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Critic’s Picks: William Wolfram piano at UPS, African American history portraits, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town and Garrison Keilor at the Pantages

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 4, 2011 at 6:16 am |
January 27, 2011 10:21 pm

Pianist William Wolfram opens 21st Annual Piano Festival at UPS

New York concert pianist and competition medalist William Wolfram will open the 21st Annual Piano Festival at the University of Puget Sound tonight. The festival continues with a student concerto competition, workshops and a UPS faculty recital by Duane Hulbert, Tanya Stambuk and Keith Ward. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.30 general/$8.50 seniors, students, UPS faculty/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Portraits in Auburn City Hall for Black History Month

A series of 13 portraits by Tacoma artist Dionne Bonner of African American pioneers will be hung in Auburn City Hall Gallery in honor of Black History Month, along with local historical documents from the White River Valley Museum. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Mar. 1. Free. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov, www.dionnebonner.com

Classical Tuesday features “Expanded Sounds”

This month’s Classical Tuesday in Old Town will expand your listening ears with contemporary classical music for electric guitar, marimba, flute, voice and electronics. 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Garrison Keilor at the Pantages

The master of meekly Minnesotan comedy and author/NPR host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keilor takes the stage at the Pantages next week. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. $44-$79. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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