13th SUMMER MUSICFEST continues with

TOCCATA BOPS  Patriotic Celebration  July 1-8

Building on its June Beethoven-Mozart Summer MusicFest kickoff series, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with TOCCATA BOPS, featuring Best of Broadway, Opera, and Patriotic Pops selections.

The first concert is on Sunday, July 1 at 4:00pm at the St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville (1343 Centerville Lane), and opens with a rousing armed forces medley for orchestra and chorus and Leroy Anderson’s equally rousing hit, Bugler’s Holiday. Brad Perry and Stuart Duke, will perform the Friendship Duet from Bizet’s opera Pearlfishers, while sopranos Joy Strotz, Becky Earl, Anne Davidson and Jackie Lengfelder will delight the audience with operatic arias and duets.  Guest artist this year from New York is Melody Moore,  to perform Broadway hits and a special duet with her sister, Joy Strotz.

The concert continues with hits for the SummerFest chorus: Amazing Grace; Going Home theme from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, and Battle Hymn of the Republic.  The concert concludes with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, a new arrangement of God Bless America, Tchaikovsky’s brilliant 1812 Overture, and an audience singalong of America the Beautiful.  Maestro Rawie’s baton will be auctioned off, as well as the bass drum’s biggest beater.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:00pm at St Patrick’s Episcopal Church  in Incline Village (341 Village Blvd.), and on Friday, July 6 at 7:00pm at Bartley Ranch Amphitheater (6000 Bartley Ranch Road-Reno) as part of Artown.   The final presentation will be on Sunday, July 8 at 3:30 pm at St Theresa Church in South Lake. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

The July 3rd Incline Village and July 6th Bartley Ranch-Artown concerts will be free of admission charge, supported by grants from John and Diane McCall and the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.  Donations are needed, and much appreciated.

Tickets will be available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.org.  General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/Students under 25 with ID enter free.  Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students.   For more information visit TOCCATA at www.ToccataTahoe.com, call 775-313-9697, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

*TOCCATA 13th Anniversary Celebration, is proud to be part of the 23rd Anniversary of Artown and the July 2018 Festival.  The month-long summer arts festival features approximately 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by U.S. Bank, NV Energy, IGT, Grand Sierra Resort, University of Nevada, Reno, Wild River Grille, Washoe County, Reno Tahoe USA, Fox 11 News 4 and My21TV, Reno Media Group, RGJ Media, KUNR Public Radio and KNPB Public Television.  Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

TOCCATA Kicks off 13th Summer MusicFest with Beethoven & Mozart

June 2-10 2018

TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus begins MusicFest on Saturday,
June 2 at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village at 4:00 PM (300 Country
Club Drive). The program opens with selections from Mozart’s Mass
in C “Coronation” KV 317, Mozart’s “Happiest”
mass, featuring soloists Joy Strotz, and Anne Davidson, sopranos; Brad
Perry and Chris Nelson, tenor; and Stuart Duke, baritone. The program
continues with Mozart’s Sinfonie Concertante for Four Winds and
Orchestra, KV 297. Soloists are Nita Tune, oboe; Jim Stanley, clarinet;
Chris Bonelli, bassoon; and Bruce Kanzelmeyer, horn. The concert concludes
with Beethoven’s brilliant and vivacious
Piano Concerto #1 in C Major, performed by returning TOCCATA artist Michael Angelucci. Jeff Lindhorst
serves as concertmaster. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Other performances are Sunday, June 3 at 4:30pm at the United Methodist
Church in Gardnerville (1375 Centerville Lane) and Friday, June 8 at 7pm
at St Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.). The final
performance will be on Sunday, June 10, 4:00pm at St. John Presbyterian
Church in Reno (1070 W. Plumb Lane).

Tickets for this series are available at the door or online at
www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to these concerts is $30 adults, $25 seniors. Preferred
seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Youth and students with ID
under 23 years of age are free, in non reserved seating, at most regular
season concerts in 2018. All performances are supported by a generous
donation from Elvira Orly.

A festive fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 1 at 4:00pm at a private
home in Genoa. Pianist Michael Angelucci will perform, and several of
TOCCATA’s top vocal soloists and singers from our recent tour to
Salzburg will provide vocal entertainment. Admission is free, and donations
are needed. Call 775-833-2478 for reservations.

TOCCATA’s 13th Summer MusicFest continues July 1-8 with four presentations
of TOCCATA BOPS! featuring selections from Broadway, Opera and Patriotic
Pops favorites. The presentation on Tuesday July 3 is the kickoff for
Incline Village’s “Red, White & Tahoe Blue” and
Friday, July 8 at 7pm BOPS will be part of Artown, and both those presentations
are free. For more information or preferred seating, email:
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com; call
775-515-7077; or visit
www.ToccataTahoe.com.


