Tocatta to present 9/11 memorial concert series
The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will culminate their 21-concert Big Blue Summer MusicFest at Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch in Reno with a four-concert series dedicated to the victims of Sept. 11. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances.
At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, guest violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn returns for her third Toccata series performing Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto on the world famous Red Stradivarius Violin. Mozart’s Requiem will also be performed with vocal soloists Katharine DeBoer, Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, soprano; Stephanie Dixon, mezzo soprano; Ben Kuttler and Chris Nelson, tenor; and Stuart Duke, baritone. These concerts also celebrate the centennial anniversary of composer Samuel Barber.
The concert will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, 1041 Lyons Ave.; and at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Cal Neva Resort in Crystal Bay.
The final concert of the series will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Avenue in Reno.
Tickets are $40 preferred, $25 adults, $20 seniors (62 and up), and $5 for students with a valid ID and are available by cash or check at the door or by credit card/PayPal at http://www.toccatatahoe.com. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Tickets are also available at the Potlatch in Incline Village.
These concerts are supported by the ThornEy Point and Kling Family Foundations. For more information, call 775-313-9697. To perform with Tocatta, call 775-267-1720.