2020 – January 25-26 Program Notes

Robert Schumann Born: June 8, 1810, Zwickau, Germany Died: July 29, 1856, Endenich, Germany Schumann was one of the quintessential artists of music’s Romantic era. Encouraged in a wide range of studies by his writer/publisher father, Schumann became a law student at...

2019 – October 19 -20 Program Notes

RCO Music Director candidate, Donato Cabrera, wrote the program notes for the first RCO concert of the 2019-20 season, which he will conduct on October 19th and 20th, 2019 at Nightingale Concert Hall, UNR. Please visit the links below… Donato’s Blog Wagner...

2019 – March 30-31 Program Notes

Program Notes for March 30 & 31, 2019 Concerts By Chris Morrison   Ludwig van Beethoven Born: December 16, 1770, Bonn, Germany Died: March 26, 1827, Vienna, Austria One short biographical sketch on Beethoven begins “The events of Beethoven’s life are the...

2019 – February 16-17 Program Notes

Program Notes February 16 and 17, 2019 By Chris Morrison   Franz Schubert Robert Schumann Richard Strauss   Franz Schubert Born: January 31, 1797, Vienna, Austria Died: November 19, 1828, Vienna, Austria Franz Schubert is one of the best-loved and most...

2019 – NCMF Viennese New Year Program Notes 01-01 2PM

A Viennese New Year Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 2:00PM Trinity Episcopal Cathedral   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 136 (1772, 13 minutes) This Divertimento is one of three works, K. 136-138, sometimes referred to as the...

2018 – NCMF Piano Showcase Program Notes 12-31 3PM

Piano Showcase Monday, December 31, 2018 at 3:00PM UNR Nightingale Concert Hall   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a youth when he wrote, for himself and his sister Nannerl, the first three of his sonatas for piano four-hands. There is...

2018 – NCMF New Year’s Night Program Notes 12-31 7PM

New Year’s Night Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM UNR Nightingale Concert Hall   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 (1786, 4 minutes) In his first collaboration with his great librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart...

2018 – NCMF Fantasy and Flair” Program Notes 12-30 3PM

Fantasy and Flair Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 3:00PM UNR Nightingale Concert Hall Program Notes by Chris Morrison The Trio No. 39 in G major, written toward the end of Franz Josef Haydn’s second trip to England in 1794-5, was one of a set of three trios that...

2018 – NCMF Undiscovered Grieg Program Notes 12-30 7PM

Undiscovered Grieg Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:00PM UNR Nightingale Concert Hall Clarke: Piano Trio in E-flat minor (1921, 25 minutes) Program Notes by Chris Morrison Composer and violist Rebecca Clarke was the first female member of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra, and...

2018 – NCMF Centennial Celebrations Program Notes 12-29 3PM

Centennial Celebrations Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3:00PM South Reno United Methodist Church   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 (1845, 30 minutes) Dedicated to composer Louis Spohr, the Trio in C minor was...