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Tag: Second City Chamber Music

July
13th

Critic’s Picks: Shakespeare in Des Moines, Tacoma Blues Vespers, Cambridge choir at St. John’s Olympia and Second City Chamber Music in Lakewood

Shakespeare in Des Moines Beach Park

The Seattle Shakespeare Company performs “Twelfth Night” in the meadow at Des Moines Beach Park tonight as part of its annual free Shakespeare in the Park. (Other performances through July include Volunteer Park, Luther Burbank Park and the Seattle Center.) 7 p.m. tonight. Free. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines. seattleshakespeare.org

Little Bill at Blues Vespers

This month’s Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church features 55-year Tacoma legend Little Bill and The Blue Notes. The Vespers mixes blues music with poetry, prayer and a brief message. 5 p.m. July

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April
11th

UPS piano trio play Harvard and Yale composers at Second City Chamber Series, Annie Wright School


The Puget Sound Piano Trio. Courtesy photo.

Classical music makes you smarter – and if you don’t believe that, come to the Second City Chamber Music concert this Friday night and listen for yourself. On the program are works by Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Fine and Horatio Parker, all affiliated with either Harvard or Yale universities, and all fine American composers. Playing their music will be the Puget Sound Piano Trio, a product of our own little ivied institution here in Tacoma.

Bernstein, who only died in 1990, is probably the best known of the four: a Harvard graduate, world-famous conductor and composer of some of opera and Broadway’s best-loved music, including “West Side Story.” Read more »

July
16th

Critic’s Picks: Click Flick at the Grand, Gig Harbor Art Fest, chamber music at Lakewold and poetry performance workshop at Urban Grace

Click Flick: “Ice Age”

This month’s Click Family Flick at the Grand is “Ice Age,” the animated feature set 20,000 years ago about a mammoth, a sloth and a human baby. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. July 17. Free, first 100 people only. The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

Gig Harbor Art Fest

The Peninsula Art League’s 26th Annual Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival this weekend features local artists, live music including the Kim Archer Band, roving fiddlers, kids’ activities and sidewalk chalk art. Free shuttle from Pierce Transit Park and Ride lot and

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