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Keep Tahoe’s violin red

Staff reports

Toccata – the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its sixth anniversary Winter MusicFest with a concert series titled “Viva Vivaldi.”

The series features a return performance of Elizabeth Pitcairn performing on the world famous “Red Stradivarius Violin” in Vivaldi’s most beloved work, “The Four Seasons.”

The program features additional soloists Virginia Bowman, concertmaster, and Heather Gallagher, principal second violin; cellist, Charles Taggart; and continuo organist , David Brock.

Opening the concert will be baroque trumpets Mark Lord, Mark Hoke and Josh Dunlap performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 trumpets in C major and the Toccata chamber chorus will perform Vivaldi’s most well known choral work, “Gloria” with vocal soloists Anna Helwing and Joy Strotz, soprano, and Stuart Duke, baritone.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe; 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Incline Village. The final two concerts take place on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek-Olympic Valley and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno.

Maestro James Rawie will conduct all of the performances.

Tickets for adults are $30, $25 for seniors, and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the door or online. Preferred seating is available for $40.

Children under 12 are free.

Toccata’s sixth anniversary season is supported by the Kling Family and Carol F. Buck Foundations. For more information or preferred seating, visit, or call 775-313-9697.

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