UP for Arts unveils Spring 2019 Arts and Concerts Series

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The UP for Arts Spring Arts and Concerts Series will feature a variety of great regional musical talent. The series kicks off Friday, Feb. 22 with a concert featuring Carson Farley (vertical picture with cello), Ian McKnight (flute player in lower set) and Clement Reid (lop left in lower set of four). Photo courtesy UP for Arts
The UP for Arts Spring Arts and Concerts Series will feature a variety of great regional musical talent. The series kicks off Friday, Feb. 22 with a concert featuring Carson Farley (vertical picture with cello), Ian McKnight (flute player in lower set) and Clement Reid (lop left in lower set of four). Photo courtesy UP for Arts

Extraordinary classical and bluegrass music paired with outstanding award winning artists are in store for audiences at UP for Arts Spring 2019 Arts & Concerts Series.

All events occur on Friday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. in the University Place Civic/Library Atrium located at 3609 Market Square (36th and Bridgeport). Each performance pairs performing artists with visual artists. Free parking is available underneath the library.

Upcoming performances include:

Friday, Feb. 22
Pacific Northwest Chamber Ensemble featuring Carson Farley, Ian McKnight and Clement Reid performing a refreshing mix of classical and blue grass music. The featured artist is Judith Lilly, whose unique jewelry designs have won numerous awards including the coveted Double Grand Championship at the Washington State Fair.

Friday, March 29
The trio Turnia, composed of Brad Hawkins, Rachel Nesvig and Kristina Henckel, will perform music by Maurice Ravel, Brad Hawkins and Bedrich Smetana.The featured artist, Lorelle Parker, is a gifted sculptor who incorporates myth, folklore and European Paleolithic cave Paintings into her creative pieces which are also displayed at the Proctor Art Gallery in Tacoma.

Friday, April 26
Internationally acclaimed tenor Jon Lackey and virtuoso Steinway Artist James Jelasic team up to perform music by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. The featured artist, Judi Kubes, is an award-winning landscape photographer whose night shots present stunning views of the Pacific Northwest.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for UP for Arts members. Tickets available at the door. For more info, visit www.upforarts.org.

Located next to the atrium, Anthem Coffee will have extended hours on concert nights. Enjoy coffee, tea, wine, beer, appetizers and light menu items. Visit MyAnthemcoffee.com to see the full menu.
Special thanks to Skelley Piano, Symphony Tacoma and UP for Arts for sponsoring the 2019 Spring Concert Series.

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