Photos of 2010 Wine & Song benefit concert

Thanks to all who came out for our 2010 Wine & Song benefit concert! The "Romantic Arias" theme was an instant favorite, and the reception was lovely as always, thanks to our wonderful volunteers.

Tacoma photographer Dayton Knipher was kind enough to provide photos of the event. Below are soprano Alexandra Picard, baritone Charles Robert Stephens, and pianist Denes Van Parys in the handsome John Connelly Law Offices.

Tacoma Youth Symphony chamber ensembles, January 11, 2011

Tacoma Youth Symphony chamber ensemble
To welcome the new year, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is delighted to present the Tacoma Youth Symphony chamber music ensembles!

These are the best of the best: of the hundreds of students in the Tacoma Youth Symphony orchestras, the top instrumentalists are selected to be showcased in these small chamber ensembles. Beloved conductor Dale Johnson will emcee.

Join us for fabulous music-making and cocoa, coffee and cookies!

Free admission, all ages welcome.

When and where:

Tuesday, Jan. 11th, 2011, at 7 pm, FREE.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
Info: or (253)752-2135

Tacoma Youth Symphony string quartet

Volcano picks tonight's Wine & Song Benefit

The Weekly Volcano says to come down to Old Town for tonight's benefit concert!

5 Things to Do Today

1. "Wine & Song" - what more could you want from a Tuesday evening? Check out Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma tonight for the annual Wine & Song benefit, welcoming Alexandra Picard and baritone Charles Robert Stephens for what's being billed as an evening of "Romantic Arias."

Never mind the rain - it'll be a warm and festive night in a lovely setting.

When and where:
Tuesday, Dec 14th, 7 pm.
John Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Info: (253) 752-2135.
Tickets still available at the door.

More details on the music and festivities:
See our announcement here.

Tacoma Weekly features our Wine & Song benefit

Curious about next Tuesday's Wine & Song benefit concert?  The Tacoma Weekly has a preview:

Romantic Arias
By Dawn Quinn,
December 09, 2010

Annual holiday opera concert to benefit Classical Tuesdays

October through February, the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series offers free classical concerts the second Tuesday night of each month. Though the program is put on in part through grants from the Tacoma Arts Commission and local businesses, in order to keep the program going every year it too needs some help. Enter the fourth annual benefit “Wine and Song,” which will be taking place Dec. 14 in Old Town. ...

The 2010 benefit theme is “Romantic Arias.” Featured artists will be soprano Alexandra Picard and baritone Charles Robert Stephens (who has sung for the series on a number of occasions). Denes Van Parys will accompany both on piano.

“Charles Stevens has sung with us a few times in the past and we love him,” Ryker said. “He has a wonderful baritone voice and used to sing with the New York City Opera and then moved to the Northwest. We see his name often now in programs around here and with the Seattle Opera as well. Alexandra Picard spends half the year in Vienna and half in Seattle; her career is really taking off for a young soprano.” ...

And here's when and where:

The annual Wine and Song benefit will take place Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at John Connelly Law Offices, located at 2301 N. 30th St. in Old Town. Tickets are on sale now for $25 at Bayview Optical, 2217 N. 30th St., or The Spar coffee shop. All proceeds go toward funding the Classical Tuesdays In Old Town series for next year. For more information, call (253) 752-2135 or visit

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!