Symphony Season 38 Opens with “LatinXpressions II” Concert
With Flutist Ellen Burr
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021
Photograph of Ellen Burr, Oct. 24 flute soloist

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open its 38th season on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., with “LatinXpressions II” at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. The concert is the second of four that highlight music of Latin America as well as classical compositions.

Ellen Burr, featured flute soloist, will perform Verdugo, a concerto by Michael Kibbe. The program also includes Sones de Mariachi by Blas Galindo; Milonga del Ángel by Astor Piazzola (conducted by Concertmaster Brian Fox); Água de Beber by Antonio Carlos Jobim; and La Suerte de los Tontos, by Johnny Richards.

The orchestra also will play A Time to Vote by Gwyneth Walker. Music Director David Bugli said, “We had originally planned to play this piece last year in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage. In 2021, it is still relevant.”

Tickets are $18 general admission; $15 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth age 18 and under. Tickets are on sale via the link below or at the door. Carson City COVID guidelines will be observed. “Flex” tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Pre-show entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby. A Meet-the-Soloist concert preview with soloist Ellen Burr and composer Michael Kibbe begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Bob Crowell Board Room.

In addition to performing as featured flute soloist, Ellen Burr will present two workshops for high-school flute and band students on Friday, October 22 (not Thursday, as previously reported). With pianist Lorenzo Sanchez, she will perform a house recital on Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Carson City. House recital tickets at $25 can be purchased on, or reserved at 775-883-4154. Event includes wine and dessert.

Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The LatinXpressions concert series is funded in part by a Challenge America grant from National Endowment for the Arts. The 2021-2022 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donations.

For information, see or call (775) 883-4154.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online via credit card or at the door.