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February, 2017

EPIC: Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert

TOCCATA continues 12th Season with Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist performing Sibelius Violin Concerto

 

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus    Presents

EPIC Concert Series featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist

February 12-19      For Release  Jan 10, 2017

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 12th annual WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert, performing with the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin. The four concert series opens with J. S. Bach’s symphonic choral masterpiece Magnificat, featuring vocal soloists Joy Strotz, Anne Davidson and Becky Earl, sopranos; Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano; Brad Perry and Robert Bousquet, tenor; and Chris Langton, Emzy Burroughs and Chris Nelson, baritones. Finalizing the concert will be Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist, performing Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47.  Brian Fox is Tahoe Symphony concertmaster. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.  

 

The performances are  Sunday, February 12, at 3:30pm at St. John Presbyterian Church in Reno (1070 W. Plumb Lane); on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City, (3597 Sunridge Drive); and on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.).   The final performance will be Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel -Lakeside Ballroom in Incline Village which includes a gala champagne pre concert celebration and a 4pm concert.

 

Two special soiree musicale fundraisers will take place at private locations. The first will be at the Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Course on Saturday, February 11 at 3:00pm and the second at a home on Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline Village on Tuesday, February 14 at 5pm.  Tickets are $125 per person.  Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform with pianist Donna Axton accompanying. Vocal soloists, Joy Strotz, soprano; Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano; and Brad Perry, tenor will also delight with concert arias and broadway hits.  For more details or to reserve tickets call 787-602-2121.

 

EPIC Concert Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students.   General admission to all concerts is $30 for all adults, $25 for Seniors, and $5 for students 19-23. Youth under the age of 19 are free. 

TOCCATA’s 12th Season WinterFest continues April 9-14 with the 12th annual performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. For more information or preferred seating, email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, visit www.ToccataTahoe.com, or call 775-313-9697.

January, 2017

BRRRoque Masters

TOCCATA Kicks Off 12th Season with Brrroque Masters Tribute to Mark Lord

 

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus    Presents

Brrroque Masters”     January 4-8     For Release December 20, 2016

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 12th annual WinterFest with the “BRRRoque Masters” concert series January  4, 6, 7 and 8.  The concert series is dedicated to the memory of Mark Lord, TOCCATA’s principal trumpet player 2007-2014. 

 

The program opens with Mouret’s famous Suite de Sinfonie fanfare, which is better known as the “theme from Masterpiece Theater”, followed by selections from Charpentier’s Midnight Mass.  Händel’s Concerto for Organ in F major will be performed by David Brock, and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos will be performed by Nick Haines and Lou Groffman.   Concertmaster Jeffrey Lindhorst, Rick Stockton and Brian Fox will be the featured soloists in Bach’s Concerto in E major.  The concert continues with Georg Phillipp Teleman’s Concerto for Trumpet, 2 oboes and continue in D major, featuring Josh Dunlap on baroque trumpet.   

 

The concert finishes with Handel’s tour de force for soprano and trumpet, Let the Bright Seraphim, from the opera Samson.  Joy Strotz is the featured soprano, but the January 7 concert will feature soprano Michelle Norris, Mark Lord’s daughter.  David Brock, harpsichordist, and Nick Haines, cello and John Cardosa, bass, perform as the continuo.  Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.  

 

The performances are Wednesday, January 4, at 7:00pm at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village (341 Village Boulevard); Friday, January 6 at 7:00pm at  St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.);  and Saturday, January 7 at 3:30pm at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson.  The final performance is at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Reno, on Sunday, January 8 at 3:30pm (501 California Ave.).

 

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.  General admission to all concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students aged 19 to 23.  Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students.   Youth under 19 years of age are admitted free, in non reserved seating, to most regular season concerts in 2017.   

TOCCATA’s 12th Anniversary WinterFest continues February 12-19 with Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn with the legendary Red Stradivarius violin, and J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, Magnificat.  For more information or preferred seating, email  ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, call 775-313-9697, or visit www.ToccataTahoe.com.

December, 2016

Messiah Press Release

 

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor

Press Release for Release November 10, 2016 TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents MESSIAH Dec. 10-23, 2016

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its 11th annual production of HANDEL’s MESSIAH with performances in five distinct locations. The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee-Carson communities continue enjoying the wonderful holiday tradition of TOCCATA’s Messiah production.

Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted by its composer. It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences in awe for 275 years. The TOCCATA production is a celebration of the holidays and includes not only favorite selections from Messiah Parts One and Three, but also seasonal carols that the audience will be most welcome to join in singing.

The first performance is Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive). Other performances are Sunday, December 11 at 3:00pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno, (100 Bishop Manogue Drive/ 775-851-1874), on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson, (3597 N. Sunridge Dr.), and on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3:30pm St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave./530-544-3533).

The final presentation will be Friday, December 23 at 5:30pm at the Squaw Valley Institute Activity Center in Squaw Valley.

The Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCA T A ’ s 11th Season. Joining the TOCCA T A Orchestra and Chorus for this production are Joy Strotz, Maria Arrigotti, and Anna Helwing sopranos; Jenna Sims, mezzo soprano, Brad Perry, Michael Dewayne, and Sherman Modeste, tenors, and Chris Langdon and Chris Nelson, baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorst as concertmasters; David Brock, Katie Lauder and Nick Haines as continuo; and Josh Dunlap and Kevin Swanson on Baroque trumpets.  All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert, or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $30 adults, and preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Seniors enjoy a $5 discount. Students 18-23 are $5, and under 18 enters free.

For information or preferred seating, call 775-313-9697. Visit TOCCATA at www.ToccataTahoe.com, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com. 

September, 2016

9/11 Memorial Concert

TOCCATA presents Brahms Requiem & Elizabeth Pitcairn with the Red Stradivarius Violin

 TOCCATA- Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor

  

TOCCATA Presents 9/11 Memorial Concert Series   Sept. 11-18 

Series Features Brahms Requiem and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with Guest Artist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin

 

TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will finalize their 2016 Tahoe Summer MusicFest with a four concert series beginning Sunday, September 11 at 3:00pm at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno (100 Bishop Manogue Drive).  The concert series commemorates the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. 

 

The concert will open with Brahms’ solemn symphonic-choral masterpiece, A German Requiem, with soloists Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing, sopranos: and Kimm Julian, baritone; and includes the 70 voice Tahoe Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  The Requiem is composed in seven sections. The concert concludes with famed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin. Maestro James Rawie, TOCCATA’s Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct all performances.  

The concert will be repeated on Wednesday, Sept 14 at 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City (3597 N. Sunridge Drive), and Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:00pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave).   The final performance of the 9/11 Memorial Concert series will be Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4:00pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village (300 Country Club Drive).   

 

There will be three Soiree Musicale Fundraisers for this concert series, on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5:00pm at the home of Toni Neubauer in Incline Village, on Tuesday Sept, 13 at 5:00pm at the home of John and Diane McCall in Zephyr Cove, and on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 5:00pm at the home of Tom and Carol Burkhart in Montreux. Tickets are $125, and may be purchased at http://www.toccatatahoe.com/tickets.html 

 

Tickets for all concerts are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.  General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under age 23 with valid ID are $5 for seating fifteen minutes prior to concert time, and under 18 is free admission.  Preferred/reserved seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students.  

 

For more information visit TOCCATA at www.ToccataTahoe.org, call 775-313-9697, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.  

August, 2016

Mozart in the Mountains

Press Release – July 15, 2016

 TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra continues

SUMMER MUSICFEST with Mozart in the Mountains  August 7-14

 

TOCCATA  - Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor 

Building on its operatic 11th Anniversary BOPS Celebration series from July, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a new series titled MOZART IN THE MOUNTAINS.

The first concert of the series is on Sunday, August 7 at 4:00pm at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village (341 Village Blvd.)  and opens with Mozart’s Violin Concerto #5 in A major, performed by soloist Alex Eisenberg. Selections from Mozart’s “happiest” mass,  Coronation Mass KV 317 will be performed with soloists Becky Earl and Anne Davidson, soprano; Brad Perry, tenor and Chris Nelson, baritone, as well as Mozart’s Laudate Dominum from the Vespers KV339.  Closing the concert will be Miyuki Otani, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #17 in G major.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:00pm at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson (3680 Hwy. 395 South) and Friday, August 12 at 7pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave) .

The final presentation will be on Sunday, August 14 at 4:00pm at South Reno Methodist Church (200 DeSpain Lane-Galena).  Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances. 

