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Mini Maestros Performances Canceled

February 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 26, 2022
Media Contact:
Susan Newsom, Marketing & Communications Manager
253-272-7264 ext. 2 | snewsom@symphonytacoma.org
JANUARY 25 UPDATE:
DUE TO THE CONTINUING COVID-19 SITUATION, SYMPHONY TACOMA HAS CANCELED THE IN-PERSON MINI MAESTROS PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 6 AND FEBRUARY 27.
Once Upon a String (February 6) will not be rescheduled at this time. A Mini Maestros performance by the String Quintet, Fiddler on the Hoof, is available to view on the Symphony Tacoma YouTube channel.
3-2-1 Brass Off! (February 27) will be live streamed free of charge, premiering at 4 pm on February 27 and available for on-demand viewing after the premiere. A link will be posted on symphonytacoma.org and on the Symphony Tacoma YouTube and Facebook pages once it is available.
Patrons who have purchased tickets can call 253-272-7264 to receive a refund or exchange their tickets for a different concert.
At this time, the March 20 and May 1 Mini Maestros concerts will be performed IN PERSON as announced.
UPDATED
2022 MINI MAESTROS SCHEDULE:
FREE LIVE STREAM
Premieres February 27, 4 pm on YouTube
Featuring the Brass Quintet
Blast off with the Symphony Tacoma Brass Quintet on a cosmic journey that is out of this world! Venture into outer space and explore the musical elements of pulse, dynamics and range with an array of intergalactic tunes as you learn about the instruments in the brass family.
March 20, 2022, 3 pm – IN PERSON
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall
Featuring the Percussion Quartet
Drumroll please. . . Symphony Tacoma’s Percussion Quartet invites you to a grand showcase of the percussion family! You will learn about musical elements such as rhythm, body percussion, tempo and steady beat with instruments you may know as well as a few that might surprise you! Be prepared to march your feet, clap your hands and be dazzled by this percussion parade!
May 1, 2022, 3 pm – IN PERSON
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall
Featuring the Full Orchestra
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing, and the adventure he and his animal friends have when a wolf comes through the garden gate. Written as a child’s introduction to the orchestra, each character is represented by a different instrument or group of instruments and features the full orchestra and a narrator to bring to life this classic tale.
Tickets will go on sale February 21, 2022 and may be purchased online at https://symphonytacoma.secure.force.com/ticket/#/ or at the door. Tickets for each concert are $7 for children and $10 for adults, plus box office fees.
Symphony Tacoma’s 2021-2022 season is generously sponsored by MultiCare and Tacoma Creates. Mini Maestros is sponsored by Ted Brown Music, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, University of Puget Sound, TAPCO Credit Union, Titus Will, Annie Wright Schools, Charles Wright Academy, The Bamford Foundation, University Place Presbyterian Church, Northwest Public Broadcasting and Kindermusik with Shay.
ABOUT MINI MAESTROS: Designed for kids ages 2-8 and their families, Symphony Tacoma’s Mini Maestros series provides an interactive concert experience with musicians and their instruments. With curriculum prepared by Early Childhood Learning experts, the 45-minute “informances” get kids physically and mentally engaged with the music.­
PLEASE NOTE: Symphony Tacoma is committed to providing a safe and healthy concert environment for our audiences, musicians and staff. In accordance with current Washington State mandates and safety protocols, all patrons (ages 5 and up) will be required to show proof of vaccination or results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert date. Masks are also required for anyone over the age of 2, whether or not they have been vaccinated. More information: COVID-19 GUIDELINES.
ABOUT SYMPHONY TACOMA:
Building community through music. Inspiring audiences with live musical experiences that transcend tradition for 75 years, Symphony Tacoma annually performs concerts for nearly 20,000 citizens and provides education programs for 7,000 children and adults in Pierce County and the Greater Puget Sound region. The orchestra comprises more than 80 professional musicians and a volunteer chorus of 70. Music Director Sarah Ioannides is renowned for her passionate conducting, creativity, arts collaboration, and commitment to innovation and diversity, making Symphony Tacoma a vital part of Tacoma’s cultural landscape. symphonytacoma.org

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Date:
February 6