Natalie Cole Sets the Stage for An “Unforgettable” Summer Series

Natalie ColeWe’re ready to kick off the 2010 Lake Tahoe Music Festival summer season, and we’re doing it by announcing a performance by the incomparable Natalie Cole August 5 at Northstar-At-TahoeTM Resort. Combining R&B, jazz and pop sounds this nine-time Grammy Award-winner is an unstoppable force in music. Fans were touched by her “Unforgettable” duet with father Nat “King” Cole on 1991’s “Unforgettable…With Love,” and were equally enthralled by her 2008 release, “Still Unforgettable,” and 2009’s “Let’s Talk About Love.”

Backed by a 13-piece big band, Cole’s silky vocals are set to fill the mountain air with hits she’s recorded from the American Songbook along with so many of her own songs. She strives for a beauty and mystique in the songs she performs and also for, as she says, “lyrics and melodies that touch you and soothe you, appealing to your intellectual side, but most of all, appealing to your heart.”

Read the L.A. Times Concert Review from September 2009

With 24 albums under her belt and more than three decades in music’s limelight Cole has appealed to many people’s hearts. Elegant, sophisticated and often times nostalgic, her music is powered by vocal dexterity and an intimate and knowing way with lyrics and melody. Her versatility has led to a diverse list of No. 1 hits including “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” “Inseparable,” “Our Love,” “I’ve Got Love On My Mind,” “Pink Cadillac” and “Miss You Like Crazy,” just to name a few.

Read Natalie’s biography.

Watch Cole sing “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” at the White House.

Natalie Cole Discography (Click on the links to listen and watch video.)
Let’s Talk About Love, 2009
Still Unforgettable, 2008
Leavin’, 2006
Ask A Woman Who Knows, 2002
Greatest Hits Vol. 1, 2000
The Magic of Christmas, 1999
Snowfall on the Sahara, 1999
Celebration of Christmas, 1996
Stardust, 1996
Holly & Ivy, 1994
Take A Look, 1993
I’ve Got Love on My Mind, 1992
Unforgettable: With Love, 1991
Good to Be Back, 1989
Everlasting, 1987
Dangerous, 1985
I’m Ready, 1983
Happy Love, 1981
We’re the Best of Friends, 1979
I Love You So, 1979
Natalie Live, 1978
Unpredictable, 1977
Thankful, 1977
Natalie, 1976
Inseparable, 1975

Natalie Cole







About the Venue
This year we’re bringing some of our concerts to a new venue at Northstar-At-TahoeTM Resort, mid-mountain in a gently sloping bowl and overlooking a breathtaking view of mountains and valley below. We hope you enjoy this scenic addition to our concert locations.


Auditions are Now Open!

We’ve launched the homepage for our new Orchestra Academy and are now taking submissions for the 2010 session. Get all the details, fill out the application form and review the audition video repertoire online.

Auditions continue through March 15, and selected finalists will be named April 15. Students will study and rehearse for 10 days in this intensive program designed to provide real-world experience and musical instruction by principal players for major U.S. orchestras including Ariana Ghez and Jerry Grossman. The orchestra will also perform at two of the festival’s summer concerts and several additional concerts in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas.

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LTMF Launches Orchestra Academy for 2010

Through a reallocation of current funds, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival is launching a new program in the summer of 2010 – the Lake Tahoe Music Festival Orchestra Academy. The program provides world-class training and real-life professional experience to 36 young, aspiring musicians aged 18-22 from across the country.  

Orchestra AcademyThe students participate in a 10-day program that bridges the gap between college music studies and musical employment. Participating musicians will live at Granlibakken Resort in North Lake Tahoe to rehearse and learn with professionals prior to performing two Lake Tahoe Music Festival concerts and at smaller venues throughout the region.

Principal players drawn from major U.S. orchestras participate in the Academy as instructors, teaching master classes and soloists, coaching student musicians and serving as professional mentors through career planning classes.

Auditions will be conducted through YouTube videos, and applications will be accepted starting in January 2010. Watch for more details coming soon.

Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 8:14 pm  Comments (2)