Tacoma Weekly features our season

The Tacoma Weekly's Matt Nagle has written a great feature on our fourth season.

Here are a few quotes on the friendly atmosphere we so cherish in our series.

"The point is to draw audiences to the Old Town district on quiet nights and also to develop a sense of community,” said Pamela Ryker, artistic director for the association and a flutist with a special love for chamber music and new music as well.

Made possible by local businesses in Old Town, Connelly Law Offices, Tacoma Power, Tacoma Arts Commission, and Slavonian American Benevolent Society, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town are as much a relaxed social event as they are a chance to hear some of our area’s most accomplished musicians. “We keep an informal atmosphere, and performers talk to the audience,” Ryker said. After the concerts, a coffee hour (courtesy of Starbucks) is held where the musicians can mingle with the guests.

A hallmark of this event is that all the performers are local players from Tacoma and the South Sound region. “The performers are very happy to play in this series and proud of it,” Ryker noted.
The full article discusses our season and performers.

14 October concert a News Tribune pick

Srivani's charming photo is in the News Tribune's online Go Arts section:

Srivani Jade, North Indian classical musicianCritic's Picks this week: Friday, October 10th, 2008

Srivani Jade began performing in India at five years old. To spice up the monthly Classical Tuesdays in Old Town, Jade will play traditional North Indian classical music, accompanied by tabla, harmonium and tanpura. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Posted by Rosemary Ponnekanti
More details on Tuesday's concert are here.

First Concert of Our Fourth Season

Srivani Jade, North Indian classical musicianJoin us October 14 to kick off Classical Tuesdays' fourth season in Old Town Tacoma!

We're delighted to present an evening of 19th Century North Indian Classical Music with local artist Srivani Jade.

Srivani will present traditional music inspired by camel drivers' songs from the desert regions in the Northwest and the Punjab to the hilly 'Pahadi' regions of Northeast India. She will be accompanied by Kuntal Roy on tabla, Mausam on harmonium and Anindita Das on tanpura. Srivani enjoys improvising within the tradition of Khayal, Thumri and other light classical forms of Indian music.

We're very excited about what we know will be a lovely concert!

As always, the concert is FREE. Join us 7pm Tuesday October 14 at Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St, in Old Town Tacoma. Call for more information: 253-752-2135.