In Washington State, Symphony Tacoma will launch its 2021-22 season with an October 23 concert designed as “a celebration of Symphony Tacoma’s first 75 years as well as a thank you to our community for their ongoing support [and] a tribute to the hardships and losses our world has experienced over the past year,” said Music Director Sarah Ioannides in a press release. The program at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater will include the “Color Express” movement from contemporary composer Patrice Rushen’s first symphony, Sinfonia; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”), and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Charlie Albright. Symphony Tacoma concerts this season will require the audience, musicians, and staff to follow its COVID-19 vaccine, testing, and masking policy, which is posted at its website and based on guidance from Governor Inslee’s office and the CDC.