We are grateful for the outpouring of support appearing on social media websites, The Spokesman-Review and Cheney Free Press. For the thousands that attended on July 28, you are our “family”; we will do our best to ensure this community tradition does not die.
A misconception exists that, because Allegro, Baroque will not “present” the Royal Fireworks Concert, it will be terminated. There also is confusion about my connection with the organization. While I will no longer be artistic director of Allegro, I am not retiring from organizing concerts and events in Spokane.
A town hall meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday in the St. John’s Cathedral Great Hall to discuss the future of the Royal Fireworks and the endowment at the Inland NW Community Foundation. Everyone in the Spokane area is invited to ensure that this community event endures.
As for future concerts, we have not formulated any plans yet, but I do not envision retiring anytime in the near future.
I would like to thank the wonderful people of Spokane who have supported us over four decades of music-making. We hope to see you on Monday evening.