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Tahoe Symphony Orchestra patriotic ‘Bops’ performances begin Sunday

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The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra is a must-see attraction at Lake Tahoe.
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Building on its June “Go4Baroque” Summer MusicFest kickoff series, the Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with the “Toccata Bops” series featuring Best of Broadway, Opera, Pops and Patriotic selections.

The first concert is on Sunday, July 3, at 7 p.m. on the Village Green in Incline Village, as part of the 10th annual Red, White and Tahoe Blue festival — of note, this will be a free performance.

The program opens with a rousing patriotic medley for orchestra and chorus and Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas.

Brad Perry and Emzy Burroughs will sing of everlasting friendship in Bizet’s duet from his opera, the Pearlfishers, while sopranos Joy Strotz and Becky Earl, and mezzo soprano Liudmila Mullin, will delight the audience with operatic arias and popular songs.

The concert continues with hits for the Toccata Summer MusicFest chorus: Amazing Grace; the Going Home theme from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony; and “Alleluia-Regina Coeli” from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.

The concert concludes with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes, a new Matt Mullin arrangement of God Bless America, and an audience sing-a-long of America the Beautiful featuring the newly formed North Lake Tahoe Children’s Chorus.

Other concerts in the series will be presented on July 5 at 7 p.m. at the Bartley Ranch Amphitheater in Reno as part of Artown; July 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe; and July 10 at 4 p.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City.

The Artown concert, supported by grants from John and Diane McCall and the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, offers free admission for all lawn areas and upper gallery seating, with lower gallery preferred seating at $40.

Other concerts have tickets available at the door or online at ToccataTahoe.org. General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Youth/students under age 24 are $5, and youth 18 and under enter free. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students.

This article was provided by the nonprofit Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit ToccataTahoe.com, call 775-313-9697 or email ToccataTahoe@gmail.com.