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Critic’s picks: Northwest Sinfonietta’s “Gypsy Nights,” Asian chamber music, ArtWalk and Canonici

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 12, 2010 at 6:04 am with No Comments »
November 8, 2010 1:08 pm

Northwest Sinfonietta goes gypsy

Playing on past successes, the Northwest Sinfonietta is revisiting Gypsy jazz in a fusion concert this weekend that features a new Django Reinhardt-inspired composition by director Christophe Chagnard for three jazz guitars and orchestra. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with Mark Salman and Mahler’s 5th symphony Adagietto. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 (Seattle) and 13 (Tacoma), 2 p.m. Nov. 14 (Puyallup.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, 866-833-4747. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma, 253-591-5894. Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 800-838-3006. www.nwsinfonietta.org

Second City Chamber Series goes to Asia

Continuing its Flags of the World series, Second City’s concert this weekend features classical music from China, Japan and Korea played by Regina Yeh and Mari Corpuz on piano. 4 p.m. Nov. 14. $20/$10/free for under-18. First Lutheran Church, 524 S. I St., Tacoma. 253-572-8863, www.scchamberseries.org

ArtWalk: Free museums, Kentucky documentary, Spaceworks

ArtWalk this month includes a free museums and galleries (including the latest Spaceworks installations in empty office windows) and the free film “Deep Down” at the Washington State History Museum, about two friends on opposite sides of both a Kentucky mountain and its coal mine debate. Film 6 p.m. ArtWalk 5-8 p.m., Nov. 18. Free. Various venues. www.artwalktacoma.com, spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com

Canonici

Tacoma’s early-music vocal ensemble Canonici presents “Sacred and Profane,” a concert of Renaissance vocal music for four a cappella voices including Josquin’s “Missa L’Homme Armé.” 3 p.m. Nov. 14. $15/$12 suggested donation. Grace Lutheran Church, 6202 South Tyler, Tacoma. www.canonici.org

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