Classical Tahoe Summer Gala 2023

Thursday, August 17, 2023 - Doors Open at 5pm

The 12th Annual Classical Tahoe Summer Gala

Thursday, August 17, 2023

At the Lakeshore Estate of Kern Schumacher

5pm – Lakeside Cocktail Hour
6pm – Dinner & Live Auction
8pm – Evening Concert

Join us at the annual Summer Gala to celebrate the conclusion of the 12th spectacular summer of Classical Tahoe — 18 concerts, 5000+ attendees, 90 orchestra musicians, 3 community concerts, 300+ hours of music education, 7 livestream broadcasts, and more.

Come ready to raise your paddle to show your support of this great community event!

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

Performance Featuring:

Classical Tahoe favorite Svet Stoyanov, marimba and multi-GRAMMY nominee Shelly Berg, piano

Wine generously provided by Theorem Vineyards, Freemark Abbey, & Far Niente

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

GALA 2023

Live Auction


  • La Opera Opening Night Featuring Lucas Meacham & Opera Ball 
  • 7-Nights In An English Countryside Cottage – For Up To 4 People In Bath, England
  • 6-Night Beachfront Retreat In Sint Maarten For Up To 6 In Oyster Bay Plus Day Trip To St.
  • Tony Award-Winning New York Broadway Performance Of “Some Like It Hot” Plus Lincoln Center Condo 
  • Ultimate Rose Bowl & Rose Parade Experience 
  • Inspirato 7-Night – Luxury Vacation & Membership (Mexico, Hamptons, Or Italy)
  • Spanish Paella Party For 20 People At Lakefront Estate
  • Romantic Couples Cooking Class
  • Exclusive Dinner & Performance By Violin Prodigy Amaryn Olmeda At Tannenbaum
  • …and other paddle raise/runaround auctions items at the Gala!


La Opera Opening Night Featuring Lucas Meacham & Opera Ball For 2 People

DONOR: Linda and Alvaro Pascotto
Value: Priceless

Experience LA Opera’s Opening Night with 2 tickets to the production of
“Don Giovanni” on September 23. 2023, with Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem (Classical Tahoe 2023 soloist) as the ill-fated playboy, leading a dazzling ensemble of singers including the much sought after Grammy- winning soprano Isabel Leonard (Classical Tahoe 2022 soloist), making her
LA Opera debut. James Conlon, renowned for his astonishing command of Mozart, conducts what many consider to b e the greatest of all operas in a visually spectacular production by director Kasper Holten, with scenery by stage designer extraordinaire Es Devin, known for innovative stage designs for Beyoncé, Adele, U2 and others.

Enjoy pre-performance cocktails and an intermission reception. After the performance, the evening continues with 2 seats at the table of LA Opera Board Members, Linda and Alvaro Pascotto, at the LA Opera Ball featuring dinner and dancing on the Jerry Moss Plaza at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Terms &Conditions: Only valid September 23. 2023. Flights and travel not included. Other restrictions may apply.

7-Nights In An English Countryside Cottage - For Up To 4 People In Bath, England

DONOR: Lindsay Wallis and Bob Felten
Value: Priceless

Travel to UNESCO World Heritage site and winner of countless travel awards
Bath, England, located in the South West of England and just 80 minutes from London by train or a short drive.

Bath is one of the most visited cities in England and home to some of the greatest examples ofGeorgian architecture in the whole oft h e UK, with its famed Royal Crescent being amongst the most acclaimed. The city centre is composed of a network of small streets, dotted with old style boutiques. It is as fi you are walking right on the Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley! Sign me up!!!