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.  General admission is $25 adults and $20 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 $35 and $15 for youth/students.   This concert series is supported by a grant from the Kling Family Foundation. 

For more information visit TOCCATA at www.ToccataTahoe.com, call 775-313-9697, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.  

July, 2016

TOCCATA BOPS Best of Broadway, Opera & Pops

Press Release – June 10, 2016 TOCCATA  - Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra continues

11th SUMMER MUSICFEST with TOCCATA BOPS  Patriotic Celebration  July 3-10

 

Building on its June “Go4Baroque” Summer MusicFest kickoff series, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with TOCCATA BOPS, featuring Best of Broadway, Opera hits, Pops and Patriotic selections.

The first concert is on Sunday, July 3 at 7:00pm at on the Village Green in Incline Village as part of Red, White and Tahoe Blue, and opens with a rousing patriotic medley for orchestra and chorus and Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas.  Brad Perry and Emzy Burroughs will sing of everlasting friendship in Bizet’s duet from his opera, the Pearlfishers, while sopranos Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing, Becky Earl, Anne Davidson and mezzo soprano Liudmila Mullin will delight the audience with operatic arias and popular songs. 

The concert continues with hits for the SummerFest chorus: Amazing Grace; Going Home theme from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, and Alleluia-Regina Coeli from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.  The concert concludes with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes, a new arrangement of God Bless America, and an audience singalong of America the Beautiful, featuring the newly formed North Lake Tahoe Children’s Chorus.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:00pm at Bartley Ranch Amphitheater (6000 Bartley Ranch Road-Reno), as part of Artown, *   and on Friday, July 8 at 7:00pm St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave).  The final presentation will be on Sunday July 10 at at 5 PM at  Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City.  Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances. 

The Red, White and Tahoe Blue concert will be free of admission charge. The Bartley Ranch Artown concert which is supported by grants from John and Diane McCall and the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, offers free admission for all lawn areas and upper gallery seating, with lower gallery preferred seating at $40 

Other concerts have tickets available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.org.  General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under age 24 are $5 for and under 18 enter free.  Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students.  

For more information visit TOCCATA at www.ToccataTahoe.com, call 775-313-9697, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.  

*Toccata 11th Anniversary Celebration, is proud to be part of the 21st Anniversary of Artown and the July 2016 Festival.  The month-long summer arts festival features approximately 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by U.S. Bank, NV Energy, IGT, Grand Sierra Resort, University of Nevada, Reno, Wild River Grille, Washoe County, Reno Tahoe USA, Fox 11 News 4 and My21TV, Reno Media Group, RGJ Media, KUNR Public Radio and KNPB Public Television.  Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

June, 2016

TOCCATA Kicks off 11th Summer MusicFest with Go4Baroque

TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony kicks off its 11th Summer MusicFest with

Go4Baroque • Summer Solstice Serenade   June 12-19 2016     

TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 11th Summer MusicFest with “Go4Baroque-Summer Solstice Series” on Sunday, June 12 at St Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village at 4:00 PM (341 Village Blvd).  The program opens with Bach’s Concerto in C minor BWV1060 featuring Josue Casillas on flute and Nita Tune, oboe, and continues with Bach’s Cantata BWV 180, Schmücke dich,  with soloists Anna Helwing, Becky Earl and Anne Davidson, sopranos; Brad Perry, tenor, and Emzy Burroughs, baritone.   The program continues with Vivaldi’s Concerto in D for guitar, featuring Yuri Liberzon, and Concerto for Recorder in F featuring John Cardosa.  A concerto by Johann Fasch for 2 oboes features Elizabeth Eubanks and Rebecca Mueller.  The concert concludes with Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 for violin and two flutes, strings and continuo.  Jeff Lindhorst and Rick Stockton will be the violin soloists, with Josue Casillas and Allison Smith on flute.  Nick Haines and Katie Lauder will be the continuo players.  Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Other performances are Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson (3597 N. Sunridge Dr.), and Friday, June 17, 7:00pm at First Methodist Church in Reno (209 West First St.); The final performance will be on Sunday, June 19, 4:00pm at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.).

