Toccata concert series returns to local churches |

Toccata concert series returns to local churches

Staff Reports
Elizabeth Pitcairn with her red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin.
Joy Strotz |

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 11th annual WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn performing with the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin.

Toccata will perform Jan. 29 at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe, Feb. 3 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City and Feb. 5 at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village.

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.

The concert concludes with Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist, performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major.

Jeffrey Lindhorst is Tahoe Symphony concertmaster.

Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Two special soiree musical fundraisers will take place at private locations.

The first will be at the Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Course 3 p.m. Jan. 30 and the second at a home on Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline Village at 3 p.m. Feb. 6.

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.

Tickets for the public concerts 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 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.

For more information or preferred seating, email, visit, or call 313-9697.