Community Events Calendar

Sep
26
Sat
Beyond the Silk Road Part II: Scheherazade
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Beyond the Silk Road Part II: Scheherazade

September 26, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

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The romantic and beloved Scheherazade is a symphonic suite that tells the captivating story of the Arabian Nights and illustrates Rimsky-Korsakov’s genius for orchestration and musical characterization. A grim bass motif in the low brass portrays the domineering Sultan who, convinced that all women are faithless, vows to put to death each of his wives after their first nuptial night. Conversely, a solo violin accompanied by harp represents the heroine Scheherazade as she tells her nightly stories to distract the Sultan from killing her. Rimsky-Korsakov paints vivid pictures of Scheherazade’s tales in the mind of the listener—the adventures of a young prince, the love story of a prince and princess, and the sounds of rolling waves at sea.

Oct
3
Sat
Trumpet Making with Jeffrey Snyder
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm

Trumpet Making with Jeffrey Snyder

October 3, 7:30pm

Facebook Live

253.272.7264 | symphonytacoma.org

Hosted by Symphony Tacoma Executive Director Karina Bharne, Symphony Tacoma’s Jeffrey Snyder will take us inside the Monette Trumpet Factory and show us the ins and outs of crafting a trumpet. Jeff will also talk about his experiences playing trumpet and share some musical excerpts.

Oct
10
Sat
Dances & Goddesses
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm

Dances & Goddesses

October 10, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

253.272.7264 | symphonytacoma.org

Inspired by Kris Waldherr’s book of the same name, Robert Paterson’s The Book of Goddesses, a composition for flute, harp and percussion in nine movements, evokes images of female deities from around the world. Principals from Tacoma City Ballet will perform an original dance.

Oct
18
Sun
Musical Maskerade
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm

Musical Maskerade

October 18, 6pm

Virtual Event

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Join us for Musical Maskerade, a socially-distanced musical celebration! Enjoy exclusive performances by YOUR Symphony Tacoma musicians and guest artist Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—along with wonderful auction items to bid on—in the comfort of your home. Silent auction opens Thursday October 8th, register online by October 15th.

Nov
14
Sat
VIVALDI: THE FOUR SEASONS
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm

VIVALDI: THE FOUR SEASONS

November 14, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

253.272.7264 | symphonytacoma.org

The most famous of Antonio Vivaldi’s works, The Four Seasons comprises four violin concerti that bring musical expression to the seasons of the year. Composed in 1723, each work is accompanied by a beautiful Italian sonnets, possibly written by Vivaldi himself who was said to have been inspired by painter Marco Ricci’s paintings of the seasons.

 

Dec
12
Sat
HOLIDAY BRASS
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm

HOLIDAY BRASS

December 12, 7:30pm

Virtual Event

253.272.7264 | symphonytacoma.org

Get in the holiday spirit with festive sounds of the season!