The Reno Chamber Orchestra presents the ninth annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival December 26-31, 2012, featuring renowned musicians from around the world performing the masterworks of chamber music.
Some of the acclaimed musicians in this year's festival:
• Festival artistic director and violist Theodore Kuchar
• Pianist, award-winning recording artist, and Harvard professor Robert Levin
• Cellist Peter Wiley, onetime member of two legendary chamber ensembles, the Guarneri String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio
• Grammy Award-nominated violinist James Buswell
• Pianist Pascal Rogé, winner of the Gramophone, Grand Prix du Disque and Edison Awards
• Mark Kosower, Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra
• Several musicians from the Reno area, including cellist Dmitri Atapine, violinists Ruth Lenz and Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, and pianist James Winn.
The 2012 Festival begins on December 26 with a concert by husband-and-wife pianists Pascal Rogé and Ami Hakuno Rogé celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of French composer Claude Debussy. Afternoon and evening performances will include special lunch concerts and a piano showcase. The Festival ends the evening of December 31 with a New Year's Eve celebration. In between will be special noon lunch concerts. Concerts will take place at South Reno United Methodist Church and the University of Nevada, Reno's Nightingale Concert Hall.
Tickets: Festival passes (transferable and good for all concerts) are $180 for adults and $45 for students. Individual concert tickets range from $20 to $30. Everyone eighteen years of age and younger and all full-time students can attend any of the concerts for $5.
Tickets and more information are available at the Reno Chamber Orchestra office, (775) 348-9413, or at the RCO's website, RenoChamberOrchestra.org.