Join us February 9th !

The final concert of the current season will feature Miho Takekawa and Diego Coy. To hear them is to love them and their music! They boldly blend Latin and Japanese musical traditions to make something genuinely new and unique. The Miho & Diego Duo has performed widely in Japan and the United States.

Miho is percussion lecturer at Pacific Lutheran University where she directs percussion and steel pan ensembles. She is also a doctoral candidate in percussion performance at the University of Washington, and is the Japan Tour Coordinator and Activities Liaison for the University of Washington School Of Music.

Diego Coy is from Santiago de Cali, Colombia. He is the former musical director of “Fundacion Viva La Musica” and “Fundacion Funmusica” in Cali, Colombia where he taught Colombian folk music and mastered the quena and the zampoƱa, and learned to handmake his own instruments.

Tuesday, Feb 9th, 7 pm, FREE.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Info: (253) 752-2135

Tacoma Composers & Performers Made for a Great Evening!

Thank you to everyone involved in Tuesday's concert! The composers and the performers did Tacoma proud.

And thank you to the incredible crowd who came to listen! We so enjoyed sharing the evening with all of you, and the icing on the cake was all the great conversation between musicians and audience.

The next Classical Tuesdays event is February 9th. We'll keep you posted!

And, Yes!, Tacoma Arts Commission has renewed their financial support for Classical Tuesdays in Old Town for the coming season (our 6th!, and their 6th year of support!)

Our thanks to everyone, the many businesses in Old Town and TAC and our generous audience, for supporting chamber music in Old Town.

Happy New Year!

News Tribune calls us a hidden gem

Rosemary Ponnekanti at The News Tribune gives a great description of the very "Tacoma" nature of tonight's concert:

this Tuesday, you can hear local composers played by local musicians in a classical music series that's one of Tacoma's hidden gems: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town.

Completely free, this monthly series often features unusual instruments or music, and this coming Tuesday is no exception. Music from five Tacoma composers will be on the program....

Tacoma has some great composers, and they don't often get a look-in on bigger programs. Thanks to the Old Town series, they're getting the attention they deserve.

So come out to Old Town tonight and help us celebrate Tacoma's composers! We think you'll appreciate both their variety and their Northwesterliness. And of course we'll have some top-notch Tacoma musicians on stage!

More concert details are here.

When and where:

Tuesday, January 12th, 7pm. FREE.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Info: (253) 752-2135

Celebrate Tacoma composers Jan 12th!

Clem ReidDeborah AndersonHappy 2010! Let's celebrate Tacoma music!

Join us for a free concert January 12 at 7pm at our usual venue, the lovely Slavonian Hall. We'll feature chamber music by Tacoma composers, performed by several of Tacoma's finest musicians.

North End resident Deborah Anderson has written a quartet for four clarinets.

Clarinetist Cindy Renander will perform a solo piece for bass clarinet, Lone Wolf by Greg Youtz.

Lawrence Bradley will perform a clarinet solo by Lawrence Ebert.

Clarinetist Craig Rine will join flutist Pamela Ryker and marimba player Miho Takekawa in Trio by Rob Hutchinson.

Saxophonist Tracy Knoop will join percussionists Miho and Brian Yarkosky in a duo by Clem Reid.

Greg YoutzRob HutchinsonAnother couple of pieces will round out the celebration of Tacoma composers and Tacoma musicians.

Tuesday, Jan 12th, 7 pm, FREE.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Info: (253) 752-2135