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Classical Tahoe Announces 2024 Summer Festival: July 7 – August 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2024
Media Contact: Erin Lensing, Communications Manager | 775-298-0245

Classical Tahoe Announces 2024 Summer Festival, July 7-August 4

Incline Village, NV (February 21, 2024) –  Classical Tahoe Music Festival & Institute has announced its 13th Season, July 7 – August 4, 2024. The 2024 Festival features world-class musicians for 17 performances and events presented at the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nevada. 

2024 Festival Highlights
Three exceptional conductors will lead the Festival Orchestra with Jonathan Darlington (July 19-20) and Ruth Reinhardt (July 26-27) returning to Classical Tahoe, and conductor Eric Jacobsen (August 2-3) making his festival debut.

An incredible lineup of guest soloists this summer includes the brilliant Cuban pianist Aldo López-Gavilán performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major (July 19); violinist, Ilmar Gavilán, performing a dynamic work written by his and Aldo Lopez-Gavilán’s father, distinguished composer Guiod López-Gavilán (July 20); Guitarist Ana Vidović returns to the Festival as soloist to perform Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjuez (July 26); Renowned classical saxophonist, Steven Banks makes his festival debut performing Billy Child’s “Diaspora” Concerto, a piece which was co-commissioned for Steven by a consortium of ten orchestras. This will be the first performance of this piece after the premiere consortium performances (July 27); Classical Tahoe Artistic Director and Concertmaster, Laura Hamilton, performs Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons (August 2); and Metropolitan Opera headliner, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, joins the orchestra for a program of Vivaldi, Mozart (August 3), and more. 

The Ron and Maureen Ashley Oasis Chamber Music Series with two outdoor chamber music concerts including an evening of Mozart, Lafosse, & Tchaikovsky with Classical Tahoe musicians (July 21); and an all Handel program with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and harpsichordist, Dongsok Shin (August 4). Two Chamber Music concerts at the Pavilion will feature an evening of contemporary music spotlighting the Classical Tahoe percussion section (July 30), and a program of Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Schumann (July 28). 

Classical Tahoe Academy
Classical Tahoe welcomes seven Black and Latinx musicians as Fellows of the 2024 Classical Tahoe Academy. Launched in 2021 in partnership with the Sphinx organization as part of an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras, the Academy provides musicians at the dawn of their performance career an opportunity to network and perform with the Classical Tahoe Orchestra. The Academy Fellows will present a community chamber music concert performing a program alongside musicians from the Classical Tahoe Orchestra of music celebrating women composers of the past and present (July 24).

Brubeck Jazz Summit
Brubeck Jazz Summit brings together legendary musicians, contemporary masters, and young rising stars from around the world for a week of jazz education and performances. Concerts will feature Chris Brubeck, bass & trombone, Dan Brubeck, drums, and a special appearance in the US from Darius Brubeck, piano (UK) (July 7), with Artistic Directors and New-York based saxophonists, Roxy Coss and Lucas Pino, leading a roster of contemporary masters including Michael Rodriguez, trumpet, Rachel Eckroth, piano, Gerald Cannon, bass and Bryan Carter, drums (July 11). The finale showcase (July 12) features Summit participants performing in a side-by-side finale concert with members of the Contemporary Masters Sextet and the Brubeck Legacy Trio.

Community & Family Events
Kids take center stage this year when middle and high school music students from Truckee, Reno & Incline Village perform in the Family Concert & Music Maker’s Faire. In our instrument exploration zone, middle and high school music students will show younger children how the instruments work, sound, and feel. 

In a new community event, Classical Tahoe will present a special free film screening of “Los Hermanos/The Brothers”, an award-winning documentary by filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider about Cuban American virtuoso brothers — and 2024 guest soloists —, violinist Ilmar Gavilán and pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, and how the extended Cold War physically separated them, but music bonded them. The film will be presented at the Prim Library on the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe campus for a special screening event and Q&A with Ilmar Gavilán and Aldo López-Gavilán in attendance. A free concert in the park at the Truckee Regional “Salty” Gebhardt Amphitheater in Truckee, CA will also feature Ilmar and Aldo on July 17. 

Livestream & Filming for Season 5 of Broadcast Series
For the fifth year, six orchestra concerts will be live-streamed worldwide for free. These six orchestra concerts will also be filmed, directed, and produced by seven-time Emmy Award-winning producer and director Habib Azar for Season 5 of the PBS Reno “Classical Tahoe” broadcast series, featuring the performances and musicians of Classical Tahoe 2024. 

For a full concert schedule and event details visit

Classical Tahoe Concert Pavilion at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe
291 Country Club
Incline Village NV 89451

Events will be held at the Classical Tahoe Richardi Pavilion at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe, unless otherwise noted. 


New Subscriptions go on sale March 26. Single tickets go on sale April 9.

Orchestra Concerts: $35-$200
Ron & Maureen Ashley Oasis Chamber Music Series: Front row tables of 4 at $600/table ; $130 all other tickets
Chamber Music at the Pavilion: $35-$200 (Sunday); $35-65 (Tuesday)
Brubeck Jazz Summit: $35-$200
Family Concert & Music Makers Faire: $10/adults; $5/children
Community Concert at the Pavilion: $15
Season Subscriptions: $105-$2,000
Gala: $3,000 for a table of ten
Rush Tickets: $25 – may be purchased after 12pm on the day of the performance (subject to availability)

Student discounts available for all Pavilion concerts.

For ADA and Wheelchair seats please contact the box office.

Purchase tickets online beginning April 9 at

Box Office: (775) 298-0245,


About Classical Tahoe Music Festival & Institute

Classical Tahoe’s mission is to present world-class performances, nurture community partnerships and provide educational programs that inspire, connect, and transform lives. Founded in 2012, the summer music festival and institute brings today’s most prominent musicians, conductors, and soloists to Lake Tahoe’s North Shore for four weeks of orchestra, chamber music, and jazz concerts in a stunning setting amid the majestic pines hosted on the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe campus. The Classical Tahoe Orchestra is composed of many members of the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and other major orchestras around the world. The Classical Tahoe Music Institute provides education and engagement to students and the community through major programs including the Classical Tahoe Academy, Brubeck Jazz Summit, Musikgarten, Family Concert, and more. Classical Tahoe concerts are accessible to viewers worldwide through the free summer concert live-stream and PBS Reno broadcast series. 

For more information, visit, follow @classicaltahoe on Facebook and Instagram, or watch the “Classical Tahoe” series on PBS at

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