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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Youth Symphony, Northwest Repertory Singers, Seattle Opera Wagner sing-along and Fort Nisqually arts

Tacoma Youth Symphony celebrates 50 years

Tacoma’s Youth Symphony Association – one of the country’s biggest – turns 50 this year. Celebrate with them at the final concerts this weekend. Fresh from a Boston tour, the Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra plays Mendelssohn, Delius and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, while the Tacoma Youth Symphony will join with PLU’s Choral Union for Beethoven’s massive 9th Symphony. TYAO: 7 p.m. May 18. $16/$7. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. TYS: 3 p.m. May 19. $17/$7. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-627-2792, tysamusic.org

“Love, Lust and Laughter” from Northwest Repertory Singers

For their season finale the Northwest Repertory Singers launch into songs of love (Brahms, Morten Lauridsen), lust (selections from “Carmina Burana” – the naughty ones) and laughter (P.D.Q. Bach) this Sunday. 3 p.m. May 19 (pre-concert talk 2 p.m.). $18 general/$15 students, seniors and military/free for under-17. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. 253-265-3042, nwrs.org, brownpapertickets.com

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

“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

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Critic’s Picks: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town, Fort Nisqually by candlelight, Northwest Sinfonietta and Stadium Art and Wine Walk

Old Town Tuesdays kicks off with a Scandinavian romp

The free Classical Tuesdays series in Old Town begins this week with an evening of traditional Scandinavian folk music, performed on Norwegian hardingfele and Swedish nyckelharpa by Hale Bill and the Bopps, with dance by Bygdedeal in traditional costumes. 7 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Fort Nisqually by candlelight

See the historic Fort Nisqually by candlelight this weekend in the popular Candlelight Tours,  where actors portray life in 1857 along with fiddle and bagpipe music, lantern and firelight. Today and

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“Crafts of the Past” brings live artisans to Fort Nisqually museum every weekend

As if there weren’t enough history already at Fort Nisqually, the historical open-air museum at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park now has live artisans every weekend in summer.  They’ll be demonstrating and displaying 19th-century craftforms like blacksmithing and puppetry in a cool program called “Crafts of the Past.”

One month into the program and there’s been a lot to see already – but luckily for us, many of the artisans are returning in late July and August. They’ll be at their posts all day on Saturdays and Sundays, showing what they do and helping others do the same (except

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Tour Fort Nisqually by candlelight

Time travel back to 1859 during Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s annual Candlelight Tours this weekend. On Friday and Saturday evenings the former Hudson’s Bay Company fort will be lit with campfires and candles (and hopefully some stars and a moon), peopled with re-enactors portraying the laborers, servants and rich folks of the time.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to adopt 19th-century speech yourself. According to the press release, “these people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st-century visitors. To them, tour groups are merely spirits from the future.” Indeed.

One-hour tours begin every 15 minutes

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