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Church Fine Arts

The Church Fine Arts Complex, opened in 1962, houses the Departments of Music, Art, Speech Communication and Theater, and is home to the Nevada Repertory Company, Nightingale Concert Hall and the Sheppard Contemporary gallery.

James Edward Church was professor of Latin, German, classical art and history at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1892-1959. Church's development of the first snow surveying techniques and a system of analyzing avalanche hazards brought recognition to the school and the state.

Each spring, Church Fine Arts plays host to one of the University's most successful outreach efforts, the Reno Jazz Festival, attracting thousands of participants from high schools and universities from throughout the region.

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Upcoming Events

Argenta Trio: "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Join the University of Nevada, Reno's acclaimed trio-in-residence and new clarinet faculty, Joshua Anderson, in a program of works by Bonis, Brahms and...

9/9 3pm
Nevada Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds

Join the Nevada Wind Ensemble as it kicks off its 2018-2019 season. Tickets: $7; free for University students with valid ID. Ticketing information will be...

9/21 7:30pm
Apex Concerts: From Bach

Apex Concerts, Nevada’s finest chamber music series, begins its eighth season going to the roots of the art form in Bach. In a unique format of...

9/27 7:30pm
Performing Arts Series: California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio

As six virtuoso guitarists representing four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium and the U.S.), the California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio fuse more...

10/2 7:30pm
"All in the Timing" by David Ives

Featuring six diverse but equally hysterical one-act comedies, "All in the Timing" is a witty, romantic, absurd, existentially minded evening of theatre that...

10/12 7:30pm

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Judith Rettich

Judith Rettich left a positive review 3/30/2018

The most amazing experience. 15 harps playing together. A "life memory". Thank you so much to all who made this possible! And so affordable too for some of us on limited budgets!

Matthew Ebert

Matthew Ebert left a positive review 3/29/2017

This was the best concert I have attended in Reno. I've lived in Nevada for 17 years. The sound production was excellent.

Gail Betz

Gail Betz left a positive review 9/8/2016

Delightful! Beautiful! Thank you so much for offering this.

Deanna Dulen

Deanna Dulen left a positive review 4/19/2016

Inspirational and Informative. Thank you to UNR and supporters. This event transformed my hope for the future and gratitude to the wise, caring, and compassionate developing community of Reno. Thank you

Juila Hammett

Juila Hammett left a positive review 4/19/2016

I loved the lecture. I was disheartened that UNR decided late in the game to require tickets and those of us who share Klien's values and who had registered on UNR's website well in advance were not notified. For example the woman who Klein singled out at the end of her lecture as having helped her prepare for that very lecture had to scramble at the last minute with others of us in the lobby struggling to find tickets. Poor form UNR. Meanwhile they reserved the best seats in the house for elite faculty who probably hadn't even read the book or unlikely even care about the subject. This is old school and indicates poor customer service on the part of the university. Naomi Klein made a significant point about the NSHE system divesting from fossil fuels. I certainly hope her message was heard by the prestigious faculty and regents sitting in all those prime seats. You will soon hear more about this issue on campus. #DIVEST #KEEPITINTHEGROUND.

Rita Sloan

Rita Sloan left a positive review 4/19/2016

Naomi Klein was fantastic! If only more people could listen to her!

The only problem with the whole experience was the mix up about reserving a seat. I thought I had done so through this site, only to find out at the door that I had to be put on a waiting list. I had responded weeks ahead, thinking all was well. This site needs to make it clear that indicating one's plans to be at an event here do not guarantee a seat, even with long lead time, and that attendees must also contact Lawlor for reserved tickets.

Dylan Andrews

Dylan Andrews left a positive review 4/19/2016

Naomi didn't disappoint! She spoke passionately and eloquently about the major issues we face moving forward. Would have liked a much longer Q&A at the end. Next time

Sandra J Prytherch

Sandra J Prytherch left a positive review 4/1/2016

Lovely. Beautiful. So glad that I had the opportunity to attend.

Surender Singh

Surender Singh 3/28/2016

Church Fine Arts, houses the Departments of Music, Art, Speech Communication and Theater.

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