Two of Tacoma’s most cherished arts non-profits are teaming up for a celebration of music and cinema! The Grand Cinema and The Tacoma Symphony are proud to announce that they are co-producing a concert titled “An Evening of Cinematic Music” 7:30 p.m. on June 20th at Urban Grace Church.
Narrated throughout by NWPR’s Steve Reeder, the concert will feature the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra’s string nonet (nine musicians) as well as local singer-songwriters performing iconic songs and scores from throughout film history.
The local singer-songwriters performing are Grace Sullivan (Apartment Lights), Kye Alfred Hillig, William Jordan, Elliot Stockstad, and duos Elk and Boar (Kirsten Wenlock and Travis Barker) and The Tenants (Mitchell Dorn and Ally Dorn).
“A few months ago while listening to the ‘film scores’ Pandora station in our office we had the idea for a concert celebrating cinematic music,” shares Grand Cinema Director of Marketing Zach Powers. “We’re not really in the concert programming business so we pitched it as a partnership to the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and they loved the idea as well!”
“The Symphony frequently performs music that has been featured in or written for film,” explains Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Engagement Manager Jody Suhrbier. “This presentation of our favorite cinematic pieces in collaboration with Tacoma’s art-house movie theater is one that we are confident both organizations’ patrons are going to love.”
A benefit concert, all of the proceeds from “An Evening of Cinematic Music” will go directly towards programming at the two downtown arts organizations.
Tickets are $30 and are on sale now at TacomaSymphony.org, GrandCinema.com and The Grand Cinema Box Office (606 S Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA).