Fantastic Basket will be Raffled November 12

Buy raffle tickets: support the Classical Tuesdays free concert series and win treats for yourself or get a head start on your holiday gift shopping!

South Sound Magazine has gathered many terrific items for inclusion in the Raffle Basket to be raffled off at Classical Tuesdays' November 12 concert. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at Slavonian Hall between 6:15 and 7pm before the concert starts and also during the Intermission of the concert. The drawing will be held at the end of Intermission. Attend a great concert - performed by some of Tacoma's favorite string players - and buy tickets for a chance to win this generous basket.

The basket includes:
1-year subscriptions to South Sound Magazine and 425 Magazine ($60 value).

Gift certificates to restaurants:
a $50 gift certificate to The Melting Pot of Tacoma, a fondue restaurant, and

a $40 gift certificate to TWO KOI Japanese Cuisine  in downtown Tacoma

and a $50 gift certificate to Toscanos Cafe & Wine Bar in Puyallup.

Also exciting is the inclusion of William Cullina's beautiful book Native Ferns, Moss and Grass  (earning 5-star reviews!), an informative guide to identifying and caring for native North American plants.

 Rounding out the basket are a South Sound candle ($7), Julep Lip-Gloss ($20), samples from Cascade Eye and Skin Centers and a 2-for-1 coupon for Lunch at The Hub and Harmon Tap Room.

This basket has a total value of $250 !
Raffle tickets sell for $5 each or 3 for $12.

Attend the November 12 concert to enjoy outstanding string chamber music and try for a chance to win this generous gift basket.

Diwali Morning Concert this Saturday am - Vocal, sitar, tabla in Bellevue

Srivani Jade
An invitation from Srivani Jade: This Saturday morning...Diwali music.

Many of you will remember Srivani Jade's performance for Classical Tuesdays October 2008 in Slavonian Hall.

Diwali morning concerts, a tradition that started in Maharashtra 2 decades ago is now spreading to other parts of the country and abroad becoming an inseparable part of Diwali celebrations. The idea is to start the festivities early morning with meditative notes of classical and light music performed by renowned artists. The auditorium is decorated with colorful lanterns, rangolis and lamps. The audience comes in their best traditional attire. The entire environment is fresh and pleasant, filled with lights and colors. We are hoping to spread the same spirit through this concert here in Bellevue.

Please buy the tickets online using the link below:

Members of Asha, Pratidhwani, Ragamala/Seniors/Students(12+): $12 online / $15 gate
General: $15 online / $20 gate

This year again we bring you both vocal and instrumental performances featuring

Srivani Jade (Vocal), Pt. Kushal Das (Sitar), Kushaljit Das (Sitar) 
Aarshin Karande (harmonium) and Ravi Albright (Tabla)

When: Saturday, November 2nd 2013 10:00 AM
Where: Eastside Baha’i Center
16007 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98008

Sponsored by Asha Seattle and Pratidhwani
Co-sponsored by Ragamala

Donations for Asha are appreciated!

Snacks and tea will be available at the venue for purchase.
The Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla

Strings 3, 2, 1! Music for Trio, Duo and Solo! November 12, 7pm

Some of Tacoma's favorite string players are back for Classical Tuesdays' November concert.
Maria Sampen on violin, Timothy Christie on viola and David Requiro on cello will play a variety of chamber music for us; a variety of composers and styles and variety in the numbers of musicians performing.

Maria on Violin

Tim on Viola
David on Cello
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
November 12, 7pm
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

Harpist Margaret Shelton in The News Tribune

Last week The News Tribune ran a lovely profile of harpist Margaret Shelton. Come out and enjoy Margaret's storytelling on Tuesday!

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
Oct. 8, 7pm
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
GO Arts: Harp concert in Old Town travels the world with Margaret Shelton, UPS Watson Fellow
by Rosemary Ponnekanti
October 2, 2013

The prestigious Watson Fellowship benefits the college students who win it to the tune of $25,000, funding a year-long international odyssey of academic and personal discovery. But the trickle-down benefit of the Watson comes to Tacoma audiences next Tuesday night in the form of a free harp concert of world music, given by Watson Fellow Margaret Shelton for the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series.

Shelton won her Watson in 2011, and spent the next year wandering the world as a traveling harpist. From China to Germany, Ireland to Spain, France and even Paraguay, where the harp is the national instrument, Shelton met local harpists, learned local tunes, played traditional instruments and even learned to make her own small traveling harp to take on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, playing music at every hostel she stayed at. ...

Next Tuesday, she’ll take the Classical Tuesdays audience around the world with her, playing everything from Chinese konghou tunes to classical French repertoire to Celtic tunes and Paraguayan folktunes. She’ll also tell the tale of the German Harfenmädchen: wandering German female harpists who traveled the Alps early last century, one of whom she met personally.

Hope to see you at Margaret's Oct. 8 Classical Tuesdays concert!