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Critic’s picks: Cello at Gig Harbor’s Harbor History Museum, storytelling at Ruston’s Antique Sandwich Co, a string trio in Old Town Tacoma and Nikki McClure at Bellevue Arts Museum

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:53 am with No Comments »
November 2, 2012 9:08 am
Violinist Maria Sampen will be one of the three musicians at the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town concert next week. Courtesy photo.

String trio and flute storytelling in two Old Town concerts

UPS-based Maria Sampen (violin), Tim Christie (viola) and David Requiro (cello) fill Slavonian Hall with Kodaly, Bach and Gordon Jacob this Tuesday in the monthly free Classical Tuesdays in Old Town concert. And this Sunday kids and families can hear renowned flute player Gary Stroutsos, featured on Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “Lewis and Clark,” share traditional Native American songs and storytelling at the Old Town Music Society.

3 p.m. Nov. 11 (flute). $2/$5. Old Town Music Society, 2101 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135.

7 p.m. Nov. 13 (string trio). Freewill donation. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com


Chilled-out cello at Harbor History Museum

At the Harbor History Museum this Saturday international solo cellist Michael Fitzpatrick (nephew to Gig Harbor weaving artist Cecilia Blomberg) will perform the music The Huffington Post has described as “chill-axed surfer dude vibe…simple beauty that fills the soul.” A recipient of the Prince Charles Award, Fitzpatrick has spent the last 16 years recording “Tuning the Planet” with the Dalai Lama. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $20 (includes wine and snacks). Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org, michaelfitzpatrick.com

Traditional storytelling at the Antique Sandwich Co.

It’s the perfect combination of event and venue: “Tellabration,” an annual night of traditional storytelling that joins others around the world, and the intimate cozy comfort of the Antique Sandwich Co. in Ruston. Members of the Mt. Tahoma Storytelling Guild are featured. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $5. Antique Sandwich Co., 5102 Pearl St., Tacoma.  253-983-9114, 253-752-4069

Nikki McClure at Bellevue Arts Museum

The Northwest’s favorite paper-cutting artist Nikki McClure hits the Bellevue Arts Museum this month for the first museum survey of her work. Taking in 16 years of the Olympia artist’s popular down-home silhouette paper art, the show looks at her narratives and themes as well as workmanship. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday Nov. 13-Feb. 3, 2013. $10/$7/free for under-six. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-519-0070, bellevuearts.org


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