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Tacoma Method is an opera composed by Dr. Gregory Youtz with a plot centered around the expulsion of the Chinese population from Tacoma in the late 1800s. Symphony Tacoma was to premiere this piece in November 2020 but it was postponed due to COVID-19. This presentation features three dramatic arias—Home, My Little Cup and Mad, Am I Mad—performed by mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn and produced by videographer Jasper Davis in New York City earlier this year. This project is being developed… Continue Reading Tacoma Method: Three Arias Performed by Hai-Ting ChinnFind out more »
Join us May 25, 2021 at noon for a discussion to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of Washington State House Bill 90 – Education for All, the first U.S. law to grant public education to people with disabilities. This free, virtual event will feature leading voices in disability rights and education. We'll look at the legacy of this groundbreaking law, examine the current state of special education, and discuss how we can begin taking steps to realize the… Continue Reading Education For All: A Civil Rights Milestone—and So Much Further to GoFind out more »
Symphony Tacoma Voices Geoffrey Boers, director Symphony Tacoma Voices returns with their first performance gathered together since 2019. Recorded in Tacoma’s First Presbyterian Church, this concert presents three songs that reflect the challenging and heroic work that this group and choirs everywhere have undertaken over the last fifteen months. Morten Lauridsen’s Sure on This Shining Night speaks of wonder in simple things and treasuring that which we otherwise take for granted. No Time (arranged by Sarah Blumfield) is an inspiring… Continue Reading How Can We Stop From Singing?Find out more »
Take a look into the annual Cascade Conducting masterclass with Maestra Sarah Ioannides, Cascade Conducting Director Teo Benson and composer David Ludwig, new dean and director of music for the Juilliard School. Students of the festival will share their experiences as well. The 2021 Cascade Conducting program will take place during the last two weeks of June. It includes conducting and composing emphases both virtually and in person as students record six compositions with Symphony Tacoma. This conversation will be… Continue Reading Cascade ConductingFind out more »