2021/22 Season

Welcome to the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s 47th Season!

Join us for a season of unforgettable concerts, as our musicians, guest artists, and audiences joyfully come together again.

Saturday concerts are held at Acro Enso (601 E. 4th Street) at 7:30pm
Sunday concerts are held at Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno ( 1335 N Virginia St) at 2pm

A Place of Refuge

Join the RCO for a wonderful mix of works featuring middle voice instruments! Bruch’s lush “Concerto for Viola, Clarinet, and Orchestra” blends the rich tones of these instruments to perfectly display their beauty and capacity. Violist Molly Carr, a Reno native, is joined by pianist Anna Petrova for the “Novel Voices Double Concerto,” a piece written for the duo, and premiered in Carnegie Hall in 2018. The concert concludes with a return to the heart of the chamber orchestra repertoire, Mendelssohn’s lively “Italian” Symphony.

Jonathan Taylor Rush, guest conductor

Molly Carr, viola

Anna Petrova, piano

Jeannie Psomas, clarinet

TURINA                 Scene Andalouse

LASCURAIN          Novel Voices Double Concerto*

BRUCH                  Concerto for Viola, Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 88

MENDELSSOHN   Symphony No. 4, ‘Italian’

February 26 & 27, 2022

Terrific Twos

Yaniv Attar (Music Director, Bellingham Symphony) returns to the RCO to lead a program of twos. Flutist Demarre McGill (principal flute, Seattle Symphony) is widely heralded as one of the best artists in his field today. He joins with longtime friend and chamber collaborator Jessica Choe (piano, Seattle Symphony) for an enthralling duo concerto by early 20th century composer Erwin Schulhoff. Schulhoff draws on many influences including those of his Czech roots and its renowned composer Antonin Dvorak. His Czech Suite provides a lively opener to the concert. Finally in a return to the beauty of Beethoven, his joyous second symphony closes the evening of music. 

Yaniv Attar, guest conductor

Demarre McGill, flute

Jessica Choe, piano

DVORAK                        Czech Suite

SCHULHOFF                 Concerto for Flute, Piano and Strings (1927)

BEETHOVEN                  Symphony No. 2

A Festive Finale

The RCO completes the season as it began: joined by a phenomenal local soloist! Dmitri Atapine’s performance of Haydn’s “Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra” is sure to light up the stage and send audiences into the summer with excitement for the coming years of chamber orchestra concerts!

Kelly Kuo, conductor

Dmitri Atapine, cello

LIGETI                  Romanian Concerto

HAYDN                 Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major

SMYTH                 Serenade in D