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TangleTown Trio is delighted to offer a diverse menu to satisfy any appetite. Click on the link to find out more about each show. And remember, the chefs are always happy to accommodate special requests! 

TangleTown Trio

A feast for the senses…





“Rumpelstiltskin and the Falcon King”This 45 minute show offers a lively re-telling of the classic fairy tale. It is ideal for schools or as part of a “family concerts” series geared toward kids age 6-12 and their families. This dish is a treat for all ages and is sure to whet the appetite of the next generation!





All of our entrees are approximately 1 ½-2 hours and include one intermission. Substitutions available upon request.



“Song Nouveau”A delightful medley of new music written just for our trio by living American composers, seasoned with 20th Century pieces by American Masters like Copland and Gershwin.



“Wine, Women & Song”From Cole Porter to George Gershwin, our cabaret show is ideal for fundraisers, benefits and wineries. A sophisticated offering of classic musical theater, jazz and popular song from the first half of the 20th Century, audiences are sure to be left tapping their toes.



“Holidays in TangleTown”A fabulous festive feast of favorites! From ‘Silent Night’ to ‘Winter Wonderland,’ each course will conjure unabashed nostalgic flavors for any audience “from one to ninety-two!”



“TangleTown Goes for Folk”This homey dish offers new settings of folksongs, music inspired by folk tales, and other music grown from the tradition of folk music from many cultures, all by living American composers. ~This "dish" is still in progress. Stay tuned for the World Premiere!






“Classical Bon-Bons”A treasure trove of favorites from the classical repertoire, creatively arranged for our trio! From Lakme’s ‘Flower Duet’ to Carmen, this rich dessert offers much to savor. We are pleased to offer either a full-length program, or a shorter ‘by-the-slice’ option.




SIDE DISHES --Looking for a little something extra with your meal? We offer many 'perfect pairings' to make your experience complete!

Masterclasses, educational clinics, interviews, radio and TV appearances, lecture/recitals, classroom curriculum and supplementary materials...We offer many options to enhance TangleTown's visit to your school or community.




Song Nouveau

Chamber Music for a Modern Audience


Song Nouveauat its most literal means “New Song”, celebrating that this concert is comprised almost solely of new music. Most of the concert features brand new works byMark Olivieri and Sarah Mattox.


For the TangleTown Trio, Song Nouveau carries another meaning. The Art Nouveau movement that flourished at the turn of the 20th century began in part as a reaction to the academic art of the 19th century. Spanning architecture, sculpture, furniture and almost all visual arts, Art Nouveau usually incorporated elements of nature, and emphasized bringing art into everyday life. Song Nouveau strives to combine these same elements, programming songs of nature and life which are immediately accessible to the audience.

The program repertoire includes:

In the Garden-song cycle for voice/piano by Sarah Mattox

24-Hour Music-suite for violin/piano by Mark Olivieri

Sea Change-cycle for full trio by Sarah Mattox

Rumpelstiltskin and the Falcon King-a retelling of the classic tale in a song cycle for voice/violin/piano



Folk Song Program

--In development. Coming soon!


Our folk-inspired program will feature new settings of traditional folksongs, and music inspired by folk music and folk tales.


Proposed repertoire to include:


Scenes of Childhood--for solo voice/violin by Sarah Mattox

Suite Kentucky--new arrangements of Kentucky folksongs by Jo Nardolillo

New Folksong Settings for our full trio by Bern Herbolsheimer

Birds of a Feather--humorous folk-inspired songs about birds by Sarah Mattox

Transformation Tales--re-tellings of folktales from around the world by Sarah Mattox. Set to include The Selkie

 Wine, Women & Song!

A TangleTown Cabaret


"It was our pleasure to have Tangletown Trio perform at Vashon Allied Arts. Their professionalism, musical depth and breadth and theatrical elements provided an entertaining journey through musical time. Everyone who attended commented on the program quality. Thank you!"

~Janice Randall -- Vashon Allied Arts


An elegant evening with a healthy dose of humor celebrating the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and more, including original music by TangleTown Trio.

This program features our trio in a romantic and relaxing atmosphere particularly appropriate for winery events and arts benefits of all kinds.


Evoking a feeling of vintage Americana, TangleTown's Cabaret program combines music of the 20s-40s with more contemporary works and standard jazz favorites. Bring out your feathers and sequins, sneak in for a clandestine drink at the speakeasy, and enjoy the show!



Repertoire includes:

Embraceable You

Almost Like Being in Love

Somebody Loves Me

Moon River



Paper Moon

My Funny Valentine

Blue Moon

And many more!!

Holidays in TangleTown

A TangleTown Christmas


The trio celebrates the season, weaving holiday favorites together with stories to create a magical evening!

Journeying from the earliest carols to modern favorites, our program invites the audience to participate.


Repertoire includes:

The Holly and the Ivy

Winter Wonderland

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire


Hannukah, Oh Hannukah

Silent Night

I'll Be Home for Christmas

White Christmas

And many others!



Rumpelstiltskin and the Falcon King

-- a family concert



"I don't like opera, but I like this!"

~Adele, age 7


This 40 minute concert is an ideal introduction to classical music for children in the tradition of 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Carnival of the Animals'. Our retelling of the classic fairy tale combines accessible music with projected images to create a magical storybook brought to life that is sure to delight children and adults alike!


This is the perfect concert for presenters looking for a family concert for children ages 6 and up.


Contact us for details on this multi-media presentation.



Wineries, Corporate Events and Arts Benefit Concerts,

Please call Judith at: 206-281-8292
Or email Sarah

Technical information:

In acoustic venues for under 300, all we need is a grand piano. For larger venues, outdoor events and settings with less than ideal acoustics, contact us for details.