An Elegant Afternoon of Chamber Music
at the Nevada Museum of Art
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art
160 W. Liberty Street, Reno
Please join us as the RCO’s Ruth Lenz, John Lenz, and James Winn present a concert of duo and trio works at The Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater at the Nevada Museum of Art. After the performance, enjoy sparkling wine and tasty desserts with the musicians and your fellow concertgoers. You can also come early and tour the Nevada Museum of Art and its exhibitions before the performance.
Cost is $100 per person ($65 tax deductible), with all proceeds benefiting the Reno Chamber Orchestra. We need to receive your reservations by Thursday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m. For tickets, call (775) 348-9413 or click the button below…
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
John Lenz and James Winn
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 12/3
Ruth Lenz and James Winn
Enrique Fernández Arbós: Spanish Dances – No. 1, “Bolero,” and No. 3, “Seguidillas gitanas”
Ruth Lenz, John Lenz, and James Winn
Ruth Lenz is concertmaster of the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic, and Nevada Opera. She performs as recitalist, chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster in venues throughout the western United States. She has shared the stage with such notable performers as Itzhak Perlman, Edgar Meyer, Luciano Pavarotti and Natalie Cole. Ruth has been a violinist with the Telluride Chamber Music Festival in Colorado and with the Nevada Chamber Music Festival. She has also played in the Barth (Germany), La Musica, Sunriver, and Spoleto Festivals. Ruth began her violin studies with her mother at age 2, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno studying with Phillip Ruder, and her Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana where she studied with Sherban Lupu and Danwen Jiang. In addition to performing, Dr. Lenz has a passion for teaching and maintains a large studio of violin and chamber music students. In her free time, she is an avid equestrian and outdoor enthusiast. Ruth Lenz plays a Simone Fernando Sacconi violin.
John Lenz is professor emeritus of music at the University of Nevada, where he taught cello, French horn, theory, directed the orchestra, and performed with the Argenta Ensemble over a span of nearly forty years. A virtuoso performer on both cello and French horn, he currently serves as principal horn of the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic, and the Great Basin Brass Quintet (of which he was a founding member), and has been the cellist (and horn when needed) of the Telluride Chamber Players. He earned his B.A. in Applied Music from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master of Music in Cello Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. He is a recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts.
James Winn, piano and composition professor at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1997, has performed widely in North America, Europe, and Japan. With his duo-piano partner, Cameron Grant, he was a recipient of the top prize given in the two-piano category of the 1980 Munich Competition. Dr. Winn has been a solo pianist with the New York City Ballet, a member of the New York New Music Ensemble and of Hexagon, as well as a frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Group for Contemporary Music. Well-known as a specialist in new music, he has been involved in world premieres and premiere recordings by many renowned composers, including thirteen Pulitzer Prize winners. Dr. Winn is a member of Argenta, UNR’s resident chamber group, the pianist of the Telluride Chamber Music Festival, and performs regularly in recital with New York based violinist Rolf Schulte. He is featured in more than three dozen CDs, and his compositions have been performed internationally. He has received the UNR College of Liberal Arts’ Mousel/Feltner award for creative activity, an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Nevada Arts Council, the Award for Creative Activity from Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, and the Governor’s Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts.