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PBS Reno Series Classical Tahoe Earns 2022 Communicator Award of Distinction


RENO, NV (June 10, 2022) — The PBS Reno series Classical Tahoe has earned a 2022 Communicator Award of Distinction for Classical Tahoe Episode #101. This recognition from the leading international awards program that recognizes excellence in communication across a spectrum of industries is especially notable as PBS Reno gears up for Season 3 of the series this summer.

Classical Tahoe is the PBS Reno-produced series that celebrates the beloved music festival that brings world-renowned musicians to Lake Tahoe each summer. The series features interviews with a number of musicians involved in the performances during the three-week festival.

PBS Reno and the organization Classical Tahoe first collaborated in 2020 for the Classical Tahoe series. When the pandemic halted many in-person events and on-site local productions, PBS Reno and Classical Tahoe worked together to provide a livestream to viewers around the world while adhering to in-person limitations resulting from the pandemic. The footage captured by PBS Reno during the 2020 season was edited into a six-part series, Classical Tahoe, which debuted on PBS Reno in January 2021. PBS Reno livestreamed Classical Tahoe in July and August of 2021, and Season 2 of the series debuted in January 2022. 

In early 2022, American Public Television (APT) picked up Season 1 of Classical Tahoe for distribution, meaning the series is available for broadcast to 300+ PBS member stations around the country.

Classical Tahoe returns for the 2022 season July 22 – August 6 at Sierra Nevada University in Incline Village. PBS Reno will once again provide a livestream from selected concerts, and the footage captured will premiere during Season 3 of the Classical Tahoe series in January 2023 on PBS Reno channel 5.1

Seasons 1 and 2 of the Classical Tahoe series can be viewed on PBS Reno’s website.

“Local content that highlights the arts and our community is something that we take great pride in at PBS Reno,” said Megan Myers, PBS Reno Vice President of Content and Marketing. “The Classical Tahoe program and our partnership with Classical Tahoe is an example of such work and we areincredibly honored to be recognized with an international Communicator Award of Distinction.” 

“Classical Tahoe is incredibly excited that our PBS Reno partners have won this prodigious award for their exceptional storytelling,” said Karen Craig, Executive Director of Classical Tahoe. “They captured the hope, courage, and joy of Classical Tahoe finding a way to make live music during the first summer of the pandemic. We are incredibly grateful to PBS Reno for this innovative partnership and salute their talented team for being recognized alongside distinguished organizations like the New York Jets, Alliant Energy, and Raytheon Technologies.”

About The Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded over two decades ago, the annual competition honors the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive, and audio. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). Learn more here.

About Classical Tahoe

Classical Tahoe is a world-class celebration of the arts that enriches Lake Tahoe's cultural, educational, and community vitality. The festival includes musicians coming from 20 of America's leading orchestras. The intersection of top-level players from across the industry is incredibly unique, including virtuoso musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and others. Highlights include the world premiere performances of Jake Heggie, Aldo Lopez-Gavilan and Chris Brubeck, along with Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland, and more. The festival experience delights audiences with its superb concerts, sculptural pop-up pavilion, the intimate rapport between community and musicians, and educational programs in the majestic Lake Tahoe setting. Learn more at

About PBS Reno

As of February 2022, PBS Reno Channel 5.1 is watched weekly by more than 113,000 people in approximately 62,000 households in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with viewership on multicast channels Reno Create 5.2 and PBS KIDS Reno 5.3. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced content. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Curiosity Classroom Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life with standards-based lessons and activities. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as thousands of individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.

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