A Young Musician’s Must See List

photoAlexandria Kling is a music student at the School of the Arts in Tacoma. So, we asked her, “as a young and talented musician, which three local events are you excited to see in the month of March.” Check out her list below.  

Olympia Acoustic Festival

As an aspiring musician from the Tacoma area, I am always interested to see new artists arising from my hometown and state. Little did I know, there are tons! On Saturday, March 29, the Olympia Acoustic Festival will take place at the Olympia Ballroom. The event will continue through the next day (March 30) and will feature several of Tacoma’s very own artists! With musicians like Shawn Smith, and Aaron English, this festival should not be missed! 

JACK Quartet

I find that classical music is very soothing. Whether the music is being sung or not, it is always interesting and enjoyable for me to hear. On Saturday, March 15, the Jack Quartet will be visiting Seattle. The quartet and guest musicians from University of Washington, Six Tones, and the School of Music, will perform works composed by UW and School of Music students, including some improvised music. There will be an early show at 7:30pm and a later show at 10pm.  The concert will be held at Meany Hall, in the Meany Hall Theatre in Seattle.

Society of Composers Conference Concert: Vocal Choral Works

As part of the Tacoma Youth Chorus, I can appreciate all types of music, especially vocal. Since I have been with this choir, we have done performences at University of Puget Sound where we also got watch the Dorian singers perform. Their music was amazing, the whole choir had such passion for what they were doing. At 7:30 on March 7, UPS will be holding the Society of Composers Conference Concert: Vocal Choral Works at their Schneebeck Concert Hall. The concert will contain music by Joan Szymko, a guest composer, and will be performed by the Adelphian Concert Choir and the UPS Dorian Singers.

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