Symphony Tacoma Closes Its 75th Anniversary Season with a Concert of Hope Inspired by Mozart

Symphony Tacoma will present the final performance of its 75th Anniversary Season with the premiere of Eternal Light 2.0, the second production in the Symphony’s innovative community youth project, followed by a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. The concert will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 pm at University Place Presbyterian Church.

Eternal Light is a multi-arts community youth project that originated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like many orchestras, Symphony Tacoma turned to online programming as a vehicle to deliver music during the lockdown. “I wanted to provide a unique piece for our community that would lift spirits and celebrate the fusion of art, music and language,” said Music Director Sarah Ioannides, who conceived and produced the program.

For the 2022 project, the Symphony received 14 music compositions and nearly 40 artworks from area youth ages 8 to 18. Ioannides worked with co-producer Kim Scharnberg to orchestrate the works and Fernanda Films to weave the artworks into an audio and visual “music gallery” that will be synchronized to the music in the performance. Unlike 2021, six of this year’s young artists will perform live with the Symphony’s professional musicians along with participants of University Place Presbyterian Church’s Alleluia Singers (Diana Greene, director).

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