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Tacoma Early Music Project combines Canonici, Illumni and the Dorian Singers plus organist Mark Brombaugh for a free multimedia 16th-century concert

Tacoma’s early music scene is slowly but surely gaining traction, and some of it is thanks to vocal groups like Canonici. This weekend the a cappella vocal quartet collaborates with the Illumni Men’s Chorale and the University of Puget Sound’s Dorian Singers, as well as organist Mark Brombaugh, to present a multimedia concert of sacred 16th century music in the evocative acoustics of Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma.

The Tacoma Early Music Project: Savonarola and the North Wind centers on Girolamo Savonarola, the gaunt Italian priest famously burned at the stake in 1498 for making controversial prophecies against

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Early English masses sung by Canonici with the Fritts organ at Grace Lutheran

Early music doesn’t get much better than this: an a cappella quartet of gorgeous voices singing music they know inside and out, along with period music played on a historically-inspired organ. That’s what you’ll get this Sunday afternoon at Grace Lutheran church, Tacoma, as the Canonici Consort of Voices presents early English masses along with Jonathan Wohlers playing Renaissance English music on the church’s beautiful Fritts organ.

When John Dunstable, John Plummer, John Bedyngham and Walter Frye were writing music, Henry VIII was yet unthought of and England was still part of the Catholic church. Yet all around

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Critic’s Picks: Canonici in Old Town Tacoma, Tacoma Opera at Theatre on the Square, Northwest Sinfonietta at the Rialto and Gauguin at Seattle Art Museum

Canonici. Courtesy photo.

Canonici sings Renaissance love songs

Step back to Valentine’s Day in 1550 with a cappella group Canonici, who present “Plaisir d’Amour: The Pleasure of Love” as part of the free Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series. The program includes Renaissance love songs in English, French and Italian. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Free, all ages. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Kurt Weill with Tacoma Opera

Tacoma Opera’s annual Young Artists’ performances this weekend offer a cabaret version of music by Kurt Weill, the 20th-century German composer and enormous stage influence, with works like “The Threepenny Opera.” Cast members include Celeste Godin, Woong Kim, Ksenia Popova, Bryan Hiroto Stenson and Heather Weirich. 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12. $30. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-627-7789, www.tacomaopera.com. Read more »


Critic’s Picks: Canonici at UPS, Mozart with Northwest Sinfonietta, Valentine’s with Andre Feriante and ArtWalk

Canonici sings a Renaissance tapestry at UPS

The Tacoma-based four-voice consort Canonici will sing “Musica Antiqua” at the University of Puget Sound tonight, featuring Renaissance English and Flemish madrigals, chansons and masses. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.50/$8.50/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Northwest Sinfonietta does Mozart

The chamber ensemble celebrates the genius of Mozart with his Symphony no. 40, his clarinet concerto played by Laurie DeLuca, a Rossini overture and a clarinet concerto world premiere by Elena Firsova. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, $19-$39 at Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th

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Critic’s picks: Northwest Sinfonietta’s “Gypsy Nights,” Asian chamber music, ArtWalk and Canonici

Northwest Sinfonietta goes gypsy

Playing on past successes, the Northwest Sinfonietta is revisiting Gypsy jazz in a fusion concert this weekend that features a new Django Reinhardt-inspired composition by director Christophe Chagnard for three jazz guitars and orchestra. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with Mark Salman and Mahler’s 5th symphony Adagietto. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 (Seattle) and 13 (Tacoma), 2 p.m. Nov. 14 (Puyallup.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, 866-833-4747. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma, 253-591-5894. Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 800-838-3006. www.nwsinfonietta.org

Second City Chamber Series goes to

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Critic’s Picks: New vocal ensemble Canonici, On taiko/electronic fusion, Northwest Folklife Festival and PNB’s “Coppélia”

On Ensemble world taiko

The Broadway Center presents the On Ensemble combining Japanese taiko drums and percussion with electronica and Tuvan throat singing in a world music fusion. 7:30 p.m. May 28. $39/$24. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Canonici Consort of Voices

Tacoma’s new early music vocal ensemble, led by singers like Anne Lyman and James Brown, presents a concert of Renaissance a cappella music by Dufay, Ockeghem, De la Rue and Josquin. 7:30 p.m. May 28. $12/$10 students and seniors. Skyline Presbyterian Church, 6301 Westgate Blvd, Tacoma. canonici@comcast.net

Northwest Folklife Festival

It just wouldn’t be

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