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Continue Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration with the Reno Phil


Join the Reno Phil as they kick-off a season-long celebration of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The opening concerts of the 51st season are Saturday, October 5at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.


Framing the 51st season with some of Beethoven’s most recognized early and late works, virtuosic pianist, Sara Davis Buechner, joins the Reno Phil Orchestra for Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1. Buechner is considered one of the most original pianists of modern time and is noted for her command and artistry.

“I love this piece because it has in it all the kernels of what makes Beethoven who he is. You’ll experience his simplicity, the genius of surprise, and thrilling technical virtuosity that is displayed by the concerto soloist and the orchestra,” said Music Director and Conductor, Laura Jackson.

The performance will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a work that expresses the composer’s battle with fate and is known to take the audience on a dramatic and compelling journey.


“Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony is near and dear to my heart because this is the very first piece I did with the Reno Philharmonic,” said Jackson. “Actually, during my audition concerts, this is the symphony where I remember falling in love with the Philharmonic.”

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $29.00. Visit www.RenoPhil.com or call (775) 323-6393 to purchase tickets and to view available seating.

Guest artist, Sara Davis Buechner, is sponsored by Sandy Raffealli of Bill Pearce Motors; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is sponsored by Jason & Rochelle Katz; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 is sponsored by Cecilia Lee.

About the Reno Phil 

The Reno Phil is northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization. Celebrating its 51st year, the orchestra, led by Music Director Laura Jackson, is composed of more than 80 professional musicians who perform more than 30 concerts annually throughout the Reno-Tahoe region. Musicians of the professional orchestra, youth orchestras, various ensembles and education programs offer more than 60 performances each year, playing to more than 50,000 people. To learn more about the Reno Phil and its events, and to discover all that the Reno Phil offers, visit RenoPhil.com. 

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