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Festive evening of Wine & Song with Classical Tuesdays in Old Town

4 Dec

Join Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma for Wine & Song 2018! This is a fundraiser for the Classical Tuesdays series of free concert events held at Slavonian Hall and Old Town Park September through February.

Erin Guinup, Founding Director of Tacoma Refugee Choir, will perform “Ladies of Lyric and Song: Female Composers of the American Theatre” including some jazz, operetta, and contemporary cabaret. She’ll be accompanied by Marjorie Skreen-Dickerson on piano. Afterward, guests will enjoy a lovely spread of wines and finger foods.

Come prepared to make bids on some fantastic silent auction baskets. Neighbors and businesses have contributed a terrific variety of gift certificates. Alfredo Russo is offering 2 passes for a cooking class at Europa Bistro, Jon Douglas Rake and Jeffrey Stvrtecky of Tacoma Musical Playhouse are offering 2 tickets to a theater performance, Bill Evans of the Pacific Northwest Shop is putting together a generous basket of Northwest bounty, Harbor Lights has donated a dinner certificate for 2, and many other delightful gifts to be discovered in the baskets! Check  http://classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com for tantalizing details!

All ages are welcome. This event is fully accessible.

What: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Wine & Song Benefit
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N 30th St., Tacoma
Cost: $25 tickets are available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3657034. Limited tickets available for purchase at Bayview Optical in Old Town.
More Information: (253) 752-2135, prryker@gmail.comclassicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

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Classical Strings Solo, Duo, Trio

28 Jan
Maria Sampen, violinist

Maria Sampen, violinist

For the closing event of its 11th season, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to have the fabulous violinists Maria Sampen and Tim Christie returning to Slavonian Hall. Maria and Tim will perform a wide array of solo and duet numbers for violin or violin and viola by 19th century composers M. Haydn and Mozart; 20th century Italian composer Luciano Berio; and 20th century Russian violinist and composer, now living in Germany, Aleksey Igudesman.

Tim Christie , violinist

Tim Christie , violinist

This will also be an opportunity to hear and meet cellist Alistair MacRae, who has recently

joined the music faculty at University of Puget Sound. Alistair will join Maria and Tim in a performance of Beethoven’s Trio in G Major.

We are fortunate to experience this level of music-making in our community. Let’s fill Slavonian Hall for these great musicians! All ages are welcome.

Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 pm
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event
Accessibility: There is some accessible parking and a ramp to the hall from the alley.

Alistair MacRae, cellist

Alistair MacRae, cellist

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is supported by:
Slavonian American Benevolent Society
Tacoma Arts Commission
John Connelly Law Offices
Dr. Nicole Ancich, DMD
Ted Brown Music Co.
Kathy Manke, The Spar
Gingko Forest Winery Tasting Room
SAI

 

Accordion Tuesday

12 Jan
Bonnie Birch

Bonnie Birch

TONIGHT!!! On January 12, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town rings in the New Year by celebrating the accordion- in a few of its many guises.

Toby Hanson

Toby Hanson

Four Northwest accordionists will play for in Slavonian Hall, featuring several distinct styles of music the accordion excels at – in the right hands. Bonnie Birch, Toby Hanson, Murl Allen Sanders and Lyle Schaefer will perform jazz, classical and old-time/old-country.

Join us! All ages are welcome.
Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7 pm
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event
Accessibility: There is some accessible parking and a ramp to the hall from the alley.

 

Murl Allen Sanders

Murl Allen Sanders

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Classical Tuesdays in Old Town through Arts Projects funding.

 

 

Flamenco Tuesday

3 Nov

GriegoJoin Classical Tuesdays in Old Town for an Evening of Flamenco music and dance! Bring along your family and friends; all ages are welcome.

On November 10, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town will feature the great Flamenco artist  Vicente Griego.  Griego, with “his deep, sonorous wails that seem to come from…deep within his soul”, is from New Mexico and has devoted his life to the study of cante Flamenco, the art of Flamenco singing. Joining Griego is New Orleans-born guitarist Gerardo Alcalá, one of the few foreigners to be respected as a full-fledged Flamenco artist by the gypsy Flamencos of Andalusia. Marisela MariselaFlamenco3Fleites Lear, popular dancer and teacher of Flamenco in the Tacoma area, will translate this intense, passionate music in some traditional Flamenco dances with her proud carriage and expressive use of the arms and rhythmic stamping of the feet.

