Honors and reviews

From the Press & Our Patrons

“An invaluable series . . . offering thoughtful programs of serious chamber music performed at the highest levels. Nothing else in Tacoma is like it.”
—Jen Graves, Tacoma News Tribune

“It’s always such a pleasure to listen to good performers who know exactly where they’re going and have such a good time getting there.”
—Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune

“Thank you for bringing us such wonderful programs!”
—Second City Chamber Series Patron

“The setting, the audience, the reception, and the overall ambiance were outstanding.”
—Second City Chamber Series Patron

“Second [City Chamber] Series consistently programs fascinating music played by the best of local and national musicians.”

—Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune

“Last week’s SCCS concert was a perfect fusion of the elegance of baroque music in a historic house and the coziness that comes from an [intimate] audience.”

—Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune

Awards given to Second City Chamber Series

In its nearly forty years of existence, Second City Chamber Series has received numerous accolades from the community. Among them are:

  • Allied Arts of Tacoma: Annual Civic Achievement Award, 1978
  • Tacoma/Pierce County Civic Arts Commission: Achievement in the Arts Award, for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts, 1979
  • Tacoma/Pierce County Civic Arts Commission: Award for Community Contribution in the Arts, 1981
  • Tacoma Arts Commission: Excellence in the Arts Award — for Commitment to Excellence in the Performance of Chamber Music, 1992
  • Pierce County Arts Commission: Margaret K. Williams Award — for Excellence in the Arts, 2001
  • Pierce County Arts Commission: Margaret K. Williams Award — for Excellence in the Arts, given to Jerry Kracht, Artistic Director Emeritus, 2007
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