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Tag: Salish Sea Early Music Festival


Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Performing Dance Company, Haimovitz/O’Riley at the Rialto, Gaelic at Museum of Glass and Salish Sea Early Music fest at Trinity Lutheran, Tacoma


The Tacoma Performing Dance Company in "Carmen Variations." Courtesy photo.
The Tacoma Performing Dance Company in “Carmen Variations.” Courtesy photo.

Tacoma Performing Dance Company offers new choreography at Stadium

The spring show for the Tacoma Performing Dance Company goes from brand-new choreography by director Jo Emery set to both country-and-western and Adèle, to ballroom-inspired work, to a “Chicago” number, to the ballet works “Carmen Variations” and “Tinkerbelles Fairies.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 27. $22 adults/$18 youth. Stadium High School performing arts center, 111 N. E St., Tacoma. 253-759-5714, tacomaperformingdance.org

Haimovitz and O’Riley fuse classical and rock at Rialto

Bending genres in a unique collaboration this Saturday are pianist Chritsopher O’Riley, host of NPR’s “From The Top” and acclaimed recording artist, and cellist Matt Haimovitz, in a program blending Radiohead, Arcade Fire and Blonde Redhead seamlessly with Stravinsky, Piazzolla and Bach. 7:30 p.m. April 27. $19-$54. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

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Broken consort music with the Salish Sea Early Music Festival at Trinity Lutheran, Tacoma

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival keeps going this week with “Broken Consort: Milan,  London and Paris,” an evening of Renaissance and baroque music for four instrumental parts performed in the generous acoustics of Trinity Lutheran Church, Tacoma.

A festival spread over many months and many Puget Sound locations from Bellingham to the San Juan islands, the Salish Sea is organized by acclaimed early music flute specialist Jeffrey Cohan, who for this concert will be playing the Renaissance transverse flute (just one of dozens of his period instruments). He’ll be joined by Courtney Kuroda on baroque violin, Steven Creswell on baroque viola and Kyobi Himani on harpsichord, playing music from – you guessed it – Milan, London and Paris, three vibrant music centers of the 16th and 17th centuries that encouraged very different styles. Read more »


Salish Sea Early Music Festival plays music for an 18th-century princess at Christ Episcopal, Tacoma

Lutenist John Schneiderman. Courtesy photo.

One of the most enjoyable things about early music is that it gives you a window into another time. Next Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Tacoma, that window will open onto the world of Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia, who lived through the early 1700s and transformed the city of Bayreuth into artistic capital through her love of music. The Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert features music the lute-playing Wilhelmine would have loved, played on baroque flute, baroque cello and lute.

As the sister to one wealthy flutist (Frederick the Great) and wife to another (the Margrave of Bayreuth) it’s natural that Wilhelmine would have supported the composition of many chamber works for flute. Among those on Tuesday’s program are the Concerti or Opera Nuova by court composer Adam Falkenhagen. Read more »