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
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, visit
www.ToccataTahoe.com, or call 775-515-7077.



“Brrroque Masters” January 7-14

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 13th annual
WinterFest with the “BRRRoque Masters” concert series January
7,10,13 & 14. The concert series is dedicated to the memory of Mark
Lord, TOCCATA’s principal trumpet player 2007-2014.

The program opens with Mouret’s famous
Suite de Sinfonie fanfare, which is better known as the “theme from Masterpiece Theater”,
followed by Handel’s
Organ Concerto in F Major performed by David Brock, and Vivaldi’s
Spring Concerto from the
Four Seasons, performed by Rick Stockton. J. S. Bach’s sublime
Cantata #180 Schmucke Dich, o Liebe Seele closes the first half.

The concert continues with Archangelo Corelli’s wonderful
“Christmas” Concerto Grosso Opus 6 #8 and Bach’s
Concerto in C minor featuring violinist Heidi Modr and oboist Nita Tune. The concert finishes
with Handel’s tour de force for soprano and trumpet,
Let the Bright Seraphim, from the opera
Samson. Anne Davidson, Becky Earl and Joy Strotz are the featured sopranos. David
Brock, harpsichordist, and Nick Haines, cello and John Cardosa, bass,
perform as the continuo. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

The performances are Sunday January 7 at 3:30pm at St Theresa Catholic
Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.); Wednesday, January 10 at
7pm at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City (3680 hwy
395 South); and Saturday, January 13 at 3pm at First Methodist Church
in Reno (209 W first St). The final performance is on Sunday, January
14 at 3pm in St Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village (341
Village Boulevard).

The January 7th performance in South Lake Tahoe will have a special dedication
to Phil Stevenson, a founding member of TOCCATA from South Lake who passed
away recently. The concert will have no admission charge, but donations
are requested. The January 13th presentation at Reno First Methodist Church
will also have no admission charge, but donations are requested.

TOCCATA’s 13
th Anniversary WinterFest continues February 17-24 with Mozart’s
Violin Concerto #4 featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn with the legendary Red Stradivarius violin,
and Mozart’s masterpiece,
Mass in C minor.

For more information or preferred seating, email
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com,

775-515-7077, or visit
www.ToccataTahoe.com.


MESSIAH Dec. 9-23, 2017

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its
12th annual production of HANDEL’s MESSIAH with performances in five distinct locations. The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee-Gardnerville
communities continue enjoying the wonderful holiday tradition of TOCCATA’s
Messiah production.


Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted
by its composer. It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences
in awe for 275 years. The TOCCATA production is a celebration of the holidays
and includes not only favorite selections from Messiah Parts One and Three,
but also seasonal carols that the audience will be most welcome to join
in singing.

The first performance is Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone
Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive). Other performances
are Sunday, December 10 at 3:00pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
in South Reno, (100 Bishop Manogue Drive/ 775-851-1874), on Saturday,
Dec. 16 at 7pm at the Douglas County Community Services Center in Gardnerville,
(1329 Waterloo Lane.), and on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3:30pm St. Theresa Catholic
Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave./530-544-3533).

The final presentation will be Saturday, December 23 in the Squaw Valley’s
Olympic Village Lodge, which will be elaborately & festively decorated
for the holiday tradition of Merry Days & Holly Nights. The evening
begins at 5:00PM with a hosted Pre-Show Reception and continues with performance
commencement at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $60.00 for the show only (youoth
$40) with general seating; $80 for the reception, show, and select seating.
More information & tickets are available at


http://squawalpine.com/
events-things-do/toccata-
tahoe-symphony-presents-
handel-messiah

The
Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCA T A ’ s 12th Season. Joining
the TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for this production are
Joy Strotz, Maria Arrigotti, Anne Davidson and Becky Earl
sopranos; Jenna Sims,
mezzo soprano, Brad Perry and Robert Bousquet,
tenors, and Stuart Duke, Emzy Burroughs and Chris Nelson,
baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorst as
concertmasters; David Brock, Katie Lauder and Nick Haines as continuo;
and William Cates on Baroque trumpet. All performances will be conducted
by Maestro James Rawie.

For information or preferred seating, call 775-515-7077. Visit TOCCATA
at www.ToccataTahoe.com, or email at
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.


9/11 Memorial Concert








TOCCATA presents Mozart Requiem & Elizabeth Pitcairn with the Red Stradivarius Violin

TOCCATA- Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus


James Rawie,
Artistic Director and Conductor

TOCCATA Presents 9/11 Memorial Concert Series Sept. 3-12

Series Features Mozart Requiem and Saint Saens Violin Concerto #3 with
Guest Artist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will finalize their 2017 Tahoe Summer
MusicFest with a four concert series beginning Wednesday, September 6
at 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City (3597 N. Sunridge
Drive). The concert series commemorates the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.

