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Celebrate Our Patriotic Holiday with Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

June 26, 2024 | Member Submitted

TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra helps you celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends close to home! Our 19th annual Red White and TahoeBlue Salute to America concert, conducted by Maestro James Rawie, is a delightful summer event that we perform in two venues at the Lake,  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 in 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 the 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, and hear our guest violinist dazzle with Monti’s Czardas.  The Father/Daughter team of Robert and Emily Bousquet will delight with The Prayer and Paul Fleming’s rendition of Mozart’s Trombone Concerto will make everyone smile.

Anyone who enjoys beautiful singing will love the duets and solos by our gifted operatic soloists Joy Strotz, Anne Davidson, Mari Stoner, Amanda Price, Robert Bousquet, Chris Nelson, Stuart Duke and Erik Linnell.   Our delightful sampler includes the amazing Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sung by coloratura soprano Joy Strotz, and the comical Cat Duet for 2 sopranos by Gioachino Rossini. The tutti finale is a toast to wine and good living with Verdi’sBrindis 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 discount in all seating areas.  Lawn seating is $10, and you must reserve your space online.   

Prices for the Genoa Soiree Musicale Fundraiser on Saturday, June 30 at 4pm is $150/person, which is tax deductible. Call 775-833-2478 for more information.  


Sunday…. June 30….. 4pm….. SOUTHLAKE:……………….. Christian Fellowship Church • 3580 Blackwood Rd

Wed…….. July 3…….. 7pm….. INCLINE:……………………………….. St. Francis Church  •  701 Mt. Rose Highway

Friday….. July 5…….. 7pm….. RENO:……………………… Bartley Ranch Amphitheater 6000 Bartley Ranch Road

Sunday…. July 7…….. 5pm …. TRUCKEE:………………………………. Tahoe Forest Church • 10315 Hirschdale Rd

These concerts are made possible in part by the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation,  and generous gifts from Heidimarie Rochlin,  Marilyn Hewitt  and Dennis & Dianne DeCuir.

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/.

TOCCATA 19th Annual SummerFest is proud to be part of the 29th Anniversary of Artown and the July 2024 Festival. The month-long summer arts festival features approximately 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno, and is sponsored by U.S. Bank, NV Energy, IGT, Grand Sierra Resort, University of Nevada, Reno, Wild River Grille, Washoe County, Reno Tahoe USA, Fox 11 News 4 and My21TV, Reno Media Group, RGJ Media, KUNR Public Radio and KNPB Public Television. Additional support is received from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For Immediate Release:   Contact: Meera Beser  775-298-6989  •  NancyRawie@gmail.com

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