In Summer 2020, Classical Tahoe pivoted from an Orchestra Festival to a Chamber Music Series despite the challenges of the pandemic and the loss of Maestro Joel Revzen.

 

PBS Reno brings viewers 6 episodes of performances, musician interviews, and behind the scenes glimpses from the three-week Chamber Music Series.

Classical Tahoe | Episode 1

Published: 2021/01/01

With music by Zabel, Mahler, Bruch, Saint-Saens and Jake Heggie with Frederica Von Stade.

Watch Episode 1

Classical Tahoe | Episode 2

Published: 2021/01/08

With the music by Beethoven, Schubert and a Faure Piano Quartet.

Watch Episode 2
Concert videos

Classical Tahoe | Episode 3

Published: 2021/01/15

Music includes a Mozart Horn Quintet, Debussy, Faure, and a Mendelssohn Octet.

Watch Episode 3

Classical Tahoe | Episode 4

Published: 2021/01/22

Features a Mozart Oboe Quartet, Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge and a Brahms Horn Trio.

Watch Episode 4
Concert on the beach

Classical Tahoe | Episode 5

Published: 2021/01/29

Features music by Bach, Debussy, Liszt and a Dvorak Bass Quintet.

Watch Episode 5
Concert video

Classical Tahoe | Episode 6

Published: 2021/02/-5

Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto, Debussy/Cooper Sonata “No 5”, Rachmaninoff, Strauss and more.

Watch Episode 6
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How to Watch Classical Tahoe on PBS Reno Locally

Beginning January 1st, 2021, PBS Reno will broadcast Classical Tahoe on Fridays at 9:30PM Pacific with an encore broadcast Sundays at 4PM Pacific. Watch locally on PBS Reno – channel 5.1 via broadcast television, satellite, or Spectrum cable.

PBS Reno serves northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and several areas in northeastern California. A map of our coverage area is included below. You can also turn on your local PBS station, and if it says PBS Reno in the lower right-hand corner, you’re in the right place!

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Questions? E-mail: info@classicaltahoe.org

How To Watch Classical Tahoe from Anywhere in the World

PBS Reno Website:

All episodes will be available free of charge at pbsreno.org/classicaltahoe. New episodes will be available each Friday at 10:30PM Pacific, immediately following their on-air debut. This content is available on-demand and worldwide through PBSreno.org and will continue to be hosted indefinitely.

PBS Video App 

The Classical Tahoe series is also available free of charge on the PBS Video app on your smart TV, iOS device, or Android device. Simply search for Classical Tahoe to view the performances. Each performance will be available at 10:30PM on the Friday of its on-air debut. The PBS Video app does not require membership or any purchase and is available worldwide.

Free with Registration, Limited Availability

Register for one or more Salons. The Zoom Link will be shared 24 hours in advance of the Salon to the email provided. To watch on multiple screens in one household, you must register again with a separate e-mail.

 

If you would like to make a donation in support of Classical Tahoe today- there is an option to do so on this registration.

Sunday, January 3

5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern
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Host: Marna Broida 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:
Frederica von Stade from her home in the Bay Area
Jake Heggie from his home in San Francisco
Emmanuel Ceysson from his home in Los Angeles
Guy Piddington from his home in San Francisco

Theme: With Everlasting Gratitude for Maestro Joel Revzen

Sunday, January 10

5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern
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Host: Leslie Wittmann from her home in Scottsdale, Arizona
Master of Ceremonies: Cindy Rhys, from her home in Lakeville, Connecticut
Staff Co-Host: Sarah Wells, from her home on Heavenly Mountain Resort

with Special Guest Musicians:
Laura Hamilton from her home in New Jersey
Sarah and Gilles Vonsattel from their home in New York City

Theme: Music Heals: The role of art and music’s role and Classical Tahoe’s vision for community vitality.

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Sunday, January 17

5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern
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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

Theme: Toast to the accomplishments of 2020 and look to the future of Classical Tahoe

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Sunday, January 24

5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern
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Host: Madylon Meiling 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:
Nathan Hughes and Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir 
Xiao-Dong Wang from New York City, and Nicholas Phan, Tenor, from the Bay Area.

Theme: The commitment to world-class music in North Lake Tahoe.

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Sunday, January 31

5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern
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Hosts: Karen Craig, Classical Tahoe Executive Director from her farm on the Truckee River and Laura Hamilton, Interim Artist Director from her home in New Jersey
Master of Ceremonies: Cindy Rhys, from her home in Lakeville, Connecticut

with Special Guest Musicians: 
Désirée Elsevier from Dallas, Texas
Maria Schleuning from her home in Dallas, Texas
Katie Kadarauch from her home in San Francisco, California
and Amaryn Olmeda from Northern California

Theme: Announcing Classical Tahoe Season 10, in Summer 2021!

Sunday, February 7

5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern
Register Today for the Salon on February 7, 2021

Host: Susan Pridmore from her home in North Lake Tahoe
Master of Ceremonies: Cindy Rhys, from her home in Lakeville, Connecticut
Staff Co-Host: Sarah Wells, from her home on Heavenly Mountain Resort

with Special Guest Musicians:
Daniel Gilbert and Donna Lee from their home in Cleveland, Ohio
Timothy Dilenschneider from his home in Houston, Texas

Theme: 2011-2021: Celebrating 10 Years of Classical Tahoe

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In Everlasting Gratitude

June 27, 1945 - May 25, 2020
The Joel Revzen Legacy Fund

In honor of his vision, The Joel Revzen Legacy Fund will serve the mission of Classical Tahoe as a world-class celebration of the arts that enriches the cultural, educational, and community vitality of Lake Tahoe.

Passion and commitment to cultural development at the very highest level for the community was the impetus for beginning this program and Classical Tahoe is proud of creating an authentic, accessible and shared experience that is building a destination for lovers of classical music performed by artists of international renown from around the world,while also becoming a destination for people to share their love of the arts.

The Joel Revzen Legacy Fund has been created for donors to provide a gift to honor Maestro Revzen, Classical Tahoe’s Founding Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, his passion and vision for Classical Tahoe, and to provide for the long-term, continuing development, and sustainable future of Classical Tahoe.

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Joel Revzen - Artistic Director Maestro

Classical Tahoe Festival & Music institute

10th Anniversary

July 30 - August 15, 2021

Each summer, Classical Tahoe brings together America’s leading classical musicians for a three-week festival of orchestra concerts on the campus of Sierra Nevada University in Incline Village, Nev.

The Classical Tahoe Orchestra includes virtuoso musicians from orchestras such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, LA Phil, and others. Highlights include world premieres by Aldo López Gavilán and Chris Brubeck, along with performances of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland and more.  Classical Tahoe’s 10-concert series delights audiences with its superb musicians, an intimate pop-up concert pavilion, educational programs, and majestic setting. The Classical Tahoe Music Institute and the Brubeck Jazz Summit engage musicians and audiences of all ages and abilities.

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Inviting the finest young jazz musicians on the planet to train with top jazz professionals.

Brubeck Jazz Summit is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for thirty exceptionally talented students from throughout the world with faculty, guest artists and master teachers as a living legacy of the musician and international statesman, Dave Brubeck.

From Chris Brubeck
of Brubeck Living Legacy

“With our partners at Classical Tahoe, we are excited to bring the Brubeck family’s jazz vision to Lake Tahoe to promote awareness, interest and the understanding of jazz and its role in American and international culture.”

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