GO Arts: Critic's Picks: Verdi with Tacoma Symphony, Concordia Choir at PLU, evensong at Christ Episcopal and eclectic art at Moss+Mineral

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 20, 2014 

“Verdi and Friends” with Tacoma Symphony

Baritone Kenneth Overton joins the Tacoma Symphony this weekend for “Verdi and Friends,” a program combining favorite arias from “Aida,” “Il Trovatore” and “La Traviata,” excerpts from the “Requiem” and works by Puccini, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan and other 19th-century opera composers. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. From $19. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org; tacomasymphony.org


Concordia choir visits PLU

The Grammy- and Emmy-winning Concordia Choir from Minnesota bring a concert of works by conductor Rene Clausen to Pacific Lutheran University next week as part of a 15-day national tour. The 79-voice a cappella college choir will include a new work by Hans Zimmer, written in response to the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo.

8 p.m. Feb. 26. Lagerquist Concert Hall, PLU, 12180 Park Ave. S, Tacoma. 800-838-3006, concordiatickets.com; plu.edu

Evensong, recital at Christ Episcopal

Three upcoming events at Christ Episcopal Tacoma showcase international and regional musicians. The noon Third Friday recital features Japanese organist Tomoko Miyamoto playing Bach; she will also present a lecture/demonstration on playing C.P.E. Bach on the clavichord the following morning. And on Saturday evening the youth ensemble from St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle sing works by Bradley Phillips, Colin Mawby and more at a choral evensong.Recital: 12:10 p.m. Feb. 21; Lecture 10 a.m. Feb. 22; Choral Evensong: 5 p.m. Feb. 22. Voluntary offering. 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

Sean Alexander and Virginia Bunker at Moss+Mineral

Moss+Mineral, a new installation gallery in downtown Tacoma, shows new work by Tacoma artists Sean Alexander and Virginia Bunker. Alexander, known for finely detailed ink drawings, now explores modernist furniture and a new 2D collection, while Bunker brings a new line of women’s upcycled accessories. Noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment. Free. 305 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-691-5220, mossandmineral.com

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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