Lake Tahoe Event: TOCCATA 8th Winter MusicFest Jan 19-22

TOCCATA 8th Winter MusicFest Jan 19-22

Posted on January 12, 2013
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Music

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces the kickoff series for its 8th Winter MusicFest season.   If you’ve never seen TOCCATA you are missing out.

Famed violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, will perform Prokofiev’s Concerto in D major on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin, and the Symphony Chorus will present the Gloria section of J.S.Bach’s masterpiece, the Mass in B minor between January 19 – 22, 2013.

Soloists for the Mass include Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, soprano; Maryanne Ashley, mezzo soprano; and Stuart Duke, baritone.

The performances are Saturday, January 19 at 3:00pm at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village (341 Village Boulevard); Sunday, January 20, at 3:00pm at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.); and Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00pm at Trinity Church in Reno (200 Island Ave).

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $30 adults, $25 seniors, $5 students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID, and preferred seating is $40. A grant from the Parasol Tahoe Foundation allows all youth under 19 years of age to be admitted free to all regular season concerts in 2013. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

Three special “soiree musicale” fundraisers to help defer costs for this concert series will take place in elegant private homes. Proceeds will also help fund TOCCATA’s outreach program, “Discovering Classical Music in the Public Schools”.

The Soirees will be on Saturday, January 12 at 2:00pm in Incline Village, Sunday, January 13 at 2:00pm in Truckee, and Friday, January 18 at 6:00pm in South Lake Tahoe. Admission to each soiree is $100 per person. Wine, cheese, and exotic desserts are included. Joy Strotz, Liudmila Mullin, and Irina Kasimova will perform Russian arias and Broadway tunes, accompanied by Donna Axton and David Brock. Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform at all three Soirees. For information call 787-602-2121. TOCCATA is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

*The above information was gathered from Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture website. Click her for more information. 

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