Red Stradivarius featured by Toccata |

Red Stradivarius featured by Toccata

Staff Reports

The Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues their sixth anniversary Winter MusicFest with the “Viva Vivaldi” concert series, featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn performing in Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” on the red Stradivarius violin.

Also on the program are soloists concertmistress Virginia Bowman, principal second violinist Heather Gallagher, cellist Charles Taggart and continuo organist David Brock. Baroque trumpet players Mark Lord, Mark Hoke, and Josh Dunlap perform “Concerto for Two Trumpets in C major,” and the Toccata Chamber Chorus will perform “Gloria” with soloists Anna Helwing, Joy Strotz, and Stuart Duke.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno, and 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Incline Village. The final concerts are 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Resort at Squaw Creek-Olympic Valley and 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno. Maestro James Rawie conducts all performances.

Tickets are $30 adults, $25 seniors, and $5 students, available at the door or at Preferred seating $40. Children under 12 are free.

The Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is made up of orchestra and choral members from Carson Valley, Reno and Lake Tahoe, including principal oboist Elizabeth Eubanks who is conductor of the Carson Valley Pops.

Toccata is supported by the Kling Family and Carol F. Buck Foundations. Information, (775) 313-9697.