Toccata Big Blue Summer MusicFest continues
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212;TOCCATA, Tahoe Symphony Orchestra andamp; Chorus, will continue their 21-concert 2011 Big Blue Summer MusicFest at Squaw Valley Chapel, 444 Squaw Peak Road in Olympic Valley, Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.The four-concert chamber music series features Toni Healy, flute; Marianne Maytan, oboe; Darrell Moore, clarinet; Ben Benson, bassoon and Bruce Kanzelmayer, French horn.Works to be performed include the Quintet in B flat major by Franz Danzi and Max Brauer’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, featuring Donna Axton on piano. Soprano Anna Helwing joins the group for Hugo Wolf’s andamp;#8220;Auf ein Altes Bildandamp;#8221; for soprano and wind quintet. Perhaps the most intriguing piece on the program will be Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, in an arrangement for wind quintet, with original narration. Children of all ages will love this arrangement. The concert will be repeated Friday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tahoe City and Saturday, Aug. 27, 5 p.m. in the Steinway Gallery in Reno, Nev., 500 East Moana Lane (775- 829-0600). The final concert of this series will be in Sunday, Aug. 28, 3 p.m. in St. Theresa Church, South Lake Tahoe, 1041 Lyons Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors at all concerts, $5 for students under 23 with a valid student ID, and children under 12 enter free with a paying adult. These concerts are supported by a grant from the Kling Family Foundation. TOCCATA will finish its 2011 Summer MusicFest Sept. 11-17 with Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto #3 on the legendary Red Stradivarius violin. Tahoe Symphony Orchestra andamp; Chorus perform three movements from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Two exclusive fundraising soirees with Ms. Pitcairn will be Sept. 8 in Incline Village, Nev. and Sept. 10 in Glenshire-Truckee.For more concert information visit http://www.ToccataTahoe.com. For information on performing with TOCCATA please call 775-267-1720.