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
By Pamela Butler Ryker on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
|Connelly Law Offices, Old Town|
At 7:00pm we sit down to listen to Gino and Charles, accompanied by Jeff.
|Gino Lucchetti, tenor|
|Charles Robert Stephens, baritone|
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.
By Pamela Butler Ryker on Monday, October 27, 2014
Mosaic Brass Quintet:
Edward Castro and Zachary Lyman, trumpets
Becky Miller, French horn, Keith Winkle, trombone and Paul Evans, tuba
|Mosaic Brass Quintet|
2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
All ages welcome
Handicap parking and access from alley
By Pamela Butler Ryker on Thursday, October 23, 2014
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!
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.
By Pamela Butler Ryker on Sunday, October 05, 2014
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|
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.
By Pamela Butler Ryker on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Concert in Old Town Park
bring blankets or chairs, pick up picnic foods at local eateries
The 10th Season of Classical Tuesdays in Old Town starts
Tuesday September 9 at 5:30pm in Old Town Park
Miho & Diego Duo and Friends return by popular demand !
|Miho & Diego Duo|
Join us for an exciting performance of the Sounds of Japan and Latin America: Miho Takekawa on the marimba and Diego Coy playing the quena, a traditional Andean flute. Miho and Diego combine their distinctive warm, natural wood sounds and take the listener on a musical journey from Japan to South America. Playing a brand of music that is truly their own, the Duo’s repertoire covers an amazingly wide range of styles with an innovative approach. They have produced 4 CDs featuring music of the Andes, traditional South American folk, Brazilian, Japanese, jazz and Latin jazz music, and original compositions.
Dr Miho Takekawa, originally from Tokyo, Japan, is percussion lecturer at Pacific Lutheran University as well as Japan Tour Coordinator and Activities Liaison for the University of Washington.
Diego Coy is from Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where he was Director of “Fundacion Viva La Musica” and “Fundacion Funmusica” in Cali. Since arriving in Seattle in 2003, Diego has performed at many regional festivals and received a recording grant from the King County 4CultureSpecial Project and the “Quinbaya Award” from Centro Cultural Hispano Americano Organization in Washington.
By Pamela Butler Ryker on Friday, August 15, 2014
By Pamela Butler Ryker on Wednesday, August 06, 2014