November 10: Shostakovich Quartet No. 8

Join us Tuesday, November 10, for Inner Revelations: A Performance and Conversation on Dmitri Shostakovich's deeply personal String Quartet No. 8, Opus 110, composed in 1960.

Violinist Maria Sampen and violist Timothy Christie are joined by cellist Kevin Krentz and violinist Linnea Johansen to discuss and perform this masterful string quartet by one of the 20th Century's greatest composers.

Often in disgrace under the Stalin regime for his "bourgeois decadence" and Western influence, Shostakovich's works are marked by strong emotion, wit and parody. This event, 7pm in Slavonian Hall, is not one to miss!

December Benefit: Wine and Tango

Tango! This year's Classical Tuesdays benefit concert features the Tangoheart Quartet. A lovely wine and empanadas reception will follow.

December 8th at 7pm, at the handsomely refurbished Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N. 30th St., in Old Town Tacoma.

Tickets are $25 each, available now at

Check back for details on our November 10th concert at Slavonian Hall!

The Spew highlights our next world music event

The Weekly Volcano's Spew says Tuesday's Persian concert is the place to be:

5 Things To Do: Tuesday

1. The Kamand Ensemble performs classical Persian music with lute and percussion instruments to kick off the free Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series at 7 p.m. inside the Old Slavonian Hall.

by Michael Swan, October 13, 2009
Details on the concert are here.

Tacoma Weekly says Tuesdays are for Old Town

Have you read your Tacoma Weekly? Classical Tuesdays leads the Tacoma Scene section with a nice piece on the October 13th opening of this year's concert series.

Tuesdays are for Old Town
Fifth season of Classical Tuesdays in Old Town welcomes world music, local talent, community pride

By Matt Nagle, Tacoma Weekly

We really appreciate that the Weekly gets what we're all about. The article touches on our fabulous performers:
Already known to audiences at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, Kamand Ensemble... studied with the great masters of traditional Persian music and state that they “dedicate every performance to increasing multicultural awareness and building relationships of respect and appreciation within the community.”

Our love of both the local and the exotic...
bringing together Tacoma musicians, mixed with a few surprises to keep things fresh each season.

And our community, which provides...
the important social aspect of the concert series that people seem to enjoy so much. Musicians mingle with the audience, audience members reunite and meet newcomers and everyone gets to enjoy a bit of informal Old Town hospitality.

See you on Tuesday!

Kamand performance a Critic's Pick

Next Tuesday's Persian music concert is a News Tribune Critic's Pick:

Classical Oldtown goes Persian

Classical Persian music from lute and percussion instruments kicks off the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series of free concerts on Tuesday. 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. Old Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135,

Posted By Rosemary Ponnekanti
Concert details are here.