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The Passion According to St Matthew (J.S. Bach), Part II

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Composed in 1727 and lost for over 100 years, Bach's St. Matthew Passion is widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Baroque sacred music.

The first performance of the was given at the Leipzig Thomaskirche, on Good Friday of 1727. But Bach substantially revised his greatest, most complex liturgical work in 1736, and the Tahoe Symphony presentations are based on that version. The St Matthew Passion, in this form, was his last major composition for the Leipzig congregations.

The St. Matthew Passion was written for two separate Choirs, accompanied by two small Orchestras. In most Arias, only one Orchestra provides accompaniment. The Choirs are sometime separated, but more often sing in unison or antiphony - moving the story forwards, and also providing commentary on the events. At different times, the Choruses appear as an unruly mob, or quiet witnesses, or actual participants in the story.

All concert performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.   Click on any location to see a map:

Soirée Musicale Fundraisers

On Saturdays, February 3th & 10th, the Tahoe Symphony will present Soiree Musicale Fundraisers beginning at 4pm with special guest, Elizabeth Pitcairn. These events will occur in the gorgeous homes of our supporters. Ms. Pitcairn will perform dazzling selections on Violin, with pianist Donna Axton. Additional Orchestra Soloists will also perform opera arias and Broadway favorites. Light appetizers & spirits will be served — along with delightful conversation opportunities. Tickets limited.

  • Saturday, Feb 3   4pm ... Truckee Home of Jeff & Ursula Heffernon
  • Saturday, Feb 10   4pm ... Reno Home of Valerie Forte

Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert (EPIC)
Feb 9-18, 2024

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The Tahoe Symphony is honored to welcome Elizabeth Pitcairn peforming on the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720 for four intimate concerts in the Tahoe/Reno area.

The concert will open with guest piano soloist, Chuyoung Suter.

  • Brahms: Violin Concerto - Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor - Chuyoung Suter, guest piano soloist

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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