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May 2015

Music Mixer

May 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Studio II + Google Map
$30

Join us for this our Music Mixer concert reception just before our performance of The Planets. Mix with musicians, chat with Sarah, and enjoy refreshments in this behind-the-scenes experience. If you're interested in attending please call 253-272-7264 and we hope to see you there. Thank you to supporters:                  

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The Planets

May 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pantages Theatre
$12 - $19

This concert brings together music that looks to the future and beyond our imagination into the Universe.  The dynamic Amit Peled performs Schumann's great concerto in his first Tacoma appearance in eight years.  Gustav Holst's famous piece depicts each of the heavenly orbs.  In this performance, it will be enhanced by breathtaking images from NASA, artfully assembled by Sarah Ioannides and timed to the music, projected above the stage. Program: Chadwick:  Euterpe,  Schumann:  Cello Concerto, & Holst: The Planets. Click…

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The Lady Sings the Blues

May 31, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private Residence – Gig Harbor

Torch songs to warm your Sunday afternoon. Featuring Shay Ryan, vocals and Bo Ayars, piano. Donations requested at the event; a benefit for Symphony Tacoma. RSVP: 253.272.7264 or info@symphonytacoma.org

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September 2015

Patti LaBelle with Symphony Tacoma

September 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Washington State Fair, 110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, United States
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$28 - $75

Patti LaBelle has been called the Godmother of Soul for good reason, with #1 hits including “Lady Marmalade,” “On My Own” sung with Michael MacDonald, “If Only You Knew,” and “Come What May.” The R&B diva who has sold over 50 million records worldwide will take the stage with The Symphony Tacoma at the Washington State Fair this September. While most fans think of Patti LaBelle competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC’s 20th season of Dancing with the…

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October 2015

Pictures at an Exhibition Season Opening Spectacular Gala

October 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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$175

Plan to break the long, dry spell of the off-season by celebrating Symphony-style!  Be one of the few treated to an exclusive piano performance of Pictures at an Exhibition by “Monsieur 100,000 volts” himself, Andreas Boyde! Enjoy a Northwest feast and regional wines. Best of all, take this special opportunity to raise your glass to the future of our community with music at its core!  REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Call for tickets: 253.272.7264 or complete the RSVP form and send it in.  Interested in volunteering.  Information Volunteer Recruitment.  Preview the Live…

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Russian Season Opening

October 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater + Google Map
$12 - $80

Featuring: Andreas Boyde, piano.  Known throughout the music world as “Monsieur 100,000 volts,” superstar pianist Andreas Boyde is one of the only living pianists prepared to tackle Tchaikovsky’s rarely-heard, fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto No. 2.  Also on the program, Prokofiev's Russian Overture and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition! Subscribe to save seats! Single tickets are on sale now!

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November 2015

BarTalk

November 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Social Bar & Grill, 1715 Dock St.
Tacoma, 98402 United States
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  Be a part of these social gatherings to discuss the musical programs of Symphony performances! There are no dumb questions and all levels of music appreciation are encouraged to participate. Local gathering place, the Social Bar and Grill will be our discussion venue! This is right by Museum of Glass on Dock Street - water side. There is no participation fee; attendees purchase their own food and drink. For anyone who wishes to prepare for discussion in advance, here…

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Sibelius & Mendelssohn

November 22, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pantages Theater + Google Map
$12 - $80

Featuring Caroline Goulding, violin.  "Goulding knows how to make a violin sing... a delight to watch and mesmerizing to hear."  (Idaho Statesman). Concert programming includes Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 "Reformation".  Also: Tinoco: Before Spring - a Tribute to the Rite! Special video from composer Luis Tinoco: Sibelius Listening Sample: Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1st mvmt, Ginette Neveu, violin Philharmonia O, Walter Susskind, cond. 11/21/45                              Subscribe…

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December 2015

Messiah – Gig Harbor

December 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church Gig Harbor, + Google Map
$25 - $45

This event is past. Please see upcoming concerts including Messiah by clicking here.   Chorus Director Geoffrey Boers returns to lead Handel's Messiah - in two locations!                Single tickets are on sale now!

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Messiah – Tacoma

December 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. Charles Borromeo, 7112 S 12th St
Tacoma, WA 98465 United States
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$25 - $45

This event is past. Please see upcoming concerts including Messiah by clicking here.   Chorus Director Geoffrey Boers returns to lead Handel's Messiah - in two locations!                Single tickets are on sale now!

