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Critic’s Picks: Two celli at UPS, Seattle Symphony celebrates Asia, mosaics at MoG and discounts at Fort Nisqually

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 25, 2013 at 5:29 am |
January 25, 2013 5:29 am

“A Due Celli” at University of Puget Sound

You don’t often get to hear two world-class cellists play duets, but at UPS tonight artist-in-residence David Requiro and guest artist Meta Weiss will play a concert of music from Paganini’s “Moses” variations, arranged for two cellos, to Schubert’s string quintet in C major, expanded by Maria Sampen, Jennifer Caine and Tim Christie on violin and viola.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $12.50/$8.50/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-6013, pugetsound.edu

“Celebrate Asia” with the Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony honors the local Asian community with its fifth annual “Celebrate Asia” concert at Benaroya Hall this Sunday. The East-West program features Japanese blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsjuii playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert no. 1, Indian violinist

Ambi Subramaniam and mridangam player Mahesh Krishnamurthy playing “Shanti Priya,” written by renowned Indian violinist and composer L. Subramaniam, plus Debussy’s “Pagodes,” a Bali-inspired orchestral piece and a new work for shakuhachi flute. Pre-concert activities include local dance companies and a lion dance, with taiko drumming following the show.

Pre-concert lobby music 3 p.m., concert 4 p.m. Jan. 27. $19-$76. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 866-833-4747, seattlesymphony.org

Mosaics at Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass will host the annual juried Mosaic Arts International 2013, a show offering the best in contemporary international mosaics, in conjunction with the annual conference for the Society of American Mosaic Artists which will be held in Tacoma in April. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-May 5. $12/$10/$5/free for under-6 and third Thursdays 5-8 p.m. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

See Fort Nisqually for cheap this winter

Living history museum Fort Nisqually is offering special rates this winter to step back in time and discover the way white settlers first lived at the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost in the 1850s. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. $5 adults/$4 ages 4-17/$20 family. Fort Nisqually is at Point Defiance Park, North Pearl Street, Tacoma. 253-591-5339, fortnisqually.org

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