Tacoma Symphony and Regina Yeh fill the Rialto Theater with rich strings and gossamer piano threads.
The Tacoma Symphony has decided to do a couple of its season concerts in the Rialto Theater every year – and it’s an excellent decision. Yesterday’s concert of Chopin, Barber and Mendelssohn, with an appetizer of Michael Torke’s “Ash,” showed beyond doubt that this chocolate-box Tacoma theater highlights every minute of effort an orchestra puts in, unlike the acoustically dead Pantages, and the TSO made the most of the space with a richness of sound that made most of the program shine.
Most, that is. Unfortunately, the Torke sounded more like an under-rehearsed piece that nobody was terribly convinced …