TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor

“EPIC- Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert” February 14-25

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 13th annual WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert, performing with the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin. The four concert series opens with Mozart’s symphonic choral masterpiece Mass in C minor, featuring vocal soloists Joy Strotz, Anne Davidson and Becky Earl, sopranos; Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano; Brad Perry, tenor; and Stuart Duke, Emzy Burroughs and Chris Nelson, baritones. Finalizing the concert will be Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto #4 in D major, KV 218 and Saint Saens Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra. Jeff Lindhorst is Tahoe Symphony concertmaster. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

The performances are Saturday, February 17 at 3:30pm at Cornerstone Church, Incline Village (300 Country Club Dr.); Sunday, February 18 at 3:30pm at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville (1343 Centerville Lane) in collaboration with Carson Valley Arts Council; and Friday, Feb. 23 at 7pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave). The final performance will be Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:30pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno (100 Bishop Manogue Drive).

The concert on Friday, Feb. 23 will be free of admission charge, to help celebrate the life of Diane McCall, who passed away recently. Diane was TOCCATA’s first President of our Board of Directors, and will be greatly missed. Donations to support this concert will be appreciated. Please see the donations button on our home page.

Two special soiree musicale fundraisers will take place at private locations. The first will be at the Montana Fitness Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Course on Monday, February 19 at 3:00pm and the second at the home of Tom and Carol Burkhart in Montreaux (South Reno) on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 3pm. ( THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT). Tickets are $125 per person. Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform with pianist Donna Axton accompanying. Vocal soloists, Joy Strotz and Jackie Lengfelder, soprano; and Brad Perr and Robert Bousquet, tenor will also delight with concert arias and broadway hits. For more details or to reserve tickets call 775-833-2478.

EPIC Concert Tickets are available at the door or online at Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. General admission to all concerts is $30 for all adults, $25 for Seniors, and $5 for students 19-23. Youth under the age of 19 are free.

TOCCATA’s 13 th Season WinterFest continues March 25-30 with the 13 th annual performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. For more information or preferred seating, email, visit, or call 775-313-9697.