Classical Tahoe

Season 3 of PBS Reno Classical Tahoe Series Selected for National Distribution by American Public Television

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2024
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Season 3 of PBS Reno Classical Tahoe Series Selected for
National Distribution by American Public Television

All three seasons of the series will now be broadcast on over 230 PBS member stations.

 

Incline Village, NV –  Season 3 of the PBS Reno broadcast series Classical Tahoe, has been selected by American Public Television (APT) for distribution to nearly 70% of all PBS member stations nationwide. In Spring 2024, over 230 PBS member stations will begin including Classical Tahoe Season 3 in their broadcast schedules. Season 3 of Classical Tahoe has already reached more than 54,000 viewers through PBS Reno and will now be accessible, along with Seasons 1 & 2, to thousands more nationwide.

Classical Tahoe is a four-week outdoor summer music festival presenting orchestra, chamber music, and jazz concerts in a stunning setting amid majestic pines hosted on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. The world-class Festival orchestra features the most sought-after classical musicians, conductors, and guest artists in the world. During the Festival, concerts are filmed for the PBS Reno broadcast series and are live-streamed for free — making Classical Tahoe concerts accessible to viewers worldwide — thanks to the FS Foundation, Carol Franc Buck Foundation, Linda and Alvaro Pascotto, Reno Tahoe, Laurie Harden, Silvio Ricardi, Madylon and Dean Meiling, and Ian Weiss. 

About the PBS Reno Classical Tahoe Series

The Classical Tahoe series is a living legacy of the Festival’s founding Artistic Director and conductor Joel Revzen who had a vision of sharing the transformative experience of witnessing live classical music with audiences worldwide. The series features selections of performances from the Classical Tahoe Festival and interviews with orchestra musicians, soloists, conductors, and leadership. Musicians explore the life and vision of the composers and share interpretations of the music with us, giving viewers, students, and all music lovers an intimate glimpse into the world of classical music. 

Season 1 features the performances and musicians of the 2020 concert series. The loss of founding Artistic Director Joel Revzen to COVID-19 devastated the Classical Tahoe family but it also inspired a determination to make live music happen again in Joel’s honor. It features select chamber music performances and commentary from the team that pulled the festival together under the most trying circumstances.

Season 2 features the performances and musicians of the 2021 concert series. This season represents a return to larger ensembles, as more musicians were able to travel to the Festival to perform and a new stage was built to highlight the orchestra’s sound. Select orchestral performances are featured with interviews from musicians, guest artists, and the Festival team.

Season 3 features the performances and musicians of the 2022 concert series. This season captures beautiful music in an equally beautiful setting of Lake Tahoe. It features a world premiere from composer Jake Heggie, performances by the world-class orchestra and renowned guest artists, and select interviews with the musicians and team that make the Festival happen each summer. 

All three seasons of the Classical Tahoe series are available to watch on more than 230 PBS member stations nationwide and accessible on-demand for free at any time at pbsreno.org and through the PBS Video App.

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About Classical Tahoe Music Festival & Institute

Classical Tahoe’s mission is to present world-class performances, nurture community partnerships and provide educational programs that inspire, connect, and transform lives. Founded in 2012, the summer music festival and institute brings today’s most prominent musicians, conductors, and soloists to Lake Tahoe’s North Shore for four weeks of orchestra, chamber music, and jazz concerts in a stunning setting amid the majestic pines hosted on the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe campus. The Classical Tahoe Orchestra is composed of many members of the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and other major orchestras around the world. The Classical Tahoe Music Institute provides education and engagement to students and the community through major programs including the Classical Tahoe Academy, Brubeck Jazz Summit, Musikgarten, Family Concert, and more. Classical Tahoe concerts are accessible to viewers worldwide through the free summer concert live-stream and PBS Reno broadcast series. 

For more information, visit classicaltahoe.org, follow @classicaltahoe on Facebook and Instagram, or watch the “Classical Tahoe” series on PBS at pbsreno.org/watch/classicaltahoe.

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