Lake Tahoe Symphonic Reflections: World Premiere
📍Classical Tahoe Pavilion
⏱ approx. 1.5 hrs (including intermission)
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.
- GRAMMY-nominated violinist Tessa Lark is a budding superstar in the classical realm, and 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.
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
A Special Thanks to the supporters of the Joel Revzen Legacy Fund for making this commission possible:Dr. Ronald and Cynthia Allison, Ron and Maureen Ashley, Victor Baiz and Peggy Skilling, Ina & Steve Bauman, Marna Broida, Susan Clemons, Chase International, Karen and Lindsay Craig, Iljosa and Clifford Dobler, Jacqueline and Don Feinstein, Peter and Kim Garcia, Barbara and Ron Goldman, Robert Bixby Green, Bruce Klimoski, Nora and Michael Lacey, Sara and Leonard Lafrance, Sevim Larsen, Charlotte and Dick McConnell, Madylon and Dean Meiling, Charles Meyers, Beth and Scott Minick and family, Marianne Murphy, Linda and Alvaro Pascotto, Kathlyn Marie Smith, Carolyn Tolf, Ian Weiss, Sarah Wells.
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.
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.
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.
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.