Saxes Galore! January 13, 2009

Celebrate the New Year with the Just Sax Quartet!

Just Sax Quartet

This all-female ensemble of saxophonists will perform a program of Pachelbel, Preludes and Pollywogs.

On soprano, alto, tenor and baritone sax are Julie Allison, Stacia Rink, Sheryl Clark and Catherine Kostelecky-Roe. These women teach in the Gig Harbor and Puyallup school districts, and they all four perform with the Tacoma Concert Band. Four saxes makes for a not-so-ordinary program of chamber music. Bravo to Just Sax for sharing these original works and arrangements with us.

Tuesday, Jan 13th, 7 pm, FREE.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Info: (253) 752-2135

Thanks to all for a festive time and a successful benefit!

Free Picture of  Two Glasses of  Wine. Click Here to Get Free Images at Clipart Guide.comThank you, everyone, for making Classical Tuesdays in Old Town's 2008 benefit concert both successful, and very fun. The evening of Wine & Song, held at John Connelly Law Offices, was well-attended, and the romantic songs and arias swept us around the world, and some of us off our feet!

Charles Robert Stephens, Gino Lucchetti and Tanya Stambuk performed wonderfully. And the beautiful and tasty table of sweets and savories, hosted by North End neighborhood members Chris Reynolds and Nicki Tollefson, made for a lovely reception. Excellent wines, donated by the McGavick Winery (headquartered in Old Town) were enjoyed by all.

Thanks to Old Town Starbucks, we had an urn of coffee. Trueman Appraisal staff helped print out the programs and Jim Robbins documented the event. And, a big Thank You to Eileen, Martha and Kate for helping with the reception, to Karen for greeting our guests, for John, Matt, Michael, LeiLani, Spencer, Vicki and Dave for moving chairs (Thank You to John Petrinovich and Slavonian Hall for the chairs!), and to Jack Connelly for the use of his magnificent building.

We truly appreciate the incredible support that this series receives. This benefit was a community effort and it was enjoyed by all.

We look forward to two more free concerts in the series: Saxes Galore on January 13 and Stadium Brass on February 10, 2009.

Wine & Song in The News Tribune

Today's News Tribune has a lovely feature on our December 9th "Wine & Song" benefit concert. Check out the Go Arts section - there's a great photo of baritone Charles Robert Stephens at his Fox Island home.

Wine and Song in Old Town
Craig Sailor, The News Tribune
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Some talented local performers will be at this month's Classical Tuesdays in Old Town.

Baritone Charles Robert Stephens, Tenor Gino Lucchetti and Tanya Stambuk on piano will perform at the 7 p.m. concert on Dec. 9.

Stambuk is a terrific local pianist, UPS professor and national performer. Stephens is a wonderful opera singer who gave up New York to live on Fox Island. This should be a great recital, and this concert series is well worth supporting.
We completely agree! The talent is something special and it's going to be a lovely event. See the concert details here.