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Critic’s Picks: New vocal ensemble Canonici, On taiko/electronic fusion, Northwest Folklife Festival and PNB’s “Coppélia”

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 28, 2010 at 6:03 am with No Comments »
May 20, 2010 12:05 pm

On Ensemble world taiko

The Broadway Center presents the On Ensemble combining Japanese taiko drums and percussion with electronica and Tuvan throat singing in a world music fusion. 7:30 p.m. May 28. $39/$24. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Canonici Consort of Voices

Tacoma’s new early music vocal ensemble, led by singers like Anne Lyman and James Brown, presents a concert of Renaissance a cappella music by Dufay, Ockeghem, De la Rue and Josquin. 7:30 p.m. May 28. $12/$10 students and seniors. Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Blvd, Tacoma. canonici@comcast.net

Northwest Folklife Festival

It just wouldn’t be Memorial Day Weekend without this behemoth of singing, dancing and generally having fun with folk music from just about everywhere. Prepare for crowds and lots of foot-stomping. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 28-31. Suggested donation $10 single/$20 families. Seattle Center, Seattle. 206-684-7300, www.nwfolklife.org

Pacific Northwest Ballet does “Coppélia”

Called the ‘happiest ballet,’ E.T.A. Hoffman’s story of a young man who (nearly) falls in love with a life-size doll is set with choreography by George Balanchine and music by Léo Delibes. 7:30 p.m. June 3,4,5,10,11,12; 2 p.m. June 5 and 1 p.m. June 13. From $25. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, Seattle. 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org

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