B'shnorkestra performs Global Concertos at Slavonian Hall November 1

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to bring B'shnorkestra (a 14-piece alternative chamber orchestra) to Old Town Tacoma on November 1 at 7:00pm.

Samantha Boshnack, trumpeter and composer, has written several  "Global Concertos" to showcase the guest soloist’s instrument and tradition. Her B’shnorkestra, conducted by Joshua Kohl, will perform three of these new works for Classical Tuesdays.

The concertos feature Thione Diop on West African talking drum, North Indian vocalist Srivani Jade and Thomas Marriott, American jazz trumpet.
Thione Diop, widely recognized for his powerfully expressive Djembe performances, is descended from an ancestral line of Griot drummers. He performed his Senegalese drums for Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Park in September 2013.
Srivani Jade grew up performing on stage and radio in India and now performs Hindustani Gayaki in both North America and India; she first performed for Classical Tuesdays in October 2008.
Thomas Marriott is highly regarded for his tone and improvisations and has toured world-wide. He performed for Earshot Jazz Festival on October 14 at Tula's Jazz Club.

B'shnorkestra performed the Global Concertos at Poncho Theater on October 24 for Earshot Jazz. 

There will be a limited edition, pre-release CD of the premiere performance of Global Concertos for sale at this concert. Global Concertos is also available for pre-order on Bandcamp and iTunes. Check out videos of the premiere at www.bshnorkestra.com.

When & where:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:00pm

Slavonian Hall
with ramp access from the alley
2306 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135/ Facebook Event

Classical Tuesdays Experiences Multi-media Event by Loop2.4.3

On Tuesday evening in Slavonian Hall we enjoyed a performance by percussion ensemble Loop 2.4.3 .
Thom Kozumplik, of Brooklyn, and Tacoma Symphony member Denali Williams on percussion were joined by Tom Burnett on keyboard in a live rendition of Kozumplik's Time-Machine_music (which is available to purchase). Album notes explain: "Time-Machine_music is the fourth album from Brooklyn's Loop 2.4.3, and was composed ... by the group's founder, Thomas Kozumplik. The music explores literal and figurative manipulations of time, probing the experience of time from a personal and social perspective. Underlying conflict is juxtaposed with melody, groove, counterpoint, and pulsing waves of sound and emotion, creating a cathartic journey."

Denali Williams and Thom Kozumplik
Their percussion, vocals and keyboard were supported/enhanced by slide projections provided by Seattle-based artist David Derickson.
slide projections provided by David Derickson
photos by Joanne Iverson. Thanks Joanne!

The word is out! Loop2.4.3 Percussion is sure to amaze us this Tuesday, Oct 11, 7:00pm

We are in for an amazing performance at Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma: this coming Tuesday at 7:00pm, in Slavonian Hall. The News Tribune GO magazine and KING FM have given Loop2.4.3 great coverage.

Thom Kozumplik returns with Loop2.4.3
Thomas’ electro-acoustic percussion set-up includes Chinese tom-toms, Indian bells, crotales, log drums, tambourim, bass drum, percussion sample pad, tape echo, and delay. He'll also play marimba, vibraphone, Thai gongs, piano, Wurlitzer, steel drum, kalimba, and uses vocal samples.

Tacoma Symphony percussionist Denali Williams and Seattle artist David Derickson will join Thom in this performance.

No intermission is planned. Come early; we'll have beverages and cookies to offer before folks sit down.

Copies of Time-Machine_music and other Loop2.4.3 recordings will be available for sale.

When & where:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Slavonian Hall
with ramp access from the alley
2306 N 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma

Free/donations appreciated
All ages welcome

More information:
(253) 752-2135, Facebook event

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