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

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