Tuesday September 8 at 5:30 in Old Town Park

Brass Band Northwest starts off the next season of
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town

Tap your foot to Boogie Woogie and Marches while enjoying the exciting sounds of all-brass music in our lovely Old Town Park!  

Brass Band Northwest, in the tradition of the British brass band, is 30 professional and semi-professional musicians performing on cornets, flugelhorn, alto horns, baritones, euphoniums, trombones, and tubas, plus percussion. 

Brass Band Northwest

Bring your blanket or beach chair and picnic-makings, or purchase food from local eateries.

 When & where:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:30pm

Old Town Park
2350 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135
Facebook event

February 10: From Croatia to Old Town Tacoma

February 10 is the closing concert of Classical Tuesdays' 10th season!
In appreciation of these 10 years that the Slavonian-American Benevolent Society has opened their lovely hall for our concerts, we are featuring music of the Croatian and the Balkan regions.

The Slavonian American Benevolent Society was organized in 1901, by a small group of immigrants.  The Slavonian Hall , built in 1906-7, quickly became the central gathering place for food, singing, dancing and companionship. The Hall is as vital as ever in the community and Classical Tuesdays is very happy to use the hall for our performances.

The womens a cappella group Dunava will sing songs from the Balkan region. And Dave & the Dalmatians will regale us with music, primarily klapa, from the Dalmatian coast.

Dunava womens a cappella ensemble
Dave & the Dalmatians

When & where:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7pm

Slavonian Hall
2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome
Handicap parking and access from alley

More information:
(253) 752-2135
Facebook event

Tacoma Youth Symphony Chamber Ensembles January 13, 2015

To welcome the new year, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is delighted to present the Tacoma Youth Symphony chamber music ensembles! 
These are the best of the best: of the hundreds of students in the Tacoma Youth Symphony orchestras, the top instrumentalists are selected to be showcased in these small chamber ensembles.

Join us for fabulous music-making and cocoa, coffee and cookies!
Free admission, all ages welcome.

When and where:

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, at 7 pm, FREE.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
More info: (253)752-2135

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Wine & Song Benefit: 7:00pm on December 9, 2014

Tickets for the December 9th 7:00pm Wine & Song Benefit

$25 per person includes an evening of music, a wine pouring by Gingko Tasting Room and tasty finger foods.

Tickets are available now at Bayview Optical, 2217 N 30th St., Suite 106, Tacoma, WA 98403

Thank you! to Nancy Muse, proprietor of Bayview, for handling the selling of tickets.  
Connelly Law Offices, Old Town
No credit cards, please. Cash or check only. Thank you.

An Evening of Song in Old Town
Held at the beautifully restored Connelly Law Offices
2301 N 30th St. Old Town 

At 7:00pm we sit down to listen to Gino and Charles, accompanied by Jeff.

Gino will sing the standard Italian opera hits that he does so well and some Neapolitan songs.
Gino Lucchetti, tenor
Charles will sing songs by Jeffrey Moidel, the evening’s pianist, on poems by Pablo Neruda as well as romantic songs from the 1940s and 50s.
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone

And, of course, the two men will round out their set with crowd-pleasing duets.

Then we will all mingle with a glass of Gingko Wine and finger foods. A big Thank You! to Gingko Forest Winery Tasting Room for pouring some of their lovely wines this evening. 

Mosaic Brass Quintet performs in Slavonian Hall November 11, 7pm

Mosaic Brass Quintet:
Edward Castro and Zachary Lyman, trumpets
Becky Miller, French horn, Keith Winkle, trombone and Paul Evans, tuba

Mosaic Brass Quintet
     These five superb Northwest brass musicians will perform a program of music from the second half of the 20th Century. Composers featured are Englishman Sir Malcolm Arnold, Americans Anthony Plog and Gwyneth Walker, and Uruguayan composer and trombonist Enrique Crespo. 

When & where:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7pm

Slavonian Hall
2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome
Handicap parking and access from alley

More information:
(253) 752-2135
Facebook event

Northwest Inspirations for Tacoma Composers

Margaret Shelton
Tacoma Composers: world premiers of compositions by Tacoma composers Rob Hutchinson, Greg Youtz, Deborah Anderson and Kareem Kandi. In creating this program, I asked our composers to write a piece inspired by something or someone of special interest here in the Northwest.

As part of the Metal-Urge aspect of the Tacoma Arts Month, we'll hear an improvised work by Miho Takekawa on vibraphones (a metallophone, made of metal bars).

Many familiar faces will be on stage Tuesday! Besides returning composers Rob, Greg and Deborah, several performers from past Classical Tuesdays concerts have been invited by the composers to perform their works:  we welcome back mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula (2013 Wine & Song), cellist Stuart Hake (The Manette Trio, November 2011), harpist Margaret Shelton (October 2013), and Miho Takekawa (January 2010, February 2011,September 2014).
New to the series is composer/saxophonist Kareem Kandi and his Trio and also mezzo-soprano Erin Calata.

Join us October 14 for a fun evening and a chance to meet and greet some of Tacoma's finest music-makers!

Thank you to our MANY SUPPORTERS:  
A big Thank You especially to Slavonian-American Benevolent Society for the use of their beautiful, historic hall.
Tacoma Arts Commission has awarded us financial support each of these 10 years.
The John Connelly Law Offices contribute financially and in the use of their lovely space for our Wine & Song each December.
Kathy Manke of The Spar is a strong supporter, financially and in-kind.
Dr. Nicole Ancich, dentist in Old Town, has covered the costs of printing posters, flyers, and programs for this entire season.
North End neighbor Nicola Tollefson is a loyal contributor to our series.
Nancy Muse of Bayview Optical supports us financially and in-kind.
Cathy Russell of Hawthorn Tea Room donates lovely teas and cookies each month.
Brad Carpenter of Treos donates delicious coffee each month.
Sonie Hansen of Ginkgo Wine Tasting Room donates the excellent wines for Wine & Song in December.
Pauline Zeitler, Manager of Old Town Columbia Bank branch, keeps our books in order. 
Many concert attendees help with the setting up and break down of chairs and tables each concert, under the direction of Kathleen Butler and Dave Kresch.
Refreshments are beautifully handled by volunteers, led by Barb Bourscheidt and Alexis Macdonald.
All our greeters are volunteers, led by Karen Trueman, Karen Goettling and members of SAI Joanne Iverson, Karen Oleson, Sue Docken.

THANK YOU! One and all. We could not present a series of free concerts for our community without your sustenance and encouragement.

Summer weather reigned on Concert in the Park

On the lovely evening of September 9 we gathered on the lawn of Old Town Park for a Classical Tuesdays' Concert. The warm wood sounds of the marimba and Andean flutes, produced by The Miho & Diego Duo, wafted on the gentle summer breeze. Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy were joined by Lamont Atkinson and Frank Anderson on drums.  Frank delighted us with his dancing to the (mostly) Latin beat.

Miho on the Marimba
Miho & Diego with Lamont and Frank

Dancing Frank

The concert was nicely featured in  the TNT and also in the Weekly Volcano

Thank you! Miho & Diego Duo and Friends Lamont and Frank for a lovely evening in Old Town Park.