Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rhett Bender: Carson City Symphony

Carson City Symphony
at the
Carson City Community Center
851 E. William Street
Carson City

Sunday, October 16, 4pm

The Carson City Symphony opens its 28th season with an American Journey concert featuring guest soloist saxophonist Rhett Bender and compositions by American composers Paul Creston, Robert Russell Bennett, and Robert W. Smith.

Mr. Bender is a Professor of Music at Southern Oregon University, Director of the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop and the Ashland Chamber Music Workshop, and Region 1 Director of the North American Saxophone Alliance. He performs throughout the U.S. and China, and teaches each year at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu. He directs the Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra, and plays soprano saxophone in the Globe Saxophone Quartet. Bender's live performances have been broadcast over several radio stations and he is featured saxophonist on the CD set "America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax" and on solo saxophone CDs "Transformations" and "Meldings."

Tickets: $15 general admission; $12 - seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; free for youth age 16 and under. Tickets may be purchased at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at, or at the door. Season tickets at discounted prices are available from the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Concert preview in the Community Center's Sierra Room 3:15pm
Post-concert reception $17; for location, reservations, and directions, call the Symphony at 775.883.4154

[image from Mr. Bender's SOU webpage; text from the Symphony's press release]

No comments: