February 7, 2021

5PM Pacific / 8PM Eastern

with Host Susan Pridmore

Register for the Salon on February 7, 2021

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At the final Salon, we celebrate 10 Years of Classical Tahoe and look forward to the 2021 Season.

The February 7th Salon will discuss the PBS Reno Classical Tahoe episode 106. Although not required for participation, we recommend watching episode 106 in advance of the Sunday Salon.

Host: Susan Pridmore from her home in North Lake Tahoe
Master of Ceremonies: Cindy Rhys, from her home in Lakeville, Connecticut
Staff Co-Host: Sarah Wells, from her home on Heavenly Mountain Resort

with Special Guest Musicians:
Daniel Gilbert and Donna Lee from their home in Cleveland, Ohio; Tim Dilenschneider from his home in Houston, Texas

Susan Pridmore

Classical Tahoe Board Secretary

After splitting their time between Incline Village and Mill Valley, California for several years, Susan Pridmore and her husband Myles recently made the happy decision to make Tahoe their only home. Lake Tahoe’s quiet grandeur, the pull of year-round outdoor activities, and the warm embrace of a friendly community made the decision inevitable, and their labradoodle, Rika, is thrilled. So are their 2 adult step-children and 7 grandchildren.

Before “retiring”, Susan had a successful career in sales, marketing, and deal management, working for large corporations including General Electric, Honeywell and Chevron. For 18 years, she created and led multi-disciplined teams developing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for public agencies. Following retirement, she entered culinary school in San Francisco, and launched a blog – The Wimpy Vegetarian – for people wanting to add more vegetarian meals to their family menus. Since then, she has served as the Major Event Chair on the San Francisco Professional Food Society, and held cooking and team-building classes which she hopes to continue here in Tahoe. Her recipes have been featured in Parade, Community Table, and numerous online publications.

Susan is thrilled to be part of the Classical Tahoe community, and joined the Classical Tahoe Board this year to further that wonderful connection. She helped to create the Black Tie Snack Boxes this year, and is very excited about helping to foster some fun events over the next year for everyone to enjoy and learn more about this amazing organization and talent.

2:1 Match

triple your impact

A generous match by the Classical Tahoe Board & Founder Level Donors will automatically triple your impact. Please, help reach Classical Tahoe’s goal of $150,000 by February 7, 2021.

Your gift supports Classical Tahoe’s 10th Anniversary Festival in North Lake Tahoe, Summer 2021.

Daniel Beach

Episode #106

Premieres February 5, 2021

Vivaldi: Concerto for Bassoon and Strings in G Major, RV 492
Harrison Hollingsworth, Daniel Khalikov, Kristi Helberg, Laura Hamilton, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Timothy Dilenschneider
Debussy, arr. K. Cooper: Sonata “No. 5”  (World Premiere)
Gilles Vonsattel, Daniel Gilbert, Harrison Hollingsworth, Guy Piddington
Rachmaninov: O Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair and Strauss: Morgen
Nicholas Phan, Donna Lee, David Chan
Franck: Piano Quintet in f minor
Gilles Vonsattel, Xiao-Dong Wang, Simon James, Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, Peter Wyrick

How to Watch Locally or from Anywhere in the World

Daniel Gilbert


Current: Principal Clarinet: CityMusic Cleveland
Ensembles: Second Clarinet, Cleveland Orchestra (1995- 2007)
Festivals/Chamber: Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Series, the Cleveland Museum of Art Chamber Series and the Oberlin Chamber Music series
Other: Associate Professor of Clarinet, University of Michigan, Artist/Clinician for the Backen clarinets and the Vandoren Corporation

Daniel Gilbert’s appearance at Classical Tahoe is made possible by KyungAe Bae and Ralph Miller.


Donna Lee


Ensembles: solo appearances; National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall
Chamber/Festivals: Amer-China International Music Foundation (China), Brevard Music Center, Interlochen Music Festival, Kent Blossom Music, Maui Classical Music, Music-on-the-Hill
Faculty: Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Piano Division at Kent State University. Summer; co-director, Piano Institute at Kent State, artist-faculty at Kent/Blossom Chamber Music (OH) and Brevard Music Center (NC).

Donna Lee’s appearance at Classical Tahoe is made possible by KyungAe Bae and Ralph Miller.

Timothy Dilenschneider


Current: Associate Principal Bass, Houston Symphony
Ensembles, appeared as soloist with: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (2016-2018), New World Symphony (2014-2016)
Performances with: Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, New York Symphonic Ensemble

Timothy Dilenschneider’s appearance at Classical Tahoe is made possible by Julia Amaral and Mark Strate.

Game Day Snacks or Salon Hors d’oeuvres: You don’t have to choose with these Wimpy Vegetarian recipes.

Your Salon Host Susan Pridmore is a mostly vegetarian married to a mostly carnivore. She is on the constant hunt for healthy, delicious recipes they will both enjoy. Susan’s recipe book and blog, The Wimpy Vegetarian, offers vegetarian recipes with tips for adding meat or fish.