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TOCCATA performs 'Brrroque Masters'

TOCCATA–Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 9th annual Winter MusicFest with performances of the “Brrroque Masters” at Lake Tahoe Jan. 4-5.

“The program opens with Vivaldi’s famous Concerto for Two Trumpets, featuring baroque trumpeters Mark Lord and William van Meter,” according to a press release from TOCCATA. “Organist David Brock will interpret Händel’s Organ Concerto Op. 4 #4 in F major, and performs as continuo player for the other pieces on the program. Arias from J. S. Bach’s Cantata #51 Jauchzet Gott, and Händel’s Let the bright Seraphim will be performed by sopranos Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing and Michelle Norris. The program will conclude with Bach’s Cantata #4 from the Christmas Oratorio. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.”

The performances take place Saturday in Incline Village and Sunday in South Lake Tahoe before moving to Carson City on Jan. 7 and Reno on Jan. 10.

TOCCATA’s 9th Season continues Feb. 8-14 with Bach’s Magnificat, Bruch’s Violin Concerto #2 featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn with the “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius violin and Saint Saens Piano Concerto #2 with the winner of the Paul Guttman Young Artists Piano Competition. For more information or preferred seating, email, call 775-313-9697 or visit

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