GO Arts: Critic's picks: WSMTA student orchestra and Beatrice Hermann recitals, pianist Una Hwang at Christ Episcopal and two-for-one on Museum Day

Tacoma News TribuneMay 15, 2014 

The Washington State Music Teachers Association Tacoma chapter holds its student orchestral recitals this week. Here, pianist Darien Ezell performs in last year's recitals.

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WSMTA student solo recitals

There’s nothing quite like getting to play a solo with an orchestra, and thanks to local members of the Washington State Music Teachers’ Association, Tacoma music students will get that chance this week, playing concertos and even pieces custom-written by teachers from the Tacoma chapter. 7:30 p.m. May 19-22 at Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1501 N. Union Ave., Tacoma. 7:30 p.m. May 24 at Tacoma Community College theater, 6501 S. Mildred St., Tacoma. All free. tacomamusicteachers.org, pugetsound.edu

Beatrice Hermann winners’ recital

Winners of the annual Beatrice Herrman Young Artist competition (a legacy of the Tacoma Philharmonic) will perform in recital this Saturday at the Broadway Center. Among them are junior division winner Millicent McFall (piano), senior winner Sarah Hall (violin) and Young Artist winner Faithlina Chan (cello). 1 p.m. May 17. Free (suggested donation $5-$8). Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Pianist-physicist Una Hwang for Christ Episcopal Third Friday recital

Una Hwang, organist, pianist and choir director at Tacoma’s First Lutheran and a former NASA astrophysicist, will be the piano soloist at Christ Episcopal’s monthly Third Fridays at Noon recital this week. Hwang, who worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland before moving to Tacoma in 2012, will play Schubert, Chopin, Debussy and Albeniz. 12:10 p.m. May 16. Free. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K Street, Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org 

Two-for-One on Museum Day

Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass will offer two-for-one guest admission this Sunday as part of the international Art Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors, now holding its yearly conference in Seattle. Locally, Art Museum Day also kicks off Northwest Museum Week, where local museums offer special programs and events to showcase their work, discoverable and sharable on the free mobile app STQRY. For more participating museums (including Seattle’s The Henry Art Gallery and Seattle Art Museum), see aamd.org. TAM: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18. $10/$8.50. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org. MoG: noon-5 p.m. May 18. $12/$10/$5. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org.

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

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