The concert will open with Mozart’s solemn symphonic-choral masterpiece,
Requiem, with soloists Joy Strotz, Becky Earl, Anne Davidson and Jackie Lengfelder,
sopranos; Brad Perry and Chris Nelson, tenors; and Stuart Duke, baritone;
and includes the 60 voice Tahoe Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The
Requiem was unfinished at Mozart’s untimely death, but was completed by
Mozart’s widow, Costanza and his student, Franz Sussmayer. The concert
concludes with famed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Camille Saint-Saens
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin. Maestro James Rawie, TOCCATA’s
Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct all performances.

The concert will be repeated on Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:00pm at St. Theresa
Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave), and on Sunday, Sept.
10, at 4pm at St John’s Presbyterian Church in Reno (1070 Plumb
Lane). The final performance of the 9/11 Memorial Concert series will
be Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7:00pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village
(300 Country Club Drive).

A Soiree Musicale Fundraiser for this concert series will take place on
Sunday, Sept. 3 at 4:00pm at the home of Toni Neubauer in Incline Village,
Tickets are $125, and may be purchased at http://www.toccatatahoe.com/tickets.html.

Tickets for all concerts are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.
General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under
age 23 with valid ID are $5 for seating fifteen minutes prior to concert
time, and under 18 is free admission. Preferred/reserved seating is $40
and $15 for youth/students.

For more information visit TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra at www.ToccataTahoe.org,
call 775-515-7077, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.


EPIC Concert Series featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist

February 14-25 For Release Jan 6, 2018

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, Jackie Lengfelder, 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); 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 web 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, (which is sold out),
at the home of Tom and Carol Burkhart in Montreaux (South Reno) on Saturday,
Feb. 24 at 3pm. Tickets are $125 per person. Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform
with pianist Donna Axton accompanying. Vocal soloists, Joy Strotz, Jackie
Lengfelder, soprano; and Brad Perry 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
www.ToccataTahoe.com. 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.

James Rawie,
Artistic Director and Conductor

Press Release for Release November 10, 2017 TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra
& Chorus presents MESSIAH Dec. 9-23, 2017

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its
12th annual production of HANDEL’s MESSIAH with performances in five distinct locations. The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee-Gardnerville
communities continue enjoying the wonderful holiday tradition of TOCCATA’s
Messiah production.


Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted
by its composer. It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences
in awe for 275 years. The TOCCATA production is a celebration of the holidays
and includes not only favorite selections from Messiah Parts One and Three,
but also seasonal carols that the audience will be most welcome to join
in singing.

The first performance is Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone
Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive). Other performances
are Sunday, December 10 at 3:00pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
in South Reno, (100 Bishop Manogue Drive/ 775-851-1874), on Saturday,
Dec. 16 at 7pm at the Douglas County Community Services Center in Gardnerville,
(1329 Waterloo Lane.), and on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3:30pm St. Theresa Catholic
Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave./530-544-3533).

The final presentation will be Saturday, December 23 in the Squaw Valley’s
Olympic Village Lodge, which will be elaborately & festively decorated
for the holiday tradition of Merry Days & Holly Nights. The evening
begins at 4:45PM with a hosted Pre-Show Reception and continues with performance
commencement at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $60.00 for the show only with general
seating; $80 for the reception, show, and select seating. More information
& tickets are available at


http://squawalpine.com/
events-things-do/toccata-
tahoe-symphony-presents-
handel-messiah

The
Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCA T A ’ s 12th Season. Joining
the TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for this production are
Joy Strotz, Maria Arrigotti, Anne Davidson and Becky Earl
sopranos; Jenna Sims,
mezzo soprano, Brad Perry and Robert Bousquet,
tenors, and Stuart Duke, Emzy Burroughs and Chris Nelson,
baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorst as
concertmasters; David Brock, Katie Lauder and Nick Haines as continuo;
and William Cates on Baroque trumpet. All performances will be conducted
by Maestro James Rawie.

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert, or online
at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $30 adults,
and preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Seniors enjoy
a $5 discount. Students 18-23 are $5, and under 18 enters free.

For information or preferred seating, call 775-515-7077. Visit TOCCATA
at www.ToccataTahoe.com, or email at
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

TOCCATA’s 13th Summer MusicFest continues January 5-15 with BRRRoque Masters.


