july 7 – august 11


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, Nevada. Under the direction of Maestro Joel Revzen, the Classical Tahoe Orchestra performs classical orchestral masterpieces, commissioned new works, and highlights lesser-known world composers. Classical Tahoe’s concert series delights audiences with its superb musicians, educational programs, an intimate concert pavilion, and majestic setting.

2018 marked the 7th Season of Classical Tahoe and included such highlights as a performance by Branford Marsalis, “arguably the most respected living U.S. jazz instrumentalist,” according to the Vegas Sun, at the Classical Tahoe Summer Gala; a collaborative conversation and performance at the Nevada Museum of Art featuring Season 4 Classical Tahoe soloist Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Classical Tahoe Orchestra’s opening night ode to American composers: Copland, Torke, and Bernstein; two evenings of baritone opera singer Lucas Meachem that nearly brought down the house; a world premiere commission by Chris Brubeck for Jaime Laredo, violin and Sharon Robinson, cello; and a concert from the Brubeck Brothers Quartet on closing night.

Season 7 also marked the launch of the Classical Tahoe Music Institute. Through the Music Institute, Classical Tahoe continues to fulfill its mission to inspire active participation in the arts and foster community engagement through the Firefly Scientists’ Foundation grant. The Music Institute presented free musical workshops and the multi-generational chorus: Community Sing!; masterclasses with visiting soloists, a Graduate String Quartet- the young professional musicians in residence; Musical Movie Mondays in the pavilion including the sing-a-long Sound of Music; and the first-ever Jazz Band Supergroup featuring jazz students from Incline High School and Truckee High School with direction from both school’s band teachers and Chris Brubeck.

“The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.”

– Ansel Adams