2017 performances

Our 2017 season started off with 52 national and international musicians performing the beloved Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and continued for three weeks with renowned soloists and performances designed to enrich, engage and entertain.

The following is a summary overview of our 2017 season.

All concerts take place at Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nevada, on the Sierra Nevada College Campus unless otherwise noted.

 White Nights Gala

“Made in America”

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Aldo López-Gavilán, piano
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

 “Firsts! A World-Premiere and Brahms’ 1st”

Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op. 46 Nos. 1, 2 & 4
López-Gavilán: Emporium for Solo Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere)
Aldo López-Gavilán, piano
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

 Family Concert

Family Concert “All About the Violin”
Kaia Selden, violin

 “A Fiddler’s Tale”

“Meet the Music, Meet the Musicians”
A Fiddler’s Tale composed by Wynton Marsalis
Narrator, Lester Lynch

“What it Means to be Human”

Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit (“The Cow on the Roof”)
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

“Mozart Onstage: The Drama of Love”

Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte
Various operatic arias sung by four Adler Fellows from the San Francisco Opera
Semi-staged opera scenes from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Don Giovanni
Soloists: Toni Marie Palmertree, Amina Edris, Amitai Pati, and Brad Walker

Cocktail Brunch & Chamber Concert at NMA’s Nightingale Sky Room

Nevada Museum of Art

Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet
Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings

Meet the Music, Meet the Musicians “Clear Night Skies”

Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 1
Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2

“Passion Unbound”

Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 4
Leshnoff: Concerto for violin and orchestra
Itamar Zorman, violin
Falla: El amor brujo ballet suite

 “Virtuosos of Summer”

Kodaly: Summer Evening
Villa Lobos: Ciranda das sete notas
Whitney Crockett, bassoon
Beethoven: Concerto for violin and orchestra
Itamar Zorman, violin

*Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.