BEETHOVEN & ROMANTIX

TOCCATA Continues 12th Summer MusicFest with

Beethoven & the Romantix

Beethoven and the Romantix AUGUST 6-13 2017

TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 12th Summer MusicFest with
Beethoven and the Romantics on Sunday, August 6 at St John’s Presbyterian Church in Reno at
4:00 PM (1070 W. Plumb Lane). The program opens with Mendelssohn’s
Piano Concerto in G minor Op. 25 featuring Robert Miller as soloist, and continues with Bruch’s
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26, featuring violinist Alex Eisenberg. The program concludes with Beethoven’s
Symphony No. 6 in F major. The
Pastoral Symphonymay be the “happiest” symphony Beethoven composed, and celebrates
man’s communion with nature. Brian Fox serves as concertmaster.
Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Other performances are Wednesday, August 9, 7:00pm at Shepherd of the Sierra
Lutheran Church in Carson (3680 hwy 395 South.), and Friday, August 11,
7:00pm at at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.).
The final performance will be on Sunday, August 13, 4:00pm, at Cornerstone
Church in Incline Village.

Tickets for this series are available at the door or online at
www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to these concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors. Preferred
seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. Students with ID under 24 years
of age are $5, and under 19 are free, in non reserved seating, at most
regular season concerts in 2017.

TOCCATA’s 12th Summer MusicFest continues September 6-13 with the
16th anniversary of the 9/11 Memorial Concert series, featuring Elizabeth
Pitcairn performing Saint Saens’
Violin Concerto #3 on the legendary RED Stradivarius Violin. TOCCATA Symphony Chorus will
perform Mozart’s
Requiem.

For more information or preferred seating, email
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, call
775-515-7077, or visitwww.ToccataTahoe.org.

April, 2017

12th Annual St Matthew Passion


TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents


The Passion According to St. Matthew

by J. S. Bach April 8-14

For Release March 1, 2017


12TH
ST. MATTHEW PASSION

Saturday April 8 2-5pm Open Dress Rehearsal Shepherd of Sierra Carson City

Palm Sunday April 9 3:30pm St Rose of Lima Catholic Church-South Reno

Tuesday April 11 7:00pm St. Theresa Catholic Church- South Lake Tahoe

Good Friday April 14 7:00pm St Patricks Episcopal Church-Incline Village

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its Winter MusicFest
with the 12th annual presentation of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece,
The Passion according to St. Matthew. The first concert of the three concert series will take place on Palm
Sunday, April 9 at 3:30 PM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South
Reno, located at 100 Bishop Manogue Drive. (775-851-1874). The final Passion
rehearsal on Saturday, April 8 from 2 to 5pm will take place at Shepherd
of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson City, (3680 hwy 395 South) and
is open to the public free of admission charge.

The program will feature selections from Part two of the
Passion, and will be performed in English. Soloists include Daniel Paulson as
the Evangelist, Stuart Duke as Jesus, Brad Perry and John Rabben as Pontius
Pilate, and Chris Nelson as Peter. Anne Davidson and Becky Earl are the
soprano soloists, and Michael Dewayne, tenor soloist. Michael Lloyd and
Phil Stevenson perform as the High Priest, with Susan Horst, MaryAnn Helman
and Linda Mitchell as the false witnesses. Katie Lauder will play harpsichord
continuo, along with Nicholas Haines, cello. Maestro James Rawie will
conduct all performances.

The
St. Matthew Passion will be repeated on Tuesday April 11 at 7:00pm at St Theresa Catholic
Church in South Lake Tahoe located at 1041 Lyons Ave. (530-544-3533).
The final concert will be on Good Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick’s
Episcopal Church in Incline Village located at 341 Village Blvd. (775-831-1418).

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General
admission to all concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students aged
19 to 23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students.
Youth under 18 years of age are admitted free, in non reserved seating,
to most regular season concerts in 2017.

TOCCATA’s 12th Summer MusicFest kicks off on June 10,11,15,18 with
Mozart in the Mountains, featuring Josue Casillas performing Concertino
for flute, and includes Piano Concerto #21 (Elvira Madigan), and Symphony
#39. For more information or preferred seating, email
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, call 775-515-7077, or visitwww.ToccataTahoe.org

February, 2017

EPIC: Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert

TOCCATA continues 12th Season with Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist
performing Sibelius Violin Concerto

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Presents

EPIC Concert Series featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist

February 12-19 For Release Jan 10, 2017

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 12th annual
WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert, performing with the legendary
Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin. The four concert series opens with
J. S. Bach’s symphonic choral masterpiece
Magnificat, featuring vocal soloists Joy Strotz, Anne Davidson and Becky Earl, sopranos;
Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano; Brad Perry and Robert Bousquet, tenor;
and Chris Langton, Emzy Burroughs and Chris Nelson, baritones. Finalizing
the concert will be Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist, performing Jean
Sibelius’
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Brian Fox is Tahoe Symphony concertmaster. Maestro James Rawie will conduct
all performances.

