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Critic’s picks: Cathedrals at Immanuel Presbyterian, Adams at Seattle Symphony and Art Museum, organ at Christ Episcopal and Tapestry in Tacoma

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on June 21, 2013 at 5:18 am with No Comments »
June 17, 2013 4:04 pm
Organist Dana Robinson. Photo courtesy Christ Episcopal.
Organist Dana Robinson. Photo courtesy Christ Episcopal.

Christ Church noon organ recital

The Third Fridays at Noon recital series at Christ Episcopal continues today with Dana Robinson, organist and pianist from the University of Illinois, playing Bach, Buxtehude and Beethoven. 12:10 p.m. today. Entry by donation. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

“Cathedrals” series rocks Immanuel Presbyterian

The next in Tacoma’s “Cathedrals” series of indie rock in acoustic venues features Denver folk group Paper Bird, Seattle singer Shenandoah Davis and Tacoma duo Elk and Boar (Travis Barker and Kirsten Wenlock), in the warm intimacy of Immanuel Presbyterian. 8 p.m. tonight. $16. Immanuel Presbyterian, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org, ipctacoma.org

John Luther Adams soundscapes from Seattle Symphony and Art Museum

Alaska composer John Luther Adams unveils new work this week in Seattle, as the Seattle Symphony premiere his “Become Ocean,” inspired by Pacific Northwest waters and incorporating choreographed lighting, and the Seattle Art Museum features Adams’ sound installation “Veils and Vesper.” The SSO concert is conducted by Ludovic Morlot and also features Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no. 1 with Sergey Khachatryan. 8 p.m. June 22, 2 p.m. June 23. From $19. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, seattlesymphony.org. “Veils and Vesper” is on view today in the SAM entry staircase (free access) 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave., Seattle. 206-654-3137, seattleartmuseum.org

Tapestry in Tacoma

Two tapestry shows open in Tacoma this month. The American Tapestry Alliance’s annual “Small Tapestry International 3: Outside the Line” shows at the Handforth Gallery, featuring 38 international entries. Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound members show “TAPS: Contained,” at Brick House. Both shows have a reception with artist talk at 2-4 p.m. June 29 at the library, 4-6 p.m. at Brick House. Handforth: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 3. Free. Tacoma Public Library main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-292-2001, tacomapubliclibrary.org

. Brick House: Open third Thursdays and by appointment through August. Free. 1123 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma. thebrickhousegallery.com

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