Lake Tahoe Symphonic Reflections: World Premiere

Friday, July 22 | 7pm

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📍Classical Tahoe Pavilion

🕖 1 hour 30 min, with intermission

🎻 Orchestra Series

Concert At A Glance

  • Opening night of orchestral series
  • World premiere of new work by Jake Heggie to celebrate the life and honor the memory of Joel Revzen, Classical Tahoe’s founding artistic director & conductor who passed away in 2020 from COVID-19.
  • Energetic celebration of music with violinist Tessa Lark

Interesting Facts:

  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 is from his “classical era”. In his first symphony Beethoven honors the legacy of Classical era composers Haydn and Mozart that came before him and adds his distinct style.
  • Violin soloist, Tessa Lark is just as comfortable in bluegrass as classical

What You'll Hear


Jake Heggie: Lake Tahoe Symphonic Reflections (World Premiere)

to celebrate the life and honor the memory of Joel Revzen, Classical Tahoe’s founding artistic director & conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major

– Intermission –

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Tessa Lark, violin

Featured Artists

Classical Tahoe Orchestra

 The Classical Tahoe Orchestra is composed of 70 of the most prominent musicians from major orchestras around the world, including the MET Opera, SF Opera, Zurich Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, and symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Houston, and more. 

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Jonathan Darlington, conductor

Jonathan Darlington will be Classical Tahoe’s guest conductor for Week 1. He is currently Music Director Emeritus at Vancouver Opera since 2018, and has recently completed a highly successful term of almost 20 years as a Music Director. He has led the innovative company in a repertoire ranging from Mozart through Verdi, Puccini and Strauss to Tan Dun and Jake Heggie. Fluent in several languages, he was born and educated in England and now resides in Paris.

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Tessa Lark, violin

Violinist Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time, consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. In 2020 she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Emerging Artist Awards, the special Hunt Family Award.

A budding superstar in the classical realm, she is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky, delighting audiences with programming that includes Appalachian and bluegrass music and inspiring composers to write for her.

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Jake Heggie, composer

Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Dead Man Walking (libretto by Terrence McNally), Moby-Dick (libretto by Gene Scheer), It’s A Wonderful Life (Scheer), If I Were You (Scheer), Great Scott (McNally), Three Decembers (Scheer), For a Look or a Touch (Scheer) and Two Remain (Scheer), among others. In addition to eight full-length operas and several one-acts, Heggie has composed nearly 300 art songs, as well as concerti, chamber music, choral and orchestral works.

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