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Symphony Tacoma Welcomes Pianist Charlie Albright to Open 75th Anniversary Season

Symphony Tacoma will open its 75th Anniversary Season on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pantages Theater. The concert will feature a selection of works from different eras that offer hope and healing.

“This program is a celebration of Symphony Tacoma’s first 75 years as well as a thank you to our community for their ongoing support. It is also a tribute to the hardships and losses our world has experienced over the past year,” said Music Director Sarah Ioannides. “We are all so incredibly happy to finally be able to bring back Symphony Tacoma, in person, and I have been longing for this moment for months!”

The concert will open with composer and musician Patrice Rushen’s vibrant Color Express, the first movement from her first symphony, Sinfonia. “I selected this piece for its thrilling energy, bursts of happiness and symphonic sounds that call for new voices,” said Ioannides. “It reflects Patrice’s desire to bring momentum and energy into African American compositions being performed by orchestras following the Black Lives Matter movement.”

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