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Jame Rawie, Conductor

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MUSIC AT ITS BEST! 


Information: 775-298-6989


Announcing our New CD, 'Viva Vivaldi'

 Click to play Audio: Track 08, 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' from the Gloria in D Major.

The Toccata-Tahoe Orchestra and Chorus is delighted to announce the Release of a new, jumbo-length CD. It features performances of works by Antonio Vivaldi, the "Red Priest" of Venice.

Performances date from 2015 through 2020, and they occurred at a number of different Reno-Tahoe area churches. Elizabeth Pitcairn plays the 'Winter' Concerto from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and the Vivaldi Gloria in D Major is performed in it's entirety. The much-loved "Violin Concerto in A Minor" is also present, performed by Brune Macary.

A "Triple" Concerto in D minor is performed by Brune Macary and Virginia Bowman on Violin, and by Charles Taggert on Cello.

And, from a 2020 performance, The Concerto for 2 horns in F Major is performed by Bruce Kanzelmeyer and Kevin Miescke on French Horn. This also features Nick Haines, as Solo Cello, and David Brock, on Harpsichord Continuo.

The CD is available for purchase Here.


Click the CD jacket image to play the first movement of Vivaldi's Gloria, as a lower-fidelity MP3.


The AUGUST SOIREE CONCERT,
August 1, 2020

 Video: Humerous 'Duet for Two Cats', adapted from Rossini's Opera Otello (August 2020)
 Video: Duet 'La ci darem la mano', from Mozart's Opera Don Giovanni (August 2020)

A small number of Toccata-Tahoe Orchestra players and Chorus soloists performed a limited seating Soiree, for a small number of guests, on August 1, 2020. The event conformed to Nevada Covid-10 'small event' standards, and attendees wore masks.

Toccata Orchestra ensemble players included  Rick StocktonAlishia TeepeKate PetersonJoel MuncNick HanesDonna AxtonBruce Kanzelmeyer ,  and  Chris Bonelli.

The Vocal Soloists were Soprano Jaime Bonetto , Alto  Nicole Cooley , Tenor  Robert Bousquet , and Baritone  Stuart Duke.

The Soiree was produced and conducted by Maestro James Rawie.


The BOPS SOIREE CONCERT AND DINNER,
by Donation. July 3, 2020

The benefit soiree, July 3

A small number of Toccata-Tahoe Orchestra players and Chorus soloists will be performing on Friday July 3, at 5:30 PM.

A fine dinner will be served, with TOCCATA performers adding music from the patio above the seating area. These Benefit Events will occur at St Patrick's Episcopal Church - 341 Village Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451. (map) The event will conform to Nevada Covid-10 'small event' standards, and attendees must arrive wearing masks. Bathroom access is limited - please 'go' at home first. Outdoor seating (below the patio) will provide for 6 foot spacing between guests.

Donation Tickets will benefit St Patrick's Episcopal Church, and the Toccata-Tahoe Endowment Fund. Toccata-Tahoe musicians will include: Brian FoxDaniel CatesRick StocktonJoel MuncNick HanesDonna AxtonWilliam CatesBruce Kanzelmeyer ,  and Chris Bonelli.

Choral Soloists wil include Brad Perry and Stuart Duke.

The minimum donation for tickets is $125. To order tickets in advance, please click here.


CANCELLED: Classy Classics,
with Wagner and Beethoven

Alex Eisenberg, Violin Soloist Alex Eisenberg, Violin Soloist.
(Click for his Full Biography)

This Concert Series was scheduled to include three Beethoven Compositions,
honoring the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.

  • Symphony #5,  3rd and 4th movements.  Op 67 .........Ludwig van Beethoven (1808).
  • Violin Concerto in D Major,  Op 61 ......... Ludwig van Beethoven (1806).   With Soloist Alex Eisenberg.

  • Romance #1 for Violin and Orchestra,   Op 40 .........Ludwig van Beethoven (1802).   Featuring Violinist Eleanor Sturm.
  • Overture to Tannhäuser,  WWV 70 ................ Richard Wagner (1845)

Short Program notes:

Beethoven's Symphony #5 was to be followed by Beethoven's Violin Concerto, which is generally considered to be one of the greatest Violin Concertos from the 19th century. Lyrical and expansive, it established a new direction for Romantic Violin concertos - focusing on musical interpretation, rather than simple fireworks.

The second half was to begin with an earlier Beethoven work, the Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G Major. This piece features Young Artist  Eleanor Sturm  on Violin.

The Concert was planned to conclude with Wagner's Tannhäuser overture, depicting an epic musical struggle between good and evil.

All of these pieces may be performed at future concert dates.


Upcoming: The TOCCATA Concert Tour of Southwest France
April 15-26, 2021

Cover Page of the 2021 Tour Itinerary PDF

You are invited to join 25 Singers, 12 members of our Orchestra, and our other "boosters" in a tour of the Southern Rhône river valley, with 5 concerts in fabulous French Churches. Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform on all concerts! Our itinerary includes the following destinations:

  • Marseille, the legendary Port City;
  • Les Calanques, the wondrous (and newest) National Park in France;
  • and Montpellier, the capital of Languedoc.
  • We have an optional boat tour of the Camargue Delta. We next travel North to stay and perform in:
  • Avignon. Continuing up the Rhône river valley, we tour and perform in:
  • Lyon, after which we will travel to:
  • Paris (with wonderful stops in between). We return to the USA from Paris.

The complete itinerary is subject to change. Please Click Here to download the itinerary brochure. You may fly to and from Reno with the main group, or you can make your own travel arrangements.
Insurance for the Tour is handled by Jeanne Felix, <jeanne@thegrid.net>.
For Reservations and further Information, please call 775-833-2478.


✔ Smaller, More Intimate Venues

✔ A Wide Variety of Music Performed

✔ Affordable Ticket Prices & Free Entry for Children

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