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November 2016

Copland & Glass

November 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 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 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am
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 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church Gig Harbor, + Google Map
$30

This event is past. Please see upcoming concerts including Messiah by clicking here.   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, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 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, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am
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, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 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, 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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