Nevada Chamber Music Festival: Classical Music by Candlelight

TWENTY OF THE WORLD’S FINEST classical musicians gather in Reno to perform at the 15th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, with 11 exceptional concerts presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra from December 26 to January 1.

This year, the Reno Chamber Orchestra welcomes Martin Chalifour as 2018 artistic director of the Nevada Chamber Orchestra. Chalifour is concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a Festival favorite for many years.

The Nevada Chamber Music Festival begins on December 26 with a special performance at Good Shepherd Lutheran Churck with local favorite The Great Basin Brass. On December 27, the Festival will feature two popular “Baroque by Candlelight,” special concerts at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

On January 1, the Festival concludes with a New Year’s Day celebration, complete with champagne brunch at the Renaissance Reno Hotel and Viennes New Year’s Day finale at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, featuring Shubert’s Trout Quintet.

A total of 12 concerts take place over seven days. Concerts also take place at South Reno United Methodist Church and the University of Nevada, Reno, among other venues.

Among the acclaimed musicians featured in the Festival are:

Mark Kosower, Cello
Principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra

Jun-Ching Lin, Violin
Assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Clive Greensmith, Cello
Formerly of the Tokyo String Quartet

Che-Yen Chen, Viola
Founding member of the Formosa Quartet

Reno Chamber Orchestra members Ruth Lenz, Dustin Budish, Scott Faulkner and James Winn, along with other local musicians Dmitri Atapine and Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio.

Since its debut in 2004, the Nevada Chamber Music Festival has attracted increasingly large and enthusiastic audiences. The Festival has won international acclaim from publications such as The Strad, a prestigious British magazine for string instrument players.

Nevada Chamber Music Festival, produced by the Reno Chamber Orchestra

A weeklong festival of world-class chamber music at various locations throughout Reno

Dec. 26- Jan. 1

Nightingale Concert Hall (Reno), South Reno United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Reno)

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