- Major Events, Festivals
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Each summer, Classical Tahoe brings together America’s leading classical musicians for a three-week festival on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev. Under the direction of Maestro Joel Revzen, the Classical Tahoe orchestra includes virtuoso musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the LA Phil performing musical masterpieces of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland and more. Now in its 7th season, Classical Tahoe’s 10-concert series delights audiences with its superb musicians, intimate concert pavilion, educational programs, and majestic setting. Learn more at classicaltahoe.org.
Member EventsSunday Jul 8, 2018The 2018 Classical Tahoe Summer Gala, a benefit event for Classical Tahoe, features a performance by three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Set for July 8, 2018 at the lakefront estate of Kern Schumacher in Incline Village, Nevada, the event promises to be more thrilling than ever. ...read moreFriday Jul 20, 2018This hosted conversation with two acclaimed artists, one visual and the other musical, includes a live performance of selections from Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” A conversation between father and daughter creators, the dialogue centers on the intersection of music and the fine arts: art, both musical and visual, becomes a portal for finding an inner and mystical direction. Simon Dinnerstein’s featured Triptych has been described by the New York Times as “Marvelous… amazing… a three-panel autobiographical allegory of life, love and art that measures 14 feet across.” ...read moreMonday Jul 23, 2018Join us in our pavilion for a Monday night movie night, fun for the whole family! A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. ...read moreFriday Jul 27, 2018At last! The wait is over, and the Classical Tahoe Orchestra has arrived, bringing their brilliance to the Opening Concert. Come listen and greet the musicians and music you have come to love: the music of American composers Copland and Torke setting the festival on a dazzling course, and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth with the effervescent music from his ballet Fancy Free. ...read moreSaturday Jul 28, 2018Sensual and fiery soundscapes from the land of l’amour; Debussy’s watercolor soundscapes (including Daniel Gilbert, clarinet soloist), a Suite from Bizet’s opera Carmen, and the vivid solo artistry of Spain’s Leonel Morales brings us the essence of romanticism in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1. ...read moreSunday Jul 29, 2018This season’s theme gives the audience a chance to experience the ways that rhythm shapes our music and our lives. Through the music of Leonard Bernstein with his embrace of American jazz rhythms, the music of Beethoven and his famous “knock on the door” from his 5th Symphony, plus clapping games and percussion demonstrations, we start to recognize rhythm wherever we go. ...read moreMonday Jul 30, 2018Join us in our pavilion for a Monday night movie night, fun for the whole family! Composer Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) believes that he’ll eventually write a transcendent piece of music, but in the meantime he’s taken a job at an Oregon high school. Though at first the job frustrates him, and his unconventional methods often draw the ire of the straight-laced vice principal (W.H. Macy), Mr. Holland grows to love his students as the “temporary” position stretches into a decades-long career — and in the end, they reveal just how much they love him back. ...read moreTuesday Jul 31, 2018Here's a chance to hear the individual artistry of our Classical Tahoe musicians in an intimate setting, with fascinating music, narration and great acoustics. Plan to join us after the concert to meet and exchange ideas with the concert’s musicians. Music and conversation, beautiful and personal. ...read moreFriday Aug 3, 2018A powerhouse evening of music featuring star mezzo-soprano of the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera Ekaterina Semenchuk singing stunning arias from the operas of Verdi, Bizet and Donizetti. Concluding the concert is the expanded Classical Tahoe orchestra in Brahms’ rousing and exuberant Symphony No. 2. ...read moreSaturday Aug 4, 2018Romance joins with Russian fire in this concert highlighting two fascinating cultures; Ekaterina Semenchuk and the orchestra present French composer Chausson’s mystical Poem of Love and the Sea, and the orchestra shines in Balakirev’s Russian Folk Themes opening, with a finale of Tchaikovsky’s joyous and upbeat Symphony No. 2, Little Russian. ...read moreSunday Aug 5, 2018Here's a chance to hear the individual artistry of our Classical Tahoe musicians in an intimate setting, with fascinating music, narration and great acoustics. Plan to join us after the concert to meet and exchange ideas with the concert’s musicians. Music and conversation, beautiful and personal. ...read moreMonday Aug 6, 2018Join us in our pavilion for a Monday night movie night, fun for the whole family! arl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl’s worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. ...read moreTuesday Aug 7, 2018A chance to hear the individual artistry of our Classical Tahoe musicians in an intimate setting, with fascinating music, narration and great acoustics. Plan to join us after the concert to meet and exchange ideas with the concert’s musicians. Music and conversation, beautiful and personal. ...read moreFriday Aug 10, 2018The final weekend begins in musical fireworks with Bach’s Double Concerto for Two Violins, starring renowned violinist Jaime Laredo, and Classical Tahoe Concertmaster and soloist Laura Hamilton. Guest artist Sharon Robinson reflects the glow of a peaceful Tahoe evening as cello soloist in Dvorak’s Silent Woods, and Beethoven’s passionate and beloved Symphony No. 7 inspires us, celebrating Classical Tahoe’s 7th season. ...read moreSaturday Aug 11, 2018This concert begins with the foot-stomping dance rhythms and flowing melodies of full-blooded Czech and Hungarian music by composers Smetana, Janacek and Kodaly. Then the season finale is celebrated with a World Premiere - Chris Brubeck’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, co-commissioned by Classical Tahoe expressly for the guest artists Jaime Laredo, violin and Sharon Robinson, cello. ...read moreSunday Aug 12, 2018The Brubeck Brothers Quartet brings the cool, fun, and contagious joy of jazz to Tahoe on August 12 in an event that promises to be superb, soulful, and delicious. Join Classical Tahoe for this special concert with a luxe champagne reception to follow with the artist. ...read more