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901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
253-591-5894 www.broadwaycenter.org
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February 2018

Free
Feb
2

Talk Tacoma 2018 – Friday Forum: What’s Next For Tacoma

February 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Tacoma’s development has impacts on the surrounding environment. Join Downtown On the Go, as we work through important issues connected to politics, pollution, parking, and equity with local leaders, experts, and community leaders. For the 8th year, the 2018 Friday Forum Series will focus on the connection between our changing City, the surrounding environment, and the people who are most affected by these shifts. On Feb. 2, 2018 from Noon – 1 p.m., Tanisha Jumper, Program Manager for Tacoma 2025…

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$18 – $36
Feb
24

Tacoma Concert Band Presents “Winter Celebration”

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

“Winter Celebration” will feature guest pianist Duane Hulbert performing George Gershwin’s ever-popular “Rhapsody in Blue.” The February 24 concert will also present the winner of the Tacoma Concert Band’s 2018 Student Soloist Competition, and everyone 18 and under will be admitted FREE!

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April 2018

$18 – $36
Apr
28

Tacoma Concert Band Presents “Celebration, A Special Concert Honoring The Retirement Of Robert Musser”

April 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

On April 28, 2018, Tacoma Concert Band proudly presents Celebration, A Special Concert Honoring The Retirement Of Robert Musser. This concert will feature some of Bob’s favorite works, and the soloists will include long-time Tacoma Concert Band principals Lawrence Bradley, clarinet, and Morris Northcutt, cornet. The band will also present the world premiere of a new work by American composer Joseph Turrin.

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December 2018

$18 – $36
Dec
15

The Tacoma Concert Band Presents “Let it Snow, A Holiday Celebration”

December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

We invite patrons of all ages to join us as we celebrate the holiday season with music from around the globe. The program will include many of your holiday favorites, as well as a sing-a-long. Gerard Morris, Conductor

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January 2019

Jan
25

Friday Forum: Institutional Racism and Urban Planning

January 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Race, ethnicity, gender, and income impact how people live and move through cities. Tacoma, like many places, has a racist and exclusionary past that influences transportation and land use policy for all. Learn about the ways history has shaped our city and the radical ways we can change it at Downtown On the Go’s first Friday Forum of 2019. In the 9th year of the Friday Forum Series, Downtown On the Go is taking you back to class. Review the…

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February 2019

$18 – $36
Feb
9

The Tacoma Concert Band Presents “Military Salute”

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Join us for an evening to celebrate our military service men and women and thank them for their commitment to our country. The program will include familiar patriotic works, as well as compositions written to commemorate military campaigns throughout the world. Free tickets to active-duty military members and their immediate family. Gerard Morris, Conductor

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March 2019

$24 – $83
Mar
23

Symphony Tacoma: Rainier Sunrise

March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

These elegant and melodic works are usually attributed to chamber music. Rainier Sunrise by Seattle native Karel Butz “captures the peaceful emotions associated with the grandeur and beauty of Mount Rainier’s Sunrise Trail.” Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite was originally written as a ballet reconstructed from Baroque compositions by Giambattista Pergolesi. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was a birthday gift to his wife and dedicated to their newborn son. One of the most celebrated duets ever written, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola…

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April 2019

$18 – $36
Apr
6

The Tacoma Concert Band Presents “A Night At The Movies”

April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

We invite you to join us for a program inspired by music written for the silver screen. This concert includes some of the most beloved movie themes written for stories of love, magical lands, and far off places. Gerard Morris, Conductor

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$24 – $83
Apr
20

Symphony Tacoma: Saxophone Fusion

April 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Diverse cultures and rare influences present a wide representation of our society. Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C was her only-known full orchestral work, written at a time when musical careers were considered inappropriate for women. Poulenc’s satirical Sinfonietta represents works by Les Six, a group of young composers who sought to free French music from foreign domination in post-World War I Europe. Puerto Rico native Roberto Sierra’s Caribbean Rhapsody, written for saxophone virtuoso James Carter, combines classical and Latin jazz…

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May 2019

$24 – $83
May
11

Symphony Tacoma: Ode to Joy

May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

The season grand finale. Beethoven’s remarkable Symphony No. 9 was the longest and most complex symphony of its time and has been referred to as “the symphony to end all symphonies.” It was first composed to include chorus and vocal soloists with the inclusion of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the final movement, making it one of the most recognized melodies of all time. This classic favorite will be paired with a new commission by an American female composer.

