Chamber Concerts

Meet the Musicians

Join us to hear the individual artistry of the Classical Tahoe musicians in an intimate setting where one can discover the gem that is chamber music.  Each Meet the Musicians chamber concert is a casual exchange of ideas with the concert’s musicians that unfolds organically either on-stage or following the performance in the courtyard. Music and conversation – beautiful and personal.

Made in America with Daniel Gilbert, Clarinet

August 2 at 4PM

Copland: “Appalachian Spring”
Gershwin: Blues from “An American in Paris”
Dan Gilbert, Clarinet
Songs of George Gershwin and Cole Porter

The bucolic Appalachian Spring, played here in the original version for 14 instruments, begins an afternoon of American favorites, including Gershwin’s “Blues from An American in Paris’ featuring Classical Tahoe Principal Clarinet Dan Gilbert.

From Russia With Love With Gilles Vonsattel

August 9 at 4 PM

Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Sarah Vonsattel, Violin

The vivid painted spires and domes of St. Petersburg, Russia come to life in sound with the playful, yet striking, Prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins and the richly expansive Piano Trio by Tchaikovsky. Featuring the dynamic piano soloist Gilles Vonsattel and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Classical Tahoe violinist Sarah Vonsattel, along with other Classical Tahoe musicians.

French Romance: Emmanuel Ceysson on Harp

August 11 at 7 PM

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Debussy: Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane
Emmanuel Ceysson, Harp
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

This evening brings the Café life of Paris to the Classical Tahoe Pavilion with French harpist Emmanuel Ceysson returning to Classical Tahoe. Ceysson’s signature flair in Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane (Dance Heavenly and Earthly) for harp and strings is on display for this final chamber concert of the 2020 festival. Ravel’s striking homage to Debussy in Sonata for Violin and Cello and Cesar Franck’s ardently expressive Piano Quintet fills the evening with Parisian passion.

Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.


Artistic Programming is generously supported by the FS Foundation.