October's Native Flutes: standing room only!

Thanks, everyone, for a fantastic start to Classical Tuesdays' 6th season!

Slavonian Hall was packed for Gary Stroutsos playing flutes of the Lakota, the Hopi and the Zuni. Gary told stories about learning the songs of these great tribal nations, and played melodies evoking sounds of nature.

Many thanks to Dayton Knipher for capturing the evening in these terrific photos.

Also check out this short video of Gary performing in Slavonian Hall, thanks to Carol Abed:

What an exciting start to our season. Be sure to download a copy of the season poster to hang on your fridge! Our next concert will be November 9th.

The Volcano's top pick: Gary Stroutsos, tonight at 7pm!

Tonight's Classical Tuesdays concert is the Weekly Volcano's #1 pick!

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October 12, 2010

1. Classical Tuesdays in Old Town presents a free concert tonight of Native American Flute performed by Gary Stroutsos, whose music was showcased in the Ken Burns PBS documentary, Lewis and Clark: Journey of the Corps of Discovery. Stroutsos will perform at 7 p.m. inside the Slavonian Hall in Tacoma.

News Tribune pick: Gary Stroutsos on Oct 12th

The News Tribune highlights Classical Tuesdays' first concert of the 2010-2011 season!

Native American flute at first Old Town Tuesdays concert
By Rosemary Ponnekanti
October 4, 2010

The Classical Tuesdays in Old Town concert series is a little-known gem: free midweek concerts in Tacoma’s Old Town that feature unusual local musicians and music. The season opener next Tuesday night is Gary Stroutsos on Native American flutes.

Stroutsos, a Greek-Italian American, has collaborated with some of the finest Native artists around, including Navajo flute maker Paul Thompson, and has played and retold traditional stories on ancient and modern flutes for 30 years. His music was showcased in the score for Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “Lewis and Clark: Journey of the Corps of Discovery,” and at a subsequent command performance at the White House for President Bill Clinton. He has released over 20 recordings.

Stroutsos plays at Classical Tuesdays 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com