Flamenco, traditional to the southern Andalusia region of Spain, includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and jaleo (vocalizations and rhythmic clapping and finger snapping).

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Location: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event

Start 2015 off on the right note

6 Jan
Tacoma Youth Symphony woodwind ensemble

Tacoma Youth Symphony woodwind ensemble

To ring in the new year, on January 13th, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is delighted to present the Tacoma Youth Symphony chamber music ensembles!  These are the best of the best – of the hundreds of students in the Tacoma Youth Symphony orchestras, the top instrumentalists are showcased in small groups of woodwinds, brass and strings.

Tacoma Youth Symphony string ensemble

Tacoma Youth Symphony string ensemble

Join us for fabulous music-making and cocoa, coffee and cookies! Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
What: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 7 pm
Cost: Free

For more information visit classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com or call (253) 752-2135.

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Classical Tuesdays in Old Town through Arts Projects funding.

An Evening of Songs in Old Town

21 Nov

Classical Tuesdays Dec 2011 Connelly LawThis year’s Wine & Song Benefit event is December 9th at 7 pm. This annual event is sponsored and hosted by the John Connelly Law Offices and all  proceeds benefit the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series of free concerts.

$25 per person includes an evening of song, wine poured by Ginkgo Forest Winery Tasting Room, and tasty finger foods.

Charles Robert Stephens

Charles Robert Stephens

Gino Lucchetti

Gino Lucchetti

Starting at 7 pm, enjoy solos and duets sung by tenor Gino Lucchetti and baritone Charles Robert Stephens, with Jeffrey Moidel at the piano. Gino will sing the standard Italian opera hits that he does so well and some Neapolitan songs. Charles will sing songs by Jeffrey Moidel, the evening’s pianist, on poems by Pablo Neruda as well as romantic songs from the 1940s and 50s. And, of course, the two men will round out their set with crowd-pleasing duets.

Following the great music you can mingle with a glass of Ginkgo Wine and an array of finger foods.

What: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Wine & Song Benefit
When: December 9, 7 pm
Where: 
John Connelly Law Offices, 2301 N. 30th Street, Old Town Tacoma
Tickets:
 $25 – purchase in advance at Bayview Optical, 2217 N. 30th Street, #106; remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the benefit

For more information, contact Classical Tuesdays at (253) 752-2135.

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Classical Tuesdays through Arts Projects funding.

Miho & Diego Duo and Friends in Old Town Park

4 Sep
Miho & Diego Duo and Friends

Miho & Diego Duo and Friends

Pack up the family and invite your friends for an enjoyable night of music as Classical Tuesdays in Old Town kicks off their 10th season!

What: Miho & Diego Duo and Friends  at Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma
Cost: Free, donations appreciated

Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. You can even make it a picnic by stopping by one of the many neighborhood eateries to pick up a beverage and meal to enjoy during the concert. This event is family friendly and free!

The concert will feature the Sounds of Japan and South America: Miho Takekawa on marimba and Diego Coy on the quena, a traditional Andean flute. Miho and Diego combine their distinctive warm, natural wood sounds and take the listener on a musical journey from Japan to South America, playing a brand of music that is truly their own. CDs will be available at the concert.

This concert is just the start! Check out the roster of the entire Classical Tuesdays season featuring a variety of world music and classical music performed by Tacoma professionals and youth. All Classical Tuesdays concerts are held in Old Town; most start at 7 pm in the historic Slavonian Hall.

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support this event through Arts Projects funding.

Kick off Classical Tuesdays in Old Town’s 9th season!

4 Sep

091013concertWhat: African Drums in Old Town Park
Where: Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma (in Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th, if rainy)
When: Tuesday, September 10, 5:30pm
Cost: Free!

Help kick off Classical Tuesdays in Old Town’s season at Old Town Park’s new stage. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on and check out the neighborhood eateries offering beverages and light meals to compliment your evening’s entertainment. This event is family friendly and free!

Classical Tuesday’s season kicks off with the fabulous Thione Diop and the Yeke Yeke West African drum ensemble. Thione is a terrific drummer, teacher and person.

Thione Diop was born in 1978 to a Griot family in Senegal, West Africa. Griots are hereditary artists who carry the responsibility of preserving history, values, and cultural identity, dedicating their lives to art. With his father already a renowned sabar drummer, Thione began playing the sabar and djembe at the age of five. After becoming an acclaimed performer, he moved to Seattle, where he began teaching in addition to performing, mostly in the Northwest.

For more information call (253) 752-2135 or check out the Classical Tuesdays website.

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