Tickets for this series are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.  General admission to these concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors.  Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students.   Students with ID under 24 years of age are $5, and under 19 are free, in non reserved seating, at most regular season concerts in 2016.    All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

A festive fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 5:00pm at the home of Dr. Janina Nylk in Lake Ridge Shores-Reno.  Flutist Josue Casillas, Guitarist Yuri Liberzon, and several of TOCCATA’s top vocal soloists and singers from our recent tour to Italy will provide all entertainment.  A tax deductible donation of $100/person is requested. Call 787-602-2121 for reservations.

TOCCATA’s 11th  Summer MusicFest continues July 3-10 with TOCCATA BOPS! featuring selections from Broadway, Opera and Patriotic favorites. The presentation on July 3 is part of Incline Village’s “Red, White & Tahoe Blue”, and on July 5th the concert is held at Bartley Ranch Amphitheater.  For more information or preferred seating, email   ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, call 775-313-9697, or visit www.ToccataTahoe.com.

January, 2016

EPIC Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert/ Elijah

TOCCATA continues 11th Season with Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist performing Brahms Violin Concerto

 

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus    Presents

EPIC Concert Series featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist

January 29-February 5   For Release Jan 10, 2016

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 11th annual WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert, performing with the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin. The program opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s symphonic choral masterpiece Elijah (Part 2), featuring vocal soloists Anna Helwing, Joy Strotz, and Becky Earl, sopranos; Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano; Brad Perry and Sherman Modeste, tenor; and Stuart Duke, Chris Nelson and Chris Langton, baritones. Finalizing the concert will be Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist, performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major.  Jeffrey Lindhorst is Tahoe Symphony concertmaster. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.  

 

The performances are  Friday, January 29, at 7:00pm at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.); Sunday, January 31 at 3:00pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno (100 Bishop Manogue Drive); and Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City, (3597 Sunridge Drive). The final performance will be Friday, February 5, 7:00pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive).

 

Two special soiree musicale fundraisers will take place at private locations. The first will be at the Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Course on Saturday, January 30 at 3:00pm and the second at a home on Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline Village on Saturday, February 6 at 3pm.  Tickets are $125 per person.  Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform, as well as Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, sopranos, Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano, and Brad Perry, tenor,  accompanied by Donna Axton on piano.  For more details or to reserve tickets call 787-602-2121.

 

Concert Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students.   General admission to all concerts is $30 for all adults, $25 for Seniors, and $5 for students 19-23. Youth under the age of 19 are free.  All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

TOCCATA’s 11th Season WinterFest continues March 19-25 with the 11th annual performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. For more information or preferred seating, email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, visit www.ToccataTahoe.com, or call 775-313-9697.

December, 2015

Messiah

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor 

Press Release for Release November 11, 2015 

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents MESSIAH  Dec. 12-20, 2015

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its 10th annual production of HANDEL’S MESSIAH with performances in five distinct locations.  The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee community can continue enjoying the wonderful holiday tradition of TOCCATA’s Messiah production.

Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted by its composer.  It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences in awe for 274 years.  The TOCCATA production is a celebration of the holidays and includes not only favorite selections from Messiah Parts One and Three, but also seasonal carols that the audience will be most welcome to join in singing.

The first performance is Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive).  Other performances are Sunday, December 13 at 3:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson, (3597 N. Sunridge Dr.),  Wednesday Dec. 16 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (501 California Ave.-Reno/775- 329-0696) and Friday, December 18 at 7:00pm St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe,  (1041 Lyons Ave.-530-544-3533).  

The final presentation will be Sunday, December 20 at 3:00pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno, (100 Bishop Manogue Drive).  

The Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCATA’s 10th Season.  Joining the TOCCATA Orchestra and Chorus for this production are Joy Strotz, Maria Arrigotti, Anna Helwing, sopranos; ?, mezzo soprano, Brad Perry, Michael Dewayne, and Sherman Modeste, tenors, and Chris Langdon and Chris Nelson, baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorts as concertmasters; David Brock, Katie Lauder and Nick Haines as continuo; and Josh Dunlap and John Beckman on Baroque trumpets.
 
  All performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie. 

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert, or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.  General admission to all concerts is $30 adults, and preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students.  Seniors enjoy a $5 discount. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

For information or preferred seating, call 775-313-9697.  Visit TOCCATA at www.ToccataTahoe.com, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.