Tacoma Method, is an opera with a plot centered around the expulsion of the Chinese population from Tacoma in the late 1800s. Symphony Tacoma was to premiere this piece in November 2020 but it was postponed due to COVID-19. An excerpt will be released virtually in May featuring three arias performed by New York mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, and the Symphony hopes to present the world premiere live during the 2021-22 season. This project is being developed in conjunction with the Tacoma Reconciliation Project. Executive Director Karina Bharne will interview composer Dr. Gregory Youtz, librettist Zhang Er and Chinn in this conversation that will be simulcast on the Symphony Tacoma Facebook and YouTube pages.