Classical Tahoe Summer Gala 2022

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Doors Open at 5pm

Some Enchanted Evening

Join us for the 11th Annual Classical Tahoe Gala!


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

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Doors open at 5pm

At Kern Schumacher’s Lakeshore Estate

Lakefront Cocktails, Seated Dinner, Live Auction
Chef Colin Smith
Auctioneer Keith McLane

Performance Featuring:

Grammy-Winning Baritone Lucas Meachem with Pianist Irina Meachem

Lucas Meachem’s appearance at Classical Tahoe is made possible by Monica Young.

For tickets, please call Box Office: (775) 298-0245

GALA 2022

Live Auction


  • Napa Getaway for 2 People       
  • 7-Night, 8-Day Cabo San Lucas Retreat – December 12-19, 2022
  • Private Party for 30 at Incline’s New Hot Spot: Blind Fox
  • 6-Night Beachfront Retreat in Sint Maarten for up to 6 in Oyster Bay PLUS Day Trip to St. Barts
  • French-Themed Evening Featuring Performance by Emmanuel Ceysson – November 13, 2022
  • Napa Wine Meets Spanish Paella for 30 People at Lakefront Estate
  • The Ultimate, Luxury NASCAR Weekend
  • …and other paddle raise/runaround auctions items at the Gala!


Napa Getaway for 2 People

DONOR: Ackerman Family Vineyards, Archer Hotel, Domaine Carneros, Palmaz Vineyards, Sky & Vine, Theorem Vineyards
Value: Priceless

For wine enthusiasts, this lot will surely entice the palette.  You and your guest will spend two nights for a premier Napa Valley experience that spans the length of the Valley. Winery experiences include bubbles and bites on the majestic terrace of Domaine Carneros, a tour of the engineering marvels of Palmaz’s gravity-flow caves, Ackerman Family Wines’ perfectly restored Queen Anne Victorian, and Calistoga’s newest gem, Theorem Vineyards. Wines will be flowing at each. Relax at downtown Napa’s favorite hotel, Archer, conveniently located close to stellar restaurants, watch the sunset from their rooftop bar, Sky and Vine, and enjoy a massage from their Spa. 

Get started on your wine country adventure with a magnum of Theorem Vineyards.

Dinner up to $250 value. Massage up to $370 value. Subject to availability. Must be mutually agreeable date. Other restrictions may apply.

7-Night, 8-Day Cabo San Lucas Retreat – December 12-19, 2022

DONOR: Janet Pahl, Warren Kocmond
Value: Priceless

Say “hola” to your next Mexican adventure with 7-nights, 8-days at Marina Fiesta Resort, December 12-19, 2022. Perched along the water’s edge in the exclusive Marina Golden Zone, Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa is a Cabo San Lucas resort and refuge that reflects the effortless energy of Baja. Stay relaxed in beach-inspired suites with private balconies overlooking the marina. Your package also includes 2 seats on the Risselina Catamaran, which takes its guests on an enchanting cruise from the lovely port of Cabo San Lucas.  You will visit iconic sites, including El Arco, Lover’s Beach and the enchanting cliffs of Land’s End.

Airfare not included. All-inclusive dining plan not included. Travel restricted to December 12-19, 2022, only. Catamaran includes choice of sunset cruise or snorkeling/whale watching cruise and must be booked at least 60 days before departure through the Classical Tahoe team. Your tour includes a light meal, open bar with unlimited beverages and world class service.  Other restrictions may apply.

Private Party for 30 at Incline’s New Hot Spot: Blind Fox

Value: Priceless

Gather 29 of your closest friends and head to the Blind Fox, Incline Village’s newest, hippest, swankiest, “speak-easy”-style, exclusive hot spot. Lounge in a luxury, tufted leather chair or sip a hand-crafted cocktail at the large, oak bar. Blind Fox transports guests to an era where nothing matters, but the friend beside you and the music filling the room. Your party includes small bites and drinks for 30 in this intimate setting where the only way to enter is “through the phone booth.” You’ve got to see it to believe it. 

