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April 2017

Symphony Sweethearts

April 22, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$19

Featuring Jens Lindemann, trumpet Stephanie Porter, vocalist Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble David Deacon-Joyner, director   Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument's history and was recently named "International Brass Personality of the Year" (Brass Herald).  He has played in every major concert venue in the world and has performed as lead trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and in a solo Command Performance for the Queen of England.    "The trumpet is capable of…

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Wacky, Wild World of Percussion

April 30, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$7 – $10

Everyone loves percussion — especially kids! The Symphony percussion section will share music from Pink Panther, the story of “Mr. Brown Can Moo,” and other works. Location: Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound Date: Sunday, April 30 Time: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 children, $10 adults + box office fee ($10 & $13, at the door) GET TICKETS

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May 2017

Mountain and Sea

May 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater,

    Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt    Edvard Grieg Fire Mountain (World Premiere)     Daniel Ott La Mer     Claude Debussy        

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June 2017

Festival of Sail

June 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thea Foss Waterway

Festival of Sail® Tacoma 2017 will offer a rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. From June 15 through 18, Tacoma will be one of only a handful of Pacific ports that will host the historic ships. Festival of Sail® Tacoma 2017 promises to be the largest event in our region's history featuring ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverage -- and Symphony! Led by…

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October 2017

West Side Story

October 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$19 – $82

Bernstein:  Overture to Candide Bernstein: On The Waterfront Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Bernstein: Suite No. 2 from West Side Story Soloists: Maria: Tess Altiveros Anita: Elizabeth Galafa Rosalia: Bianca Raso Consuela: Dawn Padula Tony: John Marzano Riff: John Arthur Greene Bernardo: Casey Raiha Symphony Tacoma Voices Geoffrey Boers, director Music critic Donal Henahan called Leonard Bernstein “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” Known to friends and fans as “Lenny,” he was…

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November 2017

Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$19

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919 version) Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 Stravinsky’s ballet about the magical Firebird was met with critical acclaim and marked the young composer’s breakthrough into the world of classical music. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G starts with bright and boundless energy, followed by a soulful, introspective second movement. With only three days notice, young pianist Charlie Albright will take the place of Andrew Tyson to play this piece with Symphony Tacoma. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.…

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December 2017

Sounds of the Season

December 3, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$19

Our annual collage of seasonal delights for the whole family, featuring classics from cherished TV and Christmas movies, moving choral masterpieces, and a carol sing-along.  The concert will include such delights as "The Little Drummer Boy," "The Sleigh," "My Favorite Things," "Joy to the World," and many other carols.  Orchestral works will include "The Flight into Egypt" from Respighi's Church Windows, the Fantasia on "Greensleeves" by Vaughan Williams, Elgar's The Snow, Prokofiev's Troika.  Choral works will include John Rutter's "Tomorrow…

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Messiah

December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church Gig Harbor, + Google Map
$30

Vocal soloists and the Orchestra perform Handel's beloved holiday classic - featuring the rousing "Hallelujah" chorus!

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Messiah – Tacoma

December 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am
St. Charles Borromeo, 7112 S 12th St
Tacoma, WA 98465 United States
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$30

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Messiah

December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Charles Borromeo, 7112 S 12th St
Tacoma, WA 98465 United States
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$19

Vocal soloists and the Orchestra perform Handel's beloved holiday classic - including the rousing "Hallelujah" chorus!

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February 2018

Once Upon a String

February 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$7 – $10

Tickets: $7 children, $10 adults + box office fee ($10 & $13, at the door) Join the Symphony Tacoma String Quintet for a fantasy-filled introduction to the string family.  Listeners will be taken to a land far, far away to explore the contrasts of high/low, slow/fast, and loud/soft while learning all of the ins and outs of what makes the string family truly unique.  The music featured in this concert will be a balance between popular classical pieces, music from the movies,…

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Elgar & Sibelius

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church Gig Harbor, + Google Map
$19

Samuelsson: "The Eros Effect & Solidarity" from The Love Triology (US Premiere) Elgar: Cello Concerto Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

