Stories tagged: concert review
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Concert review: Conrad Tao spins gold with the Spokane Symphony
Throughout the Saint-Saëns concerto, the Spokane Symphony played superbly, but was eclipsed by the soloist.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Concert review: Nakahara leads symphony in energetic, precise program
Music lovers in Spokane this month have the opportunity of hearing two outstanding pianists as guests of the Spokane . This weekend at the Fox, we heard Ran Dank and …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Nostalgia mixes with newer tunes as the Scorpions rock Spokane Arena
The German rock band the Scorpions kept things in high gear at nearly sold out Spokane Arena show on Friday night.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Spokane Symphony launches new season at a high level
Vienna-themed concert brings out the best in conductor Preu, the symphony and guest musicians.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Concert review: Perlman fuses art and life and Northwest Bach Festival
“Navah Perlman’s Unforgettable Musical Memoirs,” presented as part of the Northwest Bach Festival SummerFest series, reviewed Friday at Hamilton Studio.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
In sold-out Spokane performance, Keith Urban steals hearts, leaves a guitar
Keith Urban kicked off the Spokane stop of his “ripCORD World Tour” by strutting up to the microphone, flashing a wide smile and strumming a banjo. Australian superstar Urban and …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Concert review: Michael McDonald’s hair may be gray, but his voice remains vibrant
Age has turned McDonald’s once dark hair white, but it hasn’t dulled the emotion in his voice when he sings; it meant as much for McDonald and the band to …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Concert review: At 84, Willie Nelson still has the power to thrill a crowd
Obviously, most of the fans came for Nelson – except for one who repeatedly shouted, “Kacey,” during her set – but Musgraves’s smooth-as-butter voice and skillful guitar playing kept them …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Concert review: The B-52’s rock the lobster - and other classic tunes - at the Festival at Sandpoint
The iconic pop band from Athens, Gerogia keeps the party rolling with an energetic set on the festival’s opening weekend.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Concert review: Once Toby Keith kicked into gear, his Northern Quest show really took off
Toby Keith’s stage presence did not fully evolve until the second half of the show. His band, featuring incredible musicians delivering enthusiastic performances, initially outshined Keith, as the upbeat music …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
From the archive: In 2003 show at Spokane Arena, Linkin Park electrified
In wake of the reported suicide of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, we’re reprinting a review of the band’s 2003 performance at Spokane Arena.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Concert review: Sammy Hagar and the Circle let loose with a top notch set of rockin’ hits
The set list at Northern Quest on Friday touched on various stages of Hagar’s career – from Montrose and his solo stuff to Van Halen and beyond. And there was …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Concert review: Paul Simon brings his best in Spokane Arena show
The legendary American singer-songwriter shines in performing classic and new material before an enthusiastic Spokane crowd.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Modest Mouse kicks off spring tour on high note with Spokane show
Kicking off its spring tour, Modest Mouse pulled tunes from its entire discography for Knitting Factory show.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Concert review: Hill and McGraw thrill fans with their chemistry, talent at Arena show
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill honored 20 years of marriage through a musical journey of romance where obvious chemistry and unmatched talent were on display. The country superstars brought their …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
U2’s ‘Joshua Tree Tour’ brings famed album, more hits to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field
U2’s “The Joshua Tree Tour” brings the famed album and more hits to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Symphony and vocalists bring season to a close on a tremendous note
The concerts became a celebration not only of a successful season, but of the powerful current of musical life that runs through our community, bringing together people and institutions, breaking …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Concert: From their points of view, Jimmy Eat World show was the place to be
Arizona band that rose to fame with the album “Bleed American” in 2001, drew a big crowd in Spokane on Tuesday.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Spokane Symphony finds ample romance in weekend program
Throughout the Brahms symphony, the orchestra surpassed itself in beauty and richness of tone, suppleness of phrasing and sheer stamina. As long as it continues to perform like that, we …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Review: Black Violin’s mash up of classical and hip-hop entertaining for all ages
“The point of our show is breaking stereotypes and thinking outside of the box,” Black Violin’s Kev Marcus said. “We wanted to be professional violinists but wanted to wear fitted …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Audience can’t hold back applause for symphony and soloist Beilman
The first thing one learns in attending concerts of classical music is never to applaud between movements. Doing so, we are told, shows disrespect for the composer’s intentions and the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Eric Church pulls out the stops, putting voice, guitar and showmanship on stage at Spokane Arena.
Church, winner of five ACM and three CMA awards, played his “Holdin’ My Own Tour” without any supporting acts to a nearly packed Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday night. …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Concert review: Elton John keeps the hits coming
Elton John played Sunday night to a packed Spokane Arena on his “Wonderful Crazy Night” tour.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Bach Festival: ‘Tales of Hemingway’ showcases Bailey, Daugherty at their finest
At Barrister Winery on Thursday, Zuill Bailey, distinguished cellist and artistic director of the Northwest Bach Festival, performed in an event that was as much a celebration as a recital. …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Spokane Symphony electrifies crowd with Ravel
No concerts of the current season of the Spokane Symphony have displayed the power of the orchestra so brilliantly as those that took place this weekend in the Martin Woldson …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Bach Festival: ‘Three Dancers’ a riveting new work
While Piers Lane and Zuill Bailey collaborated beautifully on works by Chopin and Beethoven, the real star on Friday night was the Northwest Back Festival unveiling of “The Three Dancers.”
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Concert review: Blake Shelton’s voice shines brightest at Arena show
Blake Shelton’s charisma and carefree smile lit up the stage from the first notes he sang. His vocals during the live performance surpassed the recording, and there was a careful …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
A pianistic odyssey opens the Northwest Bach Festival’s Classics series
Piers Lane, the Australian pianist, treated the crowd at Barrister Winery to some lovely playing a strong second half.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
Spokane Symphony explores what it is to be American
Coming on the heels of the presidential inauguration, the Spokane Symphony’s program Saturday allowed us to contemplate what it means to be American by seeing how the question was answered …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
Symphony review: In return engagement, Pavel Baleff partners with pianist Fei-Fei Dong
Conductor Pavel Baleff first appeared with the Spokane Symphony three years ago in a program of Brahms and Schumann so beautifully presented that audiences were left awaiting his return eagerly. …