The Tacoma Concert Band proudly presents “Symphonic Blockbusters,” a dazzling season finale featuring renowned flute virtuoso Jim Walker, on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Pantages Theater.
Jim Walker is one of the most sought-after flutists in the world, for both concert and studio performance. He is equally at home with a symphony orchestra, a jazz ensemble, or a concert band, as principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic or a member of his acclaimed jazz quartet Free Flight. The late Jean Pierre Rampal’s “favorite jazz flute player,” Mr. Walker has also distinguished himself as a composer and as the teacher of many of the finest young flute players performing today.
Mr. Walker has performed on well over 600 motion picture soundracks during his career covering everything from A.I. to Zoolander and movies like Last of the Mohicans, Legal Eagles, and Lethal Weapon in between.
In addition to several solos with Mr. Walker, the Tacoma Concert Band will perform rousing music by such composers as Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Copland. The concert will be conducted by TCB music director Robert Musser, together with guest conductors John Falskow and Lawrence Bradley.
The all-volunteer Tacoma Concert Band is in its 31st season as the Northwest’s premier symphonic band. Comprised of 60 of the region’s finest wind and percussion players, the TCB has won several local and international awards and has made two successful tours of Europe.
Tickets for the April 28 concert begin at $16, with substantial discounts for seniors, students, and military personnel. They can be purchased from the Broadway Center Box Office or by calling 253-591-5894 or 1-800-291-7593.