Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents Elizabeth Pitcairn

Elizabeth Pitcairn will play the 'Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius' violin in Minden on Feb. 18

Elizabeth Pitcairn will play the 'Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius' violin in Minden on Feb. 18


The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Bach's Magnificat 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Minden.

This is followed by Elizabeth Pitcairn, performing on the 'Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius' violin, performing Wieniawski's famous Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestra.

Henri Wieniaswki was the most famous violinist of his time. At age 9, he was granted special permissions to become a student at the Paris Conservatoire (being under age 12, and also being from Poland). About two years later, he entered and won first prize at the Graduate's Competition.

This concerto is a standard and is generally counted among the top 10 violin concertos of all time. But Wieniaswki developed heart trouble at a relatively young age and began taking breaks within concerts from age 35 onwards. He died in 1880 at age 45.

The Douglas County performance is at CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda in Minden.

To purchase tickets, contact the Carson Valley Arts Council at 775-782-8207 or stop by the CVAC office at 1572 Highway 395, Minden, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert.

Before buying tickets, be sure to take note that Toccata requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination and that masks are required. General admission is $30 for adults. Seniors enjoy a $5 discount, and youth 23 and under are admitted free. "Front and Center" preferred seating prices are $40 for adults and $15 for youth and students.

Thank you for understanding and adhering to Toccata’s policies.


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