Classical Tahoe to Honor Memory of Maestro Joel Revzen in 2020 Edition

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Joel Revzen’s official website)

Classical Tahoe, a festival of classical music dedicated to promoting the cultural life of Lake Tahoe, has decided to adapt its 2020 edition to a Chamber Music Series.

The Management of Classical Tahoe has been looking for various ways in order to ensure the celebration of classical music in the safe manner due to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns. Following the guidance of a health advisor, the team of Lake Tahoe came to a decision to host a reduced version of the festival.

The new outlook will spotlight a series of outdoor live chamber music concerts, featuring up to 12 musicians, for an audience of 25 visitors per concert.

The decision to turn to a unique form of the festival has been inspired by the memory of the famed conductor Joel Revzen, who died on May 25 due to COVID-related complications.

Musicians who will be performing at this year’s Classical Tahoe series include tenor Nicholas Phan, harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, pianist Gilles Vonsattel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra concertmaster David Chan, bassoonist Whitney Crockett, oboist  Nathan Hughes, and horn player David Cooper, among others.

The festival began on July 30 and will end on August 16, 2020.