The Reno Phil is continuing to create unique solutions for the challenges caused by COVID-19 to bring live music to our community.
The Reno Phil has been performing surprise pop-up performances throughout the region on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. this summer. The final evening of these surprise performances will take place tonight, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020.
Over the course of eight weeks, the Reno Phil will have sent 47 musicians to over 100 locations in Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe. Locations have been kept a secret, in order to prevent any large gatherings from taking place. Safety has been a primary concern for the organization, with musicians wearing masks and social distancing. Locations have included health care facilities, public parks, outdoor restaurants, assisted living communities, public plazas, and even front yards and driveways.
“The essence of the Reno Phil is live music,” said Tim Young, Reno Phil President and CEO. “When our concert venues were closed we had to find a new way to continue to spread musical joy in the community. By performing these concerts our musicians have re-discovered the thrill of live performance, and hundreds of people have been surprised and delighted by live music in their driveway or park.”
The Reno Phil’s first concert of the 52nd season will take place on Oct. 3 and 4, 2020 with a small, string only orchestra performing via a livestream. More information about how to support the orchestra and upcoming performances can be found at renophil.com.
About Reno Phil
The Reno Phil is northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization. Celebrating its 52nd 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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