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Classical musical to fill Dangberg park July 20

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Spend an evening with the Aurelia Chamber Players July 20 at Minden’s Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

An evening of chamber music is planned in an outdoor concert by the Aurelia Chamber Players at 6:30 p.m. July 20 at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

Attendees can expect to hear works by Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Edward Elgar.

The musicians said the concert will be spiced up with some popular tunes that have been arranged just for their ensemble.

The Aurelia Chamber Players features internationally renowned pianist Nicholas Carthy as well as classical musicians from Northern Nevada.

Members have played together since 2014, initiated by their mutual desire to play chamber music.

Musicians in Aurelia include: Concertmaster of the Reno Philharmonic Dr. Ruth Lenz; principal cellist of the Reno Philharmonic Peter Lenz; cello professor emeritus for the University of Nevada, Reno, John Lenz; bluegrass and Reno Philharmonic violinist Ellen Flanagan; and internationally accomplished violist Anne Ristorcelli. Johnny Lenz, principal cellist of the Susanville Symphony and cellist with the Reno Philharmonic, performs and acts as artistic director.

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The musicians said they are excited to play in Carson Valley, where violist Anne Ristorcelli was raised and cellist Johnny Lenz works.

The group gets its name from "Aurelia," the Latin word for golden. The word not only describes the group's music, but also the link between the Golden State, California, where Aurelia performed its first series, and with the largest gold producing state, Nevada, where most of the musicians were born and raised.

The Dangberg performance will be performed largely using amplified electric instruments to fill the venue.

Attendees are invited to bring a picnic to the park, at 1450 Highway 88, Minden.