July 27, 2015
Filed Under North Tahoe Events
Building on its June “Go for Baroque” kickoff series, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a series which celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Tahoe’s own Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
The first concert is on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00pm at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson (3680 Hwy. 395 South) and opens with Mozart’s Variations on Twinkle Little Star for Flute and soprano, performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas and soprano Joy Strotz. Brad Perry and Stuart Duke will sing of everlasting friendship in Bizet’s duet from his opera, the Pearlfishers, while soprano Maria Arrigotti will delight the audience with Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute.
The concert continues with two hits for the 55 voice TOCCATA MusicFest Chorus from Verdi’s Nabucco: Va Pensiero: and the sublime Agnus Dei by Samuel Barber. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy Op. 80 dedicated to peace and world harmony with nature, with Donna Axton on piano. All soloists join together for a “Toast to Toccata” with the Brindis from La Traviata.
Other concerts in the series will be presented on Friday, July 17 at 7:00pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave) and Sunday, July 19 at 4:00pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive). The final presentation will be on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30pm at Bartley Ranch Amphitheater (6000 Bartley Ranch Road-Reno), and is part of Artown.* Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under age 24 with valid ID are $5 for seating ten minutes prior to concert time and under 18 enter free. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Bartley Ranch lawn seating is only $10. This concert series is supported by a grant from the Kling Family Foundation. For tickets and season subscriptions information, please visit www.tahoesummerfest.org.