Reno, Nevada - Twenty-two of the finest classical musicians from around the world gather in Reno to perform at the fourteenth annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, eleven concerts presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra December 27, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

The Nevada Chamber Music Festival begins on December 27 with "Bach by Candlelight," two special all-Bach concerts at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. On January 1, the Festival concludes with a New Year’s Day celebration complete with champagne brunch at the Renaissance Reno Hotel and an all-Mozart Festival finale at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. In between, afternoon and evening concerts at South Reno United Methodist Church and the University of Nevada, Reno's Nightingale Concert Hall include an afternoon dedicated to the music of Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, sonata recitals, and Masterworks concerts featuring the masterpieces of chamber music, all experienced up close in intimate venues.

Among the acclaimed musicians featured in the Festival are:

* Festival artistic director and violist Theodore Kuchar, one of the most recorded musicians of his generation * Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic * Josef Špaček, concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic * Robert Levin, pianist, award-winning recording artist, and Harvard professor emeritus * Caleb Hudson, trumpet player for the world-famous Canadian Brass * Clive Greensmith, cellist of the recently-retired Tokyo String Quartet * Reno Chamber Orchestra members Ruth Lenz, Dustin Budish, Scott Faulkner, and James Winn

Since its debut in 2004, the Nevada Chamber Music Festival has attracted increasingly large and enthusiastic audiences. One critic wrote that the “collection of exceptional musicians playing exceptional music brought forth a collection of stellar performances worthy of any of the world’s great centers of culture,” and referred to one concert as “electrifying and edifying listening.” The Festival has won international acclaim from publications such as The Strad, a prestigious British magazine for string instrument players.

For tickets and more information, visit www.RenoChamberOrchestra.org  or call (775) 348-9413.

About Reno Chamber Orchestra Celebrating its forty-third year of music, the Reno Chamber Orchestra has won the title of Best Performing Arts Group in the Reno Gazette Journal’s annual “Best of Reno” survey. Reno Magazine named the RCO one of its Best of Reno Top 101 in 2009, and Truckee Meadows Tomorrow awarded the RCO its prestigious Silver Star Award “for improving the quality of life in the Truckee Meadows.” Along with its regular season of Orchestra concerts, each December the RCO presents the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, featuring some of the finest musicians in the world performing chamber music. The Orchestra’s educational and outreach events include the annual College Concerto Competition, Nevada’s only music competition for college students. Over its forty years, some of the world’s most famous performers have appeared with the RCO, including Leonard Nimoy, Itzhak Perlman, Roger Wagner, Edgar Meyer, and Pepe and Angel Romero.