Classical Tahoe

White Nights Gala to Set the Tone for Classical Tahoe

Premier benefit event boasts celebrity chef and artisanal meal in lakefront setting

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (April 25, 2017)— Classical Tahoe kicks off the three-week summer music festival with the fourth annual “White Nights” gala, the festival’s major benefit event. Slated for July 9, 2017, hosted at the breathtaking lakefront estate of Kern Schumacher in Incline Village, Nevada, this year’s event includes a lakeside cocktail hour featuring Eclecta Quartet, Skydance aerialists, a silent auction and appetizers, followed by an artisanal feast prepared by esteemed chef Mark Estee in partnership with Verlaso Salmon. To top it all off, wine is provided by Bonterra Vineyard, recently named Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.

The event is a nod toward the popular international ‘Diner en Blanc’ pop-up events that invite guests in major cities around the globe to don their finest white attire at a secret location. Playing off this casual summer affair, the White Nights Gala encourages guests to wear white and enjoy a fine dinner in an intimate setting for a worthy cause.

Guests also have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind auction packages and experiences such as a behind-the-scenes tour of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, a private tour of Bonterra Winery and much more.

Funds raised benefit Classical Tahoe, the three-week classical music festival that brings over 45 musicians from the nation’s top orchestras for 10 spectacular performances with seven virtuoso soloists in Incline Village, Nevada at Lake Tahoe, July 28 – Aug. 12, 2017.

Tickets for the White Nights Gala are on sale now for $250 per person, or $2,500 for a table of 10. Attire is “summer white.” Reservations can be made online or by calling (775) 298-0245.

Tickets are now on sale for Classical Tahoe, July 28 through Aug. 12, 2017. For tickets and concert overviews, visit online at or call 775-298-0245.

Lake Tahoe SummerFest, dba Classical Tahoe, is a 501(c)(3) organization. Become part of our “Legacy Society” by supporting Classical Tahoe in your estate plans. Contact our office for more information. Tax ID# 45-2682958.