Our Pipes on the River concert series features regional and national artists on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at noon.

All concerts are free and open to all. The series is funded entirely by donations.

A special thanks to the Wiegand Foundation for its generous support of our Pipes on the River concert series. 




all events listed below will take place at Trinity Cathedral 



Eclectic Series – Dr. Maxine Thévenot Friday, July 5th 12:00pm


Acclaimed for her ‘solid musicianship, technical security and poise’ by The American Organist, DR. MAXINE THÉVENOT is a versatile artist known for her skillful, musical playing, conducting and accompanying. A native of Canada, Dr. Thévenot is Canon Precentor, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, NM; Founding and Artistic director of New Mexico’s first resident professional vocal ensemble – Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico; and adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico as director of Las Cantantes Women’s Choir as well as one of the Alumni Chapel organists and adjunct organ instructor. This recital marks her debut in the state of Nevada.




The Red Tango – Tuesday, July 9th 7:00pm

Violinist and fearless leader, Olga Archdekin hails from Russia. Violinist and Luthier Bruce McBeth is a Reno native. violist Catherine Matovich has been performing with the Reno Phil since 2001 and cellist Charles Taggart is the true mayor of Reno. All four are world class musicians and a rocking good time, especially when Professor Engrid Barnett joins them on bass. So grab a glass of wine, your dance shoes or better yet both and let the Red Tango take you on a danceable trip around the world.


Bryan Chuan – Wednesday, July 10th 7:00pm 

The Steinway Gallery presents concert pianist Bryan Chuan who returns to his hometown to perform a solo program featuring the patriotic Excursions by Samuel Barber and cerebral works by Beethoven and Brahms. Bryan is currently a doctoral student at the University of Colorado Boulder, and recent performances include concerto performances with the Denver Pops Orchestra and Reno Chamber Orchestra as well as organ recitals with Pipes on the River.


Modern Series – Dr. Cyril Deaconoff Thursday, July 11th 7:00pm & Friday, July 12th 12:00pm

 DR. CYRIL DEACONOFF is a composer of film, concert and electronic music, a conductor, and organist. Originally from Russia, he is a graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. After moving to the U.S.,

he completed his Doctoral degree in Conducting at Indiana University Bloomington in 2006. Several of his works have been published by E.C. Schirmer and performed, including his opera The Last Tycoon. In 2013 Cyril was one of only seven organists from all over the world selected to participate in the Cesar Franck competition and masterclass in the Netherlands. He is currently Music Director of I Cantori di Carmel, Artistic Director of Voices of Silicon Valley and Adjunct Faculty at Monterey Peninsula College. Find more at: www.cyrildeaconoff.com


Keepers of the Dream – Friday, July 12th 5:00pm – 9:00pm

A night to appreciate the creators that make Reno shine! Featuring visual art and free performances from local singers, dancers and comedians. 



Gloria Melms & Eric Kao – Wednesday, July 17th 7:00pm

The Steinway Gallery presents the popular piano duet of Gloria and Eric


Romantic Series – Dr. Angela Kraft Cross Thursday, July 18th 7:00pm & Friday, July 19th 12:00pm

DR. ANGELA KRAFT CROSS, San Francisco Bay Area organist, pianist and composer, graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Organ Performance. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University, where she subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology. In 1993, she completed her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the College of Notre Dame with Thomas LaRatta. She has performed extensively on both organ and piano, performing over five hundred concerts across the United States, Canada, England, Holland, France, Hungary, Korea, Lesotho and Guam.





The Red Tango Trio – Tuesday, July 23rd 7:00pm

This talented and dynamic trio performs an evening of vibrant, romantic music.






Brian Fox & Eric Kao – Wednesday, July 24th 7:00pm

The Steinway Gallery presents violinist Brian Fox and pianist Eric Kao


Baroque Series – Dr. Shin-Ae Chun Parmentier,Thursday, July 25th 7:00pm & Friday, July 26th, 12:00pm

DR. SHIN-AE CHUN is a concert organist and harpsichordist represented by Concert Artist Cooperative. She has performed at various festivals and concert series in the U.S., Germany, Poland, Romania and South Korea as soloist or an ensemble member. As an educator, she has taught masterclasses at various institutions including Henderson State University, University of Iowa and University of Alabama. In addition to her organ duties at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor in Michigan, she directs the Children’s Choir and runs the Coffee Break Concert Series connecting local audiences with professional musicians from near and far. She received her doctoral degree in Organ Performance and master’s degree in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Michigan. 



No Concerts in August


Sep 6             Olga Archdekin – violin & piano

Sep 20           Dr. Marijim Thoene  (Ann Arbor, MI)


Dec 20           Bryan Chuan (Colorado)


Season 2020


May 1              Dr. Christoph Tietze (San Francisco, CA)

Season 2021

Jan 1               Stefan Donner (Vienna, Austria)