Since it began in 1969, this marvelous orchestra has provided some of the best entertainment in northern Nevada and beyond. ... More
Since it began in 1969, this marvelous orchestra has provided some of the best entertainment in northern Nevada and beyond. Performances are held mainly at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. During the summer season, enjoy outdoor concerts at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and "Pops on the River" at Wingfield Park . Conductor Barry Jekowsky was previously Associate Conductor of the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. The Philharmonic has performed with internationally known guests such as George Shearing, Luciano Pavarotti and Ray Charles. The orchestra offers many programs for children including the Discover Music Program, the Instrument Petting Zoo and the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
I had the oppurtunity to see this performance on a school field trip. I would not consider myself a fan of orchestra music, however I had a wonderful time.
The conductor took the time to explain each piece of music to the children and played many things we had heard, such as the theme of Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, and many others.
Barry also took the time to bring all of the children down afterwards and answer all of their questions.
In 1926, with the completion of the Lincoln Highway, city fathers wanted something that would make Reno stand out in
the minds of those who visited the city. So the Reno arch was erected. In 1964, it came down ...
Located in the heart of downtown Reno, this wonderful theater is the home of the Reno Philharmonic , the Nevada
Festival Ballet and the Nevada Opera . The main theater offers 987 seats and the balcony has 513 seats. ...
Located in the heart of downtown Reno, this theater is housed in the old Masonic Building at the corner of
First and Virginia Streets. The non profit theater began in 1992 producing educational fare for children. A few years ...