The performances are Sunday, February 12, at 3:30pm at St. John Presbyterian
Church in Reno (1070 W. Plumb Lane); on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7pm at Corpus
Christi Catholic Church in Carson City, (3597 Sunridge Drive); and on
Friday, Feb. 17 at 7pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe
(1041 Lyons Ave.). The final performance will be Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3pm
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel -Lakeside Ballroom in Incline Village which
includes a gala champagne pre concert celebration and a 4pm concert.

Two special soiree musicale fundraisers will take place at private locations.
The first will be at the Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Course on Saturday,
February 11 at 3:00pm and the second at a home on Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline
Village on Tuesday, February 14 at 5pm. Tickets are $125 per person. Elizabeth
Pitcairn will perform with pianist Donna Axton accompanying. Vocal soloists,
Joy Strotz, soprano; Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano; and Brad Perry, tenor
will also delight with concert arias and broadway hits. For more details
or to reserve tickets call 787-602-2121.

EPIC Concert Tickets are available at the door or online at
www.ToccataTahoe.com. 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 12th Season WinterFest continues April 9-14 with the 12th
annual performances of Bach’s
St. Matthew Passion. For more information or preferred seating, email
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, visit
www.ToccataTahoe.com, or call 775-515-7077.

January, 2017

BRRRoque Masters

TOCCATA Kicks Off 12th Season with Brrroque Masters Tribute to Mark Lord

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Presents





Brrroque Masters” January 4-8
For Release December 20, 2016

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 12th annual
WinterFest with the “BRRRoque Masters” concert series January
4, 6, 7 and 8. The concert series is dedicated to the memory of Mark Lord,
TOCCATA’s principal trumpet player 2007-2014.

The program opens with Mouret’s famous
Suite de Sinfonie fanfare, which is better known as the “theme from Masterpiece Theater”,
followed by selections from Charpentier’s
Midnight Mass. Händel’s
Concerto for Organ in F major will be performed by David Brock, and Vivaldi’s
Concerto for Two Cellos will be performed by Nick Haines and Lou Groffman. Concertmaster Jeffrey
Lindhorst, Rick Stockton and Brian Fox will be the featured soloists in
Bach’s
Concerto in E major. The concert continues with Georg Phillipp Teleman’s
Concerto for Trumpet, 2 oboes and continue in D major, featuring Josh Dunlap on baroque trumpet.

The concert finishes with Handel’s tour de force for soprano and trumpet,
Let the Bright Seraphim, from the opera
Samson. Joy Strotz is the featured soprano, but the January 7 concert will feature
soprano Michelle Norris, Mark Lord’s daughter. David Brock, harpsichordist,
and Nick Haines, cello and John Cardosa, bass, perform as the continuo.
Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

The performances are Wednesday, January 4, at 7:00pm at St. Patrick’s
Episcopal Church in Incline Village (341 Village Boulevard); Friday, January
6 at 7:00pm at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.);
and Saturday, January 7 at 3:30pm at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church
in Carson. The final performance is at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Reno, on Sunday, January 8 at 3:30pm (501 California Ave.).

Tickets are available at the door or online at
www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students
aged 19 to 23. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. Youth
under 19 years of age are admitted free, in non reserved seating, to most
regular season concerts in 2017.

TOCCATA’s 12th Anniversary WinterFest continues February 12-19 with
Jean Sibelius’s
Violin Concertofeaturing Elizabeth Pitcairn with the legendary Red Stradivarius violin,
and J.S. Bach’s masterpiece,
Magnificat. For more information or preferred seating, email
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, call
775-515-7077, or visit
www.ToccataTahoe.com.

December, 2016

Messiah Press Release

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor

Press Release for Release November 10, 2016 TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra
& Chorus presents MESSIAH Dec. 10-23, 2016

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its 11th
annual production of HANDEL’s MESSIAH with performances in five
distinct locations. The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee-Carson communities continue
enjoying the wonderful holiday tradition of TOCCATA’s Messiah production.

Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was
conducted by its composer. It continues to be a masterpiece that has left
audiences in awe for 275 years. The TOCCATA production is a celebration
of the holidays and includes not only favorite selections from Messiah
Parts One and Three, but also seasonal carols that the audience will be
most welcome to join in singing.

The first performance is Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone
Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive). Other performances
are Sunday, December 11 at 3:00pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
in South Reno, (100 Bishop Manogue Drive/ 775-851-1874), on Friday, Dec.
16 at 7pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson, (3597 N. Sunridge
Dr.), and on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3:30pm St. Theresa Catholic Church in
South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave./530-544-3533).

The final presentation will be Friday, December 23 at 5:30pm at the Squaw
Valley Institute Activity Center in Squaw Valley.

The Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCA T A ’ s 11th Season.
Joining the TOCCA T A Orchestra and Chorus for this production are Joy
Strotz, Maria Arrigotti, and Anna Helwing sopranos; Jenna Sims, mezzo
soprano, Brad Perry, Michael Dewayne, and Sherman Modeste, tenors, and
Chris Langdon and Chris Nelson, baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra
features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorst as concertmasters; David Brock,
Katie Lauder and Nick Haines as continuo; and Josh Dunlap and Kevin Swanson
on Baroque trumpets.  All performances will be conducted by Maestro
James Rawie.

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert, or online
at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $30 adults,
and preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Seniors enjoy
a $5 discount. Students 18-23 are $5, and under 18 enters free.

For information or preferred seating, call 775-515-7077. Visit TOCCATA
at www.ToccataTahoe.com, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

September, 2016

9/11 Memorial Concert

TOCCATA presents Brahms Requiem & Elizabeth Pitcairn with the Red Stradivarius Violin

TOCCATA- Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus


James Rawie,
Artistic Director and Conductor

TOCCATA Presents 9/11 Memorial Concert Series Sept. 11-18

Series Features Brahms Requiem and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with
Guest Artist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin

TOCCATA Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will finalize their 2016 Tahoe
Summer MusicFest with a four concert series beginning Sunday, September
11 at 3:00pm at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno (100
Bishop Manogue Drive). The concert series commemorates the 15th anniversary
of the 9/11 tragedy.

The concert will open with Brahms’ solemn symphonic-choral masterpiece,
A German Requiem, with soloists Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing, sopranos: and Kimm Julian, baritone;
and includes the 70 voice Tahoe Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The
Requiem is composed in seven sections. The concert concludes with famed violinist
Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Edouard Lalo’s
Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin. Maestro James Rawie, TOCCATA’s
Founder and Artistic Director, will conduct all performances.

The concert will be repeated on Wednesday, Sept 14 at 7:00pm at Corpus
Christi Catholic Church in Carson City (3597 N. Sunridge Drive), and Friday,
Sept. 16 at 7:00pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe
(1041 Lyons Ave). The final performance of the 9/11 Memorial Concert series
will be Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4:00pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village
(300 Country Club Drive).

There will be three Soiree Musicale Fundraisers for this concert series,
on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5:00pm at the home of Toni Neubauer in Incline
Village, on Tuesday Sept, 13 at 5:00pm at the home of John and Diane McCall
in Zephyr Cove, and on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 5:00pm at the home of Tom
and Carol Burkhart in Montreux. Tickets are $125, and may be purchased
at http://www.toccatatahoe.com/tickets.html

Tickets for all concerts are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com.
General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under
age 23 with valid ID are $5 for seating fifteen minutes prior to concert
time, and under 18 is free admission. Preferred/reserved seating is $40
and $15 for youth/students.

For more information visit TOCCATA at www.ToccataTahoe.org, call 775-515-7077,
or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

August, 2016

Mozart in the Mountains








Press Release – July 15, 2016

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra continues

SUMMER MUSICFEST with Mozart in the Mountains August 7-14

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus


James Rawie,
Artistic Director and Conductor

Building on its operatic 11th Anniversary BOPS Celebration series from
July, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer
MusicFest with a new series titled MOZART IN THE MOUNTAINS.

The first concert of the series is on Sunday, August 7 at 4:00pm at St.
Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village (341 Village Blvd.)
and opens with Mozart’s
Violin Concerto #5 in A major, performed by soloist Alex Eisenberg. Selections from Mozart’s “happiest” mass,
Coronation Mass KV 317 will be performed with soloists Becky Earl and Anne Davidson, soprano;
Brad Perry, tenor and Chris Nelson, baritone, as well as Mozart’s
Laudate Dominum from the Vespers KV339. Closing the concert will be Miyuki Otani, performing Mozart’s
Piano Concerto #17 in G major.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on Wednesday, August 10
at 7:00pm at Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church in Carson (3680 Hwy.
395 South) and Friday, August 12 at 7pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church
in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave) .

The final presentation will be on Sunday, August 14 at 4:00pm at South
Reno Methodist Church (200 DeSpain Lane-Galena). Maestro James Rawie will
conduct all performances.

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General
admission is $25 adults and $20 for seniors. Youth/students under age
24 with valid ID are $5 for seating ten minutes prior to concert time
and under 18 enter free. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students.
This concert series is supported by a grant from the Kling Family Foundation.

