The Reno Philharmonic performs Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony this weekend, featuring Soprano Jessica Rivera and Mezzo-Soprano Kelley O'Connor, and the Reno Philharmonic Chorus. Danna O'Connor chats with conductor Laura Jackson about the season finale, Saturday the 18th at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4:00pm at the Pioneer Center. www.renophil.com
The Reno Chamber Orchestra and solo pianist Robert Levin perform all five of Beethoven's Piano Concertos at 7:30pm tonight and 2:00pm Sunday at Nightingale Concert Hall. Tickets at www.renochamberorchestra.org. Danna O'Connor chats with Scott Faulkner, Executive Director of the RCO.
In his documentary Alive Inside, which won the audience award at Sundance last year, Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett captures the joy that music brings to people with dementia. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss spoke to him. He’ll be in Reno Tuesday for a special screening.
Tuesday's special screening of Alive Inside has SOLD OUT.
Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett will be at the event for a panel talk, along with other experts on dementia and care giving.
Danna O'Connor chats with Gailmarie Pahmeier, Reno's first Poet Laureate. There's an open house for Gailmarie at Sundance Books and Music, tomorrow, January 30th from 4-6pm. Details at www.sundancebookstore.com
As the year draws to a close and we reflect on the significant moments of 2014, one that stands out is Eric Rasmussen’s voyage from Reno to a library in France where he identified one of Shakespeare’s original folios last month.
Now, 233 of the 800 first folios have been found, and since no manuscripts by Shakespeare survive, these rare texts have helped preserve many of his plays.
The 11th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival kicks off this Friday at Nightingale Concert Hall. Danna O'Connor has a preview from Executive Director Scott Faulkner and Violist Dustin Budish. For tickets go to www.renochamberorchestra.org
The annual "History for the Holidays" event is tomorrow from 11am-4pm at the Nevada Historical Society. Reno Public Radio's Danna O'Connor gets the details from Shery Hayes-Zorn, director of the NHS. More info at www.nevadaculture.org
The AVA Ballet Theater and the Reno Philharmonic perform Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Pioneer Center, Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Danna O'Connor chats with Alexander Van Alstyne, director of AVA Ballet about this year's show.
Join Danna O'Connor for a conversation with Amanda Horn-Communications Director of the Nevada Museum of Art about “The 36th Star” an exhibition celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday which features the original Emancipation Proclamation on display this Thursday through Sunday and a steampunk celebration on Saturday Nov 1st.