Thank you all for the best season yet!

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town 
and Old Town Business & Professional Association 
gratefully thank our generous supporters:

Spotlight on our Loyal and Generous Donors!
Slavonian-American Benevolent Society and Slavonian Hall manager John Petrinovich
Tacoma Arts Commission
John Connelly Law Offices, Jack and Angela Connelly
The Spar, proprietor Kathleen Manke
Nicola Tollefson, North End friend and supporter
SAI Music Fraternity, Tacoma Alumnae Chapter
Nancy Muse, proprietor of Bayview Optical

Bravo for In-Kind Support!
Ginkgo Winery Tasting Room, manager Sonie Hansen
South Sound Magazine, editor Josh Dunn
Hawthorn Tea Room, proprietor Cathy Russell
Treos, proprietor Brad Carpenter
Old Town Starbucks, manager Kara

Standing Ovation for our Stellar Volunteers!
Jim Robbins and Dayton Knipher, photographers extraordinaire
Chris and Rob Reynolds, cookies, table setting and green boughs for the Wine & Song Benefit
Alexis McDonald, Barb Bourscheidt, Brenda and SAI sisters for managing the refreshments
Kathleen Butler, Dave Kresch and John Trueman for helping set up and break down.
Karen Trueman, Karen Oleson and Karen Goettling for greeting our guests

Thank you! all the fantastic musicians who have shared their talents and beautiful music.

Applause and a special THANK YOU to our wonderful audience.
Your support is an important aspect of the concerts. We share that give and take between audience and performers (the 12th man phenomenon!). The energy from the stage is reflected right back from you folks to the musicians. You’re the best.

Classical Tuesdays welcomes the Stadium High School Orchestra February 11

Slavonian Hall
On Tuesday February 11, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is happy to feature the award-winning Stadium High School Orchestra. This ensemble of outstanding young musicians is under the direction of Matthew Underwood. The program for the evening will reflect the group's passion for the music and their enjoyment in performing. The vibrancy and energy is sure to fill the hall!

When & where:
Tuesday, February 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

Jan 14: Michael Partington, classical guitarist

Michael Partington, guitarist
(Mosaic Brass Quintet was scheduled to perform, but has an injured trumpeter.)

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to feature Michael Partington, one of the most engaging of the new generation of musicians. Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his “lyricism, intensity and clear technical command,” this award-winning British guitarist has performed internationally to critical praise. Michael has a charming stage manner and audiences enjoy his innate rhythm and varied, warm tone.

The concert will have a Spanish flavor including music by De Falla, Turina and Albeniz. Join us on Tuesday!

When & where:
Tuesday, January 14, 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

An Evening of Operetta & Cabaret, December 10 at the John Connelly Law Offices

Our annual Wine & Song (Cabernet & Cabaret this time around!) is December 10 at 7pm.

This event is sponsored and hosted by the John Connelly Law Offices and all proceeds benefit the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series of free concerts.

mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula

An Evening of Operetta and Cabaret. Our chanteuse  for the evening is mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula with Denes Van Parys at the piano, featuring operetta selections from Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan, and some Kurt Weill to represent the Berlin operetta style that crosses over to cabaret.  

On the cabaret side,songs made famous by Edith Piaf ("La vie en rose,"  "Non, je ne regrette rien") and a set of classical Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom that are great fun.  Of course, she'll finish with songs from Kander and Ebb's musical Cabaret !

Fine wines will be poured by Ginkgo Forest Winery  accompanied by a lavish array of hors d'oeuvres and sweets.

When & where:
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, at 7 pm.
John Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

$25 tickets available at Bayview Optical, 2217 North 30th Street #106

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door at the benefit.

For more info: (253) 752-2135

Fantastic Basket will be Raffled November 12

Buy raffle tickets: support the Classical Tuesdays free concert series and win treats for yourself or get a head start on your holiday gift shopping!

South Sound Magazine has gathered many terrific items for inclusion in the Raffle Basket to be raffled off at Classical Tuesdays' November 12 concert. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at Slavonian Hall between 6:15 and 7pm before the concert starts and also during the Intermission of the concert. The drawing will be held at the end of Intermission. Attend a great concert - performed by some of Tacoma's favorite string players - and buy tickets for a chance to win this generous basket.

