Baroque Brassy is Classy continues this weekend |

Baroque Brassy is Classy continues this weekend

Toccata continues its Big Blue Summer Musicfest 2010 with Baroque Brassy is Classy featuring Mark Lord and Robert Nagel.

At 5:30 p.m. today, Tocatta, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, will continue its concert series at the Steinway Piano Gallery at 500 E. Moana Lane in Reno, featuring Vivaldi’s concerto for two trumpets in C major performed by Mark Lord and guest artist Robert Nagel; and the sonata for two trumpets and strings by Petronio Franceschini featuring William van Meter and Mr. Nagel.

The concert also features David Brock, organist, performing the Concerto for organ and strings, Opus 4 #2 in B flat by Georg Frederich Händel as well as several selections composed or arranged for brass, vocalists and strings by Robert Nagel. The concert will finish with one of J. S. Bach’s Cantata #147, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Vocal soloists include Toccata favorites Joy Strotz, Anna Helwing and Michelle Norris, sopranos; and Stuart Duke, baritone.

Brassy is Classy will be repeated at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village, and at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe. The final presentation of the series will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.

Tickets are $35 for reserved seating. Non-reserved seating is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, (62 and up), and $5 for students under 23 with a valid student ID. Children under 12 enter free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the door by cash or check.

These concerts are supported by grants from the Kling Family and Thorney Point Foundations.

For more concert information visit or call 775-313-9697. For information about performing with TOCCATA, call 775-267-1720.

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