January 17, 2021

5PM Pacific / 8PM Eastern

with Host Renee Bouck

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Toast to the accomplishments of 2020 and look to the future of Classical Tahoe at this Salon.

The January 17th Salon will discuss the PBS Reno Classical Tahoe episode 103. Although not required for participation, we recommend watching episode 103 in advance of the Sunday Salon.

Host: Renee Bouck, from her home in North Lake Tahoe
Master of Ceremonies: Cindy Rhys, from her home in Lakeville, Connecticut
Staff Co-Host: Karen Craig, from her farm on the Truckee River

with Special Guest Musicians:
David Chan and Catherine Ro from their home in New Jersey
David Cooper from his home in Chicago, Illinois
and Tish and Chris Brubeck from their home in Wilton, Connecticut


Renee Bouck

Classical Tahoe Board President

Renee Bouck is an enthusiastic member of the Classical Tahoe board. Now in her third year of service, she accepted the leadership position of president in early 2020. She is proud to be a part of this collaborative team who strive to fulfill the mission of Art and Community with creative innovation.

Renee lives full-time in Incline Village since 2018 with her husband Steve. They were attracted to Lake Tahoe for its awesome natural beauty and the infinite variety of ways to explore this outdoor playground. They spend their time here and when travel permits, sailing the islands of the Caribbean on their Catamaran, their home away from home.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, she enjoyed a 15 year career in financial services and garnered an MBA from Northwestern University. A move with her husband and two sons to Northern California redirected her efforts to focus on family and philanthropy. Over the years she and Steve have focussed charitable giving on education and assisting disadvantaged youth. Since moving to Incline Village they’ve added environmental conservation to that effort. They are have been contributors to The Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento, The Taylor House in Roseville CA, and most recently The Tahoe Fund. 

Renee is a lifelong student of the art, science and philosophy of Yoga. Certified in the Iyengar tradition, she has also studied extensively in both the Astanga and Anusara traditions. She hopes to resume small class teaching in Incline Village when safe to do so.

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Episode #103

Premieres January 15, 2021

Mozart: Quintet for Horn and Strings in E-flat Major, K. 407
David Cooper, Simon James, Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, Laura Hamilton, Peter Wyrick
French Pieces for Flute and Harp: Works by Debussy and Faure
Emmanuel Ceysson, Érik Gratton
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
David Chan, Laura Hamilton, Maria Schleuning, Catherine Ro, Milan Milisavljevic, Katie Kadarauch, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Mariko Wyrick

Watch Episode 3 Here
David Chan

David Chan


Current: 2019/20: 20th season as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, 3rd as inaugural Music Director/Conductor of The Montclair Orchestra (NJ), and 2nd season as Music Director of Camerata Notturna
Soloist: MET Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, and Moscow State Symphony
Conductor: Belgium’s l’Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, and l’Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne in France; Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan; and at Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot, (with musicians from MET Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, and top orchestras of Paris)
Awards: Tchaikovsky and Indianapolis international violin competitions, New York debut in 1995 at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall debut in 2003. Bachelor’s degree, Harvard University; Master’s, The Juilliard School
AND: A native of San Diego, Chan began his musical education at the age of four. Currently, on faculty at Juilliard and the Mannes School of Music, he lives in the New York City area with his wife, violinist Catherine Ro, and their children Annalise, Micah, and Arianna

Catherine Ro


Current: Acting Assistant Principal Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist (since 2000), The Richard and Elizabeth Gilbert Chair
Ensembles/Festivals: Soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen. MET Chamber Ensemble, 2nd violinist of Quartet 212, a founding member of Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot
Other: Certified Bar Method instructor

David Cooper


Current: Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ensembles: Principal Horn, Dallas Symphony; Solo Horn, Berlin Philharmonic; Guest Principal, London Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; Co-Associate Principal, Fort Worth Symphony
Festival/Chamber: Director, Avant Chamber Ballet (TX), Tanglewood Festival, and many solo and chamber music appearances in U.S. and abroad
Other: He did a year of service as an Americorps intern in Port Townsend, WA.
ANDComing from a family of French horn players, David earned the right to use his grandmother’s horn when he was 11 after proving he could play his first scale. Outside of the practice room, he recently completed the hike of the John Muir Trail

Tish and Chris Brubeck

Classical Tahoe Advisory Board

Grammy-nominated composer Chris Brubeck continues to distinguish himself as a multi-faceted performer and creative force. An award-winning writer, he is clearly tuned into the pulse of contemporary music. The respected music critic for The Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein calls Chris: “a composer with a real flair for lyrical melody–a 21st Century Lenny Bernstein.”

Chris has created an impressive body of symphonic work while maintaining a demanding touring and recording schedule with his two groups: the Brubeck Brothers Quartet (with brother Dan on drums), and Triple Play, an acoustic trio featuring Chris on piano, bass and trombone along with guitarist Joel Brown and harmonica player extraordinaire Peter Madcat Ruth. Additionally, Chris performs as a soloist playing his trombone concertos with orchestras and has served as Artist in Residence with orchestras and colleges in America, coaching, lecturing, and performing with students and faculty.

Chris is a much sought-after composer, and has been commissioned to write many innovative works. Current projects include a concerto for the Canadian Brass Quintet to be premiered with the Lexington Philharmonic in November 2017. As Composer-in-Residence with the New Haven Symphony in 2015, Chris premiered Time Changes for Jazz Combo and Orchestra. He had two new commissions premiere in 2016: “Fanfare for a Remarkable Friend” and “Sphere of Influence”. His “Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra” was written for celebrated guitarist Sharon Isbin, and premiered in April, 2015. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Liberation of France in June, 2014, Chris and French composer Guillaume Saint-James wrote Brothers in Arts: 70 Years of Liberty, which premiered to much acclaim in Rennes, France. Chris’s long list of commissions are varied and range from a Russian-American cooperative project commissioned by the Hermitage Museum and the National Gallery (“The Hermitage Cats Save the Day”), to the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra; to concertos written for violinist Nick Kendall; the exciting trio Time for Three, a song cycle for Frederica von Stade (“River of Song”) as well as many chamber and orchestral pieces commissioned by the Concord Chamber Music Society, the Muir String Quartet, 3 commissions from The Boston Pops, and multiple commissions from consortiums including The Boston Pops, Baltimore Symphony, Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Indianapolis Symphony, Portland Symphony, Oakland East Bay Symphony, and many others. His highly acclaimed Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra, has been played by many of the top bass trombonists in the world and was recorded with Chris as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra. It can be heard on the Koch International Classics recording “Bach to Brubeck”. He also wrote a second trombone concerto, The Prague Concerto which he premiered and recorded with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on the Koch cd, “Convergence”. Reviewing that disc, Fanfare Magazine wrote “Brubeck’s skill both as composer and soloist is extraordinary.” April, 2009 saw the premiere of “Ansel Adams: America”, an exciting orchestral piece written by Chris and Dave Brubeck. It was commissioned by a consortium of eight orchestras and is accompanied by 100 of Ansel Adams’ majestic images projected above the orchestra. In 2013, “Ansel Adams: America” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition.


January 24, 2021, 5PM Pacific / 8PM Eastern
with Host Madylon Meiling

Karen Craig

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