GO Arts: Critic's Picks: Instrument repair lecture at Ted Brown, "Man of La Mancha" at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, organ and choir at Christ Episcopal and Norwegian folk fiddling in Seattle

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 20, 2014 

Organist Michael Plagerman will perform at Christ Episcopal this Friday.

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Instrument repair lecture

Michelle Brecunier, member of Pacific Lutheran University’s musical fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, will give a free talk on how to repair various musical instruments this Saturday at Ted Brown. 11 a.m. March 22. Free. Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma. 253-272-3211, tedbrownmusic.com

“Dream the Impossible Dream” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is into its second week of “Man of La Mancha,” the iconic Tony-winning musical based on Cervantes’ novel “Don Quixote about a dying old man who still dares to dream. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (and March 29, April 5) through April 6.$29 adults/$27 senior, student, military/$20 12 and under. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Organ, evensong at Christ Church Episcopal

Two musical events highlight choir and organ this weekend at Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma. The Third Friday lunch organ recital features PLU organ scholar Michael Plagerman playing Buxtehude, Couperin, Bach and Brahms; while the Lenten Choral Evensong on Sunday features the 45-voice choir singing Moses Hogan’s eight-voice setting of “We Shall Walk Through the Valley” plus music by William Byrd, David Dahl and Thomas Attwood, as well as hymns and scripture readings. Organ recital: 12:10 p.m. March 21. Evensong: 5 p.m. March 23. Freewill offering. Christ Episcopal. 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-1569, ccptacoma.org

Rachel Nesvig fiddles Norwegian-style

Stadium grad Rachel Nesvig is guest artist at the Seattle Choral Company’s “Folk, Fiddle and Fjord” concert this Saturday at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. Nesvig, who spent five years in Norway, will play hardanger fiddle and folk fiddle, while the choir sings music by Grieg and Eivind Groven. 8 p.m. March 22. $25. St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle. 206-363-1100, seattlechoralcompany.org

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

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