The basket includes:
1-year subscriptions to South Sound Magazine and 425 Magazine ($60 value).

Gift certificates to restaurants:
a $50 gift certificate to The Melting Pot of Tacoma, a fondue restaurant, and

a $40 gift certificate to TWO KOI Japanese Cuisine  in downtown Tacoma

and a $50 gift certificate to Toscanos Cafe & Wine Bar in Puyallup.

Also exciting is the inclusion of William Cullina's beautiful book Native Ferns, Moss and Grass  (earning 5-star reviews!), an informative guide to identifying and caring for native North American plants.

 Rounding out the basket are a South Sound candle ($7), Julep Lip-Gloss ($20), samples from Cascade Eye and Skin Centers and a 2-for-1 coupon for Lunch at The Hub and Harmon Tap Room.

This basket has a total value of $250 !
Raffle tickets sell for $5 each or 3 for $12.

Attend the November 12 concert to enjoy outstanding string chamber music and try for a chance to win this generous gift basket.

Diwali Morning Concert this Saturday am - Vocal, sitar, tabla in Bellevue

Srivani Jade
An invitation from Srivani Jade: This Saturday morning...Diwali music.

Many of you will remember Srivani Jade's performance for Classical Tuesdays October 2008 in Slavonian Hall.

Diwali morning concerts, a tradition that started in Maharashtra 2 decades ago is now spreading to other parts of the country and abroad becoming an inseparable part of Diwali celebrations. The idea is to start the festivities early morning with meditative notes of classical and light music performed by renowned artists. The auditorium is decorated with colorful lanterns, rangolis and lamps. The audience comes in their best traditional attire. The entire environment is fresh and pleasant, filled with lights and colors. We are hoping to spread the same spirit through this concert here in Bellevue.

Please buy the tickets online using the link below:

Members of Asha, Pratidhwani, Ragamala/Seniors/Students(12+): $12 online / $15 gate
General: $15 online / $20 gate

This year again we bring you both vocal and instrumental performances featuring

Srivani Jade (Vocal), Pt. Kushal Das (Sitar), Kushaljit Das (Sitar) 
Aarshin Karande (harmonium) and Ravi Albright (Tabla)

When: Saturday, November 2nd 2013 10:00 AM
Where: Eastside Baha’i Center
16007 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98008

Sponsored by Asha Seattle and Pratidhwani
Co-sponsored by Ragamala

Donations for Asha are appreciated!

Snacks and tea will be available at the venue for purchase.
The Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla

Strings 3, 2, 1! Music for Trio, Duo and Solo! November 12, 7pm

Some of Tacoma's favorite string players are back for Classical Tuesdays' November concert.
Maria Sampen on violin, Timothy Christie on viola and David Requiro on cello will play a variety of chamber music for us; a variety of composers and styles and variety in the numbers of musicians performing.

Maria on Violin

Tim on Viola
David on Cello
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
November 12, 7pm
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

Harpist Margaret Shelton in The News Tribune

Last week The News Tribune ran a lovely profile of harpist Margaret Shelton. Come out and enjoy Margaret's storytelling on Tuesday!

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
Oct. 8, 7pm
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
GO Arts: Harp concert in Old Town travels the world with Margaret Shelton, UPS Watson Fellow
by Rosemary Ponnekanti
October 2, 2013

The prestigious Watson Fellowship benefits the college students who win it to the tune of $25,000, funding a year-long international odyssey of academic and personal discovery. But the trickle-down benefit of the Watson comes to Tacoma audiences next Tuesday night in the form of a free harp concert of world music, given by Watson Fellow Margaret Shelton for the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series.

Shelton won her Watson in 2011, and spent the next year wandering the world as a traveling harpist. From China to Germany, Ireland to Spain, France and even Paraguay, where the harp is the national instrument, Shelton met local harpists, learned local tunes, played traditional instruments and even learned to make her own small traveling harp to take on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, playing music at every hostel she stayed at. ...

Next Tuesday, she’ll take the Classical Tuesdays audience around the world with her, playing everything from Chinese konghou tunes to classical French repertoire to Celtic tunes and Paraguayan folktunes. She’ll also tell the tale of the German Harfenmädchen: wandering German female harpists who traveled the Alps early last century, one of whom she met personally.

Hope to see you at Margaret's Oct. 8 Classical Tuesdays concert!