Lots of music in the BLC
That sound of fiddles you’ll hear downtown this week is indicative of the fall season – not sad, not happy, but a nod to falling leaves and colder temperatures. We’ve compiled some heartily recommended live music for you this week: ukuleles, harpsichord and violins, in particular. We have jazz, a small ensemble and serious strumming at Sparks.
Sponsored: The Nevada Museum of Art presents the Reno Jazz Orchestra Concert. The Reno Jazz Orchestra will perform “Creative Directions in Jazz” at the Nevada Museum of Art on October 21, 2022. The program is presented as part of UPSTAGE: A Literary and Performing Art Series supported by the Nightingale Family Foundation and the Williams Foundation. The concert will feature original compositions by contemporary composers. Details here.
- The Reno Ukulele Festival is back – in Sparks – with four days of strumming. The event includes free introductory lessons with loaner instruments, live music and a market.
- Apex Concerts: Twelfth Night is at UNR’s Hall Recital Hall. Led by violinist Rachell Ellen Wong, recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Grant, and harpsichordist David Belkovski, Twelfth Night is an award-winning early music ensemble for the modern world. They will open the twelfth season of Apex Concerts with a fascinating program called From London to Dresden. More here.
- There is a series of family events at Katie’s Community Garden (on Foster Drive) called the Farmily Harvest Festival. This week, on Wednesday, families can paint wooden pumpkins with artist Emily Reid. The event features music from the Biggest Little Band, drinks from Schussboom Brewing, food and local vendors.
- The Tour de Brews “Brewtober” edition is happening Saturday in the Brewery District along Fourth Street. The $12 event includes deals on drinks from over 15 neighborhood businesses, with prizes ranging from $0 to $3. It looks like a quality afternoon.
- The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra launches its season with a concert that puts the violin in the foreground. The performance includes “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov and “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff. The Phil is still hosting hybrid events, which means you can catch this show in person at the Pioneer Center or live. Details here.
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