Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents EIPIC Elizabeth Pitcairn in Concert
Date: February 18, 2022
Location: CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda in Minden
TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Bach’s Magnificat February 18, 2022 in Minden. This is followed by Elizabeth Pitcairn, performing on the ‘Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius’ violin, performing Wieniawski’s famous Violin Concerto #2 with the Orchestra.
Henri Wieniaswki was the most famous violinist of his time. At age 9, he was granted special permissions to become a student at the Paris Conservatoire (being under age 12, and also being from Poland). About two years later, he entered and won first prize at the Graduate’s Competition – an astounding accomplishment, still being too young to even qualify for admission.
Although formidable in all ways, Wieniawski was especially expert in bowing styles, and this concerto displays one of his favorite techniques: The up-bow “flying spiccato”, which the greatest of players (including Liz) can contain maintain for an indefinite number of notes. This technique appears many times in the first and 3rd movements.
This concerto is a ‘standard’, and is generally counted among the top 10 violin concertos of all time. But Wieniaswki developed heart trouble at a relatively young age, and began taking breaks within concerts from age 35 onwards. He died in 1880 at age 45.
The Douglas County performance is Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7 pm at CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda in Minden
To purchase tickets contact the Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) at 775-782-8207 or stop by the CVAC office at 1572 US Hwy 395, Minden, Monday thru Friday 10 am to 1 pm. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert.
Before buying tickets, be sure to take note that Toccata requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination and that masks are required. General admission is $30 for adults. Seniors enjoy a $5 discount, and youth 23 and under are admitted free. “Front and Center” preferred seating prices are $40 for adults and $15 for youth/students.
Thank you for understanding and adhering to Toccata’s policies.