Russian National Orchestra delights Tahoe Donner fans |

Russian National Orchestra delights Tahoe Donner fans

Photo by Rob Retting/Sierra Sun Carlos Ponti conducts the Russian National Orchestra at Tahoe Donner last Saturday.

The Russian National Orchestra delighted a large audience on the greens of Tahoe Donner last Saturday evening as part of this year’s Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival.The Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Ponti, highlighted the fourth performance in the 2004 festival with the American and Russian National Anthems. Other highpoints of the evening were “Carmen Fantasy” by Sarasate, in which 23-year old violinist, Teisikow Vadim, amazed the crowd with his solo work; and “Trombone Concerto” by Chris Brubeck.

The innovative piece, which combined classical, jazz, funk, Broadway, and other styles of music, showcased Brubeck’s trombone playing.He was backed up on drums by brother, Dan (Both are sons of legendary jazz great Dave Brubeck).

Chris displayed his trombone expertise by playing a wide range of notes with ease and precision, ranging from high to very low. The Russian National Orchestra is a group of extremely talented musicians, and those fortunate enough to hear them play on a beautiful summer evening were glad they had the opportunity.

Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival is a nonprofit organization bringing fine music and arts to Lake Tahoe since 1982.Support for the Lake Tahoe Music Festival comes from a variety of sources, including individual donations, corporate sponsorships, private funding, and chair sponsors.

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