For more information visit TOCCATA at
www.ToccataTahoe.com, call 775-515-7077, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

July, 2016

TOCCATA BOPS Best of Broadway, Opera & Pops

Press Release – June 10, 2016
TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

James Rawie, Artistic Director and Conductor

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra continues

11th SUMMER MUSICFEST with TOCCATA BOPS Patriotic Celebration July 3-10

Building on its June “Go4Baroque” Summer MusicFest kickoff
series, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert
Summer MusicFest with TOCCATA BOPS, featuring Best of Broadway, Opera
hits, Pops and Patriotic selections.

The first concert is on Sunday, July 3 at 7:00pm at on the Village Green
in Incline Village as part of Red, White and Tahoe Blue,and opens with
a rousing patriotic medley for orchestra and chorus and Chaminade’s
Concertino for Flute and Orchestraperformed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas.
Brad Perry and Emzy Burroughs will sing of everlasting friendship in Bizet’s
duet from his opera, the
Pearlfishers, while sopranos Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing, Becky Earl, Anne Davidson and
mezzo soprano Liudmila Mullin will delight the audience with operatic
arias and popular songs.

The concert continues with hits for the SummerFest chorus:
Amazing Grace;
Going Home theme from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, and
Alleluia-Regina Coeli from Mascagni’s
Cavalleria Rusticana. The concert concludes with Sousa’s
Stars and Stripes, a new arrangement of
God Bless America, and an audience singalong of
America the Beautiful, featuring the newly formed North Lake Tahoe Children’s Chorus.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on on Tuesday, July 5 at
7:00pm at Bartley Ranch Amphitheater (6000 Bartley Ranch Road-Reno), as
part of Artown, * and on Friday, July 8 at 7:00pm St. Theresa Catholic
Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons Ave). The final presentation will
be on Sunday July 10 at at 5 PM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson
City. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

The Red, White and Tahoe Blue concert will be free of admission charge.
The Bartley Ranch Artown concert which is supported by grants from John
and Diane McCall and the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, offers free admission
for all lawn areas and upper gallery seating, with lower gallery preferred
seating at $40.

Other concerts have tickets available at the door or online at www.ToccataTahoe.org.
General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under
age 24 are $5 for and under 18 enter free. Preferred seating is $40 and
$15 for youth/students.

For more information visit TOCCATA at
www.ToccataTahoe.com, call 775-515-7077, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

*Toccata 11th Anniversary Celebration, is proud to be part of the 21st Anniversary of Artown and the July 2016
Festival. The month-long summer arts festival features approximately 500
events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses
in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of
Reno, and is sponsored by U.S. Bank, NV Energy, IGT, Grand Sierra Resort,
University of Nevada, Reno, Wild River Grille, Washoe County, Reno Tahoe
USA, Fox 11 News 4 and My21TV, Reno Media Group, RGJ Media, KUNR Public
Radio and KNPB Public Television. Additional support is received from
the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

June, 2016

TOCCATA Kicks off 11th Summer MusicFest with Go4Baroque

TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony kicks off its 11th Summer MusicFest with

Go4Baroque • Summer Solstice Serenade June 12-19 2016

TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 11th Summer MusicFest
with “Go4Baroque-Summer Solstice Series” on Sunday, June 12
at St Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village at 4:00 PM (341
Village Blvd). The program opens with Bach’s
Concerto in C minor BWV1060 featuring Josue Casillas on flute and Nita Tune, oboe, and continues with
Bach’s
Cantata BWV 180, Schmücke dich, with soloists Anna Helwing, Becky Earl and Anne Davidson, sopranos; Brad
Perry, tenor, and Emzy Burroughs, baritone. The program continues with
Vivaldi’s
Concerto in D for guitar, featuring Yuri Liberzon, and
Concerto for Recorder in F featuring John Cardosa. A concerto by Johann Fasch for 2 oboes features
Elizabeth Eubanks and Rebecca Mueller. The concert concludes with Bach’s famous
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 for violin and two flutes, strings and continuo. Jeff Lindhorst and Rick Stockton will be the violin soloists, with Josue
Casillas and Allison Smith on flute. Nick Haines and Katie Lauder will
be the continuo players. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Other performances are Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic
Church in Carson (3597 N. Sunridge Dr.), and Friday, June 17, 7:00pm at
First Methodist Church in Reno (209 West First St.); The final performance
will be on Sunday, June 19, 4:00pm at St. Theresa Church in South Lake
Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.).

Tickets for this series are available at the door or online at
www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to these concerts is $25 adults, $20 seniors. Preferred
seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. Students with ID under 24 years
of age are $5, and under 19 are free, in non reserved seating, at most
regular season concerts in 2016. All performances are supported by the
Kling Family Foundation.

A festive fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 5:00pm at
the home of Dr. Janina Nylk in Lake Ridge Shores-Reno. Flutist Josue Casillas,
Guitarist Yuri Liberzon, and several of TOCCATA’s top vocal soloists
and singers from our recent tour to Italy will provide all entertainment.
A tax deductible donation of $100/person is requested. Call 787-602-2121
for reservations.

