The RCO’s 2011-12 season continues this Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at UNR’s Nightingale Concert Hall.Wendy Warner, one of the world’s best-known cellists, returns to Reno to perform Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Maestro Theodore Kuchar and the orchestra. She’ll be joined by RCO principal cellist and Reno legend Peter Lenz in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos. Also on the program is music by Leo Weiner and Franz Josef Haydn.
Pre-concert talks featuring Maestro Kuchar and Warner will take place in Nightingale Concert Hall starting 50 minutes before each performance.
If you’re a member of Groupon, you can also take advantage of the RCO’s first ever Groupon offer! Get two level B tickets for the price of one to either of our concerts this weekend. Over 70 people have taken advantage of our offer so far – but tickets are limited, and the offer is only good through Wednesday at midnight. Take a look at our offer here, and join Groupon here. Use the Forward to a Friend button above to let your friends know about this great opportunity.
There’s still time, too, to get in on Lunch with the Maestro this Friday at noon at Harrah’s Steakhouse, 219 N. Center St, in Reno. Our special guests will be Wendy Warner, Peter Lenz and Theodore Kuchar. We hope you’ll join us for a wonderful meal, accompanied by wine courtesy of Tahoe Ridge Winery. The cost is $35 per person, $10 of which is a tax-deductible contribution to the RCO. Make your reservations by calling the RCO at (775) 348-9413. Click here to read more and see the menu.
Warner will be giving a master class at Nightingale Concert Hall at the University of Nevada, Reno tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. The class is free and open to the public. See Warner work with some of our area’s top music students.