Symphony Tacoma’s 2021-22 season, comprising six classical and two holiday concerts, will open on October 23 at the Pantages Theater with Music Director Sarah Ioannides leading Patrice Rushen’s Color Express, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Charlie Albright. Also scheduled are Joseph Bologne’s Symphony No. 2 and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin on a program also featuring Principal Flute Mary Jensen in Mozart’s Andante and Rondo for Flute and Orchestra and Fauré’s Fantasie for Flute and Chamber Orchestra. Also planned: New York Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill as soloist in From the Mountaintop, Richard Danielpour’s concerto paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; violinist Bella Hristova and the orchestra in David Ludwig’s Violin Concerto; Vivian Fung’s Prayer (2020), a piece written during—and lamenting—COVID-19; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s The Bamboula; and the world premiere of David Ludwig’s The Bleeding Pines, about one woman’s efforts to save North Carolina’s Round Top Longleaf Pine Forest.