Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma: Electric Cello & 2 Dancers

 Gretchen Yanover on Electric Cello

        joined by 2 Dancers

         - her daughter Anastasia Ryser  & Willow Durst

Tuesday March 12 at 7:00pm at Slavonian Hall

Gretchen Nicole Yanover, electric cello

Join us for our last event of this season! 
FREE, All ages welcome!
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St


Tuesday Feb 13 Classical with a Twist: Let's explore the 50-year old Hip-Hop and BeatBox styles by NW artists

Please join us as we explore the Northwest Hip-Hop scene - a "classic" now in its 50th season.

Our guest artists - the father/son Hip-Hop duo Czon & Nicco and BeatBox artist Beatbox Panda will tell us about themselves, how they got into this wordsmithing and rhythm-producing genre, and what their message is.

More about Czon De Luna and his 12 years old son here.

And Beatbox Panda has provided a write-up about career below.

 The Beatbox Panda is a nationally top-ranked beatboxer out of Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Seattle, WA. He began his beatbox journey in 2001 and since then has won beatbox competitions around the nation. Beatbox Panda holds championship titles in Los Angeles, and recently became Seattle’s 2019 Beatbox Champion. He travels around the USA performing at various schools and colleges, while spreading a positive message about beatboxing. He has performed at historic venues such as: The Roxy, The Coliseum, The Bourbon Room, The Redcat Theater, The Broad, The Whiskey, Troubadour, Greystone Manor, and others. He collaborated with America’s Best Dance Crew’s The Beat Freaks at The World of Dance Awards hosted by Paul Mitchell in Los Angeles, private events with Pretty Little Thing, Insignia, Amazon, Cisco Systems, SEMA Las Vegas, Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix, Long Beach Formula-e, Netflix, and more.   

He was also featured on 3 Buzzfeed videos which generated 25 million views collectively. The Beatbox Panda has also performed with celebrity artists such as: Snoop Dogg, Pentatonix, Matisyahu, Marshmello, Childish Gambino, Diplo, Big Sean, Sublime with Rome, XZIBIT, Beatbox pioneer- Rahzel, and legendary hip hop artist, KRS-one. From Rock and Roll to EDM and from Jazz to trap music, you will hear familiar songs personalized by his own style- all done with just his voice! 

Beatbox Panda has taken the time to master the art, able to recreate full songs, with accompaniment by himself without instrumentation, able to sing a chorus and provide a backing beat simultaneously, able to invoke impressions of singers on a whim. He takes his beatboxing beyond the traditional hip-hop influences into a much wider range of contemporary styles. 

At: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St, Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00pm
FREE, All ages welcome

Feb 13, 2024, is the next Classical Tuesdays event: Hip-Hop and BeatBox! Come, give it a listen!

 Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma is featuring a twist on the concept of "classical" music this coming February 13.  Join us as we explore the now-50 years old Hip-Hop and BeatBox styles that are established in today's street music and mixed cultural gatherings. 

We welcome Czon DeLuna, the father/son duo Seattle Hip-Hop artist/wordsmith Czon De Luna and his 11 year old son Nicco. 

Czon DeLuna Hip-Hop duo

father-son duo Czon and Nicco







Also, this evening BeatBox Panda artist who will demonstrate his BeatBox style

Listen to this talented beatboxer at https://shoutoutla.com/meet-edward-vincent-m-bantasan-professional-beatboxer/

BeatBox Panda
BeatBox is the sound produced from the mouth using different techniques, as we will witness! The first known use of beatbox dates back to 1982, then described as an electronic device that adds a backbeat, manipulates sounds, and mimics music instruments, A beatboxer is a person who vocally imitates percussion sounds, layering entirely voice-generated rhythm tracks, turning himself/herself into what rappers call a human beatbox.

When: February 13, 2024, 7:00pm

Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St, Old Town Tacoma

FREE/All ages welcome

The ramp from the alley at the back of Slavonian Hall is available for easier access to the 2nd floor performance level.

Wine & Song 2023 tickets are available! Join us December 5th at 7:00pm

 Classical Tuesdays' annual Wine & Song event - which is a benefit for our series of free musical evenings - is scheduled for December 5th at 7:00pm. Again this year the Connelly Law Offices will host and underwrite this lovely evening, in their handsome and inviting venue.

