Wine and Song: Vocals & piano, wine & cheese, all for a good cause and good fun

December 11 is a special Benefit Concert for the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town chamber music series. We will gather across the street from Slavonian Hall (our usual venue) at the Connelly Law Offices (the former Grazie Restaurant building, now beautifully refurbished, with fireplaces and lovely woodwork and marbling.) The address is 2301 N. 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma.

At 7pm we will be serenaded by four outstanding vocalists from T-town: Charles Robert Stephens, Deborah Stephens, Katie Weld, and James Brown. They will be accompanied by pianist Amy Grinsteiner. For the first time in the history of the series, a piano is available! Mr. John Connelly has a lovely grand piano on the ground floor level and we are very happy to make use of it on this special occasion.

Wine and cheese and coffee will be served - upstairs at the bar preserved from the days of restaurant. You are eligible for a raffle drawing with the purchase of a ticket.

Price of admission is $25.

Tickets are available at:
  • The Spar in Old Town
  • The Pacific Northwest Shop in Proctor District
Treat yourself, gift a friend, a relative, a colleague!

7 PM Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
2301 N. 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma, across the street from Slavonian Hall

(Don't forget: We will have two more concerts January 8th and February 12th!)

Bobble Tiki love in The Volcano

From the Nov. 13th Weekly Volcano:

Bobble Tiki’s never been one to hide his prejudices, so he’s just going to come right out and say it: Bobble Tiki loves Brazilian music. He loves Rita Lee from Os Mutantes and could listen to Astrid Gilberto reading the phone book. These days he’s got a little thing for Juju Stulbach, the actress and dancer turned sultry crooner for Mosquitos. All these people will not play the South Sound tonight. Drat.

Wait. Here’s an intriguing substitute. Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma will host Viva la Musica tonight at the Slavonian Hall. Bobble Tiki is talking chamber music by composers of South American as well as the Caribbean and Europe.

Brazilian soul on flute and clarinet is so sexy. — Bobble Tiki
Thank you, Bobble Tiki. We find you irresistible too.

News Tribune press for Nov. 13 concert

Look for Classical Tuesdays in Friday's (11/2) News Tribune. In the Soundlife section, Rosemary Ponnekanti highlighted several Latino cultural events around the Dia de los Muertos (All Souls Day in Mexico).

Among the ongoing events, Ponnekanti suggests:

The Gallery At TCC's Latino Art Exhibition
- through Feb. 1

Two Vaults Gallery's Dia de los Muertos exhibition
- through Nov. 10

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town's Viva la Musica!
- Tuesday, Nov. 13

Viva la Musica! in Old Town:
It’s not Day of the Dead, but it is Latino culture. The Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series presents an evening of classical music by South American and Carribean composers: Argentine tango maestro Astor Piazzolla, 19th-century Cuban pianist Ignacio Cervantes, Afro-Brazilian guitarist Celso Machado and others. Featuring Pamela Ryker on flute, Cindy Renander on clarinet and John Paul Shields on guitar.

What: Viva la Musica!
Who: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
When: 7 p.m. Nov. 13
Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Cost: Free
Contact: 253-752-2135,
See our previous post for the concert announcement, or download the concert flyer (PDF).