The Northwest Sinfonietta, Pierce County's premier chamber orchestra, transforms the concert stage into a vibrant gallery with "Pictures at an Exhibition," this March. The ensemble, known for its innovative performances, promises an evening that transcends traditional music concerts, designed to captivate both classical music lovers and those new to the concert hall alike.
Artistic partner Yaniv Attar leads the orchestra in a performance that weaves through Modest Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition," re-envisioned for chamber orchestra by Christian Lindberg. This piece, originally penned as a tribute to an artist friend, comes to life in a new light, inviting the audience on an auditory stroll through an art gallery, with music painting each canvas.
The evening’s repertoire also ventures into the vibrant heart of Argentine tango with Astor Piazzolla's "Aconcagua," spotlighting the bandoneón's soulful voice. Hector Del Curto, an acclaimed bandoneón virtuoso, brings the essence of Buenos Aires' streets to the Pacific Northwest. This unique instrument, resembling an accordion but with a distinctively richer, more nuanced sound, is central to the tango's passionate allure.
Adding a youthful spirit to the program, Katherine Filiss, the bright young winner of the 2024 Youth Concerto Competition, showcases her talents with Eugene Goossens' Oboe Concerto. This performance offers a fresh perspective on classical music, bridging generations and styles.
Set against the backdrop of Tacoma's Rialto Theater and Puyallup's Pioneer Park Pavilion, the concerts promise an immersive experience that marries visual artistry with sonic beauty. This is not just a concert; it's an exploration of how music can evoke imagery, emotion, and connection.
For anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of live classical performances, this event serves as the perfect introduction. Experience the Northwest Sinfonietta's "Pictures at an Exhibition" — where every note paints a picture and every melody tells a story.