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October 2019

$18 – $36
Oct
12

Tacoma Concert Band Presents TIE THE KNOT 40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENER

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

TACOMA CONCERT BAND PRESENTS “TIE THE KNOT” The Tacoma Concert Band, conducted by Gerard Morris, will present “Tie the Knot,” a celebration of its 40 years of performances as members of the local arts community on Saturday evening, October 12th, 7:30 p.m., at Tacoma’s historic (and beautifully refurbished) Pantages Theater. The concert program includes music inspired by stories of love by composers such as J.S. Bach, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wagner, and Aaron Copland. The concert also features Student Soloist Competition…

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$24 – $83
Oct
19

Romeo & Juliet

October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Prokofiev: Suites from Romeo & Juliet This original production synthesizes Prokofiev’s heart-wrenching ballet score with the most epic love story of all time. Actors from Tacoma’s School of the Arts will enact excerpts from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet throughout this dramatic performance.

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November 2019

$24 – $83
Nov
23

George Li Plays Enchanting Rachmaninoff

November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

David Ludwig: Fanfare for Sam Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Guest artist: George Li, Piano Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li will take on one of the most technically-challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program begins with Fanfare for Sam, a tribute to composer Samuel Barber written by Composer in Residence David…

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December 2019

$18 – $36
Dec
6

Tacoma Concert Band Presents “Angels In The Architecture: A Holiday Celebration”

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

The award-winning Tacoma Concert Band, conducted by Gerard Morris, will present “Angels in the Architecture: A Holiday Celebration,” on Friday evening, December 6th, 7:30 p.m., at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater. The concert program will feature some of the most beautiful classic melodies of the season, plus transcriptions of rarely performed works with a holiday theme. It’s an evening of musical celebration the entire family will enjoy, a unique holiday performance guaranteed to be unlike any you have heard before. Join…

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$24 – $83
Dec
8

Holiday Favorites

December 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Symphony Tacoma’s annual collage of seasonal delights for the whole family, featuring Tacoma Youth Chorus and Tacoma Refugee Choir! This year’s program features choral masterpieces and festive arrangements—including selections from favorite holiday films—that evoke feelings of holiday celebrations at home, whatever your tradition may be. Guest artists: Erin Guinup, soprano | Tacoma Refugee Choir | Tacoma Youth Chorus

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February 2020

$24 – $83
Feb
22

Beethoven’s Eroica and His Electric Universe

February 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Simon Petersson: Spheres (U.S. PREMIERE) Yaron Gottfried: Electric Guitar Concerto (with multimedia) (U.S. PREMIERE) Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” Guest artist: Michael Nicolella On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is a delightful expression of the beauty of nature. Maestra Sarah Ioannides conducted Simon Petersson’s Spheres in Sweden in 2018 and is excited to bring it to Tacoma. Seattle native Michael Nicolella will perform Israeli composer Yaron Gottfried’s Electric Guitar Concerto, a…

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March 2020

$24 – $83
Mar
21

Ludwig AND Beethoven

March 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” David Ludwig: Songs from the Bleeding Pines (WORLD PREMIERE) Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra “Choral Fantasy” Guest artist: Pallavi Mahidhara, piano Creatures of Prometheus is Beethoven’s only full-length ballet and shows his lighter side. Mozart’s longest and final symphony “Jupiter” was said to be an inspiration to Beethoven with its five simultaneous melodies. Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” is considered a forerunner to his Ninth Symphony and includes…

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April 2020

$24 – $83
Apr
18

Mahler’s Epic Titan

April 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Smetana: Vltava “The Moldau” David Ludwig: Violin Concerto Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan” Guest artist: Bella Hristova, violin The works that make up this concert share influences from Bohemia. Smetana’s “The Moldau” is one of seven symphonic poems that pay tribute to the famous Eastern European river. David Ludwig wrote his Violin Concerto for his wife, Bulgarian native and violinist Bella Hristova, who is the featured artist. Mahler’s “Titan” integrates Austro-German folk melodies into this epic symphony.

