Tacoma, WA— Symphony Tacoma will continue to deliver musical experiences to patrons and community members through three online series:
MINI MAESTROS: FIDDLER ON THE HOOF
Sunday, March 7 | 2:30 pm
Debra Ackerlund, violin
Rachel Nesvig, violin
Maria Bokor, viola
Margaret Thorndill, cello
Christopher Burns, bass
Shay Ryan, emcee
Symphony Tacoma is pleased to bring Mini Maestros to its YouTube channel. Fiddler on the Hoof features the “Cowpie String Quintet” for an inside look into the string family with some good ol’ fashioned, toe-tappin’ fiddle tunes including Copland’s Hoe-down and Rossini’s William Tell Overture (the Lone Ranger theme).
Mini Maestros is designed especially for children ages 2-8 and their families. Each concert highlights a different family of orchestra instruments with curriculum prepared by Early Childhood Learning experts. Educator and emcee “Sheriff” Shay Ryan introduces the instruments and explains musical concepts while Symphony Tacoma musicians demonstrate the concepts through a selection of songs that children respond to by singing, dancing, marching and clapping their hands.
Saturday, March 13 | 7:30 pm
Hosted by Dr. Gregory Youtz
Keith Winkle, principal trombone
Grant Reed, second trombone
Benn Hansson, bass trombone
Paul Evans, principal tuba
Meet the members of Symphony Tacoma’s Low Brass section. PLU Professor Dr. Gregory Youtz will lead a discussion with the orchestra’s trombone and tuba players who will share the intricacies of their instruments and the different genres of music in which they play with Symphony Tacoma and elsewhere.
PERCUSSION: TO THE MAX!
Saturday, March 27 | 7:30 pm
Amy Putnam, principal percussion
Frank Ronneburg, second percussion
Denali Williams, third percussion
Matt Drumm, principal timpani
To the Max! features Symphony Tacoma’s percussion quartet. Selections include original arrangements of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Bernstein’s West Side Story and a composition by Symphony Tacoma’s own Matt Drumm.
This program will be preceded by a “Meet and Greet with the Musicians” hosted by PLU Professor Dr. Gregory Youtz at 6:30 pm via Zoom.
Symphony Tacoma’s March programs are generously sponsored by MultiCare, Tacoma Creates, Arts Fund, the Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and Saturna Capital.
Mini Maestros is sponsored by Ted Brown Music, CHI Franciscan and Tapco Credit Union.