Tacoma, WA— Symphony Tacoma will continue to deliver musical experiences to patrons and community members through three online series:
- The Interludes Series presents new chamber music performances by small groups of socially-distanced musicians performing themed programming.
- The Encore Series rebroadcasts favorite concerts from the Symphony’s archives. Audio recordings are accompanied by video segments, photographs and other visuals curated to enhance the performance.
- The Facebook Live Series presents conversations with musicians, guest artists and community members for an exclusive look behind the curtain.
ETERNAL LIGHT: A COMPOSITION FOR TACOMA
Saturday, February 6
6:30 pm Facebook Live Conversation with the Creative Team
7:30 pm YouTube Premiere
Eternal Light: A Composition for Tacoma is a “musical collage” of original works inspired by Lux Aeterna, a movement in Mozart’s Requiem that expresses words of comfort and hope. Over the summer, thirteen local students ranging in age from 10 to 17 accepted Symphony Tacoma’s invitation to create original music, lyrics, drawings and poetry that reflected their interpretation of “eternal light.” Ioannides, the project’s producer, has taken these submissions and weaved them into a new audio and visual composition to be performed and recorded by the youth who submitted as well as participants from Tacoma Youth Chorus, University Place Presbyterian Church’s Alleluia Singers (children’s choir) and Symphony Tacoma musicians.
The production will premiere on Symphony Tacoma’s YouTube channel at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Preceding the premiere will be a Facebook Live conversation with the creative team facilitated by Symphony Tacoma Music Director Sarah Ioannides at 6:30 pm that will be simulcast on YouTube and Facebook.
Collaborating with Ioannides on the project are music producers Kim Scharnberg and Will Scharnberg and filmmaker Fernanda Lamuño Cavanas of Fernanda Films.
SELECTIONS FROM ROMEO AND JULIET
Original performance date: October 19, 2019
Saturday, February 13 | 7:30 pm
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Tacoma School of the Arts, actors
Prokofiev: Suites from Romeo & Juliet
Symphony Tacoma’s 2019 performance of Romeo and Juliet synthesized Prokofiev’s heart-wrenching ballet score with the most epic love story of all time while actors from Tacoma’s School of the Arts enacted excerpts from Shakespeare’s play. This new production, produced by Timothy Little and Gabriel McPherson, highlights Prokofiev’s score with excerpts from the original performance, rehearsal footage and additional scenes from SOTA’s dramatization of the play.
THAT’S A “WRAP”
Saturday, February 27 | 7:30 pm
Daniel Partridge, principal horn
Sandon Lohr, assistant principal horn
David McBride, third horn
Larry Vevig, fourth horn
That’s a “Wrap” features Symphony Tacoma’s horn quartet showcasing the many moods of the French horn. Selections include:
- Carl Maria von Weber, Der Freischütz Fantasie-Quartet
- Constantin Homilius, Horn Quartet in B-flat major, op. 38
- Nikolai Tcherepnine, Six Pieces for Horn Quartet
- Gina Gillie, Horn Quartet No. 1
- Kerry Turner, Fanfare for Barcs
Symphony Tacoma’s February programs are generously sponsored by MultiCare, Tacoma Creates, Arts Fund, the Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, University of Puget Sound, Charles Wright Academy and the League of American Orchestras.