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Carson Valley Sinfonia performs Sunday

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Carson Valley Sinfonia concertmasters Karina Peterson and Elisabeth Baru lich. A free concert is 4 p.m., Sunday in the CVIC Hall.

The Carson Valley Sinfonia will present its fall/winter concert 4 p.m. Sunday in the CVIC Hall.

The program will include "Prelude and Fugue," by J. S. Bach, "First Movement," from Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, and two new scores by cellist and composer Marcia Stockton.

Conductor John O'Neill will unveil his newly published "Beethoven Goes Bananas" based upon Symphony No. 5, which can be heard on YouTube.

The 30-member Sinfonia is a student-community string orchestra with an age spread of 11 to 90. The orchestra is an offshoot of the Carson Valley Violin School, founded in 1992 by John and Nelle O'Neill with the assistance of the Carol Franc Buck Foundation, Douglas County School District and Douglas County Parks & recreation Department.

More than 30 of its students have won seats in one of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestras, and many have received college scholarships. Several graduates are now pursuing careers in music performance in the U.S. and abroad, and one of the schools first students, Andrew McIntosh, is Professor of Violin and Viola at Pamona College in California.

Since its inception in 1995, the orchestra has premiered more than 30 new compositions and arrangements by several local composers. Nine of those scores received an Editor's Choice Award, given annually for outstanding new publications by J.W. Pepper.

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The concert is open to the public without charge.

For information on the Sinfonia or CV Violin School, call 267-3495.

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