Sunday, July 1 at 4:00 pm at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville
Building on its June Beethoven-Mozart Summer MusicFest kickoff series, TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with TOCCATA BOPS, featuring Best of Broadway, Opera, and Patriotic Pops selections, on Sunday, July 1 at 4:00 pm at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville (1343 Centerville Lane), and opens with a rousing armed forces medley for orchestra and chorus and Leroy Anderson’s equally rousing hit, Bugler’s Holiday. Brad Perry and Stuart Duke, will perform the Friendship Duet from Bizet’s opera Pearlfishers, while sopranos Joy Strotz, Becky Earl, Anne Davidson and Jackie Lengfelder will delight the audience with operatic arias and duets. Guest artist this year from New York is Melody Moore, to perform Broadway hits and a special duet with her sister, Joy Strotz.
The concert continues with hits for the SummerFest chorus: Amazing Grace; Going Home theme from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, and Battle Hymn of the Republic. The concert concludes with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes, a new arrangement of God Bless America, Tchaikovsky’s brilliant 1812 Overture, and an audience singalong of America the Beautiful, featuring the newly formed North Lake Tahoe Children’s Chorus. Maestro Rawie’s baton will be auctioned off, as well as the bass drum’s biggest beater.
Tickets for the July 1 concert here in Gardnerville will be available at the door or at the Carson Valley Arts Council office, 1572 US Hwy 395, Minden, by phone at 775-782-8207 or online. General admission is $30 adults and $25 for seniors. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Youth and students with ID under 23 years of age are free, in non reserved seating.