Classical Tuesdays in Slavonian Hall October 10

'Duel in Dresden' is the intriguing title of our musical performance in October. Tekla Cunningham (baroque violin) and Nathan Whittaker (baroque cello) and Henry Lebedinsky (harpsichord) present a program re-enacting the 18th Century rivalry between violinists Francesco Maria Veracini and Johann Georg Pisendel at the Dresden Court Orchestra. The program will feature music by Veracini and Pisendel as well as Bach and Telemann.

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

Harpsichord: Lebedinsky
Baroque violin: Cunningham

Baroque cello: Whittaker      


Classical Tuesdays in Old Town 13th Season Starting September 16

  September 16                                Brass Band Northwest
    4:00 in Old Town Park              Pioneer Days in Old Town  

  October 10                           Pacific MusicWorks
    Slavonian Hall                          Duel in Dresden                

  November 14                         Sufi Mystic Music
     Slavonian Hall                          Srivani Jade and Ensemble

 December 12                         Wine & Song Benefit
     Connelly Law Offices               $25 for a festive evening

  January 9                              Art of Strings
     Slavonian Hall                          Maria Sampen & Tim Christie

  February 13                          13th Season Finale
     Slavonian Hall                          Woodwind Quintet & Saxophone
  
1st event is Brass Band Northwest, returning to Old Town Park
to cap off Pioneer Days Festival at Job Carr Cabin Museum.
 Saturday, September 16, 2017, 4:00pm

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

When & where:
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 4:00pm

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

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135

St Valentine Visits Old Town Feb 14

Classical Tuesdays welcomes St Valentine
 Slavonian Hall on February 14th at 7:00pm.

Canonici: Consort of Voices presents
Renaissance music for voices and lute in celebration of courtly love 

Performers:
Holly Boaz, soprano
Anne Lyman, mezzo soprano and artistic director
James Brown, tenor and Baroque guitar
Elizabeth Brown, lute and Baroque guitar

When and where:
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 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

January 10 Classical Tuesdays: String Quartets

Join us on January 10, in Slavonian Hall, as we welcome the New Year with an evening of String Quartets!

Violinists Colin Todd and Evelyn Gottlieb, violist Thane Lewis, and Stuart Hake on cello have planned a fantastic program of  beloved quartets for our listening delight:
          

Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74 No 3, "Reiterquartett"
Franz Joseph Haydn

Quartet Op. 11, Adagio
Samuel Barber

Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51 No 2
Johannes Brahms

When & where:
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 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

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!