Classical Tahoe Summer Gala 2021

Sunday, August 15 - Check in begins at 6pm

Join us to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Classical Tahoe!

Come together to celebrate 10 years of Classical Tahoe and support the festival as it continues to bring the best music in the country to Incline Village for many years to come!

The celebration will include a live auction, food, drink, and one-night only performances featuring:

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Chris Brubeck, Dan Brubeck (the sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck), with Mike DeMicco and Chuck Lamb

Amaryn Olmeda

12 year old violin prodigy

Classical Tahoe Quintet & Classical Tahoe Strings


Live Auction


  • Romantic New York, Broadway Getaway for 2
  • 6-Night Retreat in Sint Maarten for up to 6 at Villa Bell’mareon Dawn Beach in Oyster Bay
  • Progressive Wine & Food World Tour at Lakefront Estates
  • Cuban-Themed Evening with World Famous Composer and Pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan
  • 7-Night, 5-Star Los Cabos Family Getaway
  • Private Tour and Tasting at Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, Plus Private, Catered Dinner by Mark Estee for 20


Cuban-Themed Evening with World Famous Composer and Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán

DONOR: Classical Tahoe

Be transported to a Cuban-themed evening with world famous composer and pianist Aldo López-Gavilán at The Tannenbaum event center on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Enjoy a custom prepared meal by Executive Chefs Chris Nealon and Colin Smith inclusive of mojo pork, Cubano sliders and roasted avocado salad to start; ropa vieja and braised beef accompanied by red peppers, castelvetrano olives, tomato, jasmin rice, black beans, plantain and cilantro coulis as the main dish; and ending with dulce leche and coconut cookie. The evening progresses with a concert and conversation with Aldo at this once-in-a-lifetime evening of food, drink and entertainment.

Recently featured in the multi-awarded documentary The Brothers / Los Hermanos that follows Aldo López-Gavilán and his brother Ilmar, the US release immediately captured the attention of the media with positive reviews in major outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Miami-Herald, among many others. Praised for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire” in the Seattle Times and dubbed a “formidable virtuoso” by The Times (London), Aldo López-Gavilán excels in both the classical and jazz worlds as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber-music collaborator, and performer of his own electrifying jazz compositions.

De Princesas, Castillos y Puntos Suspensivos
Suite No. 1
A Mi Hermanito Lindo
Suite No. 2 (Galactic Suite)
Bonjour, Daiana
Pan Con Timba

Winning bidder(s) will receive 8 tickets to be seated at a table together at this event.

Valid November 14, 2021 only, date non-transferrable.

6-Night Retreat in Sint Maarten for up to 6 at Villa Bell’mare on Dawn Beach in Oyster Bay

DONOR: Renee and Steven Bouck

Head to the Caribbean Island of Sint Maarten for a week of fun. Villa Bell’mare overlooks Dawn Beach on Oyster Bay with a staircase from the villa that allows access to the beach. The Villa has 3 bedrooms, all with en suite baths, a great room with TV and high-speed internet and a full modern kitchen. Relax on a spacious terrace that include a pool and gazebo. This 7-day, 6-night stay includes a meet and greet at the airport, transport to your rental car, and escort to the Villa.

For off island activities, Villa Bell’ Mare is only 12 miles from the French island of St. Barts, a 45-minute ferry ride. This charming island is often considered to be the French Riviera of the Caribbean, with superb shopping, dining and beach experiences.

Airfare not included. Travel restricted to April 1 to October 31, only. No expiration date. Subject to availability. Must be mutually agreeable date. Other restrictions may apply.

Romantic New York, Broadway Getaway for 2

DONOR: Marna Broida, Classical Tahoe, Ian Weiss

Pack your bags and head to New York for an unforgettable escape to the Big Apple! Included for you and your special guest are accommodations in a private, luxury New York apartment on the Upper West Side near Lincoln Center. Also included are two Orchestra Level tickets (H106-107) to the Broadway performance of the Tony- award winning and Pulitzer Prize recipient, Hamilton, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Round out this romantic getaway with a Valentine’s champagne and serenade at the apartment by Classical Tahoe musicians.

Airfare not included. Dates are firm. Restrictions may apply.

Private Tour and Tasting at Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, Plus Private, Catered Dinner by Mark Estee for 20

DONOR: Bently Heritage Estate Distillery, Mark Estee – Overland Restaurant

Treat 19 of your friends to an exclusive tour and private tasting at the award-winning Bently Heritage Estate Distillery in Minden, Nevada. Inspired by the distilleries of the old world, Bently Heritage is in the hundred-year-old Minden flour mill which has been magnificently restored and sits proudly on the National Register of Historic Places. The estate distillery is one of very few in the world, using grains only grown on their ranch in Nevada for their award-winning spirits. Then, head down the street to The Overland Restaurant and Pub, where renowned Chef Mark Estee will serve up an unforgettable 5-course meal using only the freshest and locally sourced ingredients and paired with wine for a meal not soon forgotten.

Tour must be scheduled for a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night only and will be in staggered groups of 10 per group. Masks required on tour of the distillery. Guests not vaccinated must wear masks while onsite and not actively drinking and eating; vaccinated guests do not need to wear mask while onsite, except during the tour of the distillery. Subject to availability. Must be mutually agreeable date. Restrictions may apply.

Progressive Wine & Food World Tour at Lakeside Estates

DONOR: Maureen & Ron Ashley, Nora & Mike Lacey, Janet Pahl & Warren Kocmond, Patty & Greg Raleigh

Experience Incline Village like never before with this progressive, globally inspired evening at the homes of Classical Tahoe’s Board Members and Friends. Your evening starts with lakeside, French appetizers and wine at the “Old Forge” home of Nora and Mike Lacey, continues with fresh-made paella and Spanish rioja wine prepared by Greg & Patty Raleigh on the beach at the “Bear’s Lair” home of Ron and Maureen Ashley, and concludes with Italian dessert and wine at the home of Warren Kocmond and Janet Pahl, Vice President and Events Manager of the International Food & Wine Society. This is truly an evening of friends, food and wine among a beautiful setting in a unique experience.

Valid September 16, 2021 only, date non-transferrable.

7-Night, 5-Star Los Cabos Family Getaway

DONOR: Janet Pahl, Warren Kocmond

Say “hola” to your gorgeous, one-bedroom, ocean-view condo at 5-star rated, Hacienda Del Mar Spa & Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, November 11 to 18, 2021. This resort is located inside Cabo del Sol, a complex with a full range of recreational and cultural amenities including two championship golf courses, a private beach and over 28 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens. Featuring eight restaurants, the resort also boasts five swimming pools, a snorkeling pool, gym and Cactus Spa. Easily head into Cabo San Lucas town with the resort’s shuttle or its exclusive TEN Car Rental service.

Your private condo offers exclusive and stunning Mexican décor and two queen “The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper” beds, a private terrace and a whirlpool tub. Some rooms have a living room with a sofa bed, kitchen and dining room for 4-6 people, and a large private terrace with patio furniture.

Airfare not included. Travel restricted to November 11 to 18, 2021, only. Other restrictions may apply.