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May 2020

$24 – $83
May
9

Celebrating the Roaring Twenties

May 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Ravel: La Valse Boulanger: D’un Matin de Printemps Boulanger: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue | An American in Paris On the centennial of the Roaring Twenties, Symphony Tacoma celebrates the French and American musical influences of the decade. Ravel’s La Valse is a tribute to the Viennese waltz. The Boulanger sisters, both talented composers, left us few—yet notable—works. After Lili’s death at an early age, Nadia stopped composing but her influence continued through her teaching of…

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October 2021

$24 – $83
Oct
23

Classics I

October 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Sarah Ioannides, conductor Charlie Albright, piano Patrice Rushen: Color Express Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique” OPENING NIGHT. Charlie Albright returns to headline our season opener that features works by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Patrice Rushen’s Color Express is dedicated to those who suffered hardship and loss due to COVID-19. Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 deviates from the traditional Russian angst of his previous works with a freeing, whimsical charm. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is regarded as…

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November 2021

$24 – $83
Nov
20

Classics II

November 20, 2021

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Sarah Ioannides, conductor Mary Jensen, flute Bologne: Symphony No. 2 Mozart: Andante & Rondo for Flute & Orchestra Fauré: Fantasie for Flute & Chamber Orchestra Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin MELODIC REVERIE. Strings and woodwinds are spotlighted in this collection of European classics. A contemporary of Mozart, Bologne is known as the first classical composer of African descent. Principal Flute Mary Jensen takes center stage for Mozart’s Andante & Rondo for Flute & Orchestra and Fauré’s Fantasie for Flute &…

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December 2021

$24 – $85
Dec
5

Holiday Favorites

December 5, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Geoffrey Boers, conductor Symphony Tacoma Voices Guest artists TBA Symphony Tacoma’s annual collage of seasonal delights for the whole family.

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$18 – $36
Dec
11

The TACOMA CONCERT BAND proudly presents “HOLIDAY HARMONY: a Multicultural Celebration”

December 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

The TACOMA CONCERT BAND, conducted by maestro Gerard Morris, is thrilled to announce a new season of live concerts at Tacoma’s historic Pantages Theater! “Holiday Harmony” will be presented on Saturday evening, December 11 2021, at 7:30 p.m. After more than a year without live music, we are back, with a concert that will feature seasonal music from different countries, including traditional favorites such as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and less-familiar music you may never have heard such as Shelley…

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February 2022

$24 – $83
Feb
26

Classics III

February 26

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Sarah Ioannides, conductor Bella Hristova, violin Smetana: Vltava “The Moldau” David Ludwig: Violin Concerto Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan” CLASSICAL INFLUENCES FROM BOHEMIA. Join us on a journey starting with the Moldau River and ending with classic folk melodies by Mahler. Smetana’s Vltava is a love letter to his homeland, depicting the flow of the river from the mountains of Bohemia, through the Czech countryside to the city of Prague. Bulgarian native Bella Hristova performs her husband David Ludwig’s Violin…

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March 2022

$24 – $83
Mar
26

Classics IV

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Sarah Ioannides, conductor Pallavi Mahidhara, piano Symphony Tacoma Voices (Geoffrey Boers, director) Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 WORLD PREMIERE David Ludwig: Bleeding Pines Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra “Choral Fantasy” LUDWIG AND BEETHOVEN. This celebration of piano and chorus features two Beethoven favorites and the world premiere of David Ludwig’s The Bleeding Pines. Despite being given the esteemed review as “the most admirable, singular, artistic and complex Beethoven concerto ever” after its premiere, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4…

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April 2022

$24 – $83
Apr
30

Classics V

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Sarah Ioannides, conductor Anthony McGill, clarinet Vivian Fung: Prayer Richard Danielpour: From the Mountaintop Schumann: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP TO THE RIVER. The works comprising this concert pay tribute to our collective sentiment through onerous times. Vivian Fung’s Prayer is a deeply personal commentary on the extraordinary conditions she faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., From the Mountaintop was written for Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York…

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May 2022

$38.50
May
6

Danielle Kartes You Were Always There

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Join Danielle Kartes as she kicks off her You Were Always There book tour in Tacoma, Washington. This evening is all about hope, joy, laughter, and good food! You'll laugh and cry with Danielle as she shares her journey, talks about the book, and imparts advice for loving the life you have right now in this moment and for laughing at life's many ups and downs. Her anecdotes on motherhood, marriage, and just plain living will fill your cup and…

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$24 – $83
May
14

Classics VI

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Sarah Ioannides, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano Coleridge-Taylor: The Bamboula Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 STUNNING DIVERSITY. This concert showcases a delightful array of contrasting styles: from the “rhapsodic dance” and integration of African music into the classical tradition of The Bamboula, to the romanticism of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 and the breathtaking complexity of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring pianist Natasha Paremski.

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July 2022

$28.50
Jul
1

Baby Shark Live!

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

901 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States

Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! Baby Shark Live! is a state of the art enchanting kids spectacular. In this one of a kind concert experience young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and friends, go on fun adventures to learn and meet new friends! Some of the hit songs include, Baby…

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