2012 Lake Tahoe SummerFest

Celebrating world-class music, fine arts, theatre, and education

This summer the Lake Tahoe SummerFest unveils a world-class festival featuring some of the best artists, musicians and inspirational educators in the nation. Participate and enjoy some of the finest arts and cultural events of the season wrapped within Lake Tahoe’s magnificent setting.

SummerFest Concerts: Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Maestro Joel Revzen; Concert Master, Laura Hamilton. Presenting a variety of classical music concerts performed at the very highest level with instrumentalists from the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony and other exceptional orchestras throughout the nation. Special early bird pricing through June 30. (read more)

SummerFest Arts: New: Workshops and arts schedule have been announced. A prestigious Carmel art gallery, American Impressionist Society, and AIS Master Artisits are partnering with Lake Tahoe SummerFest to present a collection of the finest American Impressionists of our time. (read more)

40th Annual Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: In collaboration with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Presenting “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” through which Shakespeare developed his works for the rest of his life within this deeply romantic and absurdly funny play. (read more)

SummerFest Institute: Supported by organizations and corporations with a deep appreciation for the power of education. Presenting a diverse collection of educational seminars and workshops designed by professional speakers. (read more)

Yea… It’s Shakespeare Time again!


Shakespeare’s doubly-delightful comedy

By William Shakespeare, Directed by Charles Fee
July 13-August 26, 2012

Before you know it, it’s gone! Don’t let it slip away without seeing the Bard at Sand Harbor.  

The 40th anniversary season commences with an exhilarating production that features gorgeous costumes, stunning sets, and a live onstage band that infuses the show with an infectious folk/rock soundscape. Also, don’t forget, one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West!

Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona is sure to enchant the entire family. Bosom buddies Valentine and Proteus are Verona’s closest comrades, but their friendship is put to the ultimate test when Proteus forsakes his beloved Julia and competes for the affections of Valentine’s newfound love, the strong-willed Silvia.  Teeming with high comic scenes and rich, romantic language, Two Gents displays Shakespeare’s copious comic powers at their hilarious height.

More information at:  http://laketahoeshakespeare.com/

Other programs in the 2012 Season include:

Broadway on the Beach
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Laura Jackson Conducting
Guest Artists: Lakisha Jones and Rob Evan

Monday, July 16, 2012, 7:30 pm
Under the Western Sky
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Laura Jackson Conducting
Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:30 pm
Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, Nev.
Special guest: Waddie Mitchell and Don Edwards


Sierra Nevada Ballet

Monday, July 30, 2012, 7:30 pm

Mrs. Robinson

Monday, August 6, 7:30 pm

Chautauqua: Marie Curie & Mother Jones

Monday, August 13, 7:30 pm

TOCCATA-James Rawie & Friends: A Continuing Requiem for John Lennon

Monday, August 20, 7:30 pm

More information on all these at: http://laketahoeshakespeare.com/playbill

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