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

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Park Sept 17

Join us Saturday, September 17th at 4:30 pm!

Brass Band Northwest closes the 2016 Pioneer Days celebration at Job Carr Cabin Museum and starts up the 12th season of Classical Tuesdays in Old Town.

Tap your foot to boogie woogie and marches while enjoying the sounds of an all-brass band in our lovely Old Town Park!

Brass Band Northwest, in the tradition of the British brass band, is 30 professional and semi-professional musicians performing on cornets, flugelhorn, alto horns, baritones, euphoniums, trombones and tubas, plus percussion.

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

When & where:
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 4:30pm

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

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

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

2016-17 Season - Our 12th!

2016-17 Season Line-up

September 17              Brass Band Northwest in Old Town Park
 Saturday, 4:30 pm         Finale to Pioneer Days at Job Carr Cabin
October 11                   Loop 2.4.3 Percussion Ensemble
 Tuesday, 7:00 pm          Returning to Slavonian Hall from NYC!
November 1                 B’shnorkestra Ensemble in Slavonian Hall
 Tuesday, 7:00 pm          Soloists Thione Diop & Thomas Marriott
December 6                  Wine & Song Benefit at Connelly Law Offices
 Tuesday, 7:00 pm          $25 for an evening of song & Ginkgo Wines
January 10                    String Quartets in Slavonian Hall
 Tuesday, 7:00 pm          Brahms, Haydn and Barber
February 14                  Canonici, A Consort of Voices
 Tuesday, 7:00 pm          St. Valentine visits Slavonian Hall

All concerts are free (except for December’s Benefit) and open to the public; all ages welcome, handicap access from the alley.

Old Town Park, concert starts at 4:30 pm
  2350 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

Slavonian Hall, concerts start at 7:00 pm
  2306 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

Connelly Law Offices, event starts at 7:00 pm, $25 admission 
  2301 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

February 9 Classical Strings in Slav Hall at 7pm

For the closing event of our 11th season, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is very pleased to have violinists Maria Sampen and Tim Christie returning to Slavonian Hall. .
Maria Sampen, violinist

Maria and Tim will perform solo and duet numbers for violin or violin and viola by Haydn, Mozart, Berio and Alexi Igudesman.

And, we will be introduced to cellist Alistair MacRae, who has recently joined the music faculty at University of Puget Sound. Alistair will join Maria and Tim in a performance of Beethoven's Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1.
Tim Christie, violinist

Alistair MacRae, cellist

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 7 PM
Location: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event

Our Thanks! to our generous supporters:
Slavonian American Benevolent Society
Tacoma Arts Commission
John Connelly Law Offices
Dr. Nicole Ancich, DMD
Ted Brown Music Co.
Kathy Manke, The Spar
Gingko Forest Wine Tasting Room

4 Awesome Accordionists filled Slav Hall

Awesome accordions!
Our 4 guest accordionists wowed a jam-packed Slavonian Hall on Tuesday evening. Toby Hanson gave us a brief overall story of the accordion and played a great variety of styles. Murl Allen Sanders strolled the room, playing jazz and tango. Bonnie Birch serenaded us with her lovely classical touch, and Lyle Schaefer closed the evening with another array of accordion styles. Toby, Murl, Bonnie and Lyle finished with a foot-tapping beer polka. Everyone had a great time. Thanks to Joanne Iverson we have some fun photos of the evening to share.
Murl Sanders strolls the room

Pam and Toby address a full house
And for February's event we look forward to a return performance - back by popular demand - of violinists Maria Sampen & Tim Christie. A bonus is the addition of  new UPS faculty cellist Alistair MacRae; he'll join Maria & Tim in a Beethoven Trio.

The February 9 evening concludes this, our 11th year, in Old Town. And funding and plans are already lining up for our 12th season!

Join us as we celebrate our Classical Tuesdays community!

A huge Thanks! to Dr Nicole Ancich for paying for the printing of programs.
As always, our Thanks! to Slavonian American Society for the use of their great Hall.
And we could not present these free music events without the support of Tacoma Arts Commission, John Connelly Law Offices, Kathy Manke of The Spar, SAI Music Fraternity and Ted Brown Music Store.
Hugs to all!

TAC funds Classical Tuesdays for 12th year running!

Thank you! to Tacoma Arts Commission for supporting Classical Tuesdays in Old Town through their 2016 Arts Projects funding program. For twelve years TAC has helped fund our Classical Tuesdays series.

The Classical Tuesdays free musical events are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through February in Slavonian Hall and Old Town Park in Old Town Tacoma. The annual benefit Wine & Song is held at the John Connelly Law Offices, also in Old Town.

2016 Tacoma Arts Projects funding

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