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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Performing Dance Company, Haimovitz/O’Riley at the Rialto, Gaelic at Museum of Glass and Salish Sea Early Music fest at Trinity Lutheran, Tacoma

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 26, 2013 at 5:12 am with No Comments »
April 22, 2013 1:17 pm


The Tacoma Performing Dance Company in "Carmen Variations." Courtesy photo.
The Tacoma Performing Dance Company in “Carmen Variations.” Courtesy photo.

Tacoma Performing Dance Company offers new choreography at Stadium

The spring show for the Tacoma Performing Dance Company goes from brand-new choreography by director Jo Emery set to both country-and-western and Adèle, to ballroom-inspired work, to a “Chicago” number, to the ballet works “Carmen Variations” and “Tinkerbelles Fairies.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 27. $22 adults/$18 youth. Stadium High School performing arts center, 111 N. E St., Tacoma. 253-759-5714, tacomaperformingdance.org

Haimovitz and O’Riley fuse classical and rock at Rialto

Bending genres in a unique collaboration this Saturday are pianist Chritsopher O’Riley, host of NPR’s “From The Top” and acclaimed recording artist, and cellist Matt Haimovitz, in a program blending Radiohead, Arcade Fire and Blonde Redhead seamlessly with Stravinsky, Piazzolla and Bach. 7:30 p.m. April 27. $19-$54. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Gaelic songs at Museum of Glass

Join the Puget Sound Revels in their third salon concert: a Gaelic evening at the Museum of Glass featuring harpist and singer Seumas Gagne with Christine Traxler on fiddle, Colin Isler on cello, Tom Fallat on percussion and Revels back-up singers. 7 p.m. April 28. $16.50. Museum of Glass. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, pugetsoundrevels.org, museumofglass.org, brownpapertickets.com

Salish Sea Festival trio sonatas at Trinity Lutheran

Regional and international talent combine in the latest Salish Sea Early Music Festival show, with Ingrid Matthews on baroque violin, Jeffrey Cohan on baroque flute, German Hans-Juergen Schnoor on harpsichord and Canadian Susie Napper on an original 1703 viola da gamba, playing trio sonatas by Marais, Telemann, C.P.E. Bach and Handel. 7 p.m. May 2. Suggested donation $15-$20/free for 18 and under. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S, Tacoma. 253-537-0201, salishseafestival.org

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