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Elgar & Sibelius

February 25 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th Street
Tacoma,
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$19

Samuelsson: "The Eros Effect and Solidarity" from The Love Trilogy (US Premiere) Elgar: Cello Concerto Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 Marie Samuelsson’s music is sparse and lush at the same time–and deeply spiritual.  Sarah Ioannides conducted the 2016 World Premiere of The Eros Effect and Solidarity in Sweden; now she presents the U.S. premiere. The Eros Effect and Solidarity highlights the human capacity to respond in solidarity during social movements. "This piece is a very touching, moving, spiritual work," says Maestra Ioannides. …

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March 2018

Turning of the Seasons

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Turning of the Seasons with the Symphony Tacoma Voices Fri. 7:30 pm | Mar. 16 | Christ Episcopal Church Duruflé Requiem Excerpts from Arnesen’s Wound in the Water Works by Runestad, Elder, Barnum and others

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3-2-1 Brass Off!

March 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$7 – $10

$7 children, $10 adults + box office fee ($10 & $13, at the door) Blast off!  The Symphony Tacoma Brass Quintet is headed into outer space and they are taking you with them!  Come and learn all about the brass family and enjoy a space-themed musical adventure that is out of this world.  On this musical voyage, we will continue to explore elements of music such as pulse, dynamics, and range.  The Symphony Tacoma Brass Quintet will perform a variety of…

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Beethoven & Brahms

March 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th Street
Tacoma,
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$19 – $82

Beethoven/Cooper: Symphony No. 10 Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 10 in E♭ major is a hypothetical work, assembled in 1988 by Barry Cooper from Beethoven's fragmentary sketches. This title is controversial since it cannot be proven that all the sketches assembled were meant for the same piece. There is, however, consensus that Beethoven did intend another symphony, and this is a fascinating, provocative and beautiful work! 2016 was a landmark season for Charles…

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April 2018

Mini Maestros: Percussion on Parade!

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$7 – $10

Drum roll please!………the Symphony Tacoma Percussion Quartet invites you to join them for a grand showcase of  the percussion family. You will be fascinated by the number of different instruments as well as a few “instruments” that are part of our everyday lives. Learn the elements of rhythm, body percussion, tempo, and steady beat to name a few. Stomp your feet and clap your hands as the Symphony Tacoma Percussion Quartet goes on parade! Thank you, sponsors!        

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Earth Songs from the Harp

April 22 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$19.50

Composer, performer, singer, author, cartoonist, comedian, electric harpist–mix those and you begin to describe Deborah Henson-Conant. Symphony Tacoma is thrilled to perform with this phenom for our community! The Grammy-nominated artist was on NBC, CBS, CNN, and starred in two PBS specials. Nicknamed “Jimi Hendrix of the Harp,” Deborah (with her rockstar leather-and-boots attire) will draw ticket-buyers across demographics. She transfixes audiences with her electric-harp strapped on like a guitar, making it wail like Led Zeppelin or enchant with Celtic folksongs. Sounds come…

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May 2018

Mini Maestros: Peter and the Wolf

May 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$7 – $10

Featuring the full orchestra Sarah Ioannides, conductor Narrated by Emily Laliotis   Prokofiev's timeless favorite introduces the different instruments in the orchestra as characters in a classic Russian folk tale. Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing, and the adventure he and his animal friends have with a wolf that comes in from the meadow through the garden gate. Each character is represented by a different musical instrument or…

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Poulenc & Wagner

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$19 – $82

  Poulenc: Gloria Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger Wagner: The Flying Dutchman Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde Wagner: Ride of the Valkyeries Metropolitan Opera star Kelly Cae Hogan--hailed by Opera Britannica for her "effortless radiance... vocal triumph"--graces a spectacular program that includes Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, the tour-de-force Overture to Die Meistersinger, and the soaring and inspirational Ride of the Valkyries. The acclaimed 70-voice Symphony Tacoma Voices will thrill with Poulenc's sparkling, extroverted…

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