Experience Bath with a 7-night stay at The Ottery, an 18th century cottage located in the quiet and attractive village of Lower South Wraxall, just 3miles from Bradford on Avon, 6 miles from Bath and within easy distance of many local attractions. This luxury cottage provides a complete country experience. Completely remodeled in 2012, it features a new wing that houses a kitchen with the latest kitchen appliances. The upper level has two spacious bedrooms and a modern bathroom. The cottage has both digital TV and WIFI, yet it retains many period details. Enjoy a warm cup of tea by the log stove on a winter evening or bask in the secluded and peaceful patio and gardens during the summer months. Summer or winter, you will find The Ottery to be a comfortable retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life while retaining the amenities of a modern world.

Terms &Conditions: Airfare and transportation not included. Subject to availability. Must be mutually agreeable date. 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 3bedrooms, all with en suite baths, a great room with TV and high-speed internet anda 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.

Terms &Conditions: 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.

Tony Award-Winning New York Broadway Performance Of "Some Like It Hot" Plus Lincoln Center Condo For 2 People

DONOR: Classical Tahoe, Marna Broida
Value: Priceless

Pack your bags and head to New York for an unforgettable escape to the Big Apple. Included are 2 center orchestra tickets to a performance ofTony Award- Winning Broadway performance of “Some Like ItHot” on Saturday, January 13. 2024, featuring Brubeck Jazz Summit’s fan-favorite, Bryan Carter. Carter is an American drummer, vocalist, composer, arranger, orchestrator and bandleader who recently won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations alongside Charlie Rosen for “Some Like It Hot.”

Accommodations for 2 people for 2 nights are included at a private, luxury New York apartment on West 67th and Columbus Avenue.

Terms& Conditions: Seats are Center Orchestra Row E.Seats 108 &107. 7 seats off aisle. Valid only January 13. 2024 only. Airfare and travel not included.

Ultimate Rose Bowl & Rose Parade Experience For 2 People

DONOR: Whittier Trust
Value: Priceless

Celebrate the New Year in Pasadena, CA for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of The Rose Bowl and The Rose Parade for 2 people.

This ultimate getaway includes:

6-Night stay at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles
from December 28, 2023 through January 3. 2024

$500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card

2 Tickets to Equestfest on December 29, 2023
Get up close and personal with the Rose Parade equestrian units at Equestfest. Watch beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills and dances and demonstrate trick riding and roping. Attendees can also stroll through the stables, talk to riders and learn about the various tack and the many different breeds while enjoying the vendor court, displays, great music, food, and drinks. Rain or shine.

2 Tickets to BandFest on December 30, 2023
This annual event features the outstanding bands selected to participate in the upcoming Rose Parade. Over the course of two days, each band, accompanied
by talented dancers and auxiliary performers, perform stunning field shows before they complete their 5 1/2 mile march down Colorado Boulevard

2 Tickets to Floatfest on January 2, 2024
A Rose Parade Showcase features a 2-mile showcase of Rose Parade floats following their appearance along the parade route. Each year, nearly 150,000 visitors head to Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena for the chance to walk within a few feet of the floats and appreciate up close, the creativity and detail of each magnificent display.

2 Tickets to the 2023 Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2024

Terms &Conditions: Restrictions may apply.

Inspirato 7-Night - Luxury Vacation & Membership - Your choice of destination: Mexico, Hamptons, Or Italy

Value:$45,000-$60,000 based on villa and date selection

– Your Choice Destination – MEXICO, HAMPTONS OR ITALY
• 3 or 4 Bedroom Villa at Auberge Private Residences at Esperanza, Mexico
• 2 or 3 Bedroom Villaat The Boathouses at Canoe Place, Hampton Bays, New York
• 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Villa in Tuscany, Italy

As the lucky recipient of this Inspirato luxury travel package, you will enjoy:
• An Inspirato luxury vacation, inclusive of all nightly rates, taxes, and fees
• A wide selection of travel dates, with one year to make your reservation and two years to complete your trip
• Expert pre-trip planning, an on-site concierge, and daily housekeeping
• A complimentary 1-year Inspirato Travel Membership, providing access to hundreds of luxury vacation options at members-only rates

Villa at Auberge Private Residences at Esperanza, Mexico
Los Cabos is home to some of Inspirato’s most stunning properties. Marvel at the stunning views of the Sea of Cortez or soak up the sun in an infinity edge pool. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, you are guaranteed a blissful vacation full of sun and fun.

