The Reno High School Orchestra presented its spring concert with a bit of a twist this year, playing Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals, with humorous narration written by poet Ogden Nash. The suite of musical movements has been played all over the world, but this may be the first playing of the famous piece [...]
Wooster High School presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" this week, starring the Wooster Players. Performances are Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, March 17 at 7pm. There's a matinee performance on Sunday, March 18 at 2pm. Wooster's theatre department offers this award-winning musical comedy about six young people who learn that winning isn't everything. [...]
They say the cure for boredom is curiosity. Toddlers and young children rarely get bored, but they do get curious. They draw on walls with markers, unroll the toilet paper and engage in all manner of discovery, as we smile patiently and clean up the mess. Soon they'll be able to channel all that energy [...]
First of all, Artown rocks! It's 31 (sometimes 32) days of dance, music, art and culture you can't find anywhere else– at least all in one place. I've served on the board of Artown for about two years now and it's a well-thought-out, well-planned festival, and you're invited. So here's what you need to know:
Reno Teen Plays the Harp, wins the State 4 X 800 Relay and Lands Scholarship to East Coast Summer Writing & Film Program
Olivia Lowden spent an hour this weekend playing her harp for patients at a local hospital. Then she put on her running shoes and knocked out a couple of miles on a training run. She's also busy packing for a trip to Connecticut, where she landed a scholarship to attend a summer session at a [...]
Everyone loves a field trip. That's why I joined hundreds of Washoe County school children recently for a special performance of Ailey II, the world-renowned dance company that showcases African-American heritage through music and movement. The free performance was sponsored by Artown and the Grand Sierra Resort.
Diedrichsen Elementary school teacher, Mrs. Genz, says the performance [...]
First London, now Reno. Local artists are painting old pianos, turning them into original works of art that will be displayed around the city during Artown. The great thing is, you're encouraged to play the pianos when you find one. They'll start showing up in unlikely places; parks, public spaces and even at local businesses. [...]
I'm in awe of people who can play classical music. It's an art I enjoy, but have never mastered. Luckily, The Reno Baroque Ensemble has mastered it for us. The ensemble combines top local talent with nationally acclaimed musicians and vocalists to produce – dare I say it – heavenly music.
Music director Eric Gault says [...]
The future of classical music in Northern Nevada looks, and sounds, pretty good these days. Three youth orchestras affiliated with the Reno Philharmonic took the stage last week to present their fall concert. What impressed me was the number of young people who take up an instrument, practice it with perseverance, and then get up [...]
The Nevada Museum of Art is holding its 28th annual Arts and Flowers luncheon at Harrah's Convention Center in downtown Reno this Thursday. Proceeds benefit the museum's exhibition and education programs, which in turn benefit our community. The Art Museum is putting on several new exhibits including one that celebrates Rembrandt's life and works and [...]