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Experience a night of music at Emerald Bay’s Vikingsholm

Vikingsholm, in Emerald Bay, will play host to classical music Saturday.
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If you go

What: Music in the Castle

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11

Where: Vikingsholm, Emerald Bay

Tickets: $85

Info: http://sierrastateparks.org

Violinist John Metros will join concert pianist David Nelson for a special concert at Vikingsholm, at the base of Emerald Bay this Saturday.

The Sierra State Parks Foundation will host the event, which takes place at “one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the western hemisphere,” according to California State Parks.

“Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight purchased the property encompassing the head of Emerald Bay and Fannette Island in 1928 for $250,000,” according to the park system. “Work on the home ceased at first snowfall in the winter of 1928, and was started up again in the spring of 1929.

“Two hundred workers were brought to Emerald Bay and started hand hewing the timbers, carving the intricate designs, hand planing the wood for the interior walls, and forging the hinges and latches. Most of the materials to construct the home came from the Tahoe Basin.”

Saturday’s performance features the custom six-legged Steinway piano commissioned by Knight in 1929.

Attendees to the performance will meet at D.L. Bliss State Park and drive into Emerald Bay. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception follows the concert.

Tickets are $85. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

More information is available at http://sierrastateparks.org.

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