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Critic’s Picks: “Semele” at PLU, Coastal Native arts at TAM, Dvorak and J.S. Bachat UPS,

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 28, 2011 at 6:17 am |
January 20, 2011 10:18 am

PLU opera workshop sings “Semele”

Handel’s opera “Semele” gets staged at Pacific Lutheran University, with eminent director Stephen Stubbs leading a student cast in this tale of Jupiter and his ill-starred mortal lover Semele. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-29, 3 p.m. Jan. 30. $15/$10/$5 PLU students. Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, South 124th Street and 10th Avenue South, Tacoma. 253-535-7602, www.plu.edu/music

Dvorák quintet at UPS

Dvorák’s piano quintet and other works will be played by the Los Angeles Collaboration plus UPS faculty Maria Sampen (violin), Tim Christie (viola) and David Requiro (cello).

7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Free. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www. pugetsound.edu

Tacoma Art Museum’s Coastal Native Celebration

Celebrate Tacoma’s Native American heritage at a free all-day Coastal Native festival at TAM this Sunday. Puyallup and Coast Salish tribal arts events include drum, dance, singing, storytellers, basket weaving and jewelry making for visitors, plus a chance to buy from local artisans. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 30. Free. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

J.S.Bach organ works at UPS

University of Puget Sound resident organist Joseph Adam plays music by J.S. Bach and his circle (including composers C.P.E. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn) for the 20th annual Schneebeck Organ Recital, part of the university’s Jacobsen Series. 2 p.m Jan. 30. Free. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www. pugetsound.edu

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