Arts

Reno High Orchestra Presents Spring Concert with Poetry

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

Spelling Bee Hits Stage at Wooster High School

By Jennifer Burton

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. [...]

Discovery Museum Fuels Kids' Curiosity

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Artown

By Jennifer Burton

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:
1. [...]

Reno Teen Plays the Harp, wins the State 4 X 800 Relay and Lands Scholarship to East Coast Summer Writing & Film Program

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

Dancers tell area students: "Work hard, stay in school"

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

Artists Paint Recycled Pianos to Display around Reno During Artown

By Jennifer Burton

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. [...]

Reno Baroque Ensemble to Present Spring Concert

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

Bravo to Our Local Youth Orchestras

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]

Is it Too Early to Shop?

By Jennifer Burton

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 [...]