Aurelia Chamber Players In Concert At Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park July 20

Courtesy of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park · 2 min read

MINDEN, Nev.-The Aurelia Chamber Players will perform at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20.

The Aurelia Chamber Players have played together since 2014 and are comprised of concertmaster of the Reno Philharmonic, Dr. Ruth Lenz; pianist Nicholas Carthy; principal cellist of the Reno Philharmonic, Peter Lenz; Cello Professor Emeritus for the University of Nevada Reno, John Lenz; bluegrass and Reno Philharmonic violinist Ellen Flanagan; and internationally accomplished violist Anne Ristorcelli. Johnny Lenz, principal cellist of the Susanville Symphony and cellist with the Reno Philharmonic, will act as artistic director for this event.

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Aurelia is the Latin word for “golden” which not only describes the value and beauty of their music but also signifies the link between the golden state of California, where Aurelia performed their first series, and with the largest gold producing state, Nevada, where most of these musicians were born and raised.

This event will not be a typical chamber music concert, but will be performed largely using amplified electric instruments. “The selections will not be all ‘classical’ music and there will be something for everyone,” said Aurelia Chamber Player member Lauren Lenz.

“We are particularly excited to have the Aurelia Chamber Players here at Dangberg Historic Park this summer. We’ve not had a concert like this in prior years and are pleased to hear how popular this music and these musicians are in Northern Nevada,” said the park’s events manager Kim Harris.

The concert is sponsored by SoaringNV, Douglas County, Bently Ranch, Dr. James the Dentist, NV Energy, Ridge Tahoe Resort, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, A.B.E. Printing and Copy Center, Jacobs Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

Admission is $10 for adults, free for 16 and younger and $5 for members of Dangberg Home Ranch.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. More information is at

Upcoming concerts at the park are Ten Dollar Pony on August 3; Ciana on August 17 and Todd Morgan and the Emblems on August 31. The full Dangberg Summer Festival schedule can be found on the park’s website.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. Programs include guided tours, exhibits and other public events. The Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with its owner, Douglas County.

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