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Season 9 Classical Tahoe Chamber Music Concert Series

Dear Friends of Classical Tahoe,

On behalf of the board, staff, and musicians, we hope that you are healthy and adapting well to these uncertain times. As an organization, we are steadfast in our commitment to honor Maestro Joel Revzen’s vision and Classical Tahoe mission to provide musical excellence and inspire community vitality. With this in mind, we have an exciting new adaptation of Classical Tahoe Season 9 to share with you.

A thoughtful and intentional plan to enjoy performances this summer has evolved over the past three months. Classical Tahoe will pivot from holding orchestra concerts and a summer gala. Instead, we are preparing a Chamber Music Concert Series. These concerts will be performed outdoors in beautiful lakefront gardens for small audiences of 30.

Ten musicians will perform each week, including soloists: harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, pianist Gilles Vonsattel, and violinist David Chan, who were originally scheduled to perform with the orchestra this year. Cindy Rhys, beloved program annotator, will also be joining us this summer.

These performances will be streamed live and available via wi-fi to those in our Classical Tahoe community who wish to enjoy music at home, with the added potential of reaching a much larger audience.

In an exciting new partnership, PBS Reno will record several Season 9 chamber performances for a subsequent televised broadcast production. Their award-winning production team will capture visually the artistry of the music, the beauty of the lake, and the stories of both musicians and patrons who make up the Classical Tahoe community.

While COVID-19 has prevented many in-person gatherings, this partnership will bring the story of Classical Tahoe’s world-class celebration of the arts to an over-the-air audience of 125,000 per week.

We are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to sharing the transformative power of music with you this summer.


Renee Bouck
President of the Board

Karen Craig
Executive Director

The Chamber Music Concert Series will feature performances by Classical Tahoe Musicians with programs organized by Concertmaster Laurie Hamilton. The concerts, which will last 60 minutes without intermission, will be followed by a facilitated “Meet The Musicians” Q and A.

Safety-measures, including social distancing between musicians and audience, increased hygiene measures, as well as all state and local health guidelines, will be observed.

Current Classical Tahoe season and trio subscribers will be offered the first right of refusal to participate as audience members for live performances.
Should you need to change your plans to attend a concert this summer, we continue to offer you the following options:

+Subscription value may be donated to Classical Tahoe
+Subscriptions may be held for credit for the 10th Season in 2021
+Subscriptions may be refunded as per the request of the purchaser.

No tickets will be on sale for the Chamber Music Concert Series.

Classical Tahoe staff will be personally reaching out to season and trio subscribers in the upcoming days to determine your availability and desire to participate in the live performances this summer.

Details on live-stream access will be shared via e-newsletters and on social media. Each musical piece will be available at no cost on PBS Reno’s website and the PBS App, and fully-licensed for any educational purposes.

Live streaming and the PBS Reno Series on Classical Tahoe is generously underwritten by the FS Foundation.

July 31-August 15


"We kept adding more and more performances to go to because we knew we would not be disappointed. That is an understatement. We always walked out thinking "oh my gosh, how lucky are we?" Anonymous, Incline Village, NV
"I very much appreciate that which makes Classical Tahoe unique, the balance between formal and informal, traditional and innovative. Thank you so much for bringing these world-class performers to our community," Anonymous, Truckee, CA