TOCCATA continues 10-year celebrations with South Lake Tahoe performance |

TOCCATA continues 10-year celebrations with South Lake Tahoe performance

TOCCATA returns to the South Shore this week with additional 10th anniversary celebrations.
Joy Strotz | Provided

If you go

What: TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 17

Where: St. Theresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe

Tickets: Prices vary, $30 for adults


The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will continue its 10th anniversary celebrations with a performance at the South Shore this week. The orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe.

The performance opens with Mozart’s variations on “Twinkle Little Star” for flute and soprano, performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas and soprano Joy Strotz, according to a press release for the event. Brad Perry and Stuart Duke will sing of everlasting friendship in Bizet’s duet from his opera, the Pearlfishers, while soprano Maria Arrigotti will delight the audience with Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute.

“The concert continues with two hits for the 55 voice TOCCATA MusicFest Chorus from Verdi’s Nabucco: Va Pensiero: and the sublime Agnus Dei by Samuel Barber,” according to the release. “The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy Op. 80 dedicated to peace and world harmony with nature, with Donna Axton on piano. All soloists join together for a ‘Toast to Toccata’ with the Brindis from La Traviata.”

The orchestra also performs the show Sunday at the Cornerstone Community Church in Incline Village and Tuesday at Bartley Ranch Amphitheater in Reno.

Tickets are available at the door or online at General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under age 24 are $5 for seating 10 minutes prior to concert time and those under 18 enter free.

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