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January 2016

Mini Maestros: The Great String Thing-a-Machine

January 31, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Schneebeck Hall, Univ. of Puget Sound + Google Map
$7

Join the Symphony Tacoma String Quintet for an inside look into the string family! Listeners will be taken through the contrasts of high/low, slow/fast, and major/minor while learning all of the nuts and bolts of what make the string family truly unique. The music featured in this concert will be a balance between popular pieces of the classical era and children’s tunes that the whole family will enjoy! Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 1:30pm!

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February 2016

BarTalk

February 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gather and gab about the music! This time, we will discuss our upcoming program: Debussy & Beethoven featuring harpist Valerie Muzzolini Gordon!   MORE INFO

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Debussy & Beethoven – Gig Harbor

February 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church Gig Harbor, + Google Map
$12 - $80

Featuring Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, harp!  Principal harp of the Seattle Symphony, Valerie Muzzolini Gordon's beautiful expression is evident in every note.  Choose from two performances - east or west of the Narrows Bridge - for this spellbinding program which includes Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale".  Also:  Alvars:  Harp in G Minor, op. 81. Listening Sample: Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, The Philadelphia Orchestra Leopold Stokowski, conductor Recorded December 8,…

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Debussy & Beethoven – Tacoma

February 28, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th Street
Tacoma,
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$12 - $80

Featuring Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, harp!  Principal harp of the Seattle Symphony, Valerie Muzzolini Gordon’s beautiful expression is evident in every note.  Choose from two performances – east or west of the Narrows Bridge – for this spellbinding program which includes Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”.  Also, Alvars: Harp in G Minor, op. 81 Listening Sample: Debussy: Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, The Philadelphia Orchestra Leopold Stokowski, conductor Recorded December 8, 1940…

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March 2016

Mini Maestros: Brass Ahoy! Shiver Me Timbres

March 6, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Schneebeck Hall, Univ. of Puget Sound + Google Map
$7

Ahoy! The Symphony Tacoma Brass Quintet is hitting the high seas and taking you with them! Join the crew of the mighty brass-beards for a sea-themed musical adventure. On this musical voyage, the brass quintet will search for musical treasures like timbre, pulse, dynamics, and range. The TSO Brass Quintet will perform a variety of tunes inspired by pirates, the sea, and Russian Sailors to name a few. Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 1:30pm!

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Water Passion

March 20, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pantages Theater + Google Map
$12 - $80

We present the rare and powerful Water Passion After St. Matthew by Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).  Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of J.S. Bach, the work features soloists, chorus, and water percussion:  bowls and basins filled with water, manipulated by hand and amplified by contact microphones.  Tan Dun’s music is a fascinating, refreshing blend of Western classical music and traditional Chinese ritual. Listening Sample: Tan Dun: Water Passion after Saint Matthew To support a convergence of Passion projects taking…

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April 2016

“Thank you Tacoma” Free Concert

April 10, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pantages Theater + Google Map
Free

More than 40 high school musicians from Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (TYSA) will perform side-by-side with a similar number of adult musicians from the Symphony Tacoma orchestra during a first-time-ever concert presented jointly by the two organizations!  The program will include a student soloist from TYSA selected during its annual concerto competition. The student will perform several movements from a major orchestral concerto during the first half of the concert. PLEASE NOTE: As of Friday, April 8th, only 50 seats…

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Touché Gypsy Jazz Party

April 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pantages Theater + Google Map
$100

Get a jumpstart on our full weekend of Gypsy Jazz with this special Friday night party and performance with Touché! This regional troupe has a Gypsy Jazz sound in the style of Django Reinhardt. Members performing are: Neil Andersson, guitar (Pearl Django) Ron Peters, guitar Jo Nardolillo, violin Rick Leppanen, bass Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, fine wine, beer, cider and non-alcoholic drinks. Space is limited. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLY BY PHONE 253.272.7264

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Symphonic Django

April 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pantages Theater + Google Map
$12 - $80

This U.S. Premiere Production showcases the music of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.  Among the guest performers will be guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson, jazz violinist Ben Powell, and a specially-assembled gypsy jazz troupe that is scheduled to include Neil Andersson, Greg Ruby and more!  In addition to the Symphony's performance of Symphonic Django works, the troupe will perform on their own, with such works as Daphne and Troublant Bolero.  John Jorgenson will also perform his own composition: Concerto Glasso for Guitar…

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Mini Maestros: Around the World in 50 Drums

April 17, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Schneebeck Hall, Univ. of Puget Sound + Google Map
$7

The Symphony Tacoma Percussion Quartet invites you to join them on a whirlwind tour of the percussion family! They will explore the elements of rhythm, timbre, and pulse. Listeners will be blown away by an assortment of instruments from around the world and have the opportunity to travel into the imagination of the percussion family. Be prepared for your TSO Percussion Quartet to entertain you and to wow you with their world tour! Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 1:30pm!

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