Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Wine & Song Benefit: 7:00pm on December 9, 2014

Tickets for the December 9th 7:00pm Wine & Song Benefit

$25 per person includes an evening of music, a wine pouring by Gingko Tasting Room and tasty finger foods.

Tickets are available now at Bayview Optical, 2217 N 30th St., Suite 106, Tacoma, WA 98403

Thank you! to Nancy Muse, proprietor of Bayview, for handling the selling of tickets.  
Connelly Law Offices, Old Town
No credit cards, please. Cash or check only. Thank you.

An Evening of Song in Old Town
Held at the beautifully restored Connelly Law Offices
2301 N 30th St. Old Town 

At 7:00pm we sit down to listen to Gino and Charles, accompanied by Jeff.

Gino will sing the standard Italian opera hits that he does so well and some Neapolitan songs.
Gino Lucchetti, tenor
Charles will sing songs by Jeffrey Moidel, the evening’s pianist, on poems by Pablo Neruda as well as romantic songs from the 1940s and 50s.
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone

And, of course, the two men will round out their set with crowd-pleasing duets.

Then we will all mingle with a glass of Gingko Wine and finger foods. A big Thank You! to Gingko Forest Winery Tasting Room for pouring some of their lovely wines this evening. 

Mosaic Brass Quintet performs in Slavonian Hall November 11, 7pm

Mosaic Brass Quintet:
Edward Castro and Zachary Lyman, trumpets
Becky Miller, French horn, Keith Winkle, trombone and Paul Evans, tuba

Mosaic Brass Quintet
     These five superb Northwest brass musicians will perform a program of music from the second half of the 20th Century. Composers featured are Englishman Sir Malcolm Arnold, Americans Anthony Plog and Gwyneth Walker, and Uruguayan composer and trombonist Enrique Crespo. 

When & where:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7pm

Slavonian Hall
2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome
Handicap parking and access from alley

More information:
(253) 752-2135
Facebook event

Northwest Inspirations for Tacoma Composers

Margaret Shelton
Tacoma Composers: world premiers of compositions by Tacoma composers Rob Hutchinson, Greg Youtz, Deborah Anderson and Kareem Kandi. In creating this program, I asked our composers to write a piece inspired by something or someone of special interest here in the Northwest.

As part of the Metal-Urge aspect of the Tacoma Arts Month, we'll hear an improvised work by Miho Takekawa on vibraphones (a metallophone, made of metal bars).

Many familiar faces will be on stage Tuesday! Besides returning composers Rob, Greg and Deborah, several performers from past Classical Tuesdays concerts have been invited by the composers to perform their works:  we welcome back mezzo-soprano Dawn Padula (2013 Wine & Song), cellist Stuart Hake (The Manette Trio, November 2011), harpist Margaret Shelton (October 2013), and Miho Takekawa (January 2010, February 2011,September 2014).
New to the series is composer/saxophonist Kareem Kandi and his Trio and also mezzo-soprano Erin Calata.

Join us October 14 for a fun evening and a chance to meet and greet some of Tacoma's finest music-makers!

Thank you to our MANY SUPPORTERS:  
A big Thank You especially to Slavonian-American Benevolent Society for the use of their beautiful, historic hall.
Tacoma Arts Commission has awarded us financial support each of these 10 years.
The John Connelly Law Offices contribute financially and in the use of their lovely space for our Wine & Song each December.
Kathy Manke of The Spar is a strong supporter, financially and in-kind.
Dr. Nicole Ancich, dentist in Old Town, has covered the costs of printing posters, flyers, and programs for this entire season.
North End neighbor Nicola Tollefson is a loyal contributor to our series.
Nancy Muse of Bayview Optical supports us financially and in-kind.
Cathy Russell of Hawthorn Tea Room donates lovely teas and cookies each month.
Brad Carpenter of Treos donates delicious coffee each month.
Sonie Hansen of Ginkgo Wine Tasting Room donates the excellent wines for Wine & Song in December.
Pauline Zeitler, Manager of Old Town Columbia Bank branch, keeps our books in order. 
Many concert attendees help with the setting up and break down of chairs and tables each concert, under the direction of Kathleen Butler and Dave Kresch.
Refreshments are beautifully handled by volunteers, led by Barb Bourscheidt and Alexis Macdonald.
All our greeters are volunteers, led by Karen Trueman, Karen Goettling and members of SAI Joanne Iverson, Karen Oleson, Sue Docken.

THANK YOU! One and all. We could not present a series of free concerts for our community without your sustenance and encouragement.