Thursday, July 30

7 PM Pacific

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Serenade in D Major, Op. 25

Movements to be performed will be announced

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Danses sacrée et profane (1904)

Albert Zabel (1843-1910)
Fantasy on Themes from Gounod’s Faust, Op. 12

Vocal Works for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano

Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
“Ah! quel dîner!” from La Périchole (1868)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
“Liebst du um Schönheit” from Rückert-Lieder (1902)

Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
“Primary Colors” from The Deepest Desire (2002)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40
I. Andante
IV. Allegro con brio

program description

Opening weekend is filled with luxury casting: a legendary vocalist, a lauded composer and pianist, and the French harp throb join eight wonderful Classical Tahoe musicians to make magic.

A buoyant, airy and charming Serenade – composed to be heard outdoors – leads to a walk on the wild side with Sacred and Earthly dances, the harp recounts the story of the Faust character, and a sun-filled Trio with french horn brings us back home, grounding us in nature and the beautiful Black Forest.

Vocal Texts & Translations

Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, Viola
Emmanuel Ceysson, Harp
David Cooper, Horn
Érik Gratton, Flute
Laura Hamilton, Violin
Jake Heggie, Piano*
Simon James, Violin
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Frederica von Stade, Mezzo-Soprano *
Xiao-Dong Wang, Violin
Peter Wyrick, Cello

* Special Guest

Chamber Musician Bios

Tonight’s concert is dedicated to Carol Franc Buck.

Thank you Maureen and Board Member Ron Ashley, concert hosts. 

Incline Village, Nevada, North Lake Tahoe

To dedicate a piece of music on this program, inquire with Karen Craig, Executive Director.