Reservations are required by Monday, April 29. 
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For tickets, call (775) 348-9413 or click below...
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When: Sat May 4 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A Cello Celebration - An Elegant Afternoon of Music

Enjoy an intimate afternoon of fine food, wine and chamber music led by cellist Clive Greensmith.  This will be his first public performance in Reno since being named the new Artistic Director for the Nevada Chamber Music Festival.  Mr. Greensmith has curated a fantastic afternoon recital featuring works by Ravel, Rossini, Schumann and more. Audiences will be treated to a selection of fine fruits and cheeses before the performance, and a delectable dessert with the musicians after.

featuring

CLIVE GREENSMITH
Nevada Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director

JOHN LENZ & PETER LENZ
Beloved cellists and RCO Members

…and special guests: Ruth Lenz (violin), Thom Mayes (double bass), James Winn (piano)

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When: Sun June 2 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM