MUSIC PERFORMANCES AND STRING-INSTRUMENT EDUCATION
The Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that year. It is a community orchestra open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians. Members come from all walks of life and have ranged in age from middle school students to senior citizens. The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for audiences in Carson City. Since 2014, the Symphony has performed the Fourth of July concert in Genoa, NV, as part of the Genoa Americana Celebration, sponsored by the Friends of Genoa. It also has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia City.
The Symphony plays many works by contemporary composers and has commissioned and premiered several pieces. In 1991, the Symphony received a community award from the Carson City Chamber of Commerce for outstanding volunteer services. In 1999, it was selected as Nevada's Continental Harmony organization by the American Composers Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Symphony Association was named Organization of the Year 2004 by the Nevada Appeal and Carson Access Television in recognition of its contributions to the community.