Clan Gordon Pipers inspired dancing and singing

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town started up our 14th season on Saturday September 8 in Old Town Park. We provided the finale for Pioneer Days Festival at Job Carr Cabin Museum.
The Clan Gordon Pipers regaled us with dance tunes and with songs that touched the heart - a few people in the audience sang along at times! The pipers' tunes were often familiar and very moving. The drummers showed great wrist action with their mallets! and the two dancers were lovely and lively.

Clan Gordon Pipers

Clan Gordon drummers

Clan Gordon dancers
 

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town 2018-2019 Season Overview

Classical Tuesdays is delighted to kick off our 14th season of free concerts under the aegis of the Old Town Business & Professional Association!

Our series runs September-February, and we think you'll like the lineup:


Keep an eye out for our posters!
September 8, 2018 - 4pm in Old Town Park
Clan Gordon Pipers/Finale to Pioneer Days Festival

October 9, 2018 - 7pm at Slavonian Hall
The Choppers/Brass Quintet

November 13, 2018 - 7pm at Slavonian Hall
Korean Music Traditions/Instrumental & Dance

December 11, 2018 - 7pm at Connelly Law Offices
Wine & Song Benefit ($25)

January 8, 2019 - 7pm at Slavonian Hall
Gretchen Yanover/Electric Cello

February 12, 2019 - 7pm at Slavonian Hall
Strings Plus/Maria Sampen & Friends

Our three hosts in Old Town are:


Starting time is Tuesday, 7:00pm, except for the September outdoor concert.

Concerts are free/donations appreciated.

--Pamela Ryker, Artistic Director

Clan Gordon Pipers in Old Town Park September 8, 4pm

Clan Gordon Pipe Band will regale us with drums and Scottish pipes on Saturday September 8. We'll gather in Old Town Park at the end of Pioneer Day at Job Carr Cabin Museum. The pipers start up at 4pm.

The Clan Gordon Pipe Band was formed In 1955 when a group of Scottish immigrants and Americans pooled their experience, and, with the sponsorship of Clan Gordon, formed the Clan Gordon Pipe Band in Tacoma, Washington. The first Pipe Major was Johnnie Montgomery, father of longtime member, Jack Montgomery. Even though Clan Gordon is no longer their sponsor, they retain the original name. 
The Clan Gordon Pipers play the music of the highland bagpipe throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Bring a blanket or beach chair and picnic makings, or purchase food and beverage from local eateries.

When & where:
Saturday, September 8, 2018 4:00pm

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

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135


Camas Wind Quintet & Erik Steighner on Sax on February 13

Camas Woodwind Quintet


 Classical Tuesdays in Old Town looks forward to featuring the Camas Woodwind Quintet and saxophonist Erik Steighner on the closing concert of this, our 13th season, Tuesday February 13 in Slavonian Hall in Old Town Tacoma. All the performers teach on the music faculty at Pacific Lutheran University; clarinetist Craig Rine and saxophonist Erik Steighner have performed for Classical Tuesdays on previous concerts.

The program includes Barber's Summer Music, Milhaud's Chimney of King Rene (charming, Renaissance-inspired work), an arrangement of the Bartok's Roumanian Dances, the Sextet by Dubois (with Erik Steighner on sax), and a reed trio by Auric.
Erik Steighner
Where & When:
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
Tuesday February 13, 7:00pm
Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome  
Ramp access from the alley

The Art of Strings: Maria & Tim at Classical Tuesdays in Old Town



Classical Tuesdays in Old Town welcomes back violinists Maria Sampen and Tim Christie for the January 9, 2018 performance in Slavonian Hall in Old Town Tacoma.

Following a recent visit to China, Maria and Tim, joined by harpist Catherine Case, perform music of Chen-Yi and Bright Sheng, as well as Saint-Saens and other composers.


Where & When:
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
Tuesday January 9, 7:00pm
Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome 


Wine & Song Benefit for Classical Tuesdays December 12 at Connelly Law Offices


Classical Tuesdays' annual benefit is on Tuesday December 12 at 7pm
Again this year we'll gather at the handsome Connelly Law Offices in Old Town Tacoma

$25 Tickets are available at Bayview Optical in Old Town (see her web page for hours). Any remaining tickets will be available at the door on Dec 12. Call 253.752.2135 for info.

Featured musicians for this year's benefit are the nationally renowned duo Soprello: soprano Allison Pohl and cellist Alistair MacRae. Following the music we'll enjoy some lovely wines and finger foods. All ages are welcome.
Soprello Duo: soprano Allison Pohl & cellist Alistair MacRae

When & where:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 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
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

Sufi Music in Old Town November 14


Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to feature North Indian vocalist Srivani Jade on Tuesday Nov. 14 at 7:00pm in Slavonian Hall. Srivani, returning by popular demand!,  is turning her attention to Sufi Mystic Music and is bringing The Nirguni Ensemble to back her up in this venture.

Srivani Jade, North Indian vocalist

 A musical offering of uplifting spiritual poetry from the Indian Subcontinent over the centuries (13th C to present): Nirguni and Sufi poets--Rumi, Khusrau, Kabir, and more--have all written about transcending form and seeing the One in everyone and everything. We will be performing some lovely gems of thought from these poets and thinkers, and taking the audience along with us on an uplifting spiritual journey.

Where & When:
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
Tuesday November 14, 7:00pm
Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome