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Critic’s Picks: Schubert at UPS, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Chorus sing Fauré, Freighthouse Square market and Carlos Fuentes at UPS, Tacoma

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 30, 2012 at 5:18 am with No Comments »
March 27, 2012 11:23 am

UPS Schubertiade

Just listed by New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini as history’s fourth most influential composer, Schubert gets a shout-out at a Schubertiade evening performed by University of  Puget Sound faculty including Maria Sampen and Timothy Christie (violin), Joyce Ramee (viola), Duane Hulbert, Tanya Stambuk and Keith Ward (piano). Works by the classical composer who died of typhoid at age 31 include “Auf dem Strom,” Fantasia in C major for violin and piano and the Octet in F major. 7:30 p.m. March 30. $12.30/$8.50/free for UPS students and staff. Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, pugetsound.edu

Freighthouse Square arts market

Join local artists and merchants at the first annual Interactive Community Arts Network (ICAN) event at Freighthouse Square this Saturday. The free family-oriented festival features giant checkers, Lego sculptures and building area, live music and magic shows, poetry, art activities and a scavenger hunt. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31. Free. Freighthouse Square, 2501 E. D St., Tacoma. freighthousesquare.com

The Tacoma Symphony Chorus sings Fauré’s Requiem

In a performance true to the composer’s intent, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Chorus will sing Fauré’s Requiem with a chamber version of the TSO on Saturday night. The Requiem, a serene piece with beautiful instrumentation and the beloved “Pie Jesu” for soprano, has been used in TV shows and movies from Inspector Morse to “American Beauty.” The program also includes 17th-century polyphony and works by contemporary composers. 7:30 p.m. March 31. $20. First Presbyterian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, tacomasymphony.org

Carlos Fuentes speaks at UPS

Influential award-winning Mexian writer Carlos Fuentes will speak at the University of Puget Sound next week. Known for his magic realism and post-colonial identity in novels like New York Times bestseller “The Old Gringo,” Fuentes is outspoken on political activism, drug cartels and other North American issues. 8 p.m. April 4. $20/free for UPS students and staff. Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, pugetsound.edu

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