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Toccata-Tahoe Concert “Salute to America”

June 19, 2023 | Member Submitted


Where & When: July 2, 5, 7,  and 9; Incline Village St Francis, Reno Bartley Ranch, Truckee High School Theater,   and South Lake’s Tahoe Paradise Park.

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra helps you celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, close to home! Our 18th annual “Salute to America” concert, conducted by Maestro James Rawie, is a delightful summer event that we perform in two venues at the Lake, in Reno, and Truckee. Revel in full orchestra and chorus performances of patriotic favorites, be swept off your feet by great opera arias, join in a sing-along, and, if you’re the highest bidder, conduct the orchestra for The Stars and Stripes Forever!

Get the most bang for your buck with this concert that truly has something for everyone, and brings the music practically to your door.  Show your true patriotic colors with an armed forces medley (audience members from all branches of the services are honored), orchestra-chorus versions of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “God Bless America,” an audience sing-along of “America the Beautiful”, and, of course, “The Stars and Stripes Forever” (will you be the conductor?).

Take just a sip of classical music as you tap your toes to the Great Western Medley, hear violinist Heidi Modr dazzle with Monti’s Czardas, feel the full brass power of Dvorak’s Going Home, and Bruce Kanzelmeyer’s rendition of Mozart’s Rondo for French horn will make everyone smile.

Anyone who enjoys beautiful singing will love the duets and solos by our gifted operatic soloists Jamie Bonetto, Anne Davidson, Mari Stoner, Amanda Price, Robert Bousquet, Chris Nelson and Erik Linnell.   Our delightful sampler includes the lovely “Flower Duet” from Lakme, the comical “Cat Duet: by Giocomo Rossini, and the Father/Daughter team of Robert and Emily Bousquet will delight with The Prayer. The tutti finale is a toast to wine and good living with Verdi’s Brindis from La Traviata. Raise  your own glasses in joy and friendship !

Tickets are $30 for adults or $40 for preferred seating/$15 youth; youth under 23 are free in general seating:  Premium “front and center” seats are $50 for adults, $25 for youth.  Seniors enjoy a $5 discount in all seating areas.  Lawn seating is free, but donations are requested and you must reserve your space online.   


Sunday, July 2, 2:30 p.m. Incline Village • St Francis Catholic Church 955 Fairway Blvd.

Wed, July 5, 7:00 p.m. Reno • Bartley Ranch Amphitheater 6000 Bartley Ranch Road

Friday, July 7, 6:30 p.m. Truckee • High School Theater 11725 Donner Pass Road 

Sunday July 9, 6:30 p.m. South Lake • Tahoe Paradise Park 1011 East San Bernardino Ave.

Further information: Please call 775-298-6989; e-mail us at ToccataTahoe@gmail.com;

or visit us at www.ToccataTahoe.org  or    https://www.facebook.com/toccatatahoe/.

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