Must be mutually agreeable date. Subject to availability. Upgrade options available. Other restrictions may apply.

6-Night Beachfront Retreat in Sint Maarten for up to 6 in Oyster Bay PLUS Day Trip to St. Barts

DONOR: Renee and Steven Bouck
Value: Priceless

Head to the Caribbean Island of Sint Maarten for a week of fun and adventure! 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.

This package also includes the chance to expand your adventure with a quick flight on WinAir to St. Barts for 6 people. The airstrip is walking distance to St Jean Beach and all its amenities. This charming island is often considered to be the French Riviera of the Caribbean, with superb shopping, dining and beach experiences. 

Airfare to Sint Maarten not included. Flight to St. Barts must be booked through Classical Tahoe team upon booking your dates of travel. Travel restricted to April 1 to October 31, only. No expiration date. Subject to availability. Must be mutually agreeable date. Other restrictions may apply.

Buy-In for a Table of 8 for a French-Themed Evening Featuring Performance by Emmanuel Ceysson – November 13, 2022

Donated by: Boisset Collection, Classical Tahoe
Value: Priceless
Fixed Price: $3,000 Per Table

Be transported at this French-themed evening with world famous harpist Emmanuel Ceysson at The Tannenbaum event center on Sunday, November 13, 2022. Enjoy a custom prepared meal by Executive Chefs Chris Nealon and Colin Smith paired with wines by Boisset Collection – known for both their new and old-world wines by Jean-Charles Boisset. The evening progresses with a concert and conversation with Emmanuel at this once-in-a-lifetime evening of food, drink and entertainment.

With his powerful, virtuoso playing, Emmanuel Ceysson (principal harp, LA Philharmonic and Classical Tahoe) sweeps away all cliches associated with his instrument. His infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy reveals the harp in all its sparkling splendor, in a world where poetry rhymes with temperament.

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

Valid November 13, 2022, only, date non-transferrable.

Napa Wine Meets Spanish Paella for 30 People at Lakefront Estate

DONOR: Ron and Maureen Ashley, Greg & Patty Raleigh
Value: Priceless

Gather with 29 of your friends for this globally inspired evening at the lakefront home of Ron and Maureen Ashley. Your evening includes appetizers, fresh-made paella by Greg Raleigh, dessert and wine by Per Us, a small boutique winery whose vineyards share the fence lines with some of the legendary cult wines in Napa Valley; Screaming Eagle and Pritchard Hill. This is truly an evening of friends, food and wine among a beautiful setting in a unique experience.

Dinner set for September 16, 17 or other mutually agreeable date.

The Ultimate, Luxury NASCAR Weekend

Donated by: The Donum Estate, NASCAR, Sonoma Raceway, Stanly Ranch
Value: Priceless

Head to Sonoma County for the ultimate weekend getaway including fast cars, premier food and luxury accommodations. This exclusive package includes 2 passes to the NASCAR Turn 1 Club, at Sonoma Raceway (date TBD) which includes exclusive access to the Turn 1 Club trackside hospitality area, upscale food choices and full bar among other desired amenities as part of this exclusive access.

Your weekend also includes 2 nights at Stanly Ranch in Carneros, Auberge Resorts Collection, the newest luxury destination resort in the heart of wine county. Stanly Ranch recently opened to much fanfare and it’s easy to see why.  Its understated luxury suite will provide you and your guest with the highest hospitality as you enjoy your adventures in Carneros and Sonoma.

This package is rounded out with dinner for 2 at Bear as well as a tour and tasting at The Donum Estate, straddling Napa and Sonoma counties. This incomparable vineyard is known both for its extraordinary wine and for The Donum Collection, one of the largest accessible sculpture collections.  Your winery tour will include a guided art estate tour of the over 50 works by world-renowned artists.