Earth Songs from the Harp

Featuring electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant

Sun. 2:30 pm | April 22 | Pantages Theater

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 rock star 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 folk songs. Sounds come from its 32-strings nobody would predict: Blues. Jazz. Flamenco. Distortion.


with support from Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment

Mini Maestros: Peter and the Wolf

Sun. 2:30 pm | May 6 | Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound
No instrument petting zoo before concert.

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 piece specially features the Woodwind Family of instruments.

$7 children, $10 adults + box office fee ($10 & $13, at the door)


Poulenc & Wagner

Kelly Cae Hogan, soprano
Symphony Tacoma Voices

Sat. 7:30 pm | May 12 | Pantages Theater

Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger
Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Poulenc: Gloria

Met Opera star Kelly Cae Hogan graces a spectacular program featuring the soaring melodies and lush orchestration of Wagner, from Die Meistersinger to Die Walküre. The acclaimed Symphony Tacoma Voices will thrill with Poulenc’s sparkling, extroverted 1959 Gloria.


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