july 27 – august 11
Experience a virtuoso orchestra of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, LA Phil, Reno Phil and more, in an intimate setting surrounded by the majesty of Lake Tahoe.
Located on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in the heart of Incline Village, Nevada, our 2018 7th season brings together America’s leading classical musicians for three weeks to perform under the direction of Maestro Joel Revzen.
The picture-perfect Lake Tahoe setting provides the inspirational backdrop for all your favorite composers. Previous years have featured musical masterpieces of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland and more.
Enjoy performances for families and special opportunities for concert-goers to meet and get to know our phenomenal musicians.
An unforgettable experience.
– Ansel Adams
artistic director and principal conductor
Joel Revzen returns for his 7th season with Classical Tahoe in 2018 bringing with him a stellar repertoire worthy of the musicians and the locale. Through the 10 concerts, Joel’s influence will shine with noteworthy performances from modern composers to classics.
In 2017, guest soloists traveled to Lake Tahoe from all over the globe. Their remarkable music-making can be heard in Paris, Havana, London, Tokyo and other world destinations, but Classical Tahoe audiences were treated to their artistry in the glorious setting of Tahoe.
- Cuban pianist Aldo López-Gavilán ignites Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and delivers the world premiere of “Emporium” for Orchestra and Solo Piano
- Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman performs Jonathan Leshnoff’s Violin Concerto
- Four award-winning soloists from the San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship Program perform favorite opera arias and staged scenes from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Così Fan Tutte, and Don Giovanni
- Noted bassoonist Whitney Crockett is featured in Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos’ Ciranda das sete notas
- Young violin prodigy Kaia Selden performs at the Family Concert
Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.