Brrroque Masters series returns to Lake Tahoe this weekend |

Brrroque Masters series returns to Lake Tahoe this weekend

Maestro James Rawie will lead the Toccata performances
Courtesy Joy Strotz Photography |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 11th annual WinterFest with the Brrroque Masters” concert series this weekend.

The first performance takes place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe.

The series will continue next week, with performances in Carson City on Wednesday, Jan. 6; Incline Village (7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd.) on Friday, Jan. 8; and Reno on Sunday, Jan. 10.

The program opens with Mouret’s famous Suite de Sinfonie fanfare, better known as the “Theme from Masterpiece Theater,” followed by Bach’s famed “Cantata # 51, Jauchzet Gott en allen Landen,” a masterpiece set for local soprano Joy Strotz and baroque trumpeter Josh Dunlap, according to Toccata.

Also, Bach’s “Concerto for Oboe D’Amore BWV 1055” will be performed by Nita Tune, and Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Flute RV 428” (The Goldfinch) will be performed by Allison Smith.

Meanwhile, concertmaster Jeffrey Lindhorst will be the featured soloist in Corelli’s “Concerto Grosso Op. 6 #8,” according to Toccata, and the concert finishes with Handel’s tour de force for soprano and trumpet, “Let the Bright Seraphim,” from the opera “Samson.”

The concert series is dedicated to the memory of Mark Lord, principal trumpet player from 2007-2014 for the nonprofit Toccata.

Tickets are available at the door of each venue, or online at General admission to all concerts is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 students aged 19 to 23. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students.

Those under 19 years of age are admitted free to most regular season concerts in 2016.

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