Hear Gretchen Yanover's innovative classical sound January 8 in Slavonian Hall

Greet the New Year with Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma. Hear Seattle's Gretchen Yanover, classical/crossover/electric cellist, in a captivating performance of improvisations on cello and loop sampler!  Her music reflects her African American and Russian Jewish heritage, the European classical tradition she was trained in, and a contemporary approach that embraces technology to add layers of sound to her improvisations.

Gretchen Yanover
photo by David Speranza

Gretchen began playing at the age of ten in her public school music program. She was immersed in the world of classical music until her college years, when she expanded her range to include playing in bands. Once she was introduced to a loop sampler, Gretchen found a new voice for her instrument. She began to improvise and compose in this context, creating her own instrumental atmospheres and melodies. She has three solo albums.

In this 2017 News Tribune video, Gretchen shows how her use of technologies such as the loop sampler expands the meaning of classical music and adds layers of sound to her performance.

Where & When:
January 8, 2019  7:00pm
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th Street
Old Town Tacoma

All ages/easy access from alley

Fantastic silent auction baskets for Old Town Classical Tuesdays' Wine & Song Dec 11

December 11, 7:00pm, at Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N 30th St in Old Town Tacoma

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma invites you to our Wine & Song 2018, featuring Erin Guinup, soprano, followed by wine and finger foods. This is a fundraiser for the Classical Tuesdays series of free events held at Slavonian Hall and Old Town Park September through February.

Pacific NW Shop, Proctor

Come prepared to make bids on some fantastic silent auction baskets. Neighbors and businesses have contributed a terrific variety of gift certificates. Alfredo Russo is offering 2 passes for a cooking class at Europa Bistro, Jon Douglas Rake and Jeffrey Stvrtecky of Tacoma Musical Playhouse are offering 2 tickets to a theater performance, Bill Evans of the Pacific Northwest shop is putting together a generous basket of Northwest bounty, Harbor Lights has donated a dinner certificate for 2, Katie Downs is offering a pizza of your choice, and many other delightful gifts to be discovered in the baskets!

$25 Tickets at:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3657034   some tickets are available at Bayview Optical in Old Town  or contact Pam:  253-752-2135 or prryker@gmail.com
Harbor Lights, Old Town Tacoma