NCMF 2021/22

May 26-29, 2022

The Reno Chamber Orchestra presents the Nevada Chamber Music Festival Summerfest!

Five concerts in four days featuring musicians and ensembles from around the world, curated by NCMF Artistic Director Clive Greensmith. Festival passes and single tickets are on sale now!

May 26, 7:00pm

Hall Recital Hall
University of Nevada – Reno

Ensemble Spotlight: Alameda & WindSync

Since 2019 the Nevada Chamber Music Festival has invited pre-formed ensembles at the highest level to join the cast of performers. This festival, Artistic Director Clive Greensmith welcomes back fan favorites WindSync, and the thrilling young Alameda String Quartet. Each group will present one half of this opening program, with a broad mix of pieces by Rameau, Ravel, Barber and more.

Exact Repertoire to be announced; artists, works and venues are subject to change. 

 

May 27, 2:00 pm

Hall Recital Hall
University of Nevada – Reno

Folk Influences  

The bridge between popular folk music and classical compositions is longstanding, bridging classes and cultures. Here, the festival explores a wide range of these connection points with composers including Eastern Europeans Bela Bartok and Erwin Schulhoff, and American composer Florence Price. Enjoy the journey through folk-inspired melodies crafted into concert works from around the globe!

Exact Repertoire to be announced; artists, works and venues are subject to change. 

May 27, 7:00pm

Hall Recital Hall
University of Nevada – Reno

Classical Creations

No festival is complete without a tribute to the most classic of compositions! String players begin with a fiery overture by Hugo Wolf, followed by anchor works by Beethoven and Mozart. Concluding the program is Brahms’ soaring Horn Trio, featuring WindSync horn performer, Anni Hochhalter.

Exact Repertoire to be announced; artists, works and venues are subject to change. 

May 28, 7:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada
780 Del Monte Ln

Franco-Russian Finds

This evening marks the festival’s return to the beautiful acoustic and setting of the Unitarian church! The program explores the deep, long-lasting connection between the cultures and composers of France and Russia. Prokofiev’s rare quintet for winds and strings is featured, as well as a lush sextet for winds and piano, with NCMF ensemble WindSync joined by RCO Music Director and pianist, Kelly Kuo. 

Exact repertoire to be announced; artists, venues and works are subject to change. 

May 29, 4:00 pm

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
200 Island Ave, Reno

Nino’s Nonet

Rarely do festivals or orchestras present a nonet: a work for nine wind and string players favored by many chamber music composers. To end this year’s NCMF Summerfest, RCO Music Director Kelly Kuo steps on the podium to lead festival artists in this lively, joyous work. Other wonderful works by Heitor Villa-Lobos and William Walton combine to end our 2nd annual Summerfest in grand style. 

Exact Repertoire to be announced; artists, works and venues are subject to change.