The Boathouses at Canoe Place, Hampton Bays, New York

The string of seaside villages and towns on Long Island’s South Fork known as the Hamptons have long been revered as a well-heeled summer destination. Enjoy views of the canal, access to a pool deck with chaise lounges, a fitness
center, proximity to beaches and charming villages, plus much more. Fill your days with trips to vineyards, visits to quiet beaches with calm waters, and reservations for farm-to-table cuisine and handcrafted cocktails.

Villa in Tuscany, Italy
Enjoy luxury hospitality in a restored farmhouse surrounded by olive groves and vineyards or, choose from one of Inspirato’s stunning 11th-century luxury estates. Widely renowned for its rich Brunello wine, the Val d’Orciaregion of Tuscany
was designed in Renaissance times to be one of the world’s most aesthetically pleasing and untouched landscapes. Added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2004, the countryside is depicted by many famous painters and is featured in several movies. Residences, just south of Siena, are surrounded by world-renowned vineyards and picturesque towns such as Montepulciano and Montalcino. Take some time to explore the local towns of Greve inChianti, Siena, and Florence and revel in the classic Tuscan design and charm. A day trip is a must to the towns of Luca, Pisa, and Cinque Terre.

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

Spanish Paella Party For 20 People At Lakefront Estate

Donor: Ron and Maureen Ashley, Greg and Patty Raleigh

Gather with 19 of your friends for this globally inspired evening at the lakefront estate of Ron and Maureen Ashley. Your evening includes appetizers, salad, fresh-made paella by Greg and Patty Raleigh, premier wines and dessert. This is truly an evening of friends, food and wine among a beautiful setting in a unique experience.

Terms &Conditions: Date to be determined. Must be mutually agreeable date. Subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

Romantic Couples Cooking Class On Saturday, February 17, 2024

HOSTS: Marna Broida and Caroline Kaplan
DONATED BY: Marna Broida, Caroline Kaplan, Palmaz Vineyards,
Scott Yorkey AVAILABILITIES: 20 people or 10 couples
COST: $275 per person or $500 per couple

Can you say, “Aphrodisiac”? Enjoy a convivial evening on February 17, 2024.
at the lakeshore home of Marna Broida, Classical Tahoe Chair, with new and
old friends, watching Chef Scott Yorkey prepare a 3-course meal – with some additional surprises! Each course will be paired skillfully with a special wine from Palmaz Vineyards. A sommelier from Palmaz will b e on-site to pour and to elevate the group’s wine pairing skills.

Every course will also be infused with at least one aphrodisiacal ingredient, plus the history behind it. Party favors will include a complete set of recipes inspiring each couple to recreate this sumptuous feast at-will.

Terms & Conditions: Only valid February 17. 2024. Other restrictions may apply.

Exclusive Dinner & Performance By Violin Prodigy Amaryn Olmeda At Tannenbaum

DONATED BY: Classical Tahoe
COST: $2,500 per table of 8 people

Experience Amaryn Olemeda, a fast rising star who’s already soloed at Carnegie Hall and has been a featured soloist with major symphonies, including The Philadelphia Orchestra and Classical Tahoe.

Olmeda performs on her violin at this intimate dinner at Tannenbaum Event
Center on Friday, October 27, 2023. Enjoy a custom prepared meal by Executive Chefs Chris Nealon and Colin Smith paired with premium wines before the
evening progresses with a concert and conversation with Amaryn at this once- in-a-lifetime evening of food, drink and entertainment. This exclusive event is only offered to Classical Tahoe patrons

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

Terms &Conditions: Valid October 27. 2023 only. Date non-transferrable.