TOCCATA’s 11th Summer MusicFest continues July 3-10 with TOCCATA
BOPS! featuring selections from Broadway, Opera and Patriotic favorites.
The presentation on July 3 is part of Incline Village’s “Red,
White & Tahoe Blue”, and on July 5th the concert is held at
Bartley Ranch Amphitheater. For more information or preferred seating, email
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, call
775-515-7077, or visit
www.ToccataTahoe.com.

January, 2016

EPIC Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert/ Elijah

TOCCATA continues 11th Season with Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist
performing Brahms Violin Concerto

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Presents

EPIC Concert Series featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist

January 29-February 5 For Release Jan 10, 2016

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 11th annual
WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn In Concert, performing with the legendary
Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin. The program opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s
symphonic choral masterpiece
Elijah (Part 2), featuring vocal soloists Anna Helwing, Joy Strotz, and Becky Earl, sopranos;
Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano; Brad Perry and Sherman Modeste, tenor;
and Stuart Duke, Chris Nelson and Chris Langton, baritones. Finalizing
the concert will be Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist, performing Brahms’
Violin Concerto in D major. Jeffrey Lindhorst is Tahoe Symphony concertmaster. Maestro James Rawie
will conduct all performances.

The performances are Friday, January 29, at 7:00pm at St. Theresa Church
in South Lake Tahoe (1041 Lyons Ave.); Sunday, January 31 at 3:00pm at
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno (100 Bishop Manogue Drive);
and Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church
in Carson City, (3597 Sunridge Drive). The final performance will be Friday,
February 5, 7:00pm at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village, (300 Country
Club Drive).

Two special soiree musicale fundraisers will take place at private locations.
The first will be at the Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Course on Saturday,
January 30 at 3:00pm and the second at a home on Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline
Village on Saturday, February 6 at 3pm. Tickets are $125 per person. Elizabeth
Pitcairn will perform, as well as Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, sopranos,
Liudmila Mullin, mezzo soprano, and Brad Perry, tenor, accompanied by
Donna Axton on piano. For more details or to reserve tickets call 787-602-2121.

Concert Tickets are available at the door or online at
www.ToccataTahoe.com. 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. All performances are supported
by the Kling Family Foundation.

TOCCATA’s 11th Season WinterFest continues March 19-25 with the 11th
annual performances of Bach’s
St. Matthew Passion. For more information or preferred seating, email
ToccataTahoe@gmail.com, visit
www.ToccataTahoe.com, or call 775-515-7077.

December, 2015

Messiah

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

James Rawie,
Artistic Director and Conductor

Press Release for Release November 11, 2015

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents MESSIAH Dec. 12-20, 2015

TOCCATA – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces its
10th annual production of HANDEL’S MESSIAH with performances in five distinct locations. The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee community
can continue enjoying the wonderful holiday tradition of TOCCATA’s
Messiah production.

Messiah was first performed in Dublin, Ireland on March 23, 1742 and was conducted
by its composer. It continues to be a masterpiece that has left audiences
in awe for 274 years. The TOCCATA production is a celebration of the holidays
and includes not only favorite selections from Messiah Parts One and Three,
but also seasonal carols that the audience will be most welcome to join
in singing.

The first performance is Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone
Church in Incline Village, (300 Country Club Drive). Other performances
are Sunday, December 13 at 3:00pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in
Carson, (3597 N. Sunridge Dr.), Wednesday Dec. 16 at Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (501 California Ave.-Reno/775- 329-0696) and Friday, December 18
at 7:00pm St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, (1041 Lyons
Ave.-530-544-3533).

The final presentation will be Sunday, December 20 at 3:00pm at St. Rose
of Lima Catholic Church in South Reno, (100 Bishop Manogue Drive).

The
Messiah series marks the completion of TOCCATA’s 10th Season. Joining the
TOCCATA Orchestra and Chorus for this production are Joy Strotz, Maria
Arrigotti, Anna Helwing,
sopranos; ?,
mezzo soprano, Brad Perry, Michael Dewayne, and Sherman Modeste,
tenors, and Chris Langdon and Chris Nelson,
baritones. The TOCCATA Chamber Orchestra features Brian Fox and Jeff Lindhorts as
concertmasters; David Brock, Katie Lauder and Nick Haines as continuo;
and Josh Dunlap and John Beckman on Baroque trumpets. All performances
will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.

Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert, or online
at www.ToccataTahoe.com. General admission to all concerts is $30 adults,
and preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Seniors enjoy
a $5 discount. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

For information or preferred seating, call 775-515-7077. Visit TOCCATA
at www.ToccataTahoe.com, or email at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

 

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