Vouleftiko - Toccata concert, Saturday, April 13th 2024

Toccata lake Tahoe performance

The large symphony orchestra and choir "Toccata" from the Tahoe lake's region of the USA, are coming to Greece for the first time this April, for yet another exciting concert -right after Athens: on Saturday, April 13th 2024, at the Vouleftiko hall in Nafplio, 34 American musicians will perform on stage, with a rich repertoire of ecclesiastical and classical music, that will captivate us...

On stage, there will be 11 orchestra members playing cello, harmonium, oboe, red violin, viola, violin, along with 23 choir members, in a magical concert lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes.

James Rawie is the artistic director and conductor of Toccata, with a notable and successful career in classical music as a maestro.
Elizabeth Pitcairn is the featured soloist of Toccata, famous for her "Red Violin". She is one of the most acknowledgeable soloists with international fame. Her "Red Violin" -a "Red Mendelssohn" Stradivarius of 1720- is one of the most legendary instruments, said to have inspired the Academy award-winning film "The Red Violin".

The orchestra was founded in 2005 by James and Nancy Rawie, as a non-profit musical arts organization based at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Gradually, the increase of the funding and the support of the local communities empowered Toccata to become an ensemble, regularly performing major symphonic works around the world such as Italy, Salzburg-Prague, Slovakia/Hungary, France and Spain. The musicians performed in different venues, such as the Toulouse Cathedral, the Dali Museum Theater, the Basilica of Montserrat, the Gothic theater in Barcelona and the crypt of Sagrada Familia -now coming at the Voukeftiko hall in Nafplio!

Toccata Orchestra in Nafplio

Gloria enexcelsis - Laudamuste - Antonio Vivaldi
Amazing Grace - (arr. M. Mullin) - John Newton
Pie Jesu (Requiem) Joy Strotz, Jackie Lengfelder, soprano Americana
Αrr. M. Mullin - Andrew Lloyd Webber): Selections will be picked from this list:
- Elijah Rock Spiritual Stuart Duke, baritone - (arr. Jester Hairston)
- Walk down that lonesome road - (arr. David Brock) - James Taylor
- Deep River Spiritual (arr. Norman Luboff)
- Good News Spiritual (arr. William Dawson)
- American Tune (arr. P.Simon / B.Danoff /Rawie) - Johann Sebastian Bach
- Concerto for violin, Oboe and Strings Mvt 1 - Johann Sebastian Bach
- Con Te Partiro /Time to Say Goodbye (Lucio Quarantotto / Francesco Sartori)
Concerto Op. 8 #1 in E major: Spring RV. 697 Contest of Harmony & Invention - Antonio Vivaldi
Allegro - Largo e pianissimo - Allegro pastorale (Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin)
Choose Something Like A Star, from Frostiana Randall Thompson
Hallelujah (arr. M. Mullin) - Leonard Cohen

Duration of performance
1h and 15m appx.

Vouleftiko hall (Nafplio, old town)

Saturday, April 13th 2024

Starting time


Information - Organization
Nafplio Conservatory Angeliki Mavrouli, Τ. +30 27520 25900.

Did you know that?
Toccata is coming to Nafplio, right after its performance in Athens, at the "Agios Dionysios Areopagitis" Catholic Church and at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Piraeus, in an emblematic church of 200 years!

Toccata Orchestra on stage

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