When Sarah Ioannides takes the podium to conduct the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra at the Pantages this Sunday, it’ll be a whole new experience for a lot of Tacoma music lovers.
As job searches go, this one’s unique. What other leadership position would require the candidate to be internationally recognized, yet willing to work at a symphony in a midsize city with a midsize budget? To be responsible for bringing a 400-year-old art form to 21st-century Tacomans with innovation and passion?
Here are snapshots of the finalists seeking to become the new artistic director of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra:
Move over, Peter, and your little wolf too. Pecos Bill is ridin’ into town, and he’s bringing his own orchestra.
Move over, Peter, and your little wolf too. Pecos Bill is ridin into town, and hes bringing his own orchestra. This Saturday, UPS is holding its annual Jacobsen Jr. kids concert, and instead of the old chestnut from Russia (Sergei Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf), the program features American composer Aaron Copland, cowboy songs and a new narrated piece by UPS piano chairman Duane Hulbert called Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale of the Wild West.
For 12 years, Seattle’s EMP Museum has been sleuthing out some of the best young Northwest bands for its Sound Off music competition.
Do you really care whether Mumford & Sons or fun. wins the Grammy for album of the year? Probably not. The No. 1 reason to tune into “music’s biggest night” Sunday is the live performances.
When Carmen takes the Rialto stage tonight, she won’t have an adoring chorus of gypsies to back her up. Nor will she have grandiose bullfight scenery or a triumphant overture to glorify her tale of seduction and death. No, all she’ll have is her jealous husband, her rival, her lover, a couple of side characters — and her knife.
Cello soloist Zoe Keating and the Portland Cello Project perform their first concert together at the Rialto Theater. While most classical composers give cellos little to do, this concert will layer the string instrument's rich, vocal tone and give the instrumentalists dirtied-up bass lines, funky rock rhythms and eerie harmonies.
New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are joining forces for a Tacoma Dome show on July 9.
Lady Gaga had a message Monday for the screaming, costumed fans who showed up outside the Tacoma Dome hours before her concert: Help make society more accepting of differences and safer for young people.
The Lady Gaga concert is only hours away but you can catch the bus early. Were talking about her Born Brave Bus, soon to be parked in the Tacoma Dome parking lot.
The Jazz Live at Marine View series offers consistently good jazz for free in the beautiful acoustics of Marine View Church in Northeast Tacoma, and they’re kicking off the new year in style.
The trend-setting Lady Gaga last wowed her fans in Tacoma on Aug. 21, 2010, during her Monster Ball tour. On Monday, shes bringing her Born This Way Ball tour to the Tacoma Dome, the first U.S. stop on the tour. Check out our 10 Reasons to Go Gaga over Gaga.
The Mayan calendar would have allegedly seen the world end more than a week ago, but for First Night, the only effect is to inspire enormous serpent puppets and smoke-breathing temple boats. The arts-based, family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration has rocked Tacoma's theater district for the past six years after a rebirth in 2007.
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