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Toccata presents Mendelssohn in concert series

Famed violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, will perform Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin in a concert series with Toccata.

Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus opens its seventh season with Mendelssohn in the Mountains at various area locations Thursday through Tuesday.

Famed violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, will perform Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin, and the 50-voice Symphony Chorus will present Part 2 of Mendelssohn’s most important symphonic oratorio – Elijah.

The performances are:

* Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the North Tahoe Hebrew Center in Tahoe Vista,

* Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Incline Village,

* Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe; and

* Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church in Reno.

Members from the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus, directed by Susan Horst, will join Toccata for the Jan. 19 and 21 performances.

Tickets are available at the door or online at General admission to all concerts is $30 adults, $25 seniors, $5 students aged 19 to 25 with valid ID; preferred seating is $40.

Toccata has received a generous grant from the Parasol Tahoe Foundation, allowing all youth under 18 years of age to be admitted free to all concerts in 2012. All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation.

For information or preferred seating, contact Toccata online, call 775-313-9697 or email

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