Carson City Symphony Opens 40th Season

With “Life Begins at Forty” Concert

Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 4:00 p.m.


The Carson City Symphony, conducted by Music Director David Bugli, will open its 40th season on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., with a concert, “Life begins at Forty,” at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, 851 E. William Street in Carson City. This will be the Symphony’s 220th concert. Featured guest soloist Eric Fassbender will play Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major with the orchestra.

To commemorate its fortieth season, the Carson City Symphony Association commissioned composer Michael Kibbe to write an overture, “For Forty,” to be premiered on the concert. The program also includes William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”), Gwyneth Walker’s “Open the Door,” and David Bugli’s “State of Metamorphosis,” written in 1989 in honor of Nevada’s 125th Anniversary.

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 online at or at the door. “Flex” tickets at discounted prices are also available at

Pre-show entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m. in the lobby. A Meet-the-Soloist concert preview with Conductor/Composer David Bugli and Bassoon Soloist Eric Fassbender begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Bob Crowell Board Room.

Carson City Symphony is a community orchestra of about 60 players who perform music from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The 2023-24 concert season is supported with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, Carson City Cultural Commission, and by private donations.

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