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2022 Red, White & Blue: A Salute To America

Red, White & TAHOE BLUE: A Salute To America, July 1-10, 2022

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A Salute to America with Broadway, Opera and Patriotic music. Celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends, close to home! All concert performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.


Our 17th annual “BOPS” concert, is a delightful summer event that we perform in four venues around Lake Tahoe & Reno. 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, you'll conduct the orchestra in "The Stars and Stripes Forever"!

Take just a sip of classical music as you tap your toes to the popular "Hoe Down" from Copland's Rodeo, and hear guest violinist Heidi Hatch dazzle with the Carmen Fantasy and Monti's Czardas. Father/Daughter team of Robert and Emily Bousquet will delight with Broadway hits, and Liudmila Mullin will taunt you with her seducing love aria from Bizet's Carmen.

Anyone who enjoys beautiful singing will love the duets and solos by our gifted operatic soloists Joy Strotz, Jackie Lengfelder, Anne Davidson, Amanda Price, Chris Nelson and Stuart Duke. Our delightful sampler includes the lovely “Evening Prayer Duet” from Hansel & Gretel and the impassioned Andrea Bocelli hit, "Time to Say Goodbye". The tutti finale is a toast to wine and good living with Verdi's Brindisi from La Traviata.

Grass lawn seating (general admission) at Bartley Ranch is free, and is sponsored by Artown. Free lawn seating is also offered in Paradise Park (South Lake Tahoe) and the Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee).  


Upcoming in 2022: The TOCCATA Concert Tour of Southwest France and Barcelona   October 2-15, 2022
(Just 10 attendance slots remain)

Hold these Dates! Toccata's 2022 Tour

On this Tour, you will travel with 25 Singers, 12 members of our Orchestra, and our other "boosters" in a tour of Southern France and the exciting Spanish City of Barcelona. TOCCATA will perform 5 concerts in fabulous Churches, including a performance at the fabulous Gaudi-designed Sagrada Familia Cathedral (shown), with virtuoso violin soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn.

(Dates in the PDF itinerary are changed from April, but the plans for days 1-13 remain the same.) The complete itinerary is subject to change. The complete itinerary is subject to change. You will be able to fly to and from Reno with the main group, or you also will be free to make your own travel arrangements.

Announcing our New CD, 'Viva Vivaldi'

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.

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✔ A Wide Variety of Music Performed

✔ Affordable Ticket Prices & Free Entry for Children

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