Lyric mezzo-soprano Soon Cho, accompanied by pianist Amy Boers, will use Robert Schumann's Frauenliebe und leben as the framework for this recital, weaving songs together to tell a story of "Echos of Life through a Harmonious Tapestry". This lovely program includes several women composers: Amy Beach, Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, and Florence Price, including living South Korean composer Hye-Young Cho, as well songs by Henry Purcell and Robert Schumann.

Tickets are $30 each are available at     https://wineandsong2023.eventbrite.com

     or contact Pamela at prryker@gmail.com


lyric mezzo-soprano Soon Cho

  • Wine & Song 2023: Echoes of Life through a Harmonious Tapestry                                      
  • December 5, 7:00pm                                                                                                               
  • Connelly Law Offices at 2301 N 30th St., Tacoma WA 98403                                              
  • $30 tickets available at http://wineandsong2023.eventbrite.com                                           

November 14 at 7:00pm in Slavonian Hall: Dancing with the Sun King

Harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky and dancer Anna Mansbridge invite us all to attend the court of Louis XIV! The wearing of haute couture and other finery is optional but do join us at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 14 at Slavonian Hall in Old Town Tacoma, as we enjoy a window into the grandeur and ceremony of the 17th century.

Known as the Sun King, also as Louis the Great, he was King of France from 1643 to 1715. In his early years he lived at the Louvre (the royal palace at that time), where he established the splendor and the protocol that was to define the Grand Si├Ęcle. In 1682, King Louis moved his court - and its fashionable music and decorum - to Versailles. Throughout his life Louis enjoyed dancing and playing the guitar.

On Tuesday Nov 14, Henry Lebedinsky returns to Slavonian Hall, this time sharing his insights into the music and dance of that golden era as established by King Louis and his court. Joining Henry in this performance are renowned dancer Anna Mansbridge, Tekla Cunningham on baroque violin, and Adaiha MacAdam-Some on viola da gamba. This will be a tremendous evening. Join us!



Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord

Anna Mansbridge, dancer

What: Classical Tuesdays: Dancing with the Sun King
When: November 14, 2023 at 7:00pmWhere: Slavonian Hall, 2303 N 30th St, Tacoma WA
FREE, All ages are welcome
A ramp from the alley to the back door is available to help access the 2nd floor level.



October 10 7:00pm Violin & Percussion in Slavonian Hall, Old Town Tacoma

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma looks forward to the return of violinist Maria Sampen! And performing with Maria, we welcome percussionist James Doyle who joined the Puget Sound music community in 2020.

Maria Sampen, violin

This exciting program will include:
Salina Fisher: Komorebi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nVwBE4Oycs) (violin and vibraphone)

Daniel Levitan: Duo for Violin dan Marimba (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILyXrZXRFsg)

Yousif Sheronick: Jubb Jannin  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkKNPs11J5g (violin and percussion)

Fraser/Haas: Caliope Meets Frank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwgcvxsOeyI (violin and marimba)

Marilyn Shrude (this composer is Maria's mother): Visions in Metaphor (solo violin and images)

Wynton Marsalis: Come Long Fiddler from "At the Octoroon Balls" (solo violin)

And selections of  solo percussion/marimba.

James Doyle, percussion

What: Violin & Percussion Duos & Solos

Where: Slavonian Hall, 2320 N 30th St, Tacoma

When: Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00pm

FREE, All ages welcome!



Tacoma Tapestry 2023 in Old Town Park Saturday Sept 9 at 2:00 - 4:00pm

 Join us in exploring Tacoma's cultural history.This year we celebrate the music of Croatia and the Balkans.

Bonaca Croatian ensemble

Performers are the KlapaDooWopella mens vocal quartet which specializes in traditional Croatian “Klapa” (a cappella minstrels who traditionally hang out on boat docks and street corners along the Adriatic coast of Croatia); Bonaca, a multi-piece tamburica orchestra which performs music from Croatia and Central and Southeast Europe; and Dunava (Danube), a Balkan womens vocal ensemble.

Dunava womens vocal ensemble

The ladies of Slavonian Hall are offering pastries and coffee.

Bring blankets and beach chairs for sitting on the grass.

We are happy to be sponsored by Tacoma Creates, Tacoma City Events, Tacoma Sister Cities, and Old Town Business & Professional Association.

Time: 2pm-4pm Cost: Free All ages welcome

KlapaDooWopella mens voices