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The January Soiree Musicale

On Saturday, January 26, TOCCATA will present a Soiree Musicale Fundraiser at 3PM. Join us at the Stateline home of TOCCATA founding member, David Brock. Hear music on the one-of-a-kind 3-manual Casavant pipe organ built for his residence, and more music on his 8' Sabathil and Son concert harpsichord. You will also be treated to a selection of delicious wines and hours d'ouvres.

The program includes the aria “It is enough” from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, sung by baritone Stuart Duke, and also the aria “La Mero saro costante” from Mozart’s opera Il Re Pastore - performed by soprano Anne Davidson, and accompanied by violinist Ondine Parker. Ondine Parker.

Stuart and Anne will also perform Mozart’s duet from Don Giovanni, “La ci darem la mano”. David Brock will accompany guest artists on organ and harpsichord, as well as presenting solo selections on both instruments.

Special Advance Tickets are required for this event, and quantities are limited.

Our Final Call for the 2019 European Tour!

TOCCATA's 2019 Europe Tour will include the fabulous Elizabeth Pitcairn as our traveling Solo Violinist. There are currently just two "tour slots" remaining, and we expect the tour to be fully subscribed shortly. If you would like to take part, call 775-833-2478. The deadline is January 15.

Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin SoloistElizabeth Pitcairn, Violin Soloist.
(Click for her Full Biography)

Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violinist:
Feb 10 through Feb 17, 2019

The Orchestra and Chorus will perform selections from Mendelssohn's Oratorio, ELIJAH. This is followed by Elizabeth Pitcairn, performing on the 'Red Medelssohn Stradivarius' violin, performing Wieniawski's famous Violin Concerto #2 with the Orchestra.

Henri Wieniaswki was the most famous violinist of his time. At age 9, he was granted special permissions to become a student at the Paris Conservatoire (being under age 12, and also being from Poland). About two years later, he entered and won first prize at the Graduate's Competition - an astounding accomplishment, still being too young to even qualify for admission.

Although formidable in all ways, Wieniawski was especially expert in bowing styles, and this concerto displays one of his favorite techniques: The up-bow "flying spiccato", which the greatest of players (including Liz) can contain maintain for an indefinite number of notes. This technique appears many times in the first and 3rd movements.

This concerto is a 'standard', and is generally counted among the top 10 violin concertos of all time. But Wieniaswki developed heart trouble at a relatively young age, and began taking breaks within concerts from age 35 onwards. He died in 1880 at age 45.

General admission is $30 for adults and $25 for seniors. Young persons, under age 23, enjoy FREE admission. "Front and Center" preferred seating prices are $40 for adults and $15 for youth/students.  Click here for Advance Tickets.

On Thursday, February 14, Toccata will also present a Soiree Musicale Fundraiser beginning at 3pm with special guest Elizabeth Pitcairn. This event occurs at the gorgeous home of Tom & Carol Burkhart, in Montreux (Southwest of Reno). Ms Pitcairn will perform dazzling selections on Violin, with pianist Donna Axton. Toccata Choral Guests will also appear. Fine wines and snacks will be served. Special Advance Tickets are required for this event, and quantities are limited.

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