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Tag: Fircrest Fun Days

Aug.
2nd

Strings play in harmony for classically-themed Second City Chamber Series concert in Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood

Last Thursday’s concert at Lakewold Gardens for the Second City Chamber Series was everything the classical era aspired to be: elegant, serene, harmonious and just a touch witty, thanks to a quartet of local string players.

Violinist Blayne Barnes (recently returned to Seattle from Minnesota) and Tacoma native/Minnesota cellist Diane Tremaine Kogle joined Tacomans Janis Upshall on violin and Mary Manning on viola to play music of Esterháza, the Austro-Hungarian court where Franz Joseph Haydn produced the bulk of his compositions. Like the Monticello-themed concert last month, the idea of pairing a beautiful classical music location with Lakewold’s

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