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Elizabeth Pitcairn Joins Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

January 6, 2024 | Member Submitted

Elizabeth Pitcairn performs Brahms Violin Concerto and Chuyoung Suter performs Grieg’s Piano Concerto – and you don’t have to drive to Reno!

Elizabeth Pitcairn joins TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the 14th year, performing one of the finest and most popular gems in the concerto repertoire. And the orchestra and chorus celebrate their 19th anniversary, under the direction of founding Artistic Director and Conductor, James Rawie, with one of the greatest monuments in Western music.

Elizabeth Pitcairn has a well-deserved reputation as one of America’s most beloved soloists. Since her New York debut at Lincoln Center in 2000, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, all over Europe, and in China and Hong Kong. She plays the legendary “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius of 1720 (which inspired the Academy award-winning film, “The Red Violin”).

Read her full biography at www.elizabethpitcairn.com.

You will immediately fall in love with the main melodies of Brahms’s “Violin Concerto in D major”! Settle in and let yourself be swept away by the turbulent passion of the opening movement, the languid beauty of the slow movement, and the giddy, high-spirited energy of the finale. The piece is played so often because it is undeniably a masterpiece in the world of violin concertos.

Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor” is the monumental achievement of his life’s (prodigious!) compositions. The work is among Grieg’s earliest important works, written by the 24-year-old composer in 1868 in Søllerød, Denmark, during one of his visits there to benefit from the climate.

Tickets: $30 for adults, $40 preferred seating (youth $15), $50 premium seating (youth $25). Seniors enjoy $5 discount in all seating. FREE ADMISSION for youth under age 23 in general admission seating.

For additional information, please call 775-298-6989; e-mail ToccataTahoe@gmail.com; or visit us at www.ToccataTahoe.org or https://www.facebook.com/toccatatahoe/.

Contact: Nancy Rawie – 775.430-3878

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