TCMS presents performances by small ensembles in inviting venues in the greater Reno-Sparks area and outlying communities. Our programs draw on the rich tradition of classical chamber music while embracing innovative and evolving approaches to the genre. We develop opportunities to further the education and growth of musicians in our area. Our programs are presented free of admission charge with the goal of creating an accessible experience for diverse audiences of all ages to share and perpetuate the joy of live chamber music.
To the Friends and Supporters of the Toiyabe Chamber Music Society:
Thank you for your support and interest in sustaining TCMS. We are excited to share our plans for our future development and the 2023 season.
Founded in 1974, TCMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization presenting chamber music performances featuring local musicians, accomplished professionals from throughout the United States and new and commissioned works by area composers.
Historically, TCMS offered summer concerts in Incline Village where our audience was comprised primarily of local residents and tourists visiting for the summer season. During the Covid-imposed hiatus in 2020, the TCMS Board reflected on a new model for the organization to reach a wider audience and better fulfill our goals. Beginning with the 2021 season, our venues expanded into Reno and Carson City, and in 2022 we lengthened our season and presented performances in diverse venues in Reno and Fallon, as well as a chamber music workshop for the area’s young musicians.
For the 2023 season we will expand our presentations in the metro and outlying rural communities and will present hands-on educational opportunities for aspiring musicians of all ages. In addition to our traditional grant funding, we are soliciting donations from corporate sponsors and sustaining members to help us continue our mission.
We have changed our name to the “Toiyabe Chamber Music Society” as we are no longer focused solely on the Tahoe area. For local residents and visitors, the name evokes the geographic area of northwestern Nevada and rural communities we hope to serve. Along with our expanded mission we are rebranding with a new logo and website at ToiyabeMusic.org. This site will continue to be available during our transition for more information.
Thank you for your interest and support!
Sylvia Harrison, President
Laurentiu Norocel, Artistic Director of the Toiyabe Chamber Music Society, is an active performer and passionate educator in the Reno, Nevada area. He is a member of the Reno Philharmonic and is the Conductor for the Reno Youth String Symphonia.
He came to the United States to pursue his Master’s Degree and in 2010 graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance. Between 2015 - 2018, he served as Concertmaster for the Ohio Light Opera, where he performed and premiered popular works by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Originally form Romania, he earned his Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance from the National University of Music, Bucharest, Romania. Laurentiu was a regular member of the George Enescu Philharmonic, National Opera House of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania and extensively toured Europe with the L’orchestra I Sedici of Überlingen, Germany.
Throughout his career, Laurentiu Norocel has been afforded multiple opportunities to study and perform under the guidance of great masters such as Stefan Gheorghiu, Shmuel Ashkerenasi and Joseph Silverstein.