2021/22 Season

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

Join us for five unforgettable concerts, as our musicians, guest artists, and audiences joyfully come together again. Season subscriptions and single tickets will be available for purchase in August 2021. Please check this page for updates!

October 16 & 17, 2021

A Celebratory Return!

Join us in welcoming Maestro Kelly Kuo in his first appearance as Music Director. Program includes two chamber music masterpieces: Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 22. The RCO is joined by Reno’s own James Winn on piano.

From the virtuosic flourishes of the piano, to the fireworks of the symphony, this concert sets the tone for the post-pandemic world – and a new era for the RCO.

MOZART      Piano Concerto No. 22, K. 482

MOZART      Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’, K. 551

Additional work(s) to be announced

November 20 & 21, 2021

Voices of a Nation

After a jubilant opening program, the RCO delivers an intriguing look at isolation and connection through two seminal American works: Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Bernstein’s jazzy one act opera tells the story of a 1950s suburban couple who enjoy the image of success while struggling for intimacy and connection. Copland’s idyllic ballet contrasts with themes of community support and harmony, told through the inspired movements of Seattle-based choreographer Alexander Ung. This special production is over a year in planning and has the support of the estates of both composers.

Rei Hotoda, guest conductor

James Brown, Stage Director

Alexander Ung, Artistic Director, Guild Dance Company


Soon Cho, mezzo-soprano

Damien Geter, bass-baritone

BERNSTEIN      Trouble in Tahiti

COPLAND         Appalachian Spring (ballet for 13 instruments)

January 29 & 30, 2022

Perfect Pairs

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.

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

Roaring into the Twenties

Revisit the wealth of music created a century ago, in the “Roaring Twenties.” The RCO is joined by one of the world’s most celebrated flutists, Demarre McGill and pianist Jessica Choe for Schulhoff’s “Concerto for Flute, Piano, and Strings,” a piece that weaves together many classical and popular styles of music from the 1920s.

Demarre McGill, flute; Jessica Choe, piano

SCHULHOFF                 Concerto for Flute, Piano and Strings (1927)

Additional works to be announced

May 21 & 22, 2022

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!

HAYDN                 Concerto No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra 

Additional work(s) to be announced