Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks

Our picks for South Sound arts this week: Second City vocal recital, “Hands Up” African American monologues, Roots art and activism at Chief Leschi High School and Earth Day at Feast Arts

Arts & Culture

‘Bach Rocks’ for jazz trio at Pacific Lutheran University

Quick, name the best jazz composer of the 17th century! Stuck? Try J.S. Bach. The fugues, inventions and suites by that iconic Baroque classical composer translate surprisingly well to a jazz trio. Pacific Lutheran University piano lecturer Diana Walker, with a bassist and drummer, will be playing that Bach jazz at a concert April 22.

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Making art for Tacoma Starbucks

Walk into the new Stadium District Starbucks, and you’ll see something unusual. On the exposed brick wall, right where you’d expect to see some bland corporate painting, is a sculpture, made by Tacoma artist Matthew Olds from found objects that tell local history.

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Cello Loop: Gretchen Yanover electrifies classical music

When cellist Gretchen Yanover performs with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle, Tacoma and Puyallup this month, she won't just be sticking to classical. Instead, Yanover will plug her electric cello into a looping pedal and do something many orchestra musicians are a little scared of: her own improvisation.

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Cello Loop: Gretchen Yanover electrifies classical music

When cellist Gretchen Yanover performs with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle, Tacoma and Puyallup this month, she won't just be sticking to classical. Instead, Yanover will plug her electric cello into a looping pedal and do something many orchestra musicians are a little scared of: her own improvisation.
Rosemary Ponnekanti rponnekanti@thenewstribune.com
Cello Loop: Gretchen Yanover electrifies classical music 3:17

Cello Loop: Gretchen Yanover electrifies classical music

Tiny pieces of cedar create 'Middle Fork' 0:44

Tiny pieces of cedar create 'Middle Fork'

Turning the Northern Lights into music 2:43

Turning the Northern Lights into music

Playing Tchaikovsky: Kristin Lee on that famous violin concerto 2:49

Playing Tchaikovsky: Kristin Lee on that famous violin concerto