The 2011 Nevada Chamber Music Festival was the best attended in the Festival’s history, attracting over 3,000 music lovers for the first time. In its eighth year, the Festival, presented every December by the Reno Chamber Orchestra, saw an increase of over 30% from the previous best attendance in 2010.
Scott Faulkner, Reno Chamber Orchestra executive director, said, “The 2011 Nevada Chamber Music Festival was a success on every level. It felt like a breakthrough year, as more and more people have come to realize the caliber of music making we hear every year, and to see and hear what a treasure the Festival is. Our goal of making the Nevada Chamber Music Festival one of the world’s more important winter music festivals is being fulfilled.”
The Nevada Chamber Music Festival ran December 26-31, 2011. Among the participating musicians were Grammy Award nominated violinists James Buswell and Corey Cerovsek, Avery Fisher Career Grant winner Mark Kosower, and other renowned performers from around the world, including several Reno Chamber Orchestra members and musicians from the Reno area.
Among the Festival’s eleven performances in six days were concerts dedicated to the music of Bach and Beethoven, a solo piano recital by Orion Weiss, a lecture by acclaimed Festival pianist and Harvard professor Robert Levin, and the Festival’s most popular concert, a New Year’s Celebration on the evening of December 31.
The Reno Chamber Orchestra’s 2011-12 regular season of concerts continues on January 28 and 29, 2012, with world-famous French pianist Pascal Rogé as the featured soloist.