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Critic’s Picks: Rockwell at TAM, Tacoma Symphony, Gig Harbor trio and Tacoma Urban Orchestra

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 25, 2011 at 6:04 am |
February 17, 2011 8:06 pm

Norman Rockwell at TAM

‘American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” features 42 paintings and 323 original magazine covers by the iconic 20th-century American illustrator, and opens at Tacoma Art Museum this weekend with curator lecture, art activities and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., then 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed-Sun, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through May 30. $9/$8/free for five and under and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Tacoma Symphony plays world percussion premiere

This Sunday the Tacoma Symphony plays a brand-new concerto for duo percussion by local composer Greg Youtz, along with Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Schubert’s 9th symphony, “The Great.” 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $12-$62. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5192, www.tacomasymphony.org

Gig Harbor trio

The second in the Agnus Dei Lutheran Church concert series features Seattle-based Trio Lexicon, combining food-themed music and poetry from “Tea for Two” to Leonard Bernstein. Chocolate reception to follow. 3 p.m. Feb. 27. $15 suggested donation. Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. 253-851-6222, www.agnusdeilutheran.org

New music from Tacoma Urban Orchestra

The Tacoma Urban Orchestra does its first full concert this weekend, featuring contemporary composed and improvised classical/eclectic music on keyboard, cello, horns, flute and violas, along with live spoken word and a post-concert discussion with the musicians. 7p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. concert Feb. 26. Urban Grace, 902 Market St., Tacoma. 253-224-9096 and on Facebook

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