Classical Tahoe: July 26 - August 13, 2016

“The Region’s best kept musical secret”  - Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle

Experience a virtuoso orchestra of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, LA Phil, Reno Phil and more, in intimate settings surrounded by the majesty of Lake Tahoe. 

This summer, 40 of America’s greatest classical musicians will spend three weeks at Lake Tahoe to perform 11 stunning concerts under the direction of Maestro Joel Revzen.  In honor of our fifth season we're including some famous fifths, like Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s epic 5th Symphony.  Also music by Brahms, Gershwin, Handel, Vivaldi, and more.  Enjoy performances for families, and special opportunities for concert-goers to meet and get to know our phenomenal musicians.

The name evolution from Lake Tahoe SummerFest to Classical Tahoe was completed to highlight the true focus and caliber of music performances this Festival is noted for.  The name Classical Tahoe combines the two main stars of the festival: the extraordinary classical musicians and repertoire with the unmatched beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Full Orchestra Performances

Fridays: July 29, Aug. 5, Aug. 12
Saturdays: July 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 13
7:00 p.m.  / JetBlue Pavilion at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

Joyce YangWeek One:  The festival kicks off with award-winning pianist, Joyce Yang, performing Schumann’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Maestro Revzen and the Orchestra perform Handel’s beloved Water Music and Mozart’s exquisite Sinfonia Concertante, as well as works by Stravinsky, Kodaly, Brahms and more! 

Bella Week Two: Internationally acclaimed violinist, Bella Hristova, joins the orchestra for performances of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra and Brubeck’s Danza del Soul showcase the virtuosity of the Classical Tahoe musicians. 

Week Three: GRAMMY-winning guest conductor, JoAnn Falletta, and Metropolitan Opera superstar soprano, Lisette Oropesa, join the Classical Tahoe Orchestra for the festival’s final weekend, performing music of Rossini, Verdi, Dvorak, and Mendelssohn. Maestro Revzen and the Orchestra conclude our fifth season with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 5! 

Meet the Music/Meet the Musicians - Chamber Ensembles

Meet the MusiciansTuesdays: July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 9 
7:00 p.m. / JetBlue Pavilion at Sierra Nevada College
Enjoy beautiful music in an intimate setting where you can meet the musicians and learn what inspires them.

Classical Tahoe at Artown

Art TownSunday, July 31
7:00 p.m. / Bartley Ranch, Reno
Classical Tahoe makes its Reno debut by closing the Artown festival July 31 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch.

Free Family Concert

Family ConcertSunday, August 7
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. / JetBlue Pavilion at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
A FREE family concert with underwriting by The Firefly Scientists’ Foundation

Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.