Concert series kicks off |

Concert series kicks off

Special to the Nevada Appeal
Elizabeth Pitcairn will be featured with the legendary Red Stradivarius violin in Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' Paul Guttman concert series
Joy Strotz |

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its ninth annual Winter MusicFest with the Paul Guttman concert series.

The program opens with Bach’s choral “Magnificat,” featuring vocal soloists Anna Helwing, Joy Strotz and Katharine DeBoer, sopranos; Albert Lee and Sherman Modeste, tenors; and Chris Langton and Stuart Duke, baritones. Jacob Warnick, the 16-year-old winner of the 2013 Paul Guttman Piano Competition, will perform Saint Saens Piano Concerto Op. 22 in G minor.” The final work on the program features Elizabeth Pitcairn, guest violinist, performing Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor on the Red Stradivarius violin. Maestro James Rawie will conduct.

The performances will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Theresa Church, 1041 Lyons Ave., in South Lake Tahoe; 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Shepherd of the Sierra Church, 3680 U.S. Highway 395 South in Carson City; 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., in Incline Village; and 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 501 California Ave. in Reno.

A soiree musicale fundraiser is set for 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at a home in Incline Village. Tickets cost $100 per person. Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform as well as several vocal soloists accompanied by Donna Axton on piano. For more details, call 787-602-2121.

Tickets are available at the door or online, at the Tahoe City Visitor Center, and Potlatch in Incline Village. General admission to all concerts is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors (advance purchase only) and $5 for students ages 19-23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $40, or $15 for youth/students. People younger than 19 are free.

All performances are supported by the Kling Family Foundation. For more information or preferred seating, call 775-313-9697, go to or send an email to