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CLASSICAL TAHOE ANNOUNCES 2016 SUMMER SEASON, GUEST SOLOISTS AND NEW NAME
Formerly Lake Tahoe SummerFest, Classical Tahoe takes place July
26 – Aug. 13

The Best of the Bay Area
August 11, 2015

Tahoe SummerFest Offers Top Talent in Idyllic Setting “Summerfest provides music fans with a rare opportunity to enjoy great music made by our greatest musicians. Artistic director/ conductor Joel Revzen and his performers are an all-star team gleaned from the best orchestras in North America…” 

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New York Times  
July 5, 2015

"Orchestra Musicians Head Off to Summer Camp
“…the four-year-old Lake Tahoe SummerFest has been establishing itself as a destination for musicians and music lovers…”

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Classical Concert Series increases ticket sales by 7 percent

Sept. 10, 2014 (INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.) — Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s third season concluded on a high note with a 7 percent increase in sales and more than 60 percent increase in season subscriptions. The annual event garnered national exposure including an article in Alaskan Airlines Magazine, with interest from the TODAY Show for Lake Tahoe SummerFest as a national special event for the week (www.tahoesummerfest.org).

From San Francisco Classical Voice

Metropolitan Opera Star Matthew Polenzani and U.S. Billboard Classical Chart best-selling pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be thrilling audiences this August as soloists for the 2014 Lake Tahoe SummerFest. Held the first three weekends in August, the classical concert series will offer two evening concerts, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and a new chamber music series called “Meet the Music,” on Sundays at 4 p.m. The festival runs weekends Aug. 1-17. Polenzani will headline the classical music festival, Aug. 1-3 and Dinnerstein will be featured Aug. 7-9. (www.tahoesummerfest.org/)

Classical Concert Series Offers a Feast for the Senses

March 11, 2014 (Incline Village, Nev.) — Metropolitan Opera Star Matthew Polenzani and U.S. Billboard Classical Chart best-selling pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be thrilling audiences this August as soloists for the 2014 Lake Tahoe SummerFest. Held the first three weekends in August, the classical concert series will offer two evening concerts, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and a new chamber music series called “Meet the Music,” on Sundays at 4 p.m. The festival runs weekends Aug. 1-17. Polenzani will headline the classical music festival, Aug. 1-3 and Dinnerstein will be featured Aug. 7-9.  (www.tahoesummerfest.org/)

Lake Tahoe SummerFest: set to become a destination
Allan Ulrich
Published 3:35 pm, Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How long, you wonder, can Lake Tahoe SummerFest remain the region's best-kept musical secret? With a lineup like the peerless mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade (widely known as Flicka), the astonishing violinist Jennifer Koh and the ultra-creative composer-trombonist Chris Brubeck, all performing in unmatchable scenic surroundings, word is definitely out, as the project launches its second season.

By Heidi Van Zant

Maestro Joel Revzen has conducted all over the world, living and breathing music in the most spectacular settings from Norway and Italy to Prague and Russia, along with many U.S. orchestras and opera companies.

As he puts together his program as Artistic Director and Conductor of Lake Tahoe SummerFest 2013, he draws inspiration from the magic of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe where the festival takes place.

“As I’m making my selections, it’s always on my mind that there are so many elements of nature in music,” Revzen said of the nine orchestra and chamber music concerts he has programmed over the first three weekends in August.

Guests will be treated to Mozart’s “Overture to Don Giovanni,” Beethoven’s “Symphony #7,” Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and classical selections from Berlioz and Prokofiev, among other major composers.

May 1, 2013
Contact: Kari Miskit
Phone: 916-320-5647

Lake Tahoe SummerFest Returns 
to Celebrate the Best of Orchestral Music

World-Class Concerts Continue to Uplift and Inspire Audiences of All Ages

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- New and returning visitors to Lake Tahoe can once again enjoy compelling musical performances among the majestic pines at the Lake Tahoe SummerFest 2013, Aug. 2 - 18 on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev.

The Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra is comprised of 40 virtuoso musicians individually invited from the great orchestras of North America and beyond - the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, among others. This summer, Maestro Joel Revzen will be joined by six renowned soloists including:

  • Frederica von Stade: mezzo soprano
  • Jennifer Koh: violinist
  • Benjamin Hochman: pianist
  • Meredith Clark: harpist
  • Demarre McGill: flutist
  • Chris Brubeck: composer and trombonist

"We are so pleased to continue the magic created by last year’s inaugural SummerFest concert series," said Madylon Meiling, Lake Tahoe SummerFest founder and chair. “In the same intimate concert environment, we’re adding “TalkBack,” an opportunity for post-concert discussions with Maestro Revzen and the musicians.”

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