Since the beginning of the 21st century, symphony orchestras across America have either reduced their seasons or ultimately closed their doors. Against these great odds, the Reno Philharmonic Association celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. This commemorative work tells the story of the first 50 years of the Reno Philharmonic based on interviews with more than 200 people, including conductors, orchestra and chorus members, management, donors, trustees, and audience members. Author Judith F. Simpson also draws on research from newspaper articles, photos, and old concert programs to tell this fascinating tale. 50 Years Of The Reno Philharmonic chronicles the organization’s history through its four conductors: Gregory Stone, Ron Daniels, Barry Jekowsky and Laura Jackson. Each section of the book brings these intriguing people to life and also paints a robust picture of the Reno Philharmonic at the time of their leadership. Through the book, readers will learn about the Reno Philharmonic's inner workings, as well as its impact on the greater Reno-Tahoe community.