The Tacoma Symphony will be joining international trumpeter and Grammy-winner Chris Botti at the Tacoma Dome for a concert March 17. Transforming the venue into a smaller theater-like setting with 2,000-6,000 seats, the concert will be part of Botti’s 2016-17 national tour. Tickets went on sale Friday.
Topping the Billboard jazz charts four times, Botti has sold more than 3 million albums and performed at venues including the White House. He has collaborated with artists such as Sting, John Mayer, Steven Tyler and Vince Gill. Botti made his first appearance at the Tacoma Dome in 1991, playing for Paul Simon. He won the Grammy for best pop instrumental album in 2013.
“After 25 years, I’m so very excited to be returning with my own band and the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra,” said Botti, 53, of Portland.
This year marks the Tacoma Symphony’s 70th anniversary.