Symphony Tacoma


Pantages Theater
901 Broadway, New Tacoma, Tacoma

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Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Nick DiBerardino: Double Percussion Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

RESONANT RHYTHM: Bartók invokes the rawness of Eastern European tunes originally played on fiddle or fife in his Romanian Folk Dances. Composer Nick DiBerardino conceives fantastical tales through his wide-ranging, story-driven musical language. His newest commission will be debuted in Tacoma by arx duo, the dynamic percussion team of Garrett Arney and Mari Yoshinaga. Beethoven’s renowned Symphony No. 7 synthesizes dance-like energy, serene solemnity and rousing wildness.


arx duo (Garrett Arney and Mari Yoshinaga) is dedicated to the expansion of the percussion chamber music repertoire through the creation and presentation of new works, the educating and inspiring of young artists, and exciting performances inviting audiences to engage with new works and artists from all over the world. They have had premiere performances throughout the globe, conducted workshops on three continents, and worked with a variety of composers and artists to bring new creations to life for communities everywhere.

The name “arx duo” comes from the artists’ desire to forge new connections and artistic pathways or “arcs” within the genre, expanding the opportunities for their music to reach new audiences.


Join us at 6 pm for The Inside Scoop, our pre-concert talk! Hosted by PLU professor Greg Youtz, this event provides you the opportunity to hear insights about the evening’s music from our guest soloists and Music Director Sarah Ioannides. Bring your questions!

The Pantages doors will open at 5:45 pm for the 45-minute program. All ticket holders are welcome to come into the theater and join the conversation!

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