Tacoma symphony orchestra promotes blend of artists in new season

September 30, 2018 by  

The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra recently announced its schedule of performance for the 2018-2019 season. The season includes eight concerts that range from innovative works by contemporary composers, to classic works by Beethoven, Berlioz, and Tchaikovsky.

Six of the concerts will be classic ones, with annual holiday favorites including Handel’s Messiah and Sounds of the Season. New this year, each concert has been designed by Maestra Sarah Ioannides so that there is a balance between well-known masterpieces and contemporary pieces that are innovative in repertoire and instrumentation.

Ioannides commented that she continually works on a program until she feels it has the right blend musically and artistically. She added that what she does is hard to describe, but she wants her programs to have a certain kind of inspiration and energy.

In the concert series for the season there will be works by six composers who are still living and three by women. There will be guest artists from around the world including those who specialize in certain instruments, such as piano, violin, and the tabla.

All but the first concert on Saturday, October 20, and the one featuring Handel’s Messiah will take place at the Pantages Theater, which has recently been renovated.

Print shops could be used to create various printed materials to promote such concerts and encourage residents to enjoy new types of performances.