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Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performance to feature fiery violin concerto

Elizabeth Pitcairn

American violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn will join Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for a series of upcoming performances in the Tahoe-Reno region.

More than 100 singers and instrumentalists will perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.”

Pitcairn has a reputation as one of America’s most beloved soloists. She made her New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2000 with the New York String Orchestra, and has since performed at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and in nearly every European country, as well as China and Hong Kong.

She performs with one of the world’s most legendary instruments, the “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius of 1720, said to have inspired the Academy award-winning film, “The Red Violin.” The artist serves as president and artistic director of the Luzerne Music Center, which provides training for gifted young musicians ages 9 to 18 in upstate New York.

Tickets are $30 for adults ($40 preferred seating); $25 for seniors; free for youth under 23 ($15 preferred seating). Donations of any size are always appreciated: ticket sales don’t cover expenses.

Upcoming performances include:

Incline Village, Nevada — 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Cornerstone Church, 300 Country Club Drive;

Stateline, Nevada — 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa, 55 U.S. 50;

Gardnerville, Nevada — 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane;

Reno, Nevada — 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Rose of Lima Church, 100 Bishop Manogue Drive.

For information, call 775-313-9697 visit http://www.ToccataTahoe.org or http://www.facebook.com/toccatatahoe/, or e-mail ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.

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