The Reno Phil is committed to bringing exceptional musical experiences to Reno, Sparks, and all of northern Nevada. Our musicians, board and staff are making plans to do exactly that over the next year, in concerts that can be safely performed and enjoyed and with appropriately sized ensembles and audiences.

Tim Young, President & CEO

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve experienced so much that is unknown and so much change. As we look towards next season, more than anything we want to offer wonderful musical experiences that we are sure we can deliver. There is so much incredible music that the Reno Phil can perform even in a socially distant environment–intimate gems for smaller ensembles. This is a unique opportunity to engage with this rich and varied repertoire and I am very much looking forward to it.

Laura Jackson, Music Director & Conductor


We just aren’t the kind of people that don’t follow through with our plans. We set our sights high and we push ourselves to reach new limits. The 2020-21 season that was announced in February of 2020 had taken almost a year to craft and finalize, we had so many wonderful performances in store to captivate our audiences. As we all know, the world changed quickly in the Spring and our best laid plans have been crumbling apart over the last few months.

It is with a hopeful heart, that we have made the decision to pursue a new course for our 52nd season so that we can continue making music for our beloved community. After cancelling our summer concert schedule, we began to look ahead at the Classix season and our performances in August and September. With the uncertainity of when the government will allow our orchestra to assemble and our audiences to gather, we made the decision to rebuild our season so that we program only what we know we can deliver, safely, to our audiences. We truly value the commitment you make when you purchase a ticket to one of our events, and especially during this challenging time, we promise to be your trusted partner as we navigate the 2020–2021 season together.

The wonderful season that Music Director Laura Jackson and our artistic committee spent so many months creating for you will not be lost. We will move those programs, along with any tickets sold, into the 2021-22 season as in tact as possible. Building a season is a complicated puzzle, based on numerous factors. We’ve started inviting our soloists to join us in 2021-22 and making adjustments to bring this music to you in the following year. Our cherished subscribers are encouraged to keep the value of their subscriptions on-account in order to perserve seating preference for 2021-22. For those subscribers in 2019-20 who have yet to renew your seats, we will hold those seats open until the spring of 2021.

The new season 52 will be built on the intention of following through- no matter what phase we find ourselves in. Each program will be announced 6 weeks before the concert, to allow us the time to be flexible and scale the programs up or down as permitted. We will ticket each concert on an individual basis, with pre-sales for our subscribers. All 6-concert Classix subscribers from the 2019-20 season will be given FREE access to our virtual concert hall.


June 26-28, 2020 – CANCELLED
San Francisco Tour

July 4, 2020 – CANCELLED
An American Salute – Free Community Concert

July 11, 2020 – CANCELLED
Pops on the River The Golden Era of Reno

July 13, 2020 – CANCELLED
An Evening with Frank & Ella

August 9, 2020 – CANCELLED
007: The Music of James Bond

August 10, 2020 – CANCELLED
007: The Music of James Bond

August 23rd – POSTPONED: Date TBD
Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

September 12 & 13 – POSTPONED: Date TBD
Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Final Bow


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All of us at the Reno Phil look forward to the day we can welcome you back into the theater and celebrate the enduring power, connection, and joy of live music and the abiding spirit of our community.

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A special message from all of us at the Reno Phil 

As part of the Home Means Nevada Project, the Reno Phil presents its new version of Nevada’s official state song. In 2014, the Reno Philharmonic Association commissioned David Bugli, founding Music Director and Conductor of the Carson City Symphony, to create arrangements of “Home Means Nevada” for the Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union on October 31, 1864. At the Reno Phil’s October 2014 concerts, the full choir-orchestra arrangement was premiered, as was a montage of videos of the song made by teachers and students all over Nevada. Bugli’s arrangements, suitable for musicians from elementary school-level to adult, and made possible by a significant grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, are now freely available to schools throughout the state.

Bertha Raffetto (1885-1952), the composer of “Home Means Nevada,” had a popular poetry column in the Nevada State Journal that led to her being invited in 1932 by the Nevada Native Daughters to sing a song about Nevada at their annual picnic at Bowers’ Mansion. Her song, which she finished the night before the picnic, was well-received, and one of the attendees, former Nevada governor Roswell K. Colcord, suggested that the song become Nevada’s official song – which it did in 1933. Years later, Mrs. Raffetto wrote, “I wanted to express in a simple, natural style, those enduring and homely qualities I had found in Nevada – the same qualities one finds in a good home – beauty, joy and security.”