The Carson City Symphony kicks off the first of its three LatinXpressions concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. The concert will present music of Latin America, as well as some typical symphonic literature. Oboist Stephen Caplan will be featured on “Concertino for Oboe and Strings” by Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth. Jose Elizando’s “Estampes Mexicanas” will be on the program. Also on the program will be Saint-Saens’s “Allegro appasionato for cello and orchestra” with soloist Angelese Pepper, Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1,” and “Andalucía Suite” by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. The Symphony will be joined by local dance group Ballet Folklórico International an arrangement of five Mexican tunes called “Gira por México” (“Tour of Mexico”) and “Las Chiapanecas.”
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 at the Nevada Day Office, 716 N. Carson St., online at CCSymphony.com, and at the door. (Tickets are available online by clicking on the “BUY NOW” button, below.) “Flex” tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
Two other LatinXpressions concerts, including music of Latin America, will be presented by the Symphony on April 26 and June 14. In addition, the Symphony Youth Strings concert on April 23 will be part of the four-concert LatinXpressions series. Details are pending.