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Nov.
11th

Critic’s Picks: University of Puget Sound string quartet concert, Prairie Line art tour, Northwest Sinfonietta at Tacoma’s Rialto and William Doppman at First Lutheran


Violist Heather Bentley, soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta. Courtesy photo.

Northwest Sinfonietta contrasts Mozart and Salieri

The Northwest Sinfonietta chamber orchestra debunks the legend of infamous classical-era rivals Mozart and Salieri in a concert featuring both composers this weekend, with soloists Adam LaMotte on violin and Heather Bentley on viola. Also on the program: Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 (Seattle), 12 (Tacoma) and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 (Puyallup.) $19-$49/$10 student rush. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma; Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian Ave., Puyallup. 888-356-6040, www.northwestsinfonietta.org

String quartet concert at UPS

Maria Sampen and Tim Christie (violin), Joyce Ramée (viola) and David Requiro (cello) will play string quartets by Beethoven, Copland and Brahms tonight as part of the University of Puget Sound’s Jacobsen concert series. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.50/$8.50/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, UPS, 1500 N. Union Ave., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, ups.universitytickets.com, www.pugetsound.edu

Take the Prairie Line tour for art

The City of Tacoma is busy planning installation art for the proposed $5.83 million Prairie Line Trail downtown, a 2013 rails-to-trails project which will run along the former railway line that connected Tacoma to the rest of America in the 19th century. Find out what’ll be there (and see some temporary art) this Saturday on a free tour. 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. Begins Tollefson Plaza, 1700 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. www.cityoftacoma.org

William Doppman plays for Second City series

The next Second City Chamber Series concert features organization co-founder and pianist William Doppman in recital, playing Schubert. 4 p.m. Nov. 13. $20/$10. First Lutheran Church, 524 S. I St., Tacoma. 253-572-TUNE, www.scchamberseries.org Read more »

Nov.
2nd

Violin superstar Joshua Bell plays the Pantages Theater next Wednesday, courtesy of Tacoma Philharmonic.


Violinist Joshua Bell. Photo: Timothy White.

If there’s a classical recital in Tacoma you shouldn’t miss this year, it’s Joshua Bell. The international superstar violinist is coming to the Pantages Theater next Wednesday, thanks to the Tacoma Philharmonic, and playing an intimate Romantic-era recital of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Isaye and Franck.

The Tacoma Philharmonic has been through a rough patch lately. Director Andy Wood resigned near the end of last season, leaving board members scrambling to find an alternative. Wood had done the booking, the management, the administration and the marketing for the non-profit, which has been offering Tacomans classical music for 77 years, beginning with an orchestra and eventually becoming a presenting organization.

After discussions with the Broadway Center’s director David Fischer, the Philharmonic agreed to a low-key partnership: The Broadway Center would handle ticketing, marketing and other administration, while the Philharmonic board would handle its own finances and plan its own season.

So far, so good. The 2011/12 season is chock-full of great artists in a few different venues from usual. Read more »