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TOCCATA | Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents ‘Brrroque Masters’

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE – Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, TOCCATA, continues its seventh anniversary Winter MusicFest with the “Brrroque Masters” concert series March 8-16. The program features guest cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes performing Five Pieces for cello and strings by Francois Couperin, and several unaccompanied selections. Violinist Virginia Bowman joins Lastrapes for Vivaldi’s Concerto in B flat for violin and cello RV 547. Guest violinist Brune Macary performs Vivaldi’s Winter Concerto from the Four Seasons. The second half of the program includes Scarlatti’s secular cantata Su le sponde del tebro a tour de force for Mark Lord, baroque trumpet and Joy Strotz, soprano. Organist David Brock interprets Hndel’s Concerto for Organ Op. 4 #5. The concert culminates with selections of J. S. Bach’s Cantata #147 “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” featuring Anna Helwing, soprano and Stuart Duke, baritone. Maestro James Rawie will conduct all performances. The series kickoff is Thursday, March 8 at West Shore Caf in Homewood. Appetizers and wine start at 4:30 p.m., the concert at 5 p.m., and a Chef’s Special four-course dinner with three gourmet wines starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for concert and dinner are $110 and limited to 60 people. Concert without dinner package is $45. The other performances are Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe; Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Church, Reno, Nev. and Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Incline Village, Nev.Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, and $5 students age 19-25. Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or check or online with credit card. Preferred seating is available for $35. TOCCATA’s seventh anniversary season is supported by the Kling Family and Parasol Foundations which also allows all students 18 and under to enter TOCCATA regular season concerts at no charge.TOCCATA’s season continues with performances of J. S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, March 31-April 6. For more information or preferred seating call 775-313-9697 or visit http://www.ToccataTahoe.com.- Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com