String Trios on November 8 in Slavonian Hall

The Manette Trio will perform for our Nov. 8th, 2011 concert. Trio members are violinist Gwendolyn Taylor, violist Thane Lewis and cellist Stuart Hake.

Their program includes works from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. The evening will start with Beethoven's Trio in C Minor, Op. 9 No. 3, linger on selected movements of Mozart's Duo in G for Violin & Viola and Kodaly's Duo, Op. 7 for Violin & Cello, then  conclude with Dohnanyi's Serenade, in C Major.

Join us for this lovely evening of chamber music in Old Town.

Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2011, at 7 pm, FREE.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
For more info: (253)752-2135

Call for photos: Old Town Lion Dance & Chinese Concert

Thanks to our new neighbors, South Sound Magazine, for highlighting the Old Town District's lion dance and Classical Tuesdays' first concert of 2011-12! South Sound Magazine just moved to Old Town a few months ago, and we're delighted to welcome them to the district.

More information on the events:
Chinese Concert & Lion Dance on October 11

We would like to post a few good photos of the lion dance and the concert, and South Sound Magazine may also be able to use one or two photos. If you have photos to share, please drop us an email.

Classical Tuesdays on TV Tacoma's CityLine

Last week, TV Tacoma's CityLine featured Classical Tuesdays Artistic Director Pamela Ryker along with segments on the Tacoma Film Festival and the Fall Free For All. CityLine is great to work with, and we're enjoying hearing from those of you who've already seen the episode.

If you missed the show last week, you can still catch it online or on cable:

  • Watch at the City of Tacoma website (click on "Oct 4, 2011"). The Classical Tuesdays segment starts 45 minutes in.
  • Watch for the episode to repeat on Click! or Comcast (Channel 12 or 21, depending on your location).

Tuesday's Chinese concert in The News Tribune

Tomorrow night, we're delighted to both open the Classical Tuesdays 2011-12 season and also honor the Chinese Reconciliation Project and the newly-dedicated Fuzhou Ting. Friday's News Tribune gave a good description:

Chinese music program honors new park

By Rosemary Ponnekanti on October 7, 2011

With the Chinese Reconciliation Park just opened at the Old Town Tacoma waterfront, Tacoma has finally taken a step in throwing off its historically infamous relationship with its Chinese citizens, going some way toward apologizing for brutally evicting them in 1885. Next week, that step is honored further with a free concert of classical Chinese music in Old Town’s Slavonian Hall, preceded by an outdoor lion dance through Old Town.

The concert and dance are part of the seventh season of the Classical Tuesdays series, a free series of classical concerts presented by the Old Town business district that often goes out of the box: Upcoming concerts include a string trio, the annual opera aria fundraiser, a Tacoma composer and a medieval vocal consort.

This Tuesday kicks off with the U.S. China Music Ensemble led by Warren Chang, a Seattle-based orchestra of traditional Chinese instruments like erhu, pipa, dizi and guzheng blending to create that shimmery Asian soundscape.

When and where:
5:45 p.m. Lion Dance (begins at Gateway Park, near the Old Town Music Society on N. 30th St.)
7 p.m. Free concert by the U.S. China Music Ensemble (at Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma).

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