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November 2015

Sibelius & Mendelssohn

November 22, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am
Pantages Theater
$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 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 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 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 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 @ 6:30 am - 7:15 am
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$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 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 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 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am
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 @ 6:30 am - 7:15 am
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$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 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Pantages Theater
$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 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Pantages Theater
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 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$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 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Pantages Theater
$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 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
$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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May 2016

Rodrigo & Stravinsky

May 7, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 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 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 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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