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23/24 SEASON

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Welcome to the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s 49th Season

Subscriptions available through October 6, 2023
Single concert tickets available now

​Please remember that venues, dates, repertoire and guest artists are all subject to change.

23/24 season concerts are presented on the UNR campus.

Venue, parking and access information is available here.

Scroll down for season date, repertoire and venue information

Saturday concerts are presented at 7:30 pm

Sunday concerts are presented at 2:00 pm

Subscriptions must be purchased over the phone or by returning completed renewal packets by mail to 925 Riverside Drive, Suite 5, Reno, NV 89503

Call our offices at 775-348-9413  W   Monday - Friday  W  10 am to 3 pm with questions or to complete your purchase

October 7 & 8, 2023


RCO joyfully celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with music by celebrated Venezuelan pianist, Teresa Carreño, Spanish Basque composer Juan Crisótomo Arriaga who tragically died at the age of 20, and a concerto by the founding father of 20th century Mexican music, Manuel Poncé, featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist, Mak Grgić.

Kelly Kuo, conductor

The Gilbert & Elizabeth Lenz Podium

Mak Grgić, guitar

Sponsored by Holly Walton-Buchanan

& Kel Buchanan

CARREÑO Serenade for String Orchestra

PONCE Concierto del sur

ARRIAGA Symphony in D Major

Mak Grgic

November 18 & 19, 2023



Sponsored by Lynn Bremer

Meteorologist Mike Alger narrates Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s musical telling of a beloved children’s book in a program of works which use music to tell stories. Kevin Lau’s fiery portrait of the Greek Goddess, Artemis, demands immediate attention while Rossini’s signature wit and sparkle are on full display in his take on the Cinderella fairy tale.

Kelly Kuo, conductor

The Gilbert & Elizabeth Lenz Podium

Mike Alger, Narrator

Megan Moore, Mezzo-soprano*

David Portillo, Tenor

LAU   Artemis

SHAW  The Mountain that loved a Bird 

ROSSINI  Excerpts from La cenerentola

*denotes performer change


February 17 & 18, 2024


Respighi’s imaginative orchestrations of lute music and Bloch’s challenge to his skeptical students bookend a program of works inspired by early music. Jennifer Corning Lucio, Fort Worth Symphony’s principal oboe, performs Vaughan Williams’ pastoral oboe concerto and the baroque concerto grosso form gets a jazz-inflected rethinking by Errolyn Wallen, “the renaissance woman of contemporary British music.”

Kelly Kuo, conductor

The Gilbert & Elizabeth Lenz Podium

Jennifer Corning Lucio, Oboe

RESPIGHI  Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3


WALLEN  Concerto Grosso

BLOCH  Concerto Grosso No. 1


March 16 & 17, 2024


Principal musicians of RCO shine in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, with sunny and transparent qualities that lend itself to a fanciful chamber orchestration.  Superstar double-threat Chelsea Guo sings the poetic finale AND takes the keys in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12, one of just three that the composer allowed to be performed with an intimate number of string players.

Kelly Kuo, conductor

The Gilbert & Elizabeth Lenz Podium

Chelsea Guo, Piano & Soprano

Sponsored by Jennifer Smith & John Thayer

MOZART   Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414

MAHLER (arr. Simon)   Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Sponsored by Peter Lenz & Cecilia Lee


April 6 & 7, 2024


Violinist Rachell Ellen Wong, winner of the 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, leads this program of baroque works that speaks to the human condition, evoking the feelings of hope, loss, exuberance, anger and joy. 



Rachell Ellen Wong, Violin & Conductor


A. SCARLATTI   Concerto Grosso No. 3 in F Major

PURCELL   Selections from Music for the Theatre

TELEMANN   Sonata à 4 in A Minor

GETER   Buh-roke

HANDEL   Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1

DURANTE   Concerto No. 8 in A Major, "La pazzia"

VIVALDI   Concerto for Violin in G Major, RV 307 


Availability on Saturday April 8 is limited

Availability on Sunday April 7 is very limited

We recommend purchasing tickets for this concert as soon as possible, as it is likely to sell out

May 19, 2024
Special Additional Concert

Sponsored by Chris & Parky May

For one performance only, this concert will feature winners of RCO’s reimagined concerto competition which cultivates talent of Nevada youth and highlights the work of Nevada teachers.  String students of RCO’s own musicians also perform side-by-side with their mentors in Victor Herbert’s charming Serenade and Saint-Saëns’ youthful Symphony No. 2 closes the season with a flourish. Priced separately from our season subscriptions, with the first chance to buy tickets given to our season subscribers.

CLICK HERE for information on how to enter the concerto competition.


This single concert event WILL sell out

Kelly Kuo, conductor

The Gilbert & Elizabeth Lenz Podium

Two Concerto Competition Winners, Soloists

HERBERT   Serenade

SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 2 in A Minor, op. 55

Winning Concertos



All subscriptions must be purchased over the phone or by returning your completed renewal packet by mail to 925 Riverside Drive, Suite 5, Reno, NV 89503

Call our offices at 775-348-9413  W   Monday - Friday  W  10 am to 3 pm

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