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I am thrilled in my first season as your Music Director to present this series of concerts.  I hope this season will be, for us all, a dream come true!  With the remarkable talents of such sensational artists, musical masterpieces and creative surprises to come, I am most glad to begin my new partnership with your very own orchestra and chorus.  I look forward to meeting you and getting to know the community’s treasures as I strive to provide new musical inspiration to you all.
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March 2015

Porter Sings!

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence,
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma,

Stephanie Porter to perform as benefit for Tacoma Symphony. Enjoy delectable dishes and luscious libations as you delight in the soulful style of star vocalist Stephanie Porter. Friday, March 6th – 6:00 pm Hosted by Dianne K. Conway near Point Defiance Park, Tacoma Benefiting the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra – donations accepted at the event. RSVP to 253.272.7264 or info@tacomasymphony.org

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7 children, $10 adults + box office fee ($10 & $13, at the door)

3-2-1 Brass Off

March 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Schneebeck Hall, Univ. of Puget Sound

Featuring:  TSO Brass Quintet Blast Off!  The TSO Brass Quintet is headed into outer space and they are taking you with them!  Come and learn all about the brass family and enjoy a space-themed musical adventure that is out of this world.  On this musical voyage, we will continue to explore elements of music such as pulse, dynamics and rage.  The TSO Brass Quintet will perform a variety of tunes inspired by the planets, stars, and intergalactic travel! Petting Zoo…

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19 & up (adults); $12 & up (students)

Songs from the Emerald Isle

March 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pantages Theatre

A captivating collage of song, pipe and dance lovingly assembled by Sarah Ioannides herself — featuring music by Enya, and from Riverdance, the movie Titanic, and more.   Guest vocalist Kaitlyn Lusk has taken the world by storm with her ethereal, Celtic-tinged vocals.  She was personally selected by acclaimed film composer Howard Shore to be the vocal soloist for the touring Lord of the Rings symphony, as well as to sing “Into The West” at the Grammys. A highlight of the…

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April 2015
20 General Admission; $25 Preferred Seating

TSO Chorus

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church

Our resident chorus presents its annual stand-alone performance in the stately grandeur of First Presbyterian, from the heart of Tacoma’s Stadium District.  This concert will be a song journey… from struggle, darkness to joy, creativity. – PROGRAM – Music of Living Dan Forrest; Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriele Faure; Annelies (excerpt) James Whitbourne; Lost in the Darkness from Jekyll and Hyde  Frank Wildhorn; In Remembrance Jeffrey Ames; Waitin’ for the Light to Shine from Big River Roger Miller; Paradise from…

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7 children, $10 adults + box office fee ($10 & $13, at the door)

Percussion on Parade

April 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Schneebeck Hall, Univ. of Puget Sound

Featuring:  TSO Percussion Section Drumroll please!………….The TSO Percussion Quartet invites you to join them for a grand showcase of the percussion family.  The audience will be fascinated by the number of different instruments as well as a few “instruments” that are part of our everyday lives.  Listeners will be introduced to the elements of rhythm, body percussion, tempo, and steady beat to name a few.  Be prepared for your feet to march, your hands to clap, and for your eyes…

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May 2015
19 & up (adults); $12 & up (students)

The Planets

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pantages Theatre

This concert brings together music that looks to the future and beyond our imagination into the Universe.  The dynamic Amit Peled performs Schumann’s great concerto in his first Tacoma appearance in eight years.  Gustav Holst’s famous piece depicts each of the heavenly orbs.  In this performance, it will be enhanced by breathtaking images from NASA, artfully assembled by Sarah Ioannides and timed to the music, projected above the stage. Program: Chadwick:  Euterpe,  Schumann:  Cello Concerto, & Holst: The Planets. Click…

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