Lake Tahoe Music Festival 2015

Outdoor classical music in spectacular settings around the Lake and in Truckee.

Join us as The Lake Tahoe Music Festival 20-Piece Academy Orchestra presents a 5-day concert series. Beautiful music at lake-front and intimate settings on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City and Truckee. Bring your picnic, chair and wine for a wonderful evening of beautiful music.

SERENADES AT SUNSET – A Magical Evening of Music

presented by
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival ACADEMY ORCHESTRA, with soloists Chris Kachain, Renowned guitarist for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, and Laurie Hamilton concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

• Bring your picnics, wine and chairs (low-back chairs and/or picnic blankets for seating)
• Gate 5:00pm, Meet the Musicians 5:30pm, Concert 6:00pm
• August 18, 19, 20, 21: $20 per person, 12 and under free
• August 22: $55 per person - concert, dinner and wine (Dinner 5pm, Concert 6pm)
• Music festival chairs for sale at all concerts, while supply lasts
• Special needs call 530.583.3101
• CASH or CHECK only for ticket purchases AT THE GATE. NO CREDIT CARDS.

Tuesday, August 18 - Sugar Pine Point Park
music of Schubert includes Arpeggione Sonata for Guitar and Strings

South of Tahoma, CA  Highway 89
$10/car park fee (carpool)
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival Academy Orchestra and classical guitarist Chris Kachain perform beautiful music, in this unique setting cradled between the shores of Lake Tahoe and the historical Ehrman Mansion. Bring your picnics, wine, beverages, picnic blanket and low back chairs for a magical evening.

Wednesday, August 19 - West Shore Café
music of Mozart includes a Violin Concerto

5160 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood, CA
Enjoy the Academy Orchestra conducted by Maestro Timm Rolek and featuring soloists Laurie Hamilton violin and classical guitarist Chris Kachian as they present  “Mostly Mozart” at this beautiful setting on the Lake. Bring your picnics, relax and enjoy no host BARBECUE or order off the menu, and  no host bar prepared by the fabulous crew at The West Shore Café.

Thursday, August 20 - Tahoe Tree Company
music of Schubert includes Symphony #5

401 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
Preconcert wine and cheese tasting
The gardens of the Tahoe Tree Company welcome you, your family and friends to an evening of music. The Lake Tahoe Music Festival Academy Orchestra along with our soloist Chris Kachain, classical guitar, presents “Simply Schubert” for your listening pleasure. As always, bring your lawn chair of blanket, food and beverage to enjoy the evening.

Friday, August 21 - Skylandia
music of Mozart includes Symphony #33

Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City, CA
Join the Festival Academy Orchestra under the pines and on the north shores of Lake Tahoe at the beautiful Skylandia Beach and Park. Maestro Timm Rolek and 20 young musicians will present an amazing and intimate evening framing the backdrop of Lake Tahoe. Soloists Laurie Hamilton and Chris Kachian will perform selections that highlight violin, cello and classical guitar.  Bring your low chairs, picnics and wine as you join in on this unique experience at Lake Tahoe.

Saturday, August 22 - Schaffers Mill Club
music of Haydn, includes Vilolin Concerto, Symphony#91

9045 Heartwood Drive, Truckee, CA
Includes Dinner & Wine $55, No host bar will be available, seating is provided
Dinner 5pm, Concert 6pm 
Enjoy the serene setting of Schaffers Mill as the Festival Academy Orchestra  and soloist Chris  Kachain classical guitar and Laurie Hamilton violin present a special and unique program, Happily Haydn. Don't miss this wonderful setting as we bring our 2015 season to a close. The Concert includes dinner, wine and our academy orchestra and soloists.

Ticket available at the Tahoe City Visitors Center or Incline Village Visitors Center, by calling 775-832-1606 and via A small processing fee will be added to online purchases.

For special needs or access requirements, please contact the Festival Office at 530.583.3101 or email

Donations to support and continue the Lake Tahoe Music Festival are greatly appreciated – mail to Lake Tahoe Music Festival, PO Box 7, Truckee Ca 96160. Online donations will be accepted in the near future. 

Lake Tahoe Music Festival Concerts

Lake Tahoe Music Festival is a 501 c(3) dedicated to grow the musicians of tomorrow through our Academy Orchestra and Truckee Tahoe Youth Music Mentoring Program.

The Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival graciously welcomes your contributions.

Sponsors ($1,000 and up)

Supporters ($25 - $999)

Thank you for your patronage and support.

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