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May 2016

Rodrigo & Stravinsky

May 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater,
$12 - $80

Featuring Pepe Romero, guitar! The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 1     Manuel de Falla Concierto de Aranjuez     Joaquin Rodrigo The Rite of Spring     Igor Stravinsky “Pepe Romero makes his guitar talk!”  (Los Angeles Times) “I heard and I wrote what I heard. I am the vessel through which the Rite passed.” (Igor Stravinsky) Listening Sample: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, Columbia Symphony Orchestra Recorded January, 1961                        …

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Chamber Series at Morso!

May 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morso, 9014 PEACOCK HILL AVE
Gig Harbor, WA 98332 United States
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$59

String Quartet Concertmaster Svend Ronning with Gwen Taylor (violins), Maria Bokor (viola) and Richard Treat (cello), featuring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

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June 2016

Journey Home

June 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K Street
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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$7.50

The Symphony Tacoma Chorus completes a busy and successful season with JOURNEY HOME: Songs of Travel and Place. This concert will serve as a bon voyage program for the chorus’s upcoming tour to Croatia, Bosnia, and Italy this summer. The concert features predominantly American music by familiar composers shaped for European audiences. Works by Whitacre, Lauridsen, Elder, Betinis, Dilworth and many others will lead us through a narrative of our search for a place to call home, dealing with ideas…

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Chamber Series at Morso!

June 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morso, 9014 PEACOCK HILL AVE
Gig Harbor, WA 98332 United States
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$59

Dueling Basses Principal Bass Chris Burns and Assistant Principal Anna Jensen duel with a variety of music styles.

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July 2016

Chamber Series at Morso!

July 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morso, 9014 PEACOCK HILL AVE
Gig Harbor, WA 98332 United States
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$59

Flute, Harp & Viola Trio Flutist Jennifer Rhyne, principal viola Thane Lewis and harpist Catherine Case perform music inspired by nature and Impressionism.

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October 2016

Symphony Gala 2016: New World Masquerade

October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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We invite you to our season opening party on the eve of opening night. Celebrate the new season with an exclusive performance of Pärt's Fratres, as well as Eugène Ysaÿe - Sonata for Violin Solo No.2 "Obsession": Prelude & Les Furies, by the renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman, raise funds for our outreach with an artistically-oriented and season-themed auction, and enjoy premium food and beverage - all set in the elegant environment of Tacoma Art Museum. Building Community Through Music with a modern masquerade…

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New World Season Opening

October 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater,
$19

Featuring Vadim Gluzman, violin Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor)     Alexander Borodin Fratres     Arvo Pärt Violin Concerto     Alexander Glazunov Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"     Antonín Dvořák Download this episode of the Symphony Tacoma Podcast (right click and save)   Vadim Gluzman’s appearance is made possible with support from the Gottfried & Mary Fuchs Foundation

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November 2016

Copland & Glass

November 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater,
$19

Featuring Amy Dickson, saxophone! Adagio for Strings     Samuel Barber Appalachian Spring Aaron Copland Violin Concerto No. 1 (transcribed for saxophone; arr. Amy Dickson) Philip Glass On the Town: Three Dance Episodes Leonard Bernstein   Click on the sound samples below to listen to the music:

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December 2016

Sounds of the Season

December 4, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pantages Theater,
$19

Our annual collage of seasonal delights for the whole family - featuring classics from cherished TV and Christmas movies, beloved ballads sung by guest vocalists, moving choral masterpieces, and the ever-popular carol sing-along! Featuring the Symphony Tacoma Voices and  Tacoma Youth Chorus.  Although both choruses have been featured on Sounds of the Season in the past, this will be the first time they have shared the stage in one concert program!   Program: October, Eric Whitacre See Amid the Winter’s Snow,…

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Messiah – Gig Harbor

December 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor, + Google Map
$30

The Symphony is pleased to welcome to this performance Christina Kowalski-Holien, soprano; Melissa Plagemann, mezzo-soprano; Wesley Morgan, tenor; Charles Robert Stephens, bass; Amy Boers, harpsichord; Coni Liljengren, organ; and Symphony Tacoma Chorus director Geoffrey Boers.  

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Messiah – Tacoma

December 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Charles Borromeo, 7112 S 12th St
Tacoma, WA 98465 United States
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$30

The Symphony is pleased to welcome to this performance Christina Kowalski-Holien, soprano; Melissa Plagemann, mezzo-soprano; Wesley Morgan, tenor; Charles Robert Stephens, bass; Amy Boers, harpsichord; Coni Liljengren, organ; and Symphony Tacoma Chorus director Geoffrey Boers.

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February 2017

Mozart & Tchaikovsky – Gig Harbor

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor, + Google Map
$19

Featuring Kristin Lee, violin! Mozart:  Don Giovanni Overture Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 "Winter Dreams" Korean-American violinist Kristin Lee—cited for her “mastery of tone” by The Strad—will make her debut with Symphony Tacoma, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, in Tchaikovsky’s formidable but beloved Violin Concerto. The concerts will also feature Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, subtitled “Winter Daydreams.” Listen to the latest Podcast featuring Sarah Ioannides and Kristin Lee! WITH SUPPORT FROM TACOMA PHILHARMONIC ENDOWMENT…

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Mozart & Tchaikovsky – Tacoma

February 26 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th Street
Tacoma,
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$19

Featuring Kristin Lee, violin! Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 "Winter Dreams" Korean-American violinist Kristin Lee—cited for her “mastery of tone” by The Strad—will make her debut with Symphony Tacoma, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, in Tchaikovsky’s formidable but beloved Violin Concerto. The concerts will also feature Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, subtitled “Winter Daydreams.” Listen to the latest Podcast featuring Sarah Ioannides and Kristin Lee! WITH SUPPORT FROM TACOMA PHILHARMONIC ENDOWMENT

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March 2017

Chris Botti and Symphony Tacoma at the Tacoma Dome Theater Stage

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tacoma Dome Theater Stage,
$26.50

Go behind the scenes, read more about Chris Botti here!

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Beethoven & Mozart

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th Street
Tacoma,
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$19

  Sarah Ioannides, conductor; David Fung, piano; Pavane, op. 50, Gabriel Fauré; Symphony No. 29 in A major, K.2, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, Gustav Mahler; & Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19, Ludwig van Beethoven. WITH SUPPORT FROM TACOMA PHILHARMONIC ENDOWMENT

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April 2017

Symphony Sweethearts

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 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 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Schneebeck Hall, Univ. 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 @ 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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Mini Maestros: Peter and the Wolf

May 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Schneebeck Hall, Univ. of Puget Sound,
$7

Featuring Tacoma Youth Chorus Chamber Choir Judy Herrington, Director 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 group of instruments.  The…

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June 2017

Festival of Sail

June 17 @ 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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