Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
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Shotwell Trio and Anna Helwing at Valhalla Aug 15

Posted on July 29, 2014
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

On August 15 at 7:30 pm at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, Lake Tahoe resident Anna Helwing, an accomplished classical vocalist returns with the Shotwell Trio. The Shotwell Trio, based in San Francisco, is Lewis Patzner on cello, Elektra Schmidt on piano, and Adam Scow on violin. A returning festival artist, Anna has performed a varied selection of classical music ranging from early music to contemporary works, in different musical ensembles.

In this year’s exciting collaboration, the Shotwell Trio and Anna will explore the approach of Romantic Composers towards the universal themes of love, beauty, tragedy, and joy. The program will include instrumental piano trios by R.Schumann and L.V.Beethoven.

This South Lake Tahoe cultural event is part of the annual Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival. The festival includes theatrical presentations, the ever popular local writer’s series and presentations; the return of the Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Festival; visual arts exhibits; an artists-in-residence, Cultural Arts Store, children’s art workshops and youth theatre camps.

Located on the shores of Lake Tahoe at the historic Tallac Site, the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival is in its 33rd season. The historic 74-acre setting is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was a favorite getaway in the late 1800s for Northern California’s elite members of society.

The Tahoe Tallac Historic Site is located at 1 Valhalla Rd., Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

For more information about Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival, please call 530-541-4975 or visit

About Anna Helwing:

Strong yet delicate, Anna tells classic stories of romance, struggle, suffering and triumph with her hypnotic voice.  Listening to Anna gives us one more reason to sing our praises of Tahoe’s eclectic art and culture scene.

Meet Anna Helwing, soprano vocalist.  Classically trained, Anna enchants the audience either as a soloist or backed by TOCCATA that accentuates her notes with dramatic dimension.

Anna resides in South Lake Tahoe where she teaches piano and voice courses in Lake Tahoe Community College, and works as a music director and organist for two churches.  Anna also sings with TOCCATA – The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area.

Anna Hewkubg, soprano, came to California in 2002 from Wroclaw, Poland where she earned her B.A. and M.A. in English and American Literature (Wroclaw University, 1999). At the same time, she trained on the piano, and voice – the first at a state music school, and the latter in Technical University Choir of Wroclaw. Between 1989 and 2001, she toured extensively with the choir in over 20 countries.

Anna also graduated from the Wroclaw School of Organ (1995). In May 2008 she received a master’s degree in vocal performance at University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied with Dr Katharine DeBoer. Recently she performed in Germany and Poland, including the International Summer Academy of Early Music in Warsaw. Her solo performances have included Regina Coeli K.128 and Requiem by Mozart, selected songs by Chopin, St. Matthew’s Passion by J.S. Bach, Messiah by Handel, and a role of Amahl in Amahl and Night Visitors by G.C.Menotti.

If you’d like to hire Anna for that special occasion or for voice lessons, please contact her at

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