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Season Opening: Bernstein Centennial!

Symphony Tacoma Voices
Sat. 7:30 pm | Oct. 21 | Pantages Theater

 

Bernstein:  Overture to Candide
Bernstein: On The Waterfront
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein: Suite No. 2 from West Side Story

In celebration of Bernstein’s Centennial, Symphony Tacoma presents works from this great personality known for his message of understanding and hope–nowhere better demonstrated than in his score to West Side Story. Symphony Tacoma Voices and 7 vocal soloists will join the Orchestra for this unforgettable and moving performance.

  

                   

Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Charlie Albright, piano
Sat. 7:30 pm | Nov. 18 | Pantages Theater

 

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Stravinsky’s Firebird marked the young composer’s breakthrough into the world of classical music. Young pianist Charlie Albright performs with Symphony Tacoma in Ravel’s beautiful Impressionist concerto. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 was said by the composer to deal with the power of fate.

      
with support from Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment

Sounds of the Season

Tacoma Youth Chorus
Sun. 2:30 pm | Dec. 3 | Pantages Theater

 

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. Conducted by Sarah Ioannides, the Symphony will be joined by the amazing Tacoma Youth Chorus in this concert for the whole family — young and old!

  

                     

Messiah

Symphony Tacoma Voices
Thurs. 7:30 pm | Dec. 14 | Chapel Hill, Gig Harbor
Fri. 7:30 pm | Dec. 15 | St. Charles Borromeo

Chorus Director Dr. Geoffrey Boers leads the Orchestra and Symphony Tacoma Voices in Handel’s beloved holiday classic – featuring the rousing “Hallelujah” chorus!  Joining them will be soprano Christina Kowalski-Holien, mezzo Melissa Plagemann, tenor Wesley Morgan and bass Charles Robert Stephens, along with harpsichordist Amy Boers and organist Coni Liljengren.mail

           

Elgar & Sibelius

Efe Baltacigil, cello
Sat. 7:30 pm | Feb. 24 | Chapel Hill, Gig Harbor
Sun. 2:30 pm | Feb. 25 | Rialto Theater

Samuelsson: “The Eros Effect & Solidarity” from The Love Triology (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.   Seattle Symphony principal cellist Efe Baltacigil makes his Symphony Tacoma debut in Elgar’s contemplative and elegiac Cello Concerto.

Turning of the Seasons

with the Symphony Tacoma Voices
Fri. 7:30 pm | Mar. 16 | Christ Episcopal Church

Duruflé Requiem
Bach Motet Singet dem Herrn
Excerpts from Arnesen’s Wound in the Water and more.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 1, 2017.

 


Beethoven & Brahms

Charles Butler, trumpet

Sun. 2:30 pm | Mar. 25 | Rialto Theater

Beethoven/Cooper: Symphony No. 10
Hadyn: Trumpet Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 10 existed only as fragments until reconstructed in 1988 by Barry Cooper. New Principal Trumpet Charles Butler makes his solo debut with Symphony Tacoma in the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. The program concludes with Brahms’s gripping Symphony No. 1, the groundbreaking symphonic work that broke the post-Beethoven’s 9th “writer’s block”!

  

 

Opus X

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

Experience four mesmerizing women from the four corners of the world! Featuring violin, clarinet, piano and cello, these highly acclaimed musicians put a new spin on Classics. From Astor Piazolla to Led Zeppelin, their performances are modern, cutting edge, romantic, and lush. A perfect date night!

  


with support from Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment

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.