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Classical Tahoe

A world-class celebration of the arts that enriches the cultural, educational, and community vitality of Lake Tahoe.

During four weeks every summer since 2012, fifty-five of the finest musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, LA and NY Philharmonics, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphonies of San Francisco, Paris, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, and more bring their unique artistry together on the shores of Lake Tahoe. In that short timespan, they offer six orchestra concerts, three chamber music concerts, three jazz concerts, free performances and open rehearsals, a family concert and maker faire, music education and more. Debuting in 2020, the Brubeck Jazz Summit gathers thirty of the finest young jazz musicians on the planet for a week of training with top jazz professionals. Classical Tahoe continues to expand its offerings every year, providing music classes, performances and therapy for people from all walks of life in the local community.

In 2020, Bently Foundation made a long-term investment in this vital element of Lake Tahoe’s cultural tableau, committing to a $50,000 annually renewing grant to support their programming.


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