December 6, 2016 7pm Wine & Song Benefit: Songs of Love & Longing

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
Wine & Song Benefit: Songs of Love & Longing

featuring Janeanne Houston, soprano; Jim Brown, tenor; Oksana Ezhokina, piano
performing music of  Mozart, Beethoven, Faure, Duparc

 
A Wine & Song evening at Connelly Law Offices 

When & where:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:00pm

Connelly Law Offices
2301 N 30th Street
Old Town Tacoma

Tickets available for purchase at  Bayview Optical, 2217 N 30th Street, Suite 106
$25  includes a reception of finger foods & wines by Ginkgo Forest Winery
This evening is a community gathering to celebrate and support the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series of free music events.
All ages welcome
More information:
(253) 752-2135

B'shnorkestra performs Global Concertos at Slavonian Hall November 1

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to bring B'shnorkestra (a 14-piece alternative chamber orchestra) to Old Town Tacoma on November 1 at 7:00pm.

Samantha Boshnack, trumpeter and composer, has written several  "Global Concertos" to showcase the guest soloist’s instrument and tradition. Her B’shnorkestra, conducted by Joshua Kohl, will perform three of these new works for Classical Tuesdays.

B'shnorkestra
The concertos feature Thione Diop on West African talking drum, North Indian vocalist Srivani Jade and Thomas Marriott, American jazz trumpet.
Thione Diop, widely recognized for his powerfully expressive Djembe performances, is descended from an ancestral line of Griot drummers. He performed his Senegalese drums for Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Park in September 2013.
Srivani Jade grew up performing on stage and radio in India and now performs Hindustani Gayaki in both North America and India; she first performed for Classical Tuesdays in October 2008.
Thomas Marriott is highly regarded for his tone and improvisations and has toured world-wide. He performed for Earshot Jazz Festival on October 14 at Tula's Jazz Club.

B'shnorkestra performed the Global Concertos at Poncho Theater on October 24 for Earshot Jazz. 

There will be a limited edition, pre-release CD of the premiere performance of Global Concertos for sale at this concert. Global Concertos is also available for pre-order on Bandcamp and iTunes. Check out videos of the premiere at www.bshnorkestra.com.

When & where:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00pm

Slavonian Hall
with ramp access from the alley
2306 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135/ Facebook Event

Classical Tuesdays Experiences Multi-media Event by Loop2.4.3

On Tuesday evening in Slavonian Hall we enjoyed a performance by percussion ensemble Loop 2.4.3 .
Thom Kozumplik, of Brooklyn, and Tacoma Symphony member Denali Williams on percussion were joined by Tom Burnett on keyboard in a live rendition of Kozumplik's Time-Machine_music (which is available to purchase). Album notes explain: "Time-Machine_music is the fourth album from Brooklyn's Loop 2.4.3, and was composed ... by the group's founder, Thomas Kozumplik. The music explores literal and figurative manipulations of time, probing the experience of time from a personal and social perspective. Underlying conflict is juxtaposed with melody, groove, counterpoint, and pulsing waves of sound and emotion, creating a cathartic journey."

Denali Williams and Thom Kozumplik
Their percussion, vocals and keyboard were supported/enhanced by slide projections provided by Seattle-based artist David Derickson.
slide projections provided by David Derickson
photos by Joanne Iverson. Thanks Joanne!









The word is out! Loop2.4.3 Percussion is sure to amaze us this Tuesday, Oct 11, 7:00pm

We are in for an amazing performance at Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma: this coming Tuesday at 7:00pm, in Slavonian Hall. The News Tribune GO magazine and KING FM have given Loop2.4.3 great coverage.

Thom Kozumplik returns with Loop2.4.3
Thomas’ electro-acoustic percussion set-up includes Chinese tom-toms, Indian bells, crotales, log drums, tambourim, bass drum, percussion sample pad, tape echo, and delay. He'll also play marimba, vibraphone, Thai gongs, piano, Wurlitzer, steel drum, kalimba, and uses vocal samples.

Tacoma Symphony percussionist Denali Williams and Seattle artist David Derickson will join Thom in this performance.

No intermission is planned. Come early; we'll have beverages and cookies to offer before folks sit down.

Copies of Time-Machine_music and other Loop2.4.3 recordings will be available for sale.

When & where:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Slavonian Hall
with ramp access from the alley
2306 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135, Facebook event

Classical Tuesdays is part of Tacoma Arts Month:
  1. Take a selfie at each Tacoma arts event you attend this October
  2. Post to the social media of your choice using #TacomaArts and mention the name of the event
  3. Be instantly entered to win one of three fabulous prize packages
Sponsored by the Arts & Culture Coalition of Pierce County


Classical Tuesdays brings back Loop2.4.3 Percussion Ensemble

"Visceral and satisfying...an astonishing variety of brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura, a genuine time warp - all in astonishingly intimate and dynamic, demonstration-quality sound." - Gramophone

Thomas Kozumplik, Loop 2.4.3 Percussion Ensemble
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is thrilled to welcome back to Slavonian Hall the ensemble Loop 2.4.3!
This percussion ensemble originated in the Puget Sound region and Classical Tuesdays featured these fellows a few times in Old Town Park and in Slavonian Hall early in their career. Loop 2.4.3 (what does that name stand for?!) is flourishing in New York City these days and we are fortunate to catch them on a leg of their West Coast tour. They'll  fill Slavonian Hall with the sounds of their highly touted album "Time Machine_music", enhanced by video projections produced by Seattle-based artist David Derickson.

“It all sounds like part of a well-thought-out tradition. Only the tradition has never existed until now.” – NPR / Fresh Air

When & where:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Slavonian Hall
with ramp access from the alley
2306 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135, Facebook event

Neither snow nor rain...

Not daunted by the threat of rain on Saturday! For the closing act of the Pioneer Days event, Brass Band Northwest performed outdoors on the stage at Old Town Park. A surprising number of hearty North End neighbors came out to enjoy their performance. The band squeezed in 58 minutes of terrific music-making before the cloudburst. All great fun and the brass did sound well outdoors.

We move indoors to Slavonian Hall for the October 11 performance by Loop 2.4.3 Percussion Ensemble. Join us then, Tuesday at 7:00pm!

Rain drives Classical Tuesdays indoors Sat 4:30

End of summer weather iffy as always:
Moving indoors to Old Town Music Society as rain is forecast on September 17th.
Same 4:30pm time, same Old Town neighborhood, down one block in Old Town Music Society 


Classical Tuesdays in Old Town: Brass Band Northwest
Saturday September 17 at 4:30 in Old Town Music Society, next to Jack Hyde Park (at end of The Spar block)



Thank you! to Tacoma Weekly and The News Tribune for the feature articles. 


Brass Band Northwest starts off our 12th season
Tap your foot to Boogie-Woogie and Marches while enjoying the exciting sounds of all-brass music in Old Town!
Brass Band Northwest, in the tradition of the British brass band, is 30 musicians performing brass and percussion.

Let's meet afterwards at local eateries.
 
When & where:
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 4:30pm

Old Town Music Society
2101 N 30th Street, Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135