Classical Tahoe

White Nights Gala Features Three-time Grammy Award-winning Branford Marsalis

Benefit Performance for New Young Musicians and Premier fundraising event for Classical Tahoe, July 8, 2018 on the shores of Lake Tahoe

The 2018 White Nights Gala, a benefit event for Classical Tahoe, features a performance by three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Set for July 8, 2018 at the lakefront estate of Kern Schumacher in Incline Village, Nevada, the event promises to be more thrilling than ever: Marsalis is joined by the wunderkind pianist Peter Dugan, a delicious repast by Colin Smith of Roundabout Catering and an auction with one-of-a-kind experiences – all to benefit arts, culture and learning in Lake Tahoe. Early bird pricing is in effect through May 31.

Funds raised at the Gala support Classical Tahoe Music Institute, a new and interactive, multi-generational institute for community involvement and education. A major grant from the Firefly Scientists’ Foundation matches qualified donations 4-to-1 for this new community education initiative.

Along with the performance and silent auction, the White Nights Gala boasts a delicious meal featuring Bently Ranch dry-aged, grass fed locally raised beef followed by an exhilarating live auction with spectacular packages. At this summer affair guests are encouraged to wear white and enjoy a fine dinner in an intimate lakefront setting.

Classical Tahoe is an annual 16-event classical music series that delights audiences with its superb musicians, intimate pavilion, multi-generational education programs and majestic Tahoe setting, July 20 – Aug. 12, 2018. Classical Tahoe’s 7th season is led by Conductor and Artistic Director Joel Revzen and the festival features a world premiere by Chris Brubeck, written for guest artists Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, opera star Ekaterina Semenchuk direct from the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, fiery Spanish pianist and Chopin specialist Leonel Morales, an expanded orchestra for all six orchestra concerts, three uplifting Chamber Music concerts and concludes with a jazz concert by the legendary Brubeck Brothers Quartet.

Tickets for the White Nights Gala are on sale now for $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10 through May 31. Starting June 1, individual tickets increase to $300 and $3,000 for a table of 10. Attire is “summer white.” For reservations call 775-298-0245.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Classical Tahoe season, July 20 through Aug. 12, 2018. For tickets and concert overviews, visit online at