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Today's concert is made possible in part by the generosity of the UNR School of Music

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Music Director Kelly Kuo

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Photo by Jiyang Chen

Assistant Conductor Sara Aldana

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Photo by Stuart Murtland

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The Reno Chamber Orchestra is supported in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

2024 Vahe Khochayan

Concerto Competition Winners
 

Senior Division Winner

Violinist
ADELE BALCAREK

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Listen to Adele & Juliette's KNCJ interviews with Chris Morrison from 5/15/24 here

Junior Division Winner
Violinist
JULIETTE LEONG

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Adele Balcarek was featured in a 2014 ad campaign for the RCO's 40th anniversary. Click here to see the RCO marketing photo featuring young Adele and RCO Concert Master Emeritus Philip Ruder.

REPERTOIRE

Serenade

       Victor Herbert (1859-1924)

       I. Aufzug 
       II. Polonaise
       III. Liebes-Scene 
       IV. Canzonetta
       V. Finale

Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor op. 26

       Max Bruch  (1838-1920)

       

       I. Prelude: Allegro moderato

       III. Finale: Allegro energico

Adele Balcarek, Vahe Khochayan Youth Concerto Competition Senior division winner, Violin

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major K. 216

       W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

       I. Allegro

Juliette Leong, Vahe Khochayan Youth Concerto Competition Junior Division winner, Violin

Symphony No. 2 in A Minor, op. 55

       Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

     I. Allegro marcato

     II. Adagio

     III. Scherzo presto

     IV. Prestissimo

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TODAYS PERFORMERS

Kelly Kuo, Conductor  

     Elizabeth & Gilbert Lenz Podium

Sara Aldana, Assistant Conductor   

Adele Balcarek, Violin

Juliette Leong, Violin

  

First Violins  

Ruth Lenz*, Concertmaster

       A friend of Ruth Lenz & the RCO

Ellen Flanagan* , Acting Assoc Concertmaster 

       In Memory of Kristell Moller/Walter L. Dillard Memorial Chair

Eileen Doty

Matt Means

Laura Ahn      

Ivanka Dill*

     Sponsored by Mary & John Tozzi

  

Second Violins  

Olga Archdekin*, Acting Principal Second  

       Norm & Jan Ziomek Chair

David Haskins*

       Sponsored by Robert Seale

Alison Harvey

Elizabeth Lenz

Rose Sciaroni

Jessica Escobar

Violas  

Dustin Budish*, Principal

     Marsha Cohen Memorial Chair  

Sarah Coyl*

Noelle Rader

Kati Wentink

Cellos  

Peter Lenz*, Principal

     A friend of Peter Lenz  

Luciana Gallo*

Karen Stout-Gardner*

     Remembering Jim Tenney     

Barbara McMeen*

     Remembering Jim Tenney   

Basses

Scott Faulkner*, Principal  

     Gail & Jack McAllister Chair

Nancy Hoffman

     Dave Hornbeck Chair

Flutes

Pam Vlieck Marchev, Acting Principal

Mary Ann Lazzari*

     Sponsored by Mary & John Tozzi

Sarah Coleman, piccolo

Oboes

Noah Breneman*, Principal

     Dale Roberts Memorial Chair

Evan Sanchez

     Lise Lenz Drake Memorial Chair

Clarinets

Karl Busch*, Principal

     Marshall & Patricia Postman Chair

Chris Money

Bassoons

Eric Fassbender, Acting Principal

     Jimmie's Chair

Jurgen Hirt

Horns

John Lenz*, Principal

    Remembering Jim Whipp

Peter Adlish*

     Remembering Marilyn Hadley

Natalie Higgins

Christine Geiger

Trumpets

Paul Lenz*, Principal

     Gaia Brown & Lloyd Rogers Chair

Jef Derderian

     The Edie & Pete Cartwright Chair

Timpani

Dominic Grande*, Principal

     Kris & Pat Ellingsworth

* denotes RCO Contract Musician

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SIDE-BY-SIDE PERFORMERS

Violins

Christian Carral

    North Valleys High School

Dominic Hernandez

     Our Lady of the Snows Parochial School

Elijah Joseph

     Davidson Academy of Reno, Nevada

Juliette Leong

     Homeschool

Stacy Nam

     Damonte Ranch High School

Ella Song

     Caughlin Ranch Elementary School

 

Viola

Alyssa Stepaniak

     Damonte Ranch High School

 

Bass

Logan Hegi

     Portola High School

Concert, piece and soloist sponsorships are available for the season, and the Nevada Chamber Music Festival. Email eloftus@renochamberorchestra.org if you're interested in becoming a sponsor.

The RCO's community engagement programs are made possible by a grant from The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission

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Program Notes
by Chris Morrison

New for the 23/24 season we are presenting our program notes in the form of a podcast. This podcast will be available to listen to directly via our site, or on your favorite podcast app. Listen while you're driving or enjoying your morning coffee! 

Of course, our program notes are also available for those who prefer to read them. Follow the link below, to download and print, or read on your phone screen.

 

Our box office has a limited number of printed